Brand development + product design
I spent a year as a designer at Macropod. When I joined we were known as Bugherd, as was our popular bug-reporting product. We were working to add a suite of designer/developer focussed productivity products to our lineup, so it made sense to develop a new name for them to sit under. I developed the new Macropod identity and implemented it across channels.
I also worked intensively on Stack, a kanban-style project management product with integrations that would appeal to developers.
Note: Macropod has closed down Stack and rolled some of its features into Bugherd. The Macropod identity has been updated since, and is now featuring some really great illustration!
- Year: 2014-2015
- My Role: Product design. Identity design.
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The Academy website was one of the BBC’s first fully responsive releases. The project was commissioned to bring the Colleges of Journalism, Technology, and Production together into one site.
The project came with many challenges for our small team. The sheer volume of content, breadth of subject matter, variety of content types, and supported languages made for some good honest hard work. The result of which was a decent website, that has stood up well a few years on.
- Year: 2013
- Agency: Picture-ltd
- My Role: Process & design lead. Front-end.
- Cheers to: Luke Jermy for all the hard work in UX
BBC Global Experience Language
Design guidelines website
I worked on the front-end for the two most recent generations of BBC's GEL (Global Experience Language) guidelines.
Later, I provided consultation and attended BBC workshops on the future of the GEL project, covering issues of information architecture, content strategy, and responsive design.
- Year: 2012-2013
- Agency: Picture-ltd
- My Role: Front-end. Consultation.
Responsive redesign Way back in 2010, my good friend Adam Hill and I were asked to give the Fahan School's website a refresh. This year we've been working on a new responsive version.
Launching December 2015!
Australian War Memorial London
Website and information kiosk
This is an old project, but still one of my favourites from the good ol' days of Flash.
The project was designed to interpret the physical War Memorial: a granite wall engraved with every town and city from where Australian servicemen came. The depth of the engraving varied over the wall so when standing back a distance, the names of major battles were visible.
I designed an interactive 3d globe marked with the locations of these battles. Selecting the locations on either the map or a schematic of the wall would zoom to a more detailed map displaying images, video and stories from the battles.
Users were also able to search for the location of towns on the physical wall.
- Year: 2009-2010
- Agency: Jaffa
- My Role: Conceptualisation. Art direction. UI/UX design. AS3 & Papervsion 3d coding.
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