About me

I started my first digital job in 2006 as part of a school based apprenticeship. After this I moved into my first full time role as a front-end web developer in 2010 following my diploma graduation the same year.

Since then, I have been working in the industry building my skills and aligning them to career paths I enjoy most. 

In the last 8 years starting with digital design I quickly focused on user interface and user experience design. This has led to a more research and leadership focused UX role.

Currently employed at McMillan Shakespeare Group as the Principal UX and Accessibility Designer working in the financial services field, I am dedicated to creating inclusive user experiences that meet the needs of all individuals. With over 8 years of experience in UX design, I have a strong background in the end-to-end design delivery process to ensure that products are intuitive and easy to use.

In my current role, I am responsible for managing a team of 5 designers with varying disciplines and collaborating closely with product managers, developers, and stakeholders to ensure that our products meet the highest standards. I have extensive knowledge of accessibility guidelines such as WCAG 2.1, and I am well-versed in assistive technologies such as screen readers and native tools.

My focus on accessibility ensures that our products are not only usable but also inclusive, and I have played a key role in the development of accessible mobile banking apps, online platforms, and other financial tools. I work closely with my team to ensure that our designs are accessible, and I provide guidance and mentorship to help them grow and develop in their roles. I am also currently a mentor for the Australian Network on Disability PACE program.

As a Principal UX and Accessibility Designer, I am committed to advancing the field of design and accessibility. I believe that financial services should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities, and I am proud to play a part in making that a reality.