My Resume

About Me

My passion in design is seeking to bridge a gap in a social problem and solve it. Influenced by lean-start up methodology and design-led principles, my solutions strives to be customer focused.

A solution from me can be a narrative of the customer’s experience through storytelling and animation, print publication and editorials, graphic illustrations or using User Experience/User Interface principles for a digital solution.

Ultimately, I thrive to help people grow and strengthen their community profiles by visualising their needs and wants on the most appropriate medium to deliver the outcome.

Darren Ngui
Communication Designer, MISTD

Email: darren@darrenngui.com.au
Service Website: darrenngui.com.au

Work Experiences

  • Jul 2017 – Present, Innovation Designer – Australian Unity
    • Turn ideas into prototypes for proof of concepts that consist of wire-frames, websites development through CMS, code HTML, CSS & Javascript snippets templates, build virtual assistants, Storyboard Animations, Design Print and Digital Collaterals.

    • Participate and assist in Innovation and, Group Customer and Digital focus initiatives.

    • Test concepts across digital and print platforms using lean start-up methodologies, design-led, UX and UI principles.

  • Jan 2016 – Jun 2017, Industry Placement Student: Communication Designer – Australian Unity
    • Attend training on innovation philosophy, processes and best practice creative tools.

    • Experiment concepts using lean start up methodologies.

    • Help drive, provide support & knowledge to the other team members and innovation projects across the Healthcare business.

    • Help build excitement and commitment for innovation within Healthcare business.

  • Jan 2013 – Present, Freelance Communication Designer – darrenngui.com.au
    • Execute solutions to deliver an outcome on clarity of thoughts and information provided by client.
    • Technical support for all website hosting and development, email accounts for clients.
    • Delivered creative outcomes to meet unmet needs through print and digital collaterals.

  • April 2010 – Jul 2015, Musician for School Production – St Joseph’s College
    Pianist for St Joseph’s College school production
    2010 > The Jungle Book
    2011 > Aladdin
    2012 > Paint your Wagon
    2013 > Bugsy Malore
    2014 > Little Shop of Horrors
    2015 > Seussical the Musical (School 50th Anniversary)

  • April – May 2014, Graphic Designer – Mustang Motorsport
    Design 50th Anniversary Brochure and T-Shirt Design. Updating website and online store.

Volunteer Experiences

      • 2017 – Present, Communication Designer – MMM Australia
      • 2017 – Present, Graphic Designer – The Church at 1330
      • Jan 2016 – Dec 2017 – Website Administrator – The Boys’ Brigade Victoria
      • 2014 – Present, Media Designer – The Boys’ Brigade 33rd Vic Boronia

For a list of Darren’s experiences, you can be read it at Darren’s LinkedIn profile. Click the link below.

Education

  • 2013 – 2016
    Bachelor of Design (Communication) (Honours), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2012
    Victorian Certificate of Education, St Joseph’s College, Ferntree Gully

Certification

  • July 2016
    Inventium Customer-Driven Innovation Program Inventium, License, Accredible-10251606

Software Experience

  • Adobe CC Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition)
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • WordPress, Webflow, SquareSpace
  • Sketch Digital
  • Invision, Protopie
  • Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Publisher, InfoPath, SharePoint)
  • Google Analytics, Google Adwords
  • FaceBook Ad Management, Mail Chimp
  • SalesForce Einstein ChatBot, Google Dialogflow, Microsoft Azure

 

Association Membership

  • 2016 – Present
    Member of International Society of Typographic Designers (MISTD)
  • 2015 – 2016
    Member of Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA)

Awards & Achievements

  • 2019
    Awarded 1st place in CareHack, representing Australian Unity at Flinders University Hackerton, Adelaide.
  • 2017
    Awarded a Commendation Victoria Tasmania Graduate of the Year, Visual Communication Design Award by Design Institue of Australia (DIA)
  • 2016
    Awarded a Merit in International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Visualising Music.
  • 2012
    Australian Defence Force 2012 Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award.