Chris
Southcott

Background in web and app design, journalism and video / audio production. This page is just a taste of previous projects I've worked on. Send me an email for a more detailed portfolio.

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F1 Strategy Report – 2018

A full redesign of F1StrategyReport.com, built as a custom WordPress theme, with a heavy focus on podcast content. Despite the media-rich update, the WordPress CMS is still very simple for end-users to introduce cover images, media and other content.

I also worked on completely updating the podcast cover art, the social side of the website and other brand components.

Check it out here.

My Game Guru – 2017

I worked on redesigning the user interface for My Game Guru, described as the world’s first Grassroots sports/game tracking and locating app. The new look is brighter, more fun and modern.

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Fairfax Media Learning Hub – 2016

At Fairfax Media I helped create and launch an internal learning website called the Learning Hub, which included an Onboarding web-app that is now used by every new employee at the company.

For the Learning Hub I contributed copy, built pages, customised and built parts of the WordPress theme and wrote editorial content for the Technology section of the website.

The Onboarding product, which I built from the ground up, features a responsive, simple app-like interface with a distinctive, clean design.

Reporting from China – 2016

‘The Other Silicon Valley’ is a feature story on Chinese phone manufacturer Oppo that I put together as a freelance technology journalist.

Research for the piece included a trip to Beijing and Dongguan as well as interviews with Oppo engineers and other company representatives.

I also created a mini-site of sorts for the article, published to TechGeek.com.au, which includes cover-size original photography that I captured on the trip.

The Other Silicon Valley – TechGeek

You In – 2015

Winning the runner-up prize at Hackagong 2015, ‘You In’ was a prototype mobile-first events app designed to make catch-ups between friends super quick.

As part of ‘Team Gravvity’ I designed the fully functional, responsive web app concept, with a bright, tight visual aesthetic, and also produced a promo video for the project’s Kickstarter page.

Wordflow – 2013

An offline application built for Chromebooks and devices with the Chrome browser. 2000 people purchased the app and use it regularly. It is now available for free.

I worked on the app’s design, guiding its minimalistic visual style and creating the app’s bright purple icon as well as associated promo videos.

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The Sydney Morning Herald – 2015

As a freelancer I was published twice in The Sydney Morning Herald, with a product review of the HTC Desire 626 as well as a look at the Motorola Moto G smartphone. This included original photography.

HTC – The Sydney Morning Herald
Review: Moto G (2015) – The Sydney Morning Herald

Techly – 2014 > 2016

I wrote over 100 articles for Australian technology publication Techly, working closely with the editor at the time.

One personal highlight was a feature story on humanitarian organisation Terre des Hommes. I also wrote numerous product tech reviews and other commentary for the website.

Misc.

Winner Best Independent Media as an editor for TechGeek – Australian IT Journalism Awards 2013

Runner-Up Best Independent Media for my blog Gloss – Australian IT Journalism Awards 2017

Runner-Up You In – Hackagong 2015

Finalist Best New Journalist – Australian IT Journalism Awards 2016