Profile

UX Lead / Digital Art Director with 16 years commercial experience delivering successful  online, interactive and mobile solutions for high profile commercial clients and government organisations.

Specialisation in user experience design and creative direction, product and service development, communication and brand strategy, with comprehensive experience leading teams in complex Agile and Lean development environments.

LinkedIn Profile: http://au.linkedin.com/in/harrismitchell

Career

Digital Art Director / UX Lead
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
2012 – current (2 year 4 months), Sydney/Melbourne

Art Director of ABC Digital and currently UX Lead of ABC International, responsible for co-leading product development and creative leadership of  ’ABC Active Memory’ on-line brain training service, as well as other ABC digital initiatives.


Digital Creative Director
ThePlayroom, Omnilab Media Group
2012 (7 months), Sydney
Creative Director of The Playroom (Omnilab Media Group company), Australia’s largest independent Broadcast and Digital Services company, working on mobile, brand, application, game and UX projects.  

 

Lead UI Artist - Electronic Arts (EA Games Australia)
2010 – 2011 (1 year 6 months), Melbourne

Lead User Interface Artist for EA Games Australia, working closely with other  international EA studios.

 

Senior Artist and UI Team Lead
Transmission Games
2006 – 2009 (3 years 9 months), Melbourne

Senior Artist and user interface team leader for large games software development company.

 

Flash Designer/Developer
Museum Victoria
2005 – 2006 (1 year 5 months), Melbourne

Won tender to become preferred supplier for Flash design and development at the Museum Victoria, Immigration Museum and ScienceWorks.

 

Lead Web Designer
ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image
2002 –  2004 (2 years 3 months), Melbourne

Web design lead for high profile arts organisation located at Federation Square. Work included website design for internet/intranet, multimedia applications, photography and branding design for screen gallery exhibitions, marketing and public programs.

 

Interactive Art Director
Wunderman
2000 – December 2001 (1 years), Melbourne

Art direction, design and production co-ordination of online/offline projects for world-wide marketing company.

 

Creative Lead / Studio Manager
WebMedia
2000 – 2001 (2 years), Melbourne/Auckland

Creative Lead for award winning web start-up with offices in San Francisco, Auckland, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

 

Web Designer
WSAonline
1999 – 2000 (2 years), Melbourne

A highly successful and award winning dot com start up with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore.

 

Education

• Hons B.A. Multi Media Arts,  1995 – 1998 (RMIT – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)
• B.A. Visual Communication, Visual Design / Advertising Art Direction,  1992 – 1993  (RMIT) – Completed 2 yrs then transferred to B.A. Multi Media Arts

 

Awards

• ABC “Active Memory” nominated for 2 AIMIA awards 2014 (yet to be judged)
• Winner of “The McFarlane Prize for excellence in Australian Web Design” 2006
• ‘Transfigure’ website included in LAB 3000 “Digital Design Biennial” 2005
• Winner of “Best Website” – Museums Australia Publications Design Awards 2004
• B&T Awarded WSAonline – Interactive Agency of the Year Award 2000
• Winner of “Best Website” – Net Guide Web Award 1999
• Co-nominated for 2 Melbourne ‘Green Room’ Awards for Creativity 1998/99
• Awarded Australian Postgraduate Award, M.A. Multi-Media Arts 1999
• Winner of Ilford Australian wide Student Photographic Competition. 1991