About

My name is Giselle Stidston. The design experience I have gathered from website building, working in a design team as well as my solo projects have assisted in the development of my minimalistic yet functional style.

I am a graduate of the Bachelor of Industrial Design from the University of Technology, Sydney. This well-rounded education has provided me with the foundation of the skills that I am building upon.

My interests reside in user-centred design, with a focus on interaction and environmental aspects. I enjoy creating results that surprise the user with easy functionality and beautiful aesthetics.

Skills

Industrial Design

My Industrial Design skill set, by nature, is varying and stretches from form to function with everything in between. My strengths lie in problem solving and concept development as well as excellent team work and organisational skills. The physical abilities that accompany my strengths include:

  • Concept Sketching
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Workshop Competency
  • Solidworks
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Basic knowledge of C+ language

Graphics Design

The style of my Graphic Design has very much been influenced by my training as an Industrial Designer. The focus on clarity and function ensures a simple and engaging piece that the user can easily understand. My work in Product Graphics has anchored these qualities further. The software that I use to product my designs include:

  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

Photography

Though not professional trained, through being a Photography Assistant as well as a passion for capturing moments, this medium has become one I love. My equipment and software knowledge include:

  • Canon Eos 7D
  • Lightroom
  • Adobe PhotoShop

Web Design

The combination of graphics and functionality that makes up Web Design, is a union I have a great interest in. For many businesses, a website is the customer’s gateway into their experience which is why having an easy-to-navigate, clear and engaging website is so important. My ability to identify what users want from a website as well as the design capabilities to execute this, ensure a comprehensive and memorable experience. The software and coding languages I use include:

  • Aptana Studio
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Basic HTML, CSS, JavaScript

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