Hello, I’m Buzz — I spend my days sketching, designing, writing code and helping others through mentoring, talking, blogging and writing about design. I’m passionate about solving tough customer problems by combining thoughtful research, clever technology and beautiful design. I’ve previously contributed to, and led design teams at Atlassian, Campaign Monitor, Skype, Sendle and a number of start-ups and agencies in Europe and Australia.
Me, talking through the things I’ve learned running Prevue
I enjoy working with teams to produce amazing visual solutions to tough customer-centric problems. I like to see projects from concept through to completion, and love getting my hands dirty — whether that’s through talking with customers, crafting beautiful visual design, writing clever code, or by mentoring others to achieve great results.
I’m also the Founder of Prevue, a design presentation tool used by over 30,000 design agencies to share concepts and gather client feedback — and is a project I continue to run today. The experience of designing, building and growing a profitable product has provided me with an invaluable opportunity to understand the role of design in a business. Prevue has also given me a platform to experiment with UI, UX and product strategy — which has given me the insight and experience to better perform in my full-time roles.
Prior to moving to Australia, I spent a number of years in London working for a variety of different companies over a multitude of disciplines. Most notably I worked as a Product Design Lead for Skype, where I designed their current app iconography and the UI for their business tools. Prior to that, I held positions at several large digital and advertising agencies where I worked alongside a number of world-class designers and directors, designing more blogs and fashion ecommerce sites than I can recall. It was during this time that I developed my love of code and design thinking, which ultimately pushed me to a career in tech.
Before designing full-time, I was a competitive sailor and professional dinghy racing coach living in the Mediterranean. My mind is never too far from the ocean, and I appreciate the importance of a healthy work/life balance. So when I’m not online, you’ll find me outdoors — riding motorbikes, swimming, sand running or travelling.