Curriculum Vitae

Ben Smith

A focused and ambitious designer with over 10 years of industry experience shared between visual design and front-end development.

Born and raised in Australia and currently living in London, England. Work permitted through a 5-year Ancestry Visa, of which there are 3 years left.

Career History

May 2013 – Present

Designfront

Graphic Designer & Front-end Developer
Brisbane, Australia

About Designfront

“Designfront is a Brisbane-based visual communication consultancy specialising in branding, literature and design for the web. Established in 2000, we aim to work with engaging clients who value the creative process of building and communicating strategic brand identity that drives growth for their business.”

Roles

Designfront is a small team, and as such my roles vary depending on the project. I work extensively on both print and digital and am involved with client liaison, progress meetings, project scoping and management, concept development, branding, and print design. I'm also responsible for information architecture, user interface and website design, front-end development, Craft CMS implementation, and extensive photo retouching. As a main designer and sole developer on all website projects, I’m involved in every aspect of a project, from initial client meetings where objectives are discussed through to prototyping, information architecture, design, and development.

Responsibilities

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Sep 2011 – Sep 2012

DMDN

Lead Designer
Brisbane, Australia

Oct 2011 – Apr 2012

Fresh

Graphic Designer & Front-end Developer
Brisbane, Australia

Apr 2011 – Feb 2012

Clemenger BBDO

Artworker
Brisbane, Australia

Feb 2011 – Feb 2012

Make

Graphic Designer & Front-end Developer
Brisbane, Australia

Jan 2007 – Mar 2009

2plik8

Graphic Designer & Front-end Developer
Brisbane, Australia

Education

2005 – 2006

Diploma of
Graphic Design

Southbank Institute of Tafe
Brisbane, Australia

Skills

  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • HTML & CSS
  • Craft CMS

Interests

  • Live Music
  • Photography
  • Table Tennis
  • Cooking
  • Cycling
  • Data Collection
  • Rock Climbing

Referees

References are available upon request.

Leesa Hickey

Director, Designfront

Jeff Lynne

Director, Digital8

Chris Cotton

Director, Yarn Digital