Chris Cotton UX | Career History
  • 2007   -
  • 2002 - 06
  • Griffith University
  • Griffith University Bachlor of Design
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Brisbane AUS
  • More

    Graduated with a Major in communication design and digital design.

  • Graduated with a Major in communication design and digital design.

  • 2006-07
  • Cru DigitalFull Time
  • Cru Digital Digital Art-Director
  • Web designer Brand designer
  • Brisbane AUS
  • More

    Mixed website design and branding.

  • Mixed website design and branding.

  • 08   -
  • 2007 - 08
  • Junior Advertising Full Time
  • Junior Advertising Digital Art-Director Brisbane AUS Full Time
  • Art Director
  • Brisbane AUS
  • More

    Star City Casino, advertising design, tvc direction, branding.

  • Star City Casino, advertising design, tvc direction, branding.

Travelling

  • 09   -
  • 10   -
  • 11   -
  • 12   -
  • 13   -
  • 14   -
  • 15   -
  • 16   -
  • 17   -
  • 18   -
  • 19   -
  • 20   -
  • 2008 - 09
  • Virgin Media Full Time
  • Virgin mediaDigital Art-Director
  • Digital Designer
  • London UK
  • More

    UX design for Internet Service Provider Portal. Branded content design and microsites for advertisers including Pizza hut, British Heart Foundation, Nikon, Disney, Colgate.

  • UX design for Internet Service Provider Portal. Branded content design and microsites for advertisers including Pizza hut, British Heart Foundation, Nikon, Disney, Colgate.

  • 2009
  • vodafoneFull Time
  • VodafoneUx Lead
  • Ux Designer
  • London UK
  • More

    Vodafone - UX project lead. Community Platform.

  • Vodafone - UX project lead. Community Platform.

  • 2009
  • InvestisProject Based
  • InvestisUx Lead
  • Digital Designer
  • London UK
  • More

    Puma digital styleguide delivery. British Telecom microsite delivery.

  • Puma digital styleguide delivery. British Telecom microsite delivery.

  • 2009 - 12
  • Sony MusicFreelance
  • Sony Musicwebdesigner
  • Digital Designer
  • London UK
  • More

    Eight years of designing websites and apps for various music artists including but not limited to; Cher Lloyed, Metro Station, Susan Boyle and Robbie Williams.

  • Eight years of designing websites and apps for various music artists including but not limited to; Cher Lloyed, Metro Station, Susan Boyle and Robbie Williams.

  • 2011
  • Fresh AdvertisingFull Time
  • Fresh AdvertisingDigital Art Director
  • Senior Art Director
  • Brisbane AUS
  • More

    6-month full time, mentoring a team of two designers and two copywriters working on Queensland Governent and Wendys Ice Cream off-line and on-line marketing campaigns.

  • 6-month full time, mentoring a team of two designers and two copywriters working on Queensland Governent and Wendys Ice Cream off-line and on-line marketing campaigns.

  • 2011
  • DMDNFull Time
  • DMDNUX Lead
  • Lead UX UI Designer System archictecture
  • Brisbane AUS
  • More

    Working alongside now Fast.co Founder, Domm Holland, I planned and strategised a number of applications.

  • Working alongside now Fast.co Founder, Domm Holland, I planned and strategised a number of applications.

  • 2011
  • iLab Accelorator UQstudent
  • iLab Accelorator UQUX & Founder
  • Co-Founder
  • Brisbane AUS
  • More

    Accepted into the University of Queensland iLab Incubator, with a $20,000 grant prize, for a project called Feedbay. Underwent extensive mentoring by industry champions in the digital and tech space over 4 months all while learnign to launch a successful product.

  • Accepted into the University of Queensland iLab Incubator, with a $20,000 grant prize, for a project called Feedbay. Underwent extensive mentoring by industry champions in the digital and tech space over 4 months all while learnign to launch a successful product.

  • 2012
  • All Grown UpWriter / Illustrator
  • All Grown UpWriter / Illustrator
  • Story Design & Illustration Animation Project management
  • Brisbane AUS
  • More

    All Grown Up, is an animated storybook I wrote, illlustrated, designed and launched on the IOS app store. Complete with animation, interaction and voice overs. We ranked #1 in the Childrens Story Category for over 2 months and had over 6000 downloads.

  • All Grown Up, is an animated storybook I wrote, illlustrated, designed and launched on the IOS app store. Complete with animation, interaction and voice overs. We ranked #1 in the Childrens Story Category for over 2 months and had over 6000 downloads.

