MICHAEL CROSBIE

LONDON BOUND MAY 2016

For the past four years Michael Crosbie has worked for Designworks, Australasia’s leading strategic design practice. Starting as a baby designer at Designworks in 2012, he has since climbed the ranks to become the youngest Design Director in the company. During his time at Designworks, Michael has worked for some of New Zealand's most loved brands, including Contact Energy, Kiwibank, Te Papa and Pacific Radiology. Outside of Designworks, Michael has continued to freelance — lovingly crafting web, print and brand for both well established and fresh faces including Sean Kelly, Kate Sylvester, Area 51, moochi, and twenty-seven names.

Employment

Dec 2015 — Current

Dec 2008 — Current

May 2015 — Nov 2015

Jun 2014 — Apr 2015

Sep 2013 — May 2014

May 2012 — Aug 2013

Design Director / Designworks

Freelance Designer & Developer

Design Leadership / Designworks

Senior Designer / Designworks

Mid-weight Designer / Designworks

Junior Designer / Designworks

Education

2008 — 2011
 
 

2000 — 2007

Bachelor of Design (First Class Honours)
Majoring in Visual Communication Design
— Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

NCEA Level Three with Excellence
— Gore High School, Gore, New Zealand

Skills & Knowledge

Adobe Creative Suite

HTML, CSS, jQuery

Intermediate PHP

Expression Engine CMS

Awards

Oct 2015
 
 

Oct 2015
 
 

Oct 2014
 
 

Oct 2015
 
 

Oct 2015
 
 

Oct 2015
 
 

Oct 2013
 
 

Dec 2011
 
 

Best Awards / Gold Pin / Large Scale Website
Te Papa Gallipoli Digital Experience
— as Design Director

Best Awards / Gold Pin / Design Craft
Contact Energy Operational Photography
— as Creative Director

Best Awards / Gold Pin / Large Scale Identity
Contact Energy
— as Design Team

Best Awards / Silver Pin / Self Promotion
Designworks Christmas Gift
— as Creative Director

Best Awards / Bronze Pin / Corp. Comms
Contact Energy Annual Report 2014
— as Design Director

Best Awards / Bronze Pin / Corp. Comms
Contact Energy Brand Bible
— as Design Director

Best Awards / Bronze Pin / Large Scale Identity
Kiwibank
— as Design Team

Massey University Scholar
— for coming in the top five percent of Honours students in the College of Creative Arts