Hey there InVision, nice to meet you.
I'm Tess.

Hey there InVision, nice to meet you.
I'm Tess.

I'm an Australian digital designer and art director curently based in Melbourne. Welcome, and thanks for taking a look at my work. 

Im an Australian digital designer and art director curently based in Melbourne.  Welcome, and thanks for taking a look at my work. 

So, why are we here?

I have a huge amount of experience in consumer focusing digital products and websites and would be a great fit for InVision’s open position for a product designer. Specifically my recent work with Clipsal in the production of their consumer facing product catalogue. 

I am especially adept at using data to drive my design decisions, planning and conceptualising digital experiences using user flows, wireframes, prototyping then being able to communicate the vision to both the team and wider stakeholder groups. 

I strongly believe in InVision’s contribution to the design world. It has positively effected my own personal design process when I began using it years ago. Design has the power to change the world and I work to be on the positive side of that change. Working with InVision, I believe I will be. 

Agency life has given me a huge breath of experience. I have found that I’ve given my best when involved long term with all aspects of the journey to the solution; from strategy, and information architecture to interface and content design. This insight has me looking for something a bit different than the relatively short term engagements typical to digital agencies.

It baffles me that as an individual you spend your entire career perfecting a skill only to work yourself into a position in which you no longer practice. While mentoring and creative leadership are important, I want to continue to practice practical design, solving design problems and perfecting my craft.

Once again, thank you so much for your consideration.

Below are a few examples of my recent projects to help you get to know my work a bit more. Before you dive in, I've made a playlist to set the mood while you browse. In addition, let me give you an idea of what I'm like to work with and what I do for fun.

A selection of my latest work...

Questions I've answered a few time now...

Why aren’t you applying at an agency?

Agency life has given me a huge breath of experience. I have found that I’ve given my best when involved long term with all aspects of the journey to the solution; from strategy, and information architecture to interface and content design. This insight has me looking for something a bit different than the relatively short term engagements typical to digital agencies. 

How do you feel about remote work?

In 2018 my partner got a contract to work in Amsterdam and we moved there from Melbourne for 18 months. I had the privilege of continuing my work with Luminary Digital remotely. To ensure I was available when the rest of the team were online, I started my days at 5am. I was able to carry out my full capacity as Design Director remotely, from pitches to one-on-ones with my team. The business owners at Luminary were impressed with my performance over this time.

I loved working remotely. The time when most of the team were offline were my power hours, and it was during my remote stint that I came to understand that I'm happiest when Im producing. 

Why are you going for a lower tier position when you’ve been a director for more than six years?

It baffles me that as an individual you spend your entire career perfecting a skill only to work yourself into a position in which you no longer practice. While mentoring and creative leadership are important, I want to continue to practice practical design, solving design problems and perfecting my craft. 

The elevator pitch.  

I’ve been creating parts of the internet for more than 15 years and I’m completely in love with the digital medium. Design has the power to change the world and I work to be on the positive side of that change. My special skills are information architecture, user experience, mentoring and opening stuck jars.

Want more? I've written more; what it's like to work with me, and what I do for fun

Currently.

Design Director at Luminary (Formerly Get Started) 
– Since August 2015

Luminary are an independent Australian digital agency based in Melbourne. 

 

Currently

Design Director at Luminary (Formerly Get Started) 
– Since August 2015

Luminary are an independent Australian digital agency based in Melbourne. 

 

Previously.

Creative Director at Bliss Media 
— 1 year, 1 month

Senior Designer at Reactive
 — 5 years, 11 months

Designer & Front end developer at Immersive 
— 5 years, 9 months

  

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