Raciti Designs Legacy


Design & Creative

* Interface Design * Information Architecture * Search engine optimisation
* Graphic Design * Content creation (copy writing/photography & imaging)
* Visualisation, Animation and Flash design/development
* Music/effects composition & digital recording / production * Offline/CD-Rom production
* Branding, logo and print design * Identity / Corporate Branding * Graphic Design – stationery, bcards
* POS, Flyers, Catalogues, Brochures * Web Design – INTERnet, INTRAnet, EXTRAnet
* eNewsletters / eMarketing * FLASH Animation * Media – CD / DVD Design * Online high-res art creation

User Interface Designer

Responsible for the creation and implementation of best practice user interfaces. I’m an experienced user interface/web designer with initiative, energy and passion to confidently: Define and maintain a user interface style guide Implement standardised user interfaces for all web application interfaces Identify and implement usability enhancements. Preparation of user interface concepts for prototyping and document specifications

Essential Skills/Attributes:

Tertiary qualified from University of Technology Sydney (UTS),
Swinburne University of Technology and Monash University – in Web/Graphic Design
with many years experience user interface/web design and a proven track record in designer user friendly applications along with the ability to communicate technical aspects visually.

In addition to this I possess:

Specialties Essential Skills/Attributes:

Experience with Photoshop and other adobe design software
HTML programming (CSS, DHTML)
Ability to understand and create information structure for web applications
Experience in using CRM systems like Sales Force
Knowledge of database modelling
Analytical mind, ability to see the big picture
Experience in telecommunication industry
Experience with mobile user interfaces

Web Designer: 
20 years of commercial/non-commercial design experience in design (10 years in development). Photoshop/illustrator – The above mentioned time in design (20 years) was spent on Photoshop 2 through Photoshop CS3 Flash – have spent 8 years on & off using Flash 2 through to CS3. Built animated buttons and small movies. CSS – All sites built have utilized a style sheet. Around 8 years in CSS. HTML – using HTML for as long as I can remember – since 1997. Used HTML in about 1997 and then solidly from 2000 onwards. Currently spending 60% in design and 40% of my time working on front end development working with software engineers. Assisted in writing several technical specifications to which web sites & applications have since been developed to adhere with ie. a Mobile Entertainment Platform – application. Comfortable with client communications, spent 5 years in student / customer / technical service and have had a lot of training and experience in this area, while managing and coordinating various design groups. My design samples and share with you that best represent my ability to design for Web. Tend to build my sites to use as few clicks as possible with everything in an easy to find place. My main project in my current position uses fairly stringent usability and user interface principles – learnt over the years through different companies. Built whole sites or web applications for many different clients before. For well known multi-national corporations (Wizard Home Loans, Australian Posters, Mobile Messenger, Audi, Hyundai). Comfortable with also converting your designs into HTML and CSS layouts. Worked with several CMS systems before like (SalesForce) and spend most of my day writing XHTML code at the moment. Experience with the following technologies: JavaScript – 6 years (X)HTML – 9 Years + CSS – 7 Years

For the past year and half designing new GUI graphical user interface screens for Rubik Financial Limited (ASX: RFL) a global financial services information technology provider that is partnered with Temenos (SWX: TEMN) a banking software solutions provider. Creating new GUI screens for different productions like – SPX – bulk payments, CWX Collections and Receivables management, Rubik hosted T24 from Temenos, NextBank – Mobile Banking for Nokia & i-phones and Internet Banking software systems for a number of banks, credit unions and building societies.

My past employers:
Recognised by the BRW magazine:
The chief executive of Mobile Messenger, Steve Taylor.
Mark Bouris, executive chairman, Wizard Mortgage Corporation.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Central Queensland University. Astre – Audi & Hyundai.

