about me

An undefined mix of design, projects and strategy. 

Profile

From a Bachelor of Design Studies, I have taken my career full circle through design, project management, business development and marketing.

With this broad experience and a 2017 Master of Business Administration, I offer deep insight in strategy, communication and design.

I just love helping growing businesses bring their story to life through a holistic strategy for web, graphics, branding and traffic generation.

Working with WordPress and the Adobe suite, I enjoy nothing more than bouncing across digital mediums producing meaningful content.

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Education

Master of Business AdministrationAustralian Institute of Business, 2017.

Bachelor of Landscape ArchitectureAdelaide University, 2006.

Bachelor of Design StudiesAdelaide University, 2004.

Diploma of Project ManagementThe Centre of People Development, 2007.

Certificate IV Work, Health & SafetyPlenty Training, 2014.

Experience

Communications Consultant, Skretting Group, Stavanger, Norway, 2019/10 – 2019/12.

Short term contract position providing communications and multidisciplinary design services, including content production, graphic design, video editing and photography.

Technical ManagerSwimEye, Stavanger, Norway, 2018/09 – 2019/08.

This role primarily focused on the development and implementation of holistic business and external-facing improvements, in the area of projects, operations and marketing/branding. Activities also included customer relationships, international project management, relationship development and all of the organisations marketing/digital media activities.

Project & Design ConsultantSwimEye, Stavanger, Norway, 2018/01 – 2018/08.

Project ManagerCitta Property Group, Hobart, Australia, 2013/06 – 2017/03.

Working as a client representative within a larger Parliament Square Hobart management team, I led the redevelopment of c1846. sandstone “heritage” buildings from a state-of-total-disrepair, towards full renovation and modification to become a luxury boutique hotel. The role included project control, cost control, design and development management, project management and stakeholder relationships.

Construction Technical OfficerGlenorchy Municipality, Hobart, Australia, 2013/02 – 2013/05.

Contracts, procurement and project management support to the Works Manager.

Landscape ArchitectInspiring Place, Hobart, Australia, 2012/09 – 2013/05.

Concept development, design and documentation of various urban design and landscape architecture projects including mixed-use development planning, sporting precincts, education campuses, playgrounds and streetscapes.  

At Inspiring Place I received some excellent professional and personal mentoring from Tasmanian icon, Jerry de Gryse.

Project Manager, Adelaide Civil, Adelaide, Australia, 2008/04 – 2012/07.

As a construction project manager, I led teams of employees and contractors through multiple complex construction projects at the same time. Through the implementation of sound project management principles and astute cost control, I had an excellent track record of on-time project delivery, profit and repeat customer relationships.  

Here I was deeply involved in the redevelopment of internal quality, project and safety management systems. Which included training and mentoring colleagues, system auditing and administration of the system.

Landscape ArchitectSalisbury Municipality, Salisbury, Australia, 2005/07 – 2008/04.

In my first professional role, I gained experience in design development and execution of design project, including graphics, presentations, public speaking and communications.

I was responsible for the care and management of the city’s playgrounds and street tree plantings.  With these programmes I gained extensive experience in asset management, forward planning, budgeting and detailed design.

Together, we can achieve anything.