Ashley Bullas

Masters of New Media
Graduate Diploma of Graphic Communication
Graduate Diploma of Education
Bachelor of Arts

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FUN FACTS

+ I am husband to one, father of two
+ I have a twin brother
+ Love anything to do with the outdoors
+ Finished 1x Ironman Triathlon, 5x Half Ironman's, 1x Marathon & 28 x Half Marathon's
+ Crazy I know

 
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Personal Skills

+ Connect well with people
+ Manage people with a focus on awareness of personal abilities and passions
+ Logical thinker and problem solver
+ Thorough understanding of the creative process including Print, Web, Photograpy & Video
+ Dedicated and Passionate
+ Proven high achiever and award winner
+ Honest, fair and reliable
+ Excellent organisational skills
+ Strong multi-tasker with good “fire-fighting“ skills.

 
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Education

+ Masters in New Media, 2004 - University of Canberra, ACT, Australia
+ Graduate Diploma in Graphic Communication, 1994 - Hawthorn Institute of Education (University of Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
+ Graduate Diploma in Education, 1992 - Hawthorn Institute of Education (University of Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
+ Bachelor of Arts, 1991 - University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 
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Awards

+ 2012 - Winner - Marketing & Communication - International Waste Association (IWA), Asia Pacific
+ 2012 - Winner - Global Honour Award Marketing & Communication - IWA Project Innovation Awards
+ 2012 - Winner - Public Engagement & Community Planning - Citation Planning Institute of Australia
+ 2005 - Finalist Digital Media - Desktop Magazine, Designer of the Year
+ 2008 - High Commendation - International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)
+ 2009 - Finalist Digital Media & interactive Media - Desktop Magazine, Designer of the Year

 
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Positions Held

+ Head of Creative Services (APAC ME), Photographer & Videographer - Jacobs, (Brisbane, Australia)
Creative Services Manager for the entire Australian, New Zealand, Asia-Pacific and Middle-East regions, photographer & videographer specialising in corporate headshots, architectural photography, environmental portraits and corporate video.  I am also a “hands-on-designer“ producing graphics material that supports the company’s proposals, communications and stakeholder engagement that is aimed at the general public and companies clientele. 

+ QLD Creative Services Manager - Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), (Brisbane, Australia)
QLD Creative Services Manager and “hands-on-designer“ to drive and develop a multi-skilled team of print, digital designers and programmers developing community consultation material for Federal, State and local Government infrastructure projects.  I grew the team from 3 staff to 7 staff and increased revenue from $100K to $1 million per annum within 3 years.  During this period I greatly improved the teams skills, diversity of workload and established a highly desirable team reputation within the wider SKM global business and with-in state and federal government departments.

+ Senior e-Learning Designer / Team Leader - e-Blended Learning Solutions (New Zealand)
e-Blended Learning Solutions was a boutique e-Learning company attached to a Private Tertiary Education facility in New Zealand.
As part of the initial team to start in this company I was closely involved in the business development, stategic planning and design of all e-learning courses. I was sole designer developing a custom e-Learning administration website which included an additional tutor/student support website. This included all user interface designs and specifications, budget and market evaluations, storyboarding of content and development of animations, interactions and online assessments, training and management of the e-Learning content development team.

+ Graphic Designer - Compass Group (United Kingdom)
The Compass Group was a large multi-national company specialising in the hospitality industry with a turnover of $3b annually.
Worked on a wide variety of print and web based material. Completed several proposals for various multi national clientele for both web and print media and was consultant for the web development department on aspects to enhance their productivity and workflow management.

+ Web Designer - ninemsn (Melbourne, Australia)
Designer of Australia’s most successful classified websites ‘CarPoint.com.au’, ‘Bikepoint.com.au’ & ‘Boatpoint.com.au’. Duties included management of design and build teams, all marketing and promotional material throughout the Asia Pacific Region, post production maintenance, training of home page construction teams in website design and Adobe software. Design of dealer website packages (templates) and design of over 2000+ dealer websites.

+ Magazine Designer - Australian Consolidated Press (Melbourne, Australia)
ACP is Australia’s leading editorial magazine company with over 50 magazine titles. Graphic Designer on several of Australia’s leading editorial magazines, such as ‘Motor’, Which Car?’, ‘Expanse’, ‘Unique Car’s’, ‘Rider’ and ‘BlueWater’.