communication | foresight | design
I’m a Sydney-based experience designer, UX producer, production editor and subeditor with a background in strategic foresight, environmental education and science communication.
Most recently, I was a content strategist within the Experience Design team at Telstra Digital in Sydney.
Previous to that I was based in London for 11 years, where I was the managing subeditor/production editor for the print, online & app editions of Energy Risk magazine for more than 9 years.
During my time in London I also worked at The Guardian and the Financial Services Authority, as well as being a freelancer for a range of clients, including New Scientist, The Sunday Times, Metro.co.uk, Tabb Group and Dialogue By Design.
I’ve been involved in a range of freelance projects, including website creation, content strategy, information architecture and content management, design, user research, subediting and proofreading (see Reframeable’s website for my recent work).
Clients/freelance gigs include: Lacima Group, New Scientist (articles: see here and here), The Sunday Times, King’s College London, Foresight International, Shaping Tomorrow, World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) and Work In Colour.
My qualifications include postgraduate studies in strategic foresight (Swinburne University of Technology) and science communication (Australian National University), an honours degree in environmental science (University of New South Wales) and training in design/electronic publishing (Sydney Technical College).
I’m currently enrolled in the third year of the Master of Strategic Foresight at Swinburne University of Technology.
I’ve also recently undertaken the following UX/experience design-related training:
• Persuasive Design course: Catherine Ryan/IxDA (Sydney, 2016);
• Psychology of UX course: Erin Turner/IxDA (Sydney, 2016);
• UX Bootcamp: Academy Xi (Sydney, 2016);
• Problem Space Research training: Indi Young/IxDA (Sydney, 2016);
• CSForum: content strategy conference/workshop (Melbourne, 2016);
• Guardian Masterclass on data visualisation/infographics (London, 2014)
I’m a member of the WFSF and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists.
Strategic foresight, human-centred design, facilitation and organisational change are of great interest to me and are the areas I’m re-engaging with this year.
The project management and community consultation work I have done for a range of environmental education projects in Australia was a real inspiration and is something I’m proud of.
It’s great to be involved in shaping the future, especially within the context of an organisation or community where everyone involved is actively engaged and shares a stake in the process.
I am passionate about sustainability and resilience, and am fascinated by how we can use design thinking, foresight, intention, mindfulness, shared/co-created purpose and ‘learning organisations’ to most effectively tackle wicked problems such as the environmental and energy challenges ahead. We’re at an unprecedented crossroads. I am committed to being part of the process of fostering resilience and designing sustainable and equitable futures.
Foresight, facilitation and effective change design are key competencies that we need to build, as individuals and as a society. It’s to these areas that I’m currently focusing during the completion of my Master of Strategic Foresight.
I also love collaging (I’ve dotted some of my collages throughout this site), singing in choirs and building inconceivable cubby houses with my three-year old…
I’m keen to hear from you if you’re interested in collaborating on projects involving futures/strategic foresight, UX/experience design, change/process design, facilitation or sustainability/resilience… do feel free to get in contact.