Christopher Deane

Principal Designer. Design System Consultant. Content Creator.

About

A Design Specialist with 20 years of experience helping organisations, agencies, and clients create meaningful, customer-driven products and experiences.
Currently at Symplicit.

Clients

Macquarie Bank, Citi, Unilever, Commonwealth Bank, Rest Super, Snooze, Metricon, Brown Brothers, Bayer, Deloitte, Telstra, Reckitt Benckiser, NSW Dept. Education, Clipsal, Westfield and more recently Sonder.

Dezin Design System

A Sketch, Figma and Webflow Design System that focusses on the fundamentals and components you need to design and develop in a more efficient, consistent way.

Education

Youtube

Where I teach thousands of designers how to build their own Design System in Sketch then use it for their own projects. Also covering After Effects, Figma, Webflow and more.

Medium

Writing for publications Design+Sketch, Flawless iOS on Design Systems, UI design and native animations inside xCode and Android studio.

Selected Work

Mobile banking with personality

On-boarding animations and product design for MQ. Global Design System that aligned Design and Dev across multiple products.

Smart banking features

Smart search, travel notices and a pin-able menu for MQ. Complete Uplift Design that aligned desktop and mobile.

Bringing delight to bank surveys

Native Animations and Product Design for the CBA Labs App. Customers earn points answering questions then redeem them on items to fill their lab.

Simplifying product customisation

Created the bedBUILDER for Snooze that allows customers to build their dream bed with a mix and match range of features.

Breaking the mold of conservative law

Brand refresh, photography direction and responsive site design for leading AU commercial law firm ABL.

Faster payments with context

On-boarding screen animations and product design for PayID in the CBA app.

Visual story telling with 3D

3D On-boarding animations done in Cinema 4D for an AU Super Fund. This design is no longer in the public domain.

E-commerce, without templated limitations

Visual filtering and a brand uplift come together to help customers discover the Brown Brothers range.

Brown Brothers has recently been redeveloped so consider this a project from the past.

Showreel

3D Animation, Motion Graphics and Post Production. Selected cuts from the video projects I’ve worked on over the years.

Awards

Communicator

30

DRIVENxDESIGN

10

W3

05

Webby

03

AU Web

03

Kentico

03

Global

02

Effie

01