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About me

I’m passionate about solving small business problems with great design through best practices.

Hello

Thanks for stopping by and looking through my website! I’m a Product Designer based in Sydney, Australia. I specialise in product design, Figma, WordPress development and am currently learning front end React.
I’m passionate about solving small business problems with great design through best practices.
If you’d like to get in touch, you can write to me at contact@blakezajac.com.

Work

My day-to-day work consists of designing websites for small businesses that typically do not have an existing website, or whose 2014 Wix website just isn’t cutting it anymore (sorry, Wix).
My professional career began in 2019, when I started working for COG Branding as a generalist graphic designer, and over time niched into a product design and front-end development role.
Prior to my first full-time role, I worked freelance for an Esports organisation, WindAndRainGG in which my work was mostly used for social media.
Following the end of my 2 months with WindAndRainGG, I was engaged by Simmer Studio, a Newcastle-based design agency for some freelance motion design work. This was my first exposure to a real-world project and client.

Background

I don’t have a tertiary background in design or web development, all of what I’ve learned to date has been self-taught and through making mistakes and learning from them. I truly believe this is the best way to improve not only what I do, but anything in life.
I’ve been designing for as long as I can remember and was first introduced to it through the Call of Duty community where I edited montage videos for teams (no kidding – check it out).
I eventually outgrew video editing and started self-learning Cinema 4D and Octane Render in my free time where I would make some interesting 3D renders and even a looping animation.
Outside of my working and design bubble I bowl weekly, play the piano, have an interest in fashion, and occasionally explore new locations taking photos.

Skills

Product design
Website design
WordPress
Divi
Figma
Photography