Capitalising on my passion for creating elegant and intuitive user experiences, I honed these skills into a 13+ year career in creating outstanding solutions across native app, web, game, virtual and augmented reality. Over these years, I have partnered with great companies, and I have worked on dozens of fantastic projects, including a few award-winners and world-firsts.
After recent WWDCs, my focus has shifted heavily back onto iOS as my development platform of choice. I’m looking to challenge myself to continue growing my development, design and management skills, preferably while working on products which help to better the world.
I am confident I make a positive, purposeful impact on products I work on, and I look forward to contributing meaningfully to a passionate team.
Managing Partner + Chief Experience Officer · 2020 — Now
Zenso leverages a decades long legacy of making innovative and award-winning products and experiences, to create apps which empower people to be their best and allow professionals to maximise their creativity and expression. Zenso also creates media and game projects which utilise their creative digital tools.
Find out more at zenso.group.
Chief Experience Officer · 2018 — 2021
Monarc Media Labs’ multi-award winning team created Sotto Voce, an acoustic health monitoring system that allows musicians to perform with confidence, knowing risks to hearing damage are understood and managed.
Find out more at monarc.media.
Managing Partner + Chief Experience Officer · 2016 — 2018
UX+UI Designer + Software Engineer · 2012 — 2014
Transmedia specialised in creating award-winning immersive digital productions, across virtual and augmented reality, mobile app, traditional film, and cutting edge research and development. Transmedia went on to become Zenso.
Founder + Managing Director · 2014 — 2016
Cobalt Coded was an award-winning digital consultancy which created powerful yet elegant apps for public companies, international governments and universities. Cobalt developed over a dozen iOS apps, BLE solutions + websites, as well as consulting on business + brand development. Cobalt merged with Transmedia Entertainment in 2016.
UX+UI Designer + Software Engineer · 2010 — 2012
Web Designer · 2008 — 2010
Smart AV was an award-winning, Sydney-based company who designed and manufactured patented control surfaces for digital audio and video workstations.
Good Design Gold Award — Medical Category
Good Design Award — Medical Category
Good Design Award — Commercial Category
Good Design Gold Award — Industrial Category
UDIA NSW Excellence in Marketing Award — Urban Development
World Mail Award – Retail Customer Access Category
Resolution Awards — Desk Controller Category
Tango 2 · Working with Smart AV · 2012
Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Vocational Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship · 2012
Advanced Diploma Professional Game Development — Specialising in Software Development, Game Programming and Game Design · 2010 — 2011
Rapid Prototyping through to full end-to-end Design + Development of Apps, Web, VR, AR.
iOS + Mac App Design + Development (Swift, Obj-C; Xcode; SwiftUI, UIKit, AppKit, WatchKit).
Multi-Platform App (Game, VR, AR) Design + Development (.NET C#, C++; Visual Studio; Unity, Xamarin, Avalonia).
Source Control + Bug Tracking (Git, SVN, GitHub, GitKraken, Beyond Compare).
Operating Systems: iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS; Windows, Android, Linux
Company + Team Leadership, Recruitment + Management.
Product Ownership + Management; Product Specification + Design.
R&D Project Management, Reporting + Documentation.
Executive Reporting, Presentation + Communication.
Agile: Atlassian JIRA, Microsoft Planner; GitKraken, Linear
Traditional: Microsoft Project
Documents: Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point; Apple Pages, Numbers, Keynote
UX, UI, IA Design
User + Market Research
Novel Interaction Design
Brand + Copy
Graphics: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Affinity Designer, Photo, Publisher
Video: Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premier Pro
Audio: Apple Logic Pro X, Adobe Audition, Ableton Live, Native Instruments Komplete
Mobile Photography, Creative Writing, Game Design, Strength Training, Motorbike Riding, Cooking and Eating Japanese Food, Watching WWDC’s at 2am.
Duncan Ross · Director + CEO at Monarc Media Labs
Chris Alfred · Principle Engineering Consultant at Monarc Media Labs
Contact details available upon request.