Elizabeth Cretney is a UX designer based in Wellington, New Zealand.
Her life has been a journey from visual communication, to programming, to interaction design and direction – in New Zealand, Japan, Germany and Italy.
This wide experience allows her to see the possibilities, know the obstacles, and to find what’s original and practical.
She knows when to use a pencil too.
Bachelor of Design (1st Class Hons)
School of Design, Wellington, New Zealand
1998 – 2001
Nayland College, Nelson, New Zealand
1993 – 1997
CSS ( & SASS, LESS)
PHP ( & CodeIgniter, ExpressionEngine, Drupal, WP )
Public APIs ( GMaps, Fb, Tw)
Versioning ( Git )
PS, Il, InD.
Problem-solver, calm in a storm.
Native English speaker. Parlo Italiano un po’.
2010 Cannes Lions Shortlist / Media / It’s My Time
2010 Freccia d’Oro, Gold / Fashion / It’s My Time
2010 Freccia d’Oro , Silver / Experiential / It’s My Time
2007 Fellowship / Fabrica Research Centre
Freelance UX, Interaction Designer
Wellington, New Zealand / 2012 – present
Small-scale web projects for Italian and NZ clients. Emphasis on social, creative and editorial content.
Interaction Designer & Director
Fabrica Research Centre, Treviso, Italy / Nov 2010 – Dec 2011
Our team created a platform for Benetton Interactive Windows ( strategy of camera-based installations, development process, and remote monitoring). Colors Magazine online and digital archive. Selected resident designers / developers and supported them in realising projects.
Interaction Designer & Developer
Fabrica Research Centre, Treviso, Italy / Jul 2009 – Oct 2010
Social campaigns for Benetton and Fabrica research projects. Project managed the “It’s My Time” global online casting campaign.
Freelance Web Designer & Developer
Nelson, New Zealand / Feb 2009 – Jun 2009
Freelanced and consulted remotely on Fabrica research projects.
Resident Interaction Designer
Fabrica Research Centre, Treviso, Italy / Feb 2007 – Dec 2008
Fellowship in the Interactive team of Andy Cameron. As a resident I worked on projects for Fabrica, Benetton and my own research projects.
Freelance Web Designer & Developer,
Berlin, Germany / Feb 2006 – Dec 2006
Web Design, PHP Development & Flash Development.
Intern Graphic Designer & Flash Developer
Less Rain, Berlin, Germany / Oct 2005 – Jan 2006
Graphic Design, Illustration, Concepting & Prototyping (Flash).