About Me

UI & UX EXPERT

I’m a passionate interface and user experience designer with over 13 years of industry experience, working for award winning agencies, in-house teams, and building my own freelance design business. I have strong conceptual skills and an ability to rationalise and communicate design thinking to clients. I love solving design problems with a practical and user focused outcome.

I have led design and development teams to deliver large scale digital transformation projects working across digital touch-points such as websites, membership systems, e-commerce stores, apps, along with producing marketing collateral for advertising campaigns.

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Why Work With Me

UX DESIGN • UI/DIGITAL DESIGN • FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT • BRANDING & LOGO DESIGN

With a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Graphic Design, I have a solid grounding in design principles. Building on this foundation I have acquired skills in digital design and user interface development. More recently I have extended my knowledge to encompass user experience design, having completed a 10 week certification through General Assembly Melbourne.

I also know my way around code, having built and customised multiple websites on various CMS platforms (WordPress, Sitefinity). CSS, LESS and HTML5 are my strong suits.

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
UI/DIGITAL DESIGN
FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT
BRANDING & LOGO DESIGN

Recent Work

UX DESIGN • UI/DIGITAL DESIGN • FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT • BRANDING & LOGO DESIGN

Rowan has been my Lead digital & UX designer for around 5 years. Together we’ve worked on substantial projects for clients in the pharmaceutical, financial services, government, and SMB/private enterprise. Every complex design challenge we’ve worked on reminds me that Rowan is the guy who just ‘gets it’. Even when my brief is little more than a sketch on the back of a napkin – Rowan has an innate ability to get inside the problem and deliver design, a UI, or a UX ‘experience’ that simplifies the complex and has an understated elegance about it.

He’s also keenly aware of the need for testing the work on a wide range of devices – and for a wide range of people – and in doing so finds the best way forward for every issue that may arise. I’d definitely recommend Rowan for any project where you need a robust solution – not just a pretty picture.

IAN ROSS, Former director and Head of Digital at HARDWIRE Agency/DM Group

I’ve worked with Rowan over the course of the last decade. he has built end-to-end website solutions and Email marketing campaigns for 3 of my SME clients. All of which continued to work with Rowan on a retained basis because of his great work. Rowan is a great designer and an excellent developer. He has a solid background in web development and has worked with me across multiple CMS platforms including Sitecore, Drupal and WordPress. Rowan is professional, reliable and hardworking. I can’t recommend him enough.

SUZANNE SARKIS, Partner, CRM & Marketing Automation at Wunderman Thompson

Rowan is always my first choice when it comes to website design. We have worked together on a number of website development projects, and the work he produces is always of an exceptionally high standard. His designs are amazing! They are unique, on-point and speak directly to the client’s target market. He always runs to schedule and is prepared to go that extra mile to create a wonderful customer experience. I look forward to working with him on many more projects.

BRONWYN COULTHART, Managing Director, Seybienne

I found Rowan to be extremely knowledgeable on all CMS systems, excellent on deadlines and overall a thorough professional when it came to his overall understanding of online marketing and sales. For our company the most important point was his understanding that a website is an important distribution channel and he was able to optimize the site so that we maximized lead generation part of our business. Furthermore, we continue to use Rowan and recommend him to our colleagues.

DREW KLUSKA, Managing Director, The Tailor

I began working with Rowan at the beginning of 2008 on a website for Geraldine Cox (www.geraldinecox.org) an amazing Australian living in and running orphanages in Cambodia. I love this website. Rowan met the brief spot on, producing a website that is not only functional, but the design is sympathetic to the culture and style of the Cambodian lifestyle and beliefs.

After this positive experience, I also engaged Rowan to build a website for a local Brisbane charity called Chaplain Watch (www.chaplainwatch.com). I was confident that he would be able to produce a quality website, that once again reflected the heart of this charity.

I have since referred Rowan to a number of clients who have seen his work through these sites and I would recommend him again in the future. Rowan is creative, capable and competitively priced. Take a look, his work speaks for itself.

KAREN HOWE, Co-Founder & Project Manager, Oasis Africa Australia
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