Kym Dusting

Kym Dusting

Shell Cove, Australia
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Kym Dusting

Kym Dusting

Shell Cove, Australia
Member since March 13, 2014
Kym is a talented front-end developer and web designer with over 10 years of experience working on the web. He is an excellent communicator and hard worker. He emphasizes meeting deadlines and is delivery focused.
Kym is now available for hire
Experience
  • CSS, 11 years
  • HTML, 11 years
  • Accessibility, 10 years
  • Prototyping, 8 years
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • SASS, 2 years
  • jQuery, 6 years
  • User Interface Design, 6 years
Shell Cove, Australia
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
OS X, Sublime Text, Gulp, Sass, jQuery
The most amazing...
...project I've worked on was coding the front-end for the alignment of seven state government sites into the Australian Business License Information Service.
Employment
  • Owner
    Light Is Everything
    2007 - PRESENT
    • Handled freelance web design and development for small businesses.
    • Designed and developed mobile-compatible responsive web sites with an emphasis on content driven adaptability and performance/speed.
    • Handled graphic design, branding, and identity.
    • Engaged in WordPress and e-commerce development.
    • Configured and customized Shopify designs.
  • UI Designer, Front-end Developer
    Department of Industry - Australian Government
    2011 - 2014
    • Was responsible for all aspects of the user interface for the Australian Business License and Information Service (ABLIS).
    • Used wireframes to express business requirements and HTML prototypes to define and test interactions.
    • Worked closely with the business analysts to design and implement UI solutions meeting business and user needs whilst adhering to usability best practices and accessibility standards.
    • Handled UI design and front-end development of the Unique Student Identifier (USI) MyResults Portals.
    • Was initially tasked with the creation of wireframes, process flows, and a user interface style guide to ensure a consistent, usable interface across the three MyResults portals. Expanded my role to include both visual design and front-end development of the portals.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Freelance Trainer
    Fearless Media
    2011 - 2011
    • Conducted full-day workshops and training sessions on web design and development.
    • Organized small class numbers to allow for hands-on direction for individuals in the group, to also deviate from course material, and deliver content to the level of the student.
    • Prepared materials, prepared for delivering content effectively, understood different ways to approach content for different types of students, and learned time management.
  • Technical Designer, Senior Accessibility Analyst, Prototyper
    Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Australian Government
    2009 - 2011
    • Built prototypes and document interfaces in a User Centered Design (UCD) environment.
    • Evaluated websites and web applications internal and external to the department against the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standard.
    • Designed and documented departmental accessibility guidelines to cover WCAG 2.0, as well as relevant ISO standards for desktop accessibility.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Web Designer, Developer
    Department of Health and Ageing - Australian Government
    2007 - 2009
    • Handled user interface design and development for a home and community care information management system.
    • Handled ColdFusion development for the National Approved Providers system.
    • Managed releases across multiple development and test environments.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, SQL
  • Senior Web Developer
    The Group
    2005 - 2006
    • Designed and develop client site management tools. Built these extranets to manage some of the FTSE100’s top corporate websites.
    • Designed and developed functionality for email and email tracking, news, site content management, mobile site content management, and media library and blogging functionality. Developed using the Fusebox development methodology within the FuseBuilder framework.
    • Maintained project work on client sites. Coded to W3C standards with a high focus on usability and accessibility.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, ASP, MS SQL Server
  • Web Developer
    AcitvateMedia
    2004 - 2005
    • Developed an InVue web application providing email, calendar, and task management functionality.
    • Handled maintenance, bug fixes, and enhancements to existing sites.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, MS SQL Server, MySQL
Experience
  • Australian Business Licence Information Service (Development)
    http://ablis.business.gov.au

    I was responsible for all aspects of the user interface for ABLIS, including conceptual design, visual design, wireframing, prototyping, and front-end development.

  • Light Is Everything (Development)
    http://lightiseverything.com.au/

    My freelance portfolio website, featuring nice SVG animations and rich interaction.

  • Foodi - iPad prototype (Design)
    http://lightiseverything.com.au/demos/foodi/

    A high fidelity prototype for the Foodi startup.

  • Lydia Loves Paint (Development)
    http://lydialovespaint.com.au/

    I designed and configured the Shopify store.

  • The Grow Shop (Development)
    http://thegrowshop.com.au/

    A WordPress build with a custom designed theme.

  • Home & Community Care Information Management System (Design)

    I was responsible for the visual design, interaction design, and front-end development for this internal web application.

Skills
  • Languages
    HTML, CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, SASS, SQL
  • Tools
    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sublime Text, GitHub, Git, Gulp.js
  • Paradigms
    Accessibility, Prototyping, AJAX, User Interface Design, User Research
  • Misc
    WCAG 2.0, Usability, Single-page application, UX Design, SVG animation
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Google Maps, OpenWeatherMap
  • Storage
    MySQL
  • Frameworks
    AngularJS, Bootstrap
Education
  • Master of New Media degree in Design and Visual Communications
    University of Canberra - Canberra, Australia
    2008 - 2010
  • Bachelor of Computing degree in Computer Science
    Federation University - Ballarat, Australia
    2006 - 2008
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