I'm a designer (graphic, web, concept, UX & UI) and all-purpose web geek living in Brisbane, Australia.
I’m a student of usability, a Creative Director and I specialise in internet based concept and front-end design for mobile devices, desktops & browsers. I'm a qualified Graphic Designer that has produced work for many leading companies both in Australia and Overseas from branding and marketing collateral to high end animation, illustration & photography.
I spend my time analysing and organising client information, creating communication strategies, and conceiving and designing technically efficient and visually appealing interface systems that serve a common theme. While I'm happy to work alone I'm happiest embedded in a team of likeminded professionals that can pool resources to knock problems out of the park.
I currently work through my company Thinking Cap Studios, a small yet dynamic team with a broad range of skills and a vast weatlth of experience, building communication and commerce solutions for a wide collection of exceptional clients. Partnering with a team of equally passionate professionals we help our clients better serve their markets and audiences.
Tell me, where is fancy bred, in the heart or in the head?
I've worked with both small teams and large armies of creatives and can help you manage your creative talent to be the best it can be. Being a creative myself, and mature enough where it matters, I'm able to understand the noisey, messy and moody minds that make up your creative team and will do my best to help them make the magic happen. Hopefully without making a mess.
From business cards to stadium billboards, having a diverse range of clients throughout my career has allowed me the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects. At the end of the day it's all about translating and communicating ideas and information effectively.
Combining all my skills as a creative visual communicator and a lover of tech has allowed me to conceive, design and produce award winning websites for a diverse range of clients. Whether it be squeezed into a mobile screen, tapped out over a tablet, or spread out over a desktop monitor if it's internet based and intended for use I'm there with bells on.
While today these are seen as two separate roles, when I started in this business they were both extensions of each other, and all part and parcel of being a designer. As time has rolled on I've learnt to apply these skills in many different ways, to many different applications from designing corporate annual reports to designing forms for kiosk touchscreens.
From Brand creation to adapting and extending to new environments I know the importance of Brand and more importantly I understand the power of first & final impressions.
I can illustrate your products, enhance your presentations and pack the punch needed for the message you need to get across. Whether you need a diagram of how your product works, or data better communicated, from broadcast video scripting to webinar audio authoring, if it appears on a screen I'm here to help.
From product shots to studio based shoots I can take, plan and post-produce your goods, services and ideas to gain that perfect aesthetic to make you stand out from the crowd.
Here is a snapshot of my current collection of usable skills. I'm constantly learning so contact me for a better idea of what skills I can bring to the table.
Some of my more recent positions. Please feel free to contact me or download my CV for a more detailed look.
January 2003/2012 - Present
Initially set up as a "services" business offering hosting and internet related products to small business owners, Thinking Cap Studios has grown to become a fully fledged IT House offering a full range of services, specialising in eCommerce and Digital Marketing.
September 2009 - October 2012
Initially hired as a creative designer this role grew as the company expanded. Quickly becoming the Lead Creative for both Digital and Marketing I was tasked with the role of sourcing and managing a team of creatives to cover the companies growth both here and abroad. Wile never leaving the role of head of design my position encompassed managing the career growth of a young team of designers and front end developers and serving as the conduit between upper management as well as the essential intermediary between the technical teams of programmers and back-end developers.
February 2007 - September 2009
Creative Director for a highly successful IT House producing a wide range of online and software based products for large companies and Government agencies. Managing a small team of designers my tasks included client pitches and conceptual designs as well as the delivery of final design assets to the technical resources within our company. Site testing and hiring and training new designers also fell within my remit.
January 2008 - November 2016
In conjunction with several others we were involved in spreading and supporting Adobe Products & Developments and fostering a community of users in Brisbane. Meeting monthly we would highlight key products, showcase recent projects and offer assistance with any issues the public encountered using the Adobe Creative Suite and general Multimedia endeavours.
A small sample of some recent projects.
Domino's eStore - eCommerce development. Conceptual Design & Prototyping. UI/UX Design for Desktop and Mobile. Details
Branding and Conceptual Product Design & Packaging for online retailer. Details
CMS Design & Development. Client Portal development and investor application registry. Site
UI and UX Design & Development, Digital Marketing, Branding and Studio Management. Details
Web Design & Development with booking system for accommodation site in the Whitsundays. Details
Web Design & Development for eCommerce sites, educational blog and mobile application Marketing. Mobile App Development and eBook Design, Production & Distribution
I am not currently taking on new clients as a freelancer. However, you're welcome to engage me and the team at Thinking Cap Studios.
P.O.Box 444 Sandgate
Queensland AUS 4017
Studio: (+61) 7 3062 2388
Mobile: (+61) 409 343 507