  • 2011-17
  • Yarn DigitalDirector
  • Yarn Digital Founder Sales UX Brand Strategy Account management Project management Mentoring Marketing Recruitment
  • Founder Sales UX Brand Strategy Account management Project managementMentoring Marketing Recruitment
  • Melbourne AUS
  • More

    Founded and grew digital product agency to team of 5, delivering apps, websites and ecommerce. Clients included Lululemon, SUEZ, Sony Music, Acquire Learning, Ezi Debit, Wisdom Homes plus many more.

    Designed and project managed digital production and functionality backlogs for large digital development projects.

    Lauched over 20 ecommerce stores, various apps and delivered marketing design and animations for numerous organisations.

    Managed and directed content production including; photo-shoots, video, and animations.

  • Founded and grew digital product agency to team of 5, delivering apps, websites and ecommerce. Clients included Lululemon, SUEZ, Sony Music, Acquire Learning, Ezi Debit, Wisdom Homes plus many more.

    Designed and project managed digital production and functionality backlogs for large digital development projects.

    Lauched over 20 ecommerce stores, various apps and delivered marketing design and animations for numerous organisations.

    Managed and directed content production including; photo-shoots, video, and animations.

  • 2015-17
  • Troop AppDirector
  • Troop AppFounder Sales Head of product Remote team Marketing Recruitment
  • Founder Sales Head of product Remote teamMarketing Recruitment
  • Melbourne / Sydney
  • More

    Troop app is SAAS community network platform for Alumni organisations. I designed, branded, and managed the development of the system. The system, similar to Linkedin, had a newsfeed, messaging user profiles, jobs, mentoring, and single sign on, plus lots more. At its peak, the system was sold into five organisations.

  • Troop app is SAAS community network platform for Alumni organisations. I designed, branded, and managed the development of the system. The system, similar to Linkedin, had a newsfeed, messaging user profiles, jobs, mentoring, and single sign on, plus lots more. At its peak, the system was sold into five organisations.

  • 2017
  • Australia PostFull Time
  • Australia PostProduct Designer Mentoring
  • Lead Product Designer Mentoring
  • Melbourne AUS
  • More

    Working alongside director of digital, inside a team of 20 product desginers I lead the UX discovery on new tranformation projects, including the Salesforce community Hub and the all important Order tracking dashboard..

  • Working alongside director of digital, inside a team of 20 product desginers I lead the UX discovery on new tranformation projects, including the Salesforce community Hub and the all important Order tracking dashboard..

  • 2018-20
  • FreelanceFull Time
  • FreelanceLead Product Designer Project Mangement
  • Lead UX Designer Lead Product Designer Project Mangement
  • Sydney AUS
  • More

    Various apps and products delivery - Daikin Airconditioning touchscreen UX UI - Wilsons Financial Advisory Portal UX UI - Delivery of EziDebits website - SiteCore

  • Various apps and products delivery - Daikin Airconditioning touchscreen UX UI - Wilsons Financial Advisory Portal UX UI - Delivery of EziDebits website - SiteCore

  • 2018
  • Ogilvyconsultant
  • OgilvyLead UX Designer
  • Lead UX Designer UX Research
  • Sydney AUS
  • More

    Recruited by Ogilvy in a lead capacity on a project basis to deliver UX research and strategy for brands including, NSW Government, Uncle Tobys, IBM, KFC plus many more.

  • Recruited by Ogilvy in a lead capacity on a project basis to deliver UX research and strategy for brands including, NSW Government, Uncle Tobys, IBM, KFC plus many more.

  • 2019
  • OrchardConsultant
  • OrchardLead UX Designer
  • Lead UX Designer UX Research
  • Sydney AUS
  • More

    Lead product ideation and design for Hyundai Car Garage Portal.

  • Lead product ideation and design for Hyundai Car Garage Portal.

  • 2020 - current
  • StorekatFull Time
  • StorekatProduct Design Lead Marketing Strategist
  • Product Design Lead Marketing Strategist
  • Remote
  • More

    Storekat, is AirBNB (marketplace) for Warehouse space. My current position is in charge of the user experience and communication and marketing strategy. Currently we are a full remote team, with out first beta launch in the UK.

  • Storekat, is AirBNB (marketplace) for Warehouse space. My current position is in charge of the user experience and communication and marketing strategy. Currently we are a full remote team, with out first beta launch in the UK.