I’m a user interface / user experience lead at Heroku.
Before that I looked after design and front-end development for the London-based crowdfunding publisher Unbound and the Melbourne-based social film site Goodfil.ms, and was the technical lead of the Clemenger BBDO ad agency.
I studied design and computer science, and I like the space between design and code. I also enjoy the blind terror of the creative process, solving difficult problems, and a clean sheet of paper.
I cannot skateboard. I tried, but it was a whole thing.
In my spare time I like to work on micro projects, from tools for creative coding, to tweet-based music videos, to random episode selectors for Arrested Development. I also like to write about web development, contribute to open source, and share design resources.
I believe there are very few things that can’t be made easier with good documentation.
“Charlie has a formidable blend of talents: a grounded, empathetic design sense, an artist’s eye for subversion, and the tenacity to do whatever—and learn whatever—is necessary to ship projects.”— Glen Maddern, Co-founder,Linc
“Charlie’s nicer friends will say great things about his creativity and empathy, which is true, but not interesting. Charlie has hustle. He works and he works and he works, and that is how he got so good at what he does.”— John Barton, CTO,Amber Electric
“Charlie has a unique, articulate, polished understanding of design, art and how people interact and care for one another.”— Will Dayble, Co-founder,Squareweave
“Charlie is a developer of exceptional talent. He is personable and fun, and these qualities made him universally loved by the team around him.”— Becky Bolton, Junior Developer,Unbound
Masters of Computer Science
RMIT University, Melbourne
2011 - onwards (on hold)
Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Design)
First Class Honours
Swinburne School of Design, Melbourne
2003 - 2007