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Who We Are

We love to meet face-to-face in order to sketch ideas and solve problems.

Our core values are honesty and hard work.

Design Estate is currently operated by myself, “Scott Heappey”. I am a senior digital designer and front-end developer with a large set of skills. For over 10 years I have been working with: UI/UX, websites, email marketing, branding/identity, 3D animation, motion graphics and print.

I have experience working for award winning agencies such as Switch.I.T and Folk, where I had the privilege to work on high-end clients including all the major car manufacturers, several government agencies and various banking and mining institutions.

Scott Heappey Digital Designer and Front-End Developer

Design Skills

  • User Experience
    Featuring
    • Prototypes/wireframes
    • Site maps
  • User Interface
    Featuring
    • Pixel-perfection
    • Typography
    • Smart grids
    • Colour palettes
    • Creative conceptualisation
    • Attention to detail
    • Visual hierarchy
    • Information graphics
  • Email Marketing
    Featuring
    • Device friendly responsive templates
    • Setup, test and send
    • Animated GIF headers
    • Ongoing support
    • Customisable templates
    • Specific to brand guidelines
  • Branding/Identity
    Featuring
    • Logos
    • Business Cards/Letterheads
    • Brand Guidelines
  • 3D Animation
    Featuring
    • Medical/brain animation
    • Corporate promotions
    • eLearning
    • Animated icons
    Awards
    • Best Awards Finalist 2007
    • Vodafone Digital Art 2005
  • Motion Graphics
    Featuring
    • Presentations
    • Corporate promotions
    • eLearning
    • Showreels
  • Print
    Featuring
    • Business cards/letterheads
    • Posters/flyers
    • Brochures
    • Prospectuses
    • Magazines
    Awards
    • Pulp FGA 2003

Front-end Skills

  • HTML/HTML5
    Featuring
    • Responsive/Retina
    • W3C validation
    • Page structure
    • Forms
    • Canvas
    • Video
    • Geolocation
    • Cross browser
  • CSS/CSS3/SASS/LESS
    Featuring
    • Responsive/Retina
    • W3C validation
    • Variables
    • Operators
    • Mixins
    • Placeholders
    • Import
    • Functions
    • Cross browser
  • Jquery
    Featuring
    • Filters
    • Traversing
    • Events
    • Functions
    • Loops
    • Ajax
    • jQuery UI
    • Forms
    • Responsive
    • Accordions
    • Slideshows
    • Carousels
    • Zoom box
    • Galleries
    • Tooltips
    • Auto complete
    • Infinate scroll
    • Animation
    • Ghosting
    • Paralax
    • Google Maps
  • AngularJS
    Featuring
    • Templates
    • Repeaters
    • Two-way Data Binding
    • XHRs & Dependency Injection
    • Templating Links & Images
    • Routing & Multiple Views
    • Filters
    • Event Handlers
    • REST and Custom Services
    • Animation
  • Bootstrap
    Featuring
    • HTML/HTML5
    • CSS/SCSS
    • Jquery
    • AngularJS
  • Foundation
    Featuring
    • HTML/HTML5
    • CSS/SCSS
    • Jquery
  • Wordpress/PHP
    Featuring
    • Advanced Custom Fields
    • Contact Forms
    • BuddyPress
    • Google Maps
    • Galleries
    • Calendars/events
    • Blog/news/notices

