Hi, I'm Nicola.
I'm a product designer, with 5+ years experience in visual design and a little less in user experience design. I've worked on digital projects including an e-commerce platform, smartphone and tablet apps, responsive websites both large and small, marketing projects and more - always with a focus on the end user.
I'm booked out until October 2015, when I'll be available for contract work in tech-based UI/UX roles. I'm based in Sydney.
The Long story
I started out in magazines - specifically the mad and beautiful Tertangala, UoW student magazine. For two years, during my creative arts degree, I spent many long unpaid hours in the Tertangala office frantically laying out 52+ pages every issue. This really put a dent in my 10,000 hours.
I landed an internship then a job at a website development company in Wollongong, where I learnt how to build a website from scratch. I designed and developed websites for small businesses and council, doing sitemaps, wireframing, visual design, and responsive HTML & CSS.
Soon enough I moved to Sydney and got myself a sweet music industry job at RØDE Microphones, first as a graphic designer and then as digital designer, owning all digital projects. As well as designing an award-winning microsite and leading a large-scale website redesign, I got to work on packaging, illustrations, technical diagrams, apparel, posters and marketing.
After a couple of years, I decided to move fully into the digital side of design, and began as a product designer at Australian e-commerce tech company Bigcommerce. I worked on a pattern lab, a redesign of the control panel, storefront themes, and got to get my teeth into some fun software UX design projects.
Nowadays I'm contracting in crossover UI/UX roles working on digital experiences. I like positions where I can take ownership of a project and use both my user experience design and visual design skills to the fullest. I'm happiest getting thrown in the deep end and taking on a challenge. Got me in mind for something? Get in touch.
Want even more details? Download my resume (pdf).
I also write - read some of my work on Medium.