CHE Proximity

Clients: Foxtel, GE Capital, GE Money, City of Melbourne, Umi, VicRoads, Pacific Brands, Southern Cross Austereo, Wet n Wild as well as pitch work.

Completed short course in basic Actionscript.

About the role

My first toe in the agency world. I worked as a digital designer alongside the up-and-coming young guns of Art Direction and Copywriting, as well as some industry bigwigs. I spent most of my time working in the space between Art Direction and Development - where it was my job to take a ‘concept’ and make it work across digital channels. This was early in the era of realisation that digital was really, really important.

Clients included: GE Money, Melbourne City, VicRoads, Foxtel

Responsibilities:

- Role: Digital Designer
- Roll out concepts across digital mediums; including online, social media, banner ads and EDMs - Pairing with developers building my designs for efficient output

Challenges

Learning, and subsequently putting up with, all the advertising jargon. Realising that there is very much a lifestyle to working in an agency, and if you don’t subscribe to that kind of lifestyle, it can be difficult to progress.

Personal highlight

Working closely with developers early in my career gave me the insight that a close partnership and respect between design and development is a must.

Portfolio Highlights

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