We're all about UX
UX consultants have a combination of software design, psychology and performance support skill sets.
We believe that small equals personal service. But we also believe that one seasoned expert is worth a dozen Information Architects without the necessary experience.
Gary Bunker - Head of UX
Gary is a specialist in Usability, Information Architecture, User-Centred Design with global experience and multi-disciplinary skills at management and technical levels. He has run UX teams at several consultancies and companies in the UK and Australia.
A dedicated user advocate, Gary has a strong focus on making technology work well for the users. His key passion is practical UX – finding achievable and reasonable approaches to deliver high quality user experiences under real-world limitations.
He designed a working usability lab inside SecondLife, and has designed usability testing software in use around the world today (AURA). He regularly trains people in UX skills.
Andrea Garin - Research Manager
With five years of experience in various industries Andrea brings a wealth of field expertise to The Fore. She has worked with the NSW Roads & Maritime Services for many years, as well as working for the manufacturing and Health Insurance sectors.
Andrea manages the day-to-day running of many research stages for our team, as well as managing the administrative running of our Wollongong office.
Hannah Bunker - UX Trainee
Hannah has recently attained her Bachelor of Science, Advanced (honours) degree after studying at Wollongong University. She has a passion for the environment, for people and technology, with a strong focus on research and analysis.
Hannah is currently studying to be a UX Architect whilst working with us at the Fore.
Virgil Reality - Senior Information Architect / Front End Developer
Virgil Reality is an Information Architect who specialises in Content Management Driven Websites, Online Applications, and complex online systems. He has 25 years experience in technology and advertising, in verticals such as Media/Newspaper, Classifieds, Telco, Banking, Insurance, FMCG, Entertainment, Medical and Small Business.
Virgil’s experience also includes Documentation and Requirements, integration of eCommerce and Shopping Carts, Video, Sound, Membership, Communications, SEO and Analytics. He codes HTML/CSS/JQuery and PHP. He has completed project work for Toyota, CommBank, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Kikkoman, Inchcape, NAB, Mastercard, Vodafone UK, Swiss Telecom, Tag Heuer, BlueShieldBlueCross and more.
We are always on the lookout for our next team member. We are a small (but growing) and specialist UX house with a practical approach to projects, a good work-life balance and a local focus for the long term. If you live in the Illawarra and want to grow your career working on some of the best UX projects out there - then contact us.
- Good experience in the UX field - though we're open to those who are shifting sideways from related fields
- Strong experience in the design arena, preferably wireframing, software, web, apps, games or a combination of those
- Strong experience in Axure, our primary design tool
- Confidence in dealing with clients and projects
- An ability to work with others well, and to work to timeframes
- A willingness to work with an ethical and friendly business, where happy clients come before profit and greed