Max

Max

Product Design in London, He/Him

About

Product designer originally from New Zealand.

I love pizza, minimalism, summertime in Europe, speaking a little too quickly and unboxing new things.

Work Experience

2021 — Now
London

I support a small group of product designers, a brand designer and an art director defining the future of digital paper, bringing high-quality study notes to every student, and telling the world about GoodNotes. Together, we make study and work more efficient and enjoyable for millions of people globally.

2012 — Now

Ongoing UX, SEO and IA work with Bikes in Schools, a New Zealand-based charity helping get school kids back on bikes for increased health, fitness, skills, safety, confidence and self-esteem.

2019 — 2021
London

Leading a team of 3 on the user interface design of Shell MarketHub 2.0 — a $19 billion B2B eCommerce portal, helping Shell partners manage their day-to-day business.

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2018 — 2019
London

Hive Home is a smart home start-up by British Gas. I initiated and led the design system effort, which extended my initial contract twice. The system was across iOS, Android and the web.

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2017 — 2018
Designer at Emirates
London

Working in-house for Travelbag, part of the Emirates family. Specifically; long-haul travel for over-50s. Art direction for digital marketing campaigns within the strict guidelines of the Travelbag website and deciphering conflicting guidelines from airlines, hoteliers, and partner travel agencies. Display ads for the web and Facebook.

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2016 — 2016
Designer at Five by Five
London

Contracted to help deliver thousands of displays ads for both pre-order and launch of Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered. We worked in a tightly-knit team from a 23GB PSD file of source artwork from Activision. Also on accounts for Gap Kids, B&Q, Just Eat, Paw Patrol, Lego.

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Projects

2022
Ink Design System at GoodNotes

Introducing a new design language and x-platform experience for the #1 digital paper experience on the market. Breaking out of Apple's ecosystem, ensuring excellent platform citizenship and a cohesive experience across devices.

2020

Design system and e-commerce design language for Shell MarketHub, a $19B platform.

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2018
Honey Design System at Hive

Pitched and drove Hive Design System (HDS) for the web team. Introduced the 8px grid across the site, ushered in responsive type styles, an extended color palette and automated accessibility checks with Sketch plugins.

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2012
Certificate of Communication Studies at Auckland University of Technology
2012
Certificate of Barista Skills at Manakau Institute of Technology

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