Where design meets people,
Where design meets people,
Hey there, I’m a Product Web Designer (currently seeking roles) with a background ranging from web hosting (VPS, DNS, Linux, AWS, GCP, Cloudflare) to online marketing (Social Media, SEO and logo generation in Adobe Illustrator) who grew up in Sydney, Australia.
I studied Bachelor of Information Technology Co-op at UTS from 2012 – 2016 and it (opened my mind to several different fields of IT and workplaces).
I’ve worked in startups to corporates and back to startups, ranging from IT Support, Web Developer, Web Hosting, Online SEO and Social Media Marketing to UX and UI Design.
I’m a huge fan of HBO Silicon Valley, (and VERY highly recommend watching the series if you haven’t, there are 5 seasons so far, with 24 min episodes) and after reading:
◦ The Google Story by David A. Vise back in 2012 on my 1.5 hour commute to corporate work and:
◦ Without Their Permission by reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian in 2013, I built up a huge admiration towards the whole startup ethos.
Little did I know how tough building a startup can be at the time though, – I was primarily interested in computer networking at the time because I was always fixing home networks, and was studying an introduction to enterprise networking subject at UTS as a core subject of my degree, and thought that’s what it took to scale Google – no doubt it did, but that was just 1 of probably 25 other different fields needed to scale a company to that extent.
I keep coming back to my design (and web hosting) skills time and time again, and is where I currently see my future in. I’m heavily visually minded and never get bored of design. I love how there’s always so much to learn at every corner (especially with Adobe’s Suite and UX tools like InVision and WordPress or other CMSs!) and with design you can go at your own pace in order to make something that fits the right audience!
I constantly think of effective ideas and am usually the first to spot bugs in any site or app that I use. I leave no stone unturned when using any product or service; the ultimate stress tester from a UI standpoint. I’ve definitely used over a 1000 sites and apps in my time. (An average browsing session with me has about 246 tabs ).
I was lucky enough to visit San Francisco in September 2018 for TechCrunch Disrupt as a Web Volunteer. I was amazed at the amount of tech vibe there is there; basically every corner there is a tech company, you see tech companies sticking out on the highways, only to end up in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale which are big tech towns but submerged in urban forest, containing companies like Facebook, Google, Apple, LinkedIn and even Amazon had an office on the freeway (although Amazon’s HQ is in Seattle).
My current long-term goal is to hopefully become an Interaction Designer, specialising in animated motion UI graphic flows. (Adobe Affect Effects) and just ensuring that user flows are properly made and maintained throughout the duration of a product’s lifecycle.
If you’re a Designer, Front-end Developer or know anyone in this space, I’d love to hear from you, drop me a line! You can usually find me attending startup meetups around Sydney.(Fishburners Pitches, Lean Startup Sydney, Growth Marketing, UI/UX, WordPress Sydney).
Another great recent UX panel I came across was from a San Francisco based startup called NoiseAware – Basically an IoT noise level monitoring device for AirBnB properties (so Landlords can be reassured that their place is safe and sound during tenant stays).
I also run a Web Design Studio in Sydney at Siteroo.com.au, providing Web Hosting, Design and web UX design services such as custom theming & usability testing to the world.
‣ PRODUCT DESIGN
• UX: Ideation, User Research; Personas, Scenarios, Analytics
• UI: Prototyping interactive wireframes, Usability Evaluation, QA
• UXPin.com, InDesign (logos)
‣ WEB ENGINEERING ████░ 85%:
• HTML/CSS, Java, PHP
• AWS (EC2, Route 53, S3), Google Cloud (Compute Engine), Nginx & Apache
• Linux Command Line: traceroute, nslookup, dig -x, whois, ping, wget/curl, SSH
• Network: DNS, TCP/UDP, DHCP, OSI
‣ MARKETING ████░░ 75%:
• Social Media Curation, Buffer, HootSuite
• Google Analytics, Bit.ly, goo.gl, FB Ads, MailChimp
• SEO (Google Keywords, My Business, Domain Authority)
Is your website or app in need of a revamp, testing or simply needs to get designed? Feel free to contact me at my email address or social media handles above.
We can catch up for coffee or a Skype call too if that’s your thing. 🙂