About me

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.

I currently design at Help Scout, mentor at Out of Office Hours, build Prevue and hang out with my wife and son in Bondi Beach.

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.

Buzz/

  1. Designer
    Help Scout
  2. Design Lead
    Atlassian
  3. Head of Product
    Sendle
  4. UX Director
    Campaign Monitor
  5. Founder
    Prevue
  6. Head of Design
    Campaign Monitor
  7. Design Lead
    Mentally Friendly
  8. UI Design Lead
    Skype
  9. Freelance
    Various clients
  10. Senior Designer
    Story Worldwide
  11. Digital Designer
    Large Design
  12. Designer
    Popcorn Design
  13. Junior
    Absolute Design
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Speaking Events
Various Private Events, 2017
Sydney Product Designers Meetup, 2017
Digital Design Spark Festival, 2016
Advance Global Summit Sydney Opera House, 2015
The Intersection of Design and Tech General Assembly, 2015
Getting Started in Digital Vivid Sydney, 2014
Future of Digital Mashable, 2014