Verified Expert in Design
Currently, Karo is mainly working as a consultant in banking environments and helping financial institutions in their digital transformation; this includes new initiatives—starting from ideas to research and prototyping to production. Karo has spent over a decade in an agency environment generating human-centered product designs for products and ideas.
Electric Car Dashboard
Suburb Spotter with Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
Bank of New Zealand
- Worked as part of a corporate transformation team and was involved with the customer journey team.
- Created a new initiative to develop and capture future customers and bring in new revenue streams to the business.
- Was involved in ideation, user research, prototyping, and workshops.
- Acted as the prototyping specialist in the newly-formed transformation department.
- Educated global clients on improving their customer experiences in the disputed market, future-proofing these clients, and improving their ongoing brand value and initiative.
Senior Experience Designer
Digital Arts Network
- Led and created digital excellence for Newzealand.com, one of the country’s highest traffic websites, being at the fore of the country for the multibillion-dollar travel industry.
- Grew the business rapidly from one self-employed person to a 15-strong team of managers, UX specialists, designers, and developers.
- Led a team of 10-12 senior designers, animators, and illustrators.
- Worked in partnership with agency creative directors and provided expertise in the digital field.
Digital Design Director
- Led all of the digital design projects across a range of traditional agencies.
- Led the design direction, the animation studio, and the agencies' client projects.
Design Lead | Freelancer
- Started as a freelancer working in the company as a senior and lead designer, eventually working on many award-winning projects which pushed innovation and Flash Papervision3D technologies at the time.
- Worked on UX, wireframe, art direction, and design production, including some hands-on front-end development and site building.
Head of Creative
- Acted as the head of creative for JWT digital.
- Led all of the agency digital projects, including microsite designs, builds, Flash campaigns, and more.
- Managed freelancers for day-to-day operations.
Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Computer Graphic Design
Wanganui School of Design - Wanganui, New Zealand