Kym Dusting, Accessibility Developer in Shell Cove, New South Wales, Australia
Kym Dusting

Accessibility Developer in Shell Cove, New South Wales, 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



Shell Cove, New South Wales, Australia



Preferred Environment

jQuery, Sass, Gulp.js, Sublime Text, OS X

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.


  • Owner

    2007 - PRESENT
    Light Is Everything
    • 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 eCommerce development.
    • Configured and customized Shopify designs.
  • UI Designer, Front-end Developer

    2011 - 2014
    Department of Industry - Australian Government
    • 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: jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Freelance Trainer

    2011 - 2011
    Fearless Media
    • 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

    2009 - 2011
    Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Australian Government
    • 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: JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Web Designer, Developer

    2007 - 2009
    Department of Health and Ageing - Australian Government
    • 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: SQL, Adobe ColdFusion, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Senior Web Developer

    2005 - 2006
    The Group
    • 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: Microsoft SQL Server, ASP, Adobe ColdFusion, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Web Developer

    2004 - 2005
    • Developed an InVue web application providing email, calendar, and task management functionality.
    • Handled maintenance, bug fixes, and enhancements to existing sites.
    Technologies: MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Adobe ColdFusion, JavaScript, CSS, HTML


  • Australian Business Licence Information Service

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

  • Actio

    Branding and identity, complemented by the establishment of their web presence, delivering both the design and build.

  • CMD Solutions

    Web site redesign and redevelopment using the Perch CMS platform.

  • Lilly Bliss Lingerie

    Design and development of responsive WordPress theme.

  • Achieve AG Solutions

    Branding, identity and print marketing collateral design. Design guidelines were established for the web presence.

  • Giftr App

    A side project, comprising complete UX, front-end, and back-end delivery. Soon to be available for iOS and Android.

  • Light Is Everything

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

  • Lydia Loves Paint

    I designed and configured the Shopify store.

  • The Grow Shop

    Branding and print marketing collateral design.


  • Languages

    CSS, HTML5, HTML, Sass, JavaScript, SQL
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sublime Text, Adobe ColdFusion, Atom, GitHub, Gulp.js, Git
  • Other

    WCAG 2, Prototyping, Accessibility, Ajax, Usability, Single-page Applications (SPA), User Research, SVG
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Google Maps, OpenWeatherMap
  • Paradigms

    UX Design, UI Design
  • Storage

    MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Frameworks

    ASP, AngularJS, Angular, Bootstrap
  • Platforms

    OS X


  • Master of New Media Degree in Design and Visual Communications
    2008 - 2010
    University of Canberra - Canberra, Australia
  • Bachelor of Computing Degree in Computer Science
    2006 - 2008
    Federation University - Ballarat, Australia

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