Working in both digital and print media, with a strong focus on front-end development and graphic design. Other skills include photography, illustration and post production.
Web ManagerScandit (CH)
Creative LeadBiotec Pharmacon (NO)
Web developer & graphic designerArcticZymes (NO)
Web developer & Visual CommunicationsHP Software (US)
Web developer & graphic designerTower Software (AU)
Starting out in the late nineties with a youngsters curiosity for the Internet and a copy of Netscape Composer, I whittled away my summer holidays studying the underlying code of websites. How they interacted with CGI scripts, why Internet Explorer did what it did and what sort of server stacks they ran on.
During the following years I studied graphic design and photography, while in my spare time I created websites for various bands, small businesses and friends. The early 00’s saw me study Multimedia Design and Internet Technology at tertiary level. I spent my days blurring the lines between 3D modelling in Lightwave, interactive CD-ROM design in Macromedia Director and post production fuckery in Adobe After Effects. My mind was racing with new ideas about how I could bring this all together in an online space.
Shortly after completing my studies I moved to Australia and found employment at Tower Software working as their in-house graphic designer and web master. My skill set was soon tapped by their development team and I found myself split between marketing and software development. It was a collaborative 3 year experience that was equal parts nerve-racking and enlightening.
Front-End Design & Development, Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration
Shifting hemispheres to Umeå, Sweden, I gained employment with HP Software, remotely managing their Information Management Digital Hub and surrounding community. My limited training in film and post production proved useful however, as I found myself traveling regularly to record conferences, various user sessions and promo pieces across the globe. Over the course of my 4 years at HP Software, I grew immensely in both skills and maturity.
Moving closer to the north pole landed me in Tromsø, Norway. I left my job at HP Software to join ArcticZymes as their in-house graphic designer and web developer. As time passed my role within ArcticZymes expanded to incorporate photography, illustration, campaign development, identity system development and much more. Their parent company, Biotec Pharmacon, then employed me as their Creative Lead to manage all of their subsidiaries print and digital projects. This was another period of huge growth for me professionally and personally. The things I learned, experienced and saw are priceless, not to mention all the beautiful people I made friends with, who are all very dear to me.
And Back Again
Shortly before leaving Norway I was approached by Scandit to redesign, develop and manage their public facing website. Ready for a new challenge I jumped onboard and buckled up for the “start-up life”. After an amazing onboarding in Zürich, Switzerland, I transitioned into full time remote working once again, as I had previously been at HP Software.
Moving my family back to New Zealand while developing Scandit's new website was a massive undertaking that occupied most of 2019, but both were settled and launched respectively by years end. Throughout the course of 2020 I've been building upon the solid foundation laid during 2019, which has allowed us to expand the website with new features and languages.
With all of this said, I am still open for new challenges. If you would like to have a chat to me about a potential project, collaboration or just want to pick my brain, then please get in touch.