Dave designs digital products and services by researching the business, users, and product needs to deliver UX and UI solutions. He's skilled in the entire design life cycle—from early user research to building prototypes and design systems through to production phases—working side-by-side with engineers providing design support. Dave's decade-long career has seen him in design roles at Atlassian, Fjord Sydney, for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Frost* Collective.
Worked in the growth team and focused on in-product growth working across multiple teams and products. My main focus was on activation, retention, and monetization of customers while keeping the business, product teams, and existing users in harmony.
Developed value and feature-based content which proved to be successful for sign-ups for the Atlassian product store: an in-product place where existing users can see the most relevant products that they can use based on what they have paid for.
Led the design discovery and validation of the integration point feature that allowed Git users (Bitbucket, GitHub, GitLab) to connect and work streamline within Jira software.
Technologies: Principle, InVision, Sketch, Figma
Senior Designer (Product/Visual)
2016 - 2019
Sydney | Fjord
Worked with translators in Cambodia to deliver My Money Tracker, a Khmer money app made specifically for Cambodians. We used a simple design system to reflect their environment and established a universal icon language.
Consolidated multiple apps into one and helped existing users understand MyFoxtel products and packages and brought the business into a modern space. MyFoxtel app is a free app that helps you manage your cable TV account.
Led the project the Sound of the Web Experiment: an R&D exploration about how data might help explain and contextualize sound in new ways of learning and comprehension. We were sent to Spikes Conference in Singapore to present it.
Developed a data visualization pattern to help the Australian Taxation Office better see and understand how their budgets were being spent. Originally an illustration, work was begun to imagine what this would look like as a real-time tool.
Served as a co-lecturer and judge for Tractor Design School's contest, App Interface Design.
Served as the art director and designer for The Nest, the only studio in Australia producing WordPress websites and apps for arts and creative industries.
Led the discovery and design for clients such as Sydney Festival, Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, and MONA.
Won the the AIMIA Award Winner for Best of Tablet App Award (Learning & Education) "Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll" a theatre production and educational text.
Produced, as a side project at The Nest, Cuttings: a tablet magazine subscription of Australian short stories. We would have a guest cover artist for each issue, photographers, and music makers while we laid out the magazine internally.
Technologies: Adobe CC
2012 - 2014
ABC (Australian Broadcast Corporation)
Worked on servicing Australia's first public0streaming TV platform, iView.
Created the data visualizations for Radio National explaining the difficulty in leaving Guantanomo Bay and its human rights issues, winning the ABC Digital Excellence Awards; it won the best mini-site award "Leaving Guantanamo Bay."
Designed interactive kiosks and touch screens for the 50 years of Four Corners, Australia's premier investigative journalism TV show.
Technologies: Adobe CC
2010 - 2012
Won the award Graphis 100: Best in Annual Reports and the Gold Award for an interactive annual report for Qantas.
Worked with Acon who ran our HIV awareness posters and mini-sites all over Sydney (still do today).
Contributed to the branding project and delivered the first UX review for the website of State Library of NSW, patterns that are still used today.