Who is this guy?

Born and raised on the outskirts of Melbourne, Dan Baird is a design nerd, Disney lover and puppy enthusiast.

As a versatile designer with a strong business acumen, Dan has spent over a decade working for agencies, multi-national businesses and technology startups. His work has seen him producing projects for some of the world’s strongest brands.

Dan has worked throughout his career to develop a range of skills that sets him apart as a professional creative who thoroughly understands the entire design process. He is able to deliver and execute fully integrated campaigns and products, his understanding of multiple mediums helps him serve as a bridge between designers, developers and management.

Incredibly passionate about good user experience, Dan believes design isn’t merely how something looks but how it works. Research and planning before execution is a key part of his design process.

Dan's work for Kabbee resulted in it being declared winner of Best App at the 2014 UK Mobile & App Design Awards.

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Proficiencies

Software

Sketch
Balsamiq
Invision
Flinto
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Experience Design
Adobe Flash
Microsoft Office

Digital

UI Design
UX & Research
Art direction
User testing
Wireframes and scoping
iOS & Android assets
Digital advertising
HTML 5 & CSS 3
Email marketing
Responsive design

Print

Art direction
Conceptualizing
Pre-press
Storyboarding
Colour management
Finished art
Brand guidelines
Typography
Layout and grid systems
Photo retouching

Management

Agile Methodology
Budgets and reporting
Project management
Scope and proposals
Pitching
Recruitment
Team leadership
Estimates and briefing
Client liaison

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Oct 2016 - Present

Product Design Lead / Expedia - Hotels.com

May 2016 - Oct 2016

Product Design Lead / Founders Factory

Aug 2014 - May 2016

Design & UX Lead / BorrowMyDoggy

Jan 2014 - Aug 2014

Head of Design / Kabbee

Apr 2012 - Dec 2013

Digital Art Director / Targetbase Integrated

Apr 2011 - Mar 2012

Senior Designer / Jetstar Airways

Mar 2009 - Apr 2011

Senior Designer / Short Fuse

Feb 2008 - Mar 2009

Interaction Designer / Lonely Planet Publications

Jan 2005 - Feb 2008

Web & Graphic Designer / McCallum Marketing

Jan 2004 - Jan 2005

Junior Designer / Short Fuse