Studio Austin
UX & Visual Design
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Visual Design

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Visual Design

Graphic Design. Data Viz. Illustration. Web. Screen. Print.

 
Graphic design, data visualisation and photo-editing/treating/grading for a longform article at RNZ. Such touching stories, told beautifully by some amazing people who have had to face so many difficult obstacles in their lives.  With clear and powerful visual storytelling, the hope is that RNZ can bring greater awareness to the problems faced by so many in our community and real change can follow, leading to better outcomes for those most in need.  Follow this link to the full article:  https://lnkd.in/gYaYWX6

Graphic design, data visualisation and photo-editing/treating/grading for a longform article at RNZ. Such touching stories, told beautifully by some amazing people who have had to face so many difficult obstacles in their lives.

With clear and powerful visual storytelling, the hope is that RNZ can bring greater awareness to the problems faced by so many in our community and real change can follow, leading to better outcomes for those most in need.

Follow this link to the full article: https://lnkd.in/gYaYWX6

 
Graphic design and photo-editing/treatment for the longform web story at RNZ on Alien Weaponry - New Zealand’s young metal band who toured Europe and introduced many in the crowd to Te Reo Māori, the indigenous language of Aotearoa, New Zealand.  Follow this link to the full article:  https://lnkd.in/g-xw8ng

Graphic design and photo-editing/treatment for the longform web story at RNZ on Alien Weaponry - New Zealand’s young metal band who toured Europe and introduced many in the crowd to Te Reo Māori, the indigenous language of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Follow this link to the full article: https://lnkd.in/g-xw8ng

 
Graphic design and photo-editing/grading/treatment for RNZ’s longform article about the future planning for New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. It turns out being middle aged, white and wealthy means you are more likely to have your voice heard when it comes to planning, but these aren’t the people making up the largest section of the city’s population. Basically, it’s UX for cities. We need to identify all the users in a scenario, remove bias and empathise to design well - even when that design is an entire city’s future.  Follow this link to the full article:  https://lnkd.in/gGRuKiY

Graphic design and photo-editing/grading/treatment for RNZ’s longform article about the future planning for New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. It turns out being middle aged, white and wealthy means you are more likely to have your voice heard when it comes to planning, but these aren’t the people making up the largest section of the city’s population. Basically, it’s UX for cities. We need to identify all the users in a scenario, remove bias and empathise to design well - even when that design is an entire city’s future.

Follow this link to the full article: https://lnkd.in/gGRuKiY

 
Graphic design and photo-illustration for RNZ’s longform article acknowledging those who helped so many during the terror attacks in Christchurch.  Follow this link to the full article:  http://shorthand.radionz.co.nz/remember-the-heroes/index.html

Graphic design and photo-illustration for RNZ’s longform article acknowledging those who helped so many during the terror attacks in Christchurch.

Follow this link to the full article: http://shorthand.radionz.co.nz/remember-the-heroes/index.html

 
Design, photo retouching and compositing for Radio New Zealand's website - RNZ.co.nz

Design, photo retouching and compositing for Radio New Zealand's website - RNZ.co.nz

 
Photography and Graphic Design for RNZ's Alexa Skill - Amazon.com.au

Photography and Graphic Design for RNZ's Alexa Skill - Amazon.com.au

 
 

Webby Awards

Illustration to promote the RNZ App's second place in the international Webby awards.

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UNESCO Paris

Diagram for the Education For All international conference. Created in Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop with digitised hand-drawings by  Sarah Wilkins

Diagram for the Education For All international conference. Created in Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop with digitised hand-drawings by Sarah Wilkins

 

Communication Design

Proposal for enterprise-wide education around roll-out of new IT strategy

 

Logos

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Information Design

To communicate data and statistics visually, the designer first needs to understand the data themselves, then find ways in which to inform an audience via visual design.

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If somebody wanted to modify their behaviour, how could they better understand and manage their own anger? In this project, data was collected and tabulated over a period of time and results were represented visually in a striking yet meaningful and concise way. Angry outbursts were given their own visual identity, much like a logo, so that "pop out prompts' could be used, like signs and stickers, and placed in problem environments identified by the research. The resulting insights brought a deeper understanding of mitigating problems and facilitated change for the user.

 
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How should an earthquake look?

To best visualise an earthquake, we need to first consider the experience before designing how it might look.

As a quake emanates from below the earth’s surface, a user’s experience of one is inexorably linked with this unsettling sensation.

In order to enable a user to quickly identify earthquakes close to their location and to visualise their frequency as well as comparative intensity, a design decision was made to depict the energy both below and above the earth’s surface. Accentuating the vertical scale of the quake events in this manner makes it easier to decipher the variation in intensity between the events.

 

Book Cover Photography

 
 
 

Photo-illustration

 

CD Package Design