Past Experience

  • Switch.I.T
    Senior Digital Designer 2012 - Present (3 years) Sydney, Australia
    Participation
    • Wireframes/prototypes
    • Website/interface design, front-end build and test
    • HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Jquery
    • EDM design(emails/newsletters), build, test and send
    • Project management
    Awards
    • Sitecore Best Mobile Experience 2014
    • Sitecore Best Use of Foundry 2014
    • Sitecore Best Manufacturing, Automotive & Technology 2014
    • Sitecore Best Mobile Site 2013
    • Sitecore Best eCommerce Site 2012
    Featured Clients
    • Toyota
    • Kia
    • Foxtel
    • Asia Pacific Group of Money Laundering
    • Rhino-Rack
    • Tyreright
    • The Bride's Diary
    • Australia Day
  • Cool Z
    Senior Digital Designer January 2010 – 2012 (2 years) Madrid, Spain
    Participation
    • Website design (Wordpress)
    • HTML5, CSS3, LESS, Jquery
    • Social Networks (Social Engine)
    • Online shops (Magento)
    • Logo/brand development
    • Banner advert, story boarding design and animation
    • Promotional animations/video
    • EDM design(emails/newsletters), build, test and send
    Awards
    • Awwwards Finalist
    Featured Clients
    • EMI Music Spain
    • Thales
  • Folk 'The Creative Agency'
    Web Designer October 2008 – January 2010 (1 year 4 months) Sydney, Australia
    Participation
    • Website/interface design, front-end build and test
    • HTML, CSS and Jquery
    • User-flow, full functionality site maps and wireframes
    • Banner advert, story boarding design and animation
    • Promotional animations/video
    • EDM(emails/newsletters) design, build, test and send
    • Client meetings/presentations
    Featured Clients
    • Macquarie Bank
    • Orica Mining
    • Deloitte
    • GraysOnline
    • NSW Government
  • TileFile Limited
    Senior Designer and Animator February 2007 - October 2008 (1 year 9 months)
    Participation
    • Working closely along side the founder to represent initial business ideas
    • User-flows, full functionality and wire frames
    • Lay-out and interface design
    • HTML and CSS
    • Iconography including both 2D icons and 3D animated icons
    • Logo/branding
    • Mobile phone design including Motorola applications, Nokia widgets and iPhone applications
    • Facebook applications
    • Simulation mock-ups (Flash)
    • Analysing data from user trials
    • Marketing plans
    • Promotional material including: videos/animation, T-shirts, brochures/flyers and event cards
    • Product council meetings
    • Photography
    Venture Capital
    • Motorola
  • Blueriver Creative
    Digital Designer December 2004 – January 2007 (2 years 2 months)
    Participation
    • Client management including initial proposals, concept meetings, quotes and general follow ups
    • Promotional CD's
    • Website design
    • HTML and CSS
    • Logo/brand development
    • Photo shoot direction
    • Print media including: brochures, prospectuses and magazines
    Featured Clients
    • Tony Romas Restaurants
    • Spotless
    • The Auto Company
  • Fairfax Magazines
    Graphic Designer January 2003 – January 2004 (1 year 1 month)
    Participation
    • Magazine lay-outs
    • Classified adverts
    • Colour correction
    • Photo retouching
    • Photo-shoot direction

Education

  • Auckland University of Technology
    Masters of Art and Design (First Class Honours) January 2006 – December 2006 (1 year)
    Inclusion
    • Product Management
    • Medical/brain visualisation
    • 3D modeling
    • 3D textures
    • 3D animation
    • 3D dynamics
    • 3D lighting
    • Sound design
    • Story boarding
    • CD design
    • Web design
    • Iconography
    • Methodology
    • Design philosophy
  • Auckland University of Technology
    Bachelor of Graphic Design Honours January 2004 – December 2004 (1 year)
    • Product Management
    • Sound visualisation
    • 3D modeling
    • 3D textures
    • 3D animation
    • 3D dynamics
    • 3D lighting
    • Sound design
    • Story boarding
    • CD design
    • Web design
    • Iconography
    • Methodology
    • Design philosophy
  • Auckland University of Technology
    Bachelor of Graphic Design January 2001 – December 2003 (3 years)
    Inclusion
    • Animation
    • Moving image
    • Gaming
    • Web design
    • Post production and film
    • Graphic design
    • Typography
    • Illustration
    • Short film
    • Photography
    • Graphic novel
    • Art history
    • Information graphics
  • Auckland University of Technology
    Certificate in Art and Design January 2000 – December 2000 (1 year)
    Inclusion
    • Animation
    • Web design
    • Graphic design
    • Typography
    • Illustration
    • Life Drawing
    • Photography
    • Sculpture
    • Graphic novel
    • Art history
    • Information graphics