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About Me

Nice to meet you, my name is Helen Johnson

I am a UX/UI designer/developer and website designer with over 20 years of experience. During my career, I have designed, built, and managed custom solutions for websites across a range of industries in agency, freelance, and in-house roles.

While I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design from QUT way back in 2002, I am always looking to further my skills and knowledge. I have completed short courses in UX/UI, WordPress, Design, and SEO. I am currently completing further study in UX/UI Design, Web Accessibility, and Figma to ensure I am up to date on the latest technology, processes, trends, and standards.

I am an Aussie living in Brisbane, Queensland, with my English husband Matt and our two dogs Tessa and Dash.

PLAN

UX Design & Development
UX Research
Storyboarding
User Flows & User Journeys
Information Architecture
Copywriting & Copyediting
UX Writing

Design

UI Design & Development
Interaction Design
Figma
Adobe CC Suite
Affinity Suite
User Centred Design
Mobile Responsive Design
Accessible & Inclusive Design

Prototype

Wireframing
Firgma
Interaction Design
User Flows

Build

HTML and CSS
WordPress
Page Builders (including Oxygen Builder and Elementor Pro)
Custom WordPress Theme Coding (HTML, CSS, PHP & JS)
GeneratePress Premium & Blocks
ACF Pro & CPTs
Domains & Hosting (DNS, Cloudflare, cPanel, SSL)
SEO
Google (Analytics, Search Console & Workspace)

Manage

Built and managed a portfolio of over 2000 websites (2009 - 2017) overseeing content and SEO teams, liaising with development teams, and adding new features. 

Website project manager for a digital marketing agency (2022 - present) working on new websites and extending existing websites.

Built and managed numerous client websites (2017 - present).

Manage Domains, Hosting & DNS (including Cloudflare) for numerous websites.

Education

Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Arts (Communication Design)
2000 - 2002

COurses & Certificates

Google UX Design Professional Certificate Courses:
Google UX Design Professional Certificate Courses:
- Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design View Certificate
- Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, and Ideate View Certificate
- Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes View Certificate
Uxcel Certificates View Profile

CURRENTLY STUDYING

Figma UI UX Design Essentials
Google UX Design Professional Certificate
Figma UI UX Design Advanced
W3Cx Introduction to Web Accessibility
How To Design for Accessibility: for UX Designers
Introduction to UX Writing
I have also completed short courses covering WordPress, page builders including Oxygen and Elementor, website design, website management, and SEO.

Experience

Excite Media
Project Manager & Website Designer
May 2022 - Present
Helen.com.au
Website Consultant & Designer
April 2020 - May 2023
Freelance / Contract
Website Designer, Developer & SEO
August 2017 - Present
Ladbrokes Australia
Head of Content & WordPress UX/UI Design
September 2013 - January 2017
Panda Gaming
Website UX/UI Design & Development Manager
February 2009 - January 2017
Online Marketing Group / Fairfax Digital Media
Lead UX/UI Web Designer & Developer
February 2007 - February 2009
For my complete employment history, please go to LinkedIn

Personal Attributes

Creative but logical
Attention to detail
Strong communication (English - verbal & written)
Troubleshooting
Desire to learn
Accepting of feedback
Loyal and reliable
Patient and empathetic
Team player but can happily work alone

Interests

Dogs! I have 2 blue cattle dogs
Technology
Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Apple & Mac Fangirl
PC Gaming (Battlefield series)
Painting & Art
Being active (walking, hiking & F45)
Travel and adventures!

It starts with hello!

Get in touch to chat about UX, design, websites and more.
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