About 2017-06-23T15:35:27+00:00

Sharon Ferris MA

Senior Visual Designer

BA with (Hons) Graphic Design and Masters of Art (MA) in Digital Art.

Education

  • Masters of Art (MA) | Camberwell College of Art

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) | University of Sussex

  • Certified Internet Webmaster | Stirling College

  • Higher National Diploma Graphic Design | Glasgow College of Printing

  • User Experince Foundation | General Assembly

 I have a proven technical competence with design material and my principle is to provide site visitors with a premier experience

Skills

  • Proven Digital Designer in UK, Sydney and USA for over a decade

  • Senior Web designer at Franklin Templeton Investments

  • Two years as Senior Designer at E-Commerce website Booktopia

  • Art Direction, UX and UI development for National Australian lifestyle website, GNN

  • Demonstrable collaborative and user-centred design skills as Snr Digital Designer at Thomson Reuters Australia

  • Three years as in house designer for publishing house Millivres Prowler Group, London

Professional Development

User Experience Design | General Assembly, Sydney

Full control of the creation of a full suite of user experience documentation for a fictional digital App. I had to communicate designs through deliverables like personas, sitemaps, user flows, wire-frames, user map and frame with Axure to model interaction. Finally I had to present, defend, and critique design decisions on my final product.

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector | University of the Arts London

My three month course involved initial assessment and induction, recommending delivery strategies and learning resources and a final presentation and workshop.

Design Thinking | General Assembly, Sydney

The workshop was focused on Design Thinking and its benefits for working in an organisation. Working on empathy mapping and lean persona development as ways to explore and communicate hypotheses and research data. Learning methods for breaking down problems into their component parts to better understand them. Mapping product stories to better understand their strategic vision. Creating two different types of rapid prototypes for the purpose of quickly testing ideas and hypotheses. Learning how design thinking applies to other industries.

For over 10 years I have built an international body of art work and celebrity commissions

Highlights

  • Getting to Sydney Vision Finals 2012 2013 as a Singer and Songwriter

  • Digital Artwork welcoming Ellen Degrees arriving in Sydney to promote
    Marriage Equality.

  • Practicing and Exhibiting Digital Artist

  • Conceptualised a “What if….” banner flown in Sydney “ What if gay was the new
    straight” Arts & About 2011

  • Illustrated personal artwork featured on “What Katie Did Next” for Katie Price as
    seen on ITV2 and Bravo in the UK.

  • Digital Installation exhibited and residency at Selfridges, London

Rupert-Kirk-Poster-Mockup

Lane Cove Council Commission for Custom Design Traffic Light Box in Lane Cove, Sydney

Ellen-Rainbow-Crossing-Poster-Mockup

Created Digital Artwork welcoming Ellen Degrees arriving in Sydney, to promote the Marriage Equality campaign & Save The Rainbow Crossing.

Sydney0visionPoster-Mockup

Getting to Sydney Vision Finals 2012 / 2013 as Singer/Songwriter

Arts&About-Poster-Mockup

Conceptualised a “What if….” banner flown in Sydney  “What if gay was the new straight” Arts & About 2011

Katie-Price-Poster-Mockup

Illustrated personal artwork featured on “What Katie Did Next” for Katie Price as seen on ITV2 and Bravo in the UK.

Selfridges-Poster-Mockup

Digital Installation exhibited and Residency at Selfridges London.