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John Reno

Senior Designer (Visual UI/UX)

About Me

I'm a Senior Visual Designer at FJORD Sydney, a global design and innovation consultancy specialising in design thinking, creation and consultation of digital projects. A recent research piece of mine named The Sound of The Web is an exploration into generating sound from website data, recently presented at Spikes Conference, Singapore.

In recent years I've worked on clients such as the Sydney Festival, Sydney Dance Company, Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, The Australian Arts Council and branded The Underbelly Arts Festival at Cockatoo Island. Before joining FJORD, I worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Frost Design and The Nest in the field of arts, radio and broadcast, music media, government, community, editorial and various agency clients.

Alongside the design world I'm also an independent DJ and promoter of electronic music, currently resident DJ for The House of Mince. I have been the co-organiser and art director of the ten year running events company HAHA Industries, performing and producing for events and festivals around Sydney and Melbourne such as Subsonic Music Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, Co-Isolated Architecture exhibitions (UTS, Sydney) and Pause Festival, Melbourne.

Skill Set

Visual
90%
UI/UX
80%
Branding
80%
Print Media
80%
Sound & Moiton
80%
Sketch
90%
Illustrator
90%
InDesign
90%
Photoshop
90%
Front-end Dev
60%

What I make

Digital Design

Responsive websites, portal and dashbaord designs, human-centred interfaces and information displays.

Data Visualisation

Production of detailed data visualisation from large format prints to usable digital products.

Branding & Print Media

Identity design, art direction, print media and style guide design for online/offline material alike - editorial, typesetting, illustration and poster art.

Wirefreames & Storyboards

Detailed wireframes for web and app products, stroyboards for user interactions and motion design direction.

App Design

Producing wireframes to rapid prototypes, user interface design for iOS and Android.

Prototyping

Low to medium fidelity Invision & Keynote prototypes of digital products.

Front-end Development

WordPress install, theme design, customisation and operation. Basic coding of HTML and CSS and basic following of PHP.

Sound & Motion Design

Basic composition using track libraries in Ableton Live, Logic and Adobe Audtion. Basic 2D timeline composition of motion pieces in Premier and After Effects.

Experience

  • FJORD Sydney

    2016 Senior Visual Designer

    Fjord is a global design and innovation consultancy that bring breakthrough digital services to life by redesigning people’s relationships with the world around them. My current role as Senior Visual Designer (UI/UX) I'm working with UX designers and developers creating a mobile app for Foxtel.

    fjordnet.com
  • Reactive

    2015 - 2016 Senior Designer

    I was servicing Reactive projects from the UX phases into the design and development stages. My role was specialising in user interface and interaction design, including art direction and concept design, wire framing, sketching, prototyping and data visualisation. Main clients have included Red Cross, Tabcorp, ANZ Bank and the ATO (Australian Taxation Office).

    reactive.com
  • The Nest

    2013 - 2015 Art Director/Designer

    I held down the only desgin role for The Nest, a collective turned agency specialising in strategy, marketing and social media campaigns for the arts and creative industries. We produced websites and apps for clients including Sydney Festival, Sydney Dance Company and the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.

    wearethenest.com
  • Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC)

    2012 - 2013 Digital Designer

    As part of the ABC Innovation Department responsible for iView, my role was to design websites and apps for current affairs and educational campaigns, prototyping mobile ideas, touch screen applications and tenders for Four Corners, Radio National and the Sydney Opera House.

    abc.net.au
  • Frost* Design

    2010 - 2012 Digital Designer

    Joining the very first digital Frost team, I was heavily embedded into design campaigns to help provide digital solutions for tourism, branding, publishing, government and community clients such as the State Library NSW, Acon and TourismNT.

    frostcollective.com.au
  • Sense Assault Collective

    2007 - 2010 Designer/Contirbutor

    I joined and co-ran Sense Assault as a digital designer and event promoter. We published the Australian arm of Partysan Magazine (Germany), designed and launched Pulse Radio and curated Gas Projects - a night of street artist exhibitions and musicians featuring Doze Green (NYC) and Sean Roberts director of 'The Run Up' (SF). We were also producing creative for street press publications and record labels such as Sony/BMG and EMI for artists like Fat Boy Slim, Calvin Harris, Puscifer and Faithless.

Involvements

  • Sound of the Web, Singapore

    September 2016

    As a research and development piece I curated an installation, turned digital experiment, about how we can take website data and convert it into contextual sound. Co-presented at Spikes Asia 2016.

    Watch the trailer
  • Tractor Design School

    App Interface Design class, April 2015

    Co-lecturerd a class of twelve UX design students on app design, and then chosen for the judging panel for final presentations.

  • AGDA Visual Response

    2015

    Animated response to the 2015 awards online showcase.

  • AIMIA Award Winner

    2014

    Best of Tablet - Learning & Education
    Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll iPad App

  • Two Thousand (Sydney) - Cuttings Review

    2013 The incredible design is by Dave Fernandes – who you probably know as a HAHA DJ, and the digital publishers, Branches, will be the reason even the most staunch of us crack and buy iPads… “or Android equivalents”.

    Cuttings Journal Review

  • AGDA NEW (New South Wales)

    2012

    1 of 10 featured Designers - AGDA New publication

  • ABC Digital Excellence Awards

    2012

    Best mini-site award ‘Leaving Guantanomo Bay’ (Radio National)

  • Graphis 100 Best in Annual Reports

    2011

    Gold Award - Interactive Annual Report
    Qantas (Frost* Design)

  • Cyclic Defrost* 25th Issue

    2010

    Guest cover Designer & Interview

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