Curriculum Vitae

I'm a 30 year old designer and illustrator from Wellington, New Zealand. I've been designing and building websites, applications, and visual identities since November 2003.

I'm self taught, with my years of skill and experience driven from a deep set passion for being creative and a love of all things technology. This passion lead me to expand my skill-set from simply beautiful design, to the more technical side of things — leaving me in a rare position among the web industry; skilled in both design and development.

This alone makes me a valuable asset to any team, as I ensure that my design decisions are based around the potential technical implementation, and vice versa. I've also founded and run several tech startups, providing me with a deep understanding of business. My work is on-budget and profitable.

My diverse skillset ranges from planning and wireframing, to usability and user experience, to implementation of both web and mobile, to marketing and growth. More recently I've developed my service design expertise in a formal environment, adding yet more tools to my skillset. My toolbox includes the Adobe suite, JS, Meteor and Node, Git, PHP, MySQL and Mongo.

I've helped to create and successfully plan, wireframe, design, project manage, build, and market several web applications. These include (but aren't limited to) MinuteDock, Flatmin, 200 Square, I'm Looking and Love To Ride.

I've worked closely with more than 50 different clients from all walks of life — ranging from Government departments like BSA, NZ Police, and DoH; television shows like The Wheel of Fortune; big charities like Ronald McDonald House; and public companies like Trade Me, Google and Microsoft.

I'm based in Wellington, but I've worked successfully with teams in Auckland, Sydney, London and San Francisco.

I'm available for freelance work now — give me a call, send me an email, or check out my design portfolio on Bandit Design.

Cheers,

James