Manager Web Projects-GE Consumer Level 3 at GE Money. GE traces its beginnings to Thomas A. Edison, who established Edison Electric Light Company in 1878.
(Public Company; 10,001 or more employees; GE; Financial Services industry)
Online Web Manager at Wizard Home Loans. 
(Public Company; 201-500 employees; Financial Services industry)
UI Designer at Mobile Messenger. 
(Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Telecommunications industry)

Recommendations:

“John worked for Wizard Home Loans as a contractor in 2007 and he delivered very good quality
Web Design/Graphics design work. I would recommend him highly in this role.” February 18, 2008,
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative,
Bryn Nicholson – Head of eCommerce at Wizard Home Loans (client)
Bryn hired John Raciti as a Graphic/Web Designer in 2007

“John rapidly understood our requirements and has contributed great ideas and designs for our team.” April 27, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Creative
Brent Jackson, Director at Clinitec Pty Ltd, Chief Executive Officer at Rubik Financial Limited 
RFL – Rubik Financial Limited (ASX) 
hired John as a Graphic/Web Designer in 2008

“I certainly found John to be a very motivated and ethusiatic team player from day one. John’s attention to detail was
always very impressive and work ethic second to none. I would strongly recommend John in any opportunity going
forward and I believe that he would make an exemplary asset to any organisation.” February 4, 2008 
Michael Ungerboeck, Chief Operating Officer, Mobile Messenger
 managed John indirectly at Mobile Messenger.

“I have only known John for about 4 months, but in that time he has impressed me with the his talents. He has an eye for detail and the vision/skills to create ‘works of art’. He’s a definte team player and an asset to any organisation.” June 18, 2009
Trey Goodson , Sales , Rubik Financial Limited worked with John Raciti GradDip at Rubik Financial Limited

“John is a capable and personable designer with a significant amount of experience in his field. I would recommend him
to get the job done.” May 1, 2008
Top qualities: Personable , On Time , High Integrity
Andrew Temple, Account Director at Aura Interactive 
hired John as a Graphic/Web Designer in 2008

“John worked as a UI designer at Mobile Messenger. He is a passionate designer with a perfectionist’s eye for detail.
I’d recommend him to any UI/graphical design position.” February 19, 2008
Alek Zdziarski, Chief Technical Officer, MobileMessenger Pty Ltd
managed John indirectly at Mobile Messenger

“John has very high user inteface designing skills. He uses state of the art techniques and creates a modern and
attractive results. John was a great benefit to our project.” February 3, 2008 
Wilfried Schaffner, Project Manager, Mobile Messenger

worked with John at Mobile Messenger.

“John has great UI skills, is very friendly and is a pleasure to work with.” February 7, 2008,
Kunaal Ramchandani, Web Applications Developer, Mobile Messenger
worked directly with John at Mobile Messenger

“I found John is very focused towards his work and always willing to learn & improve” February 2, 2008 
Aftab Kassana, QA Manager, Mobile Messenger 

managed John indirectly at Mobile Messenger.

“John has strong interpersonal skills. It was a pleasure working with him.” February 2, 2008 
Kimberly Bolduc, Corporate Marketing Manager, Mobile Messenger

worked with John at Mobile Messenger.

“John Raciti is a talented graphic designer. He was very responsible for his job. He is also a really nice person
to work with. I recommend John Raciti.” April 24, 2008
Max Chu , Software Engineer , Mobile Messenger 
worked directly with John at Mobile Messenger

“I recruited John last year to join Mobile Messenger as our UI Designer working on a greenfields project. John demonstrated his professionalism and talent from the day we met to the day he finished with us. He is a colourful character and one of the friendliest people I know. As an employee and as a designer John would make a great asset to any company or project. All the best to you John. Vanessa” April 22, 2008
Vanessa Hamilton , HR Manager , Mobile Messenger 
managed John indirectly at Mobile Messenger

“John was one of the most friendly guy I have ever worked with, he’s very good at what he’s doing. I would recommend him to any company which requires someone with decent skills in grahpic design. All the best John!”
March 24, 2008
Bruce Li , Software Engineer , Mobile Messenger 
worked with John at Mobile Messenger

Web articles: 

Southern Courier Newspapers, News Community Media: For he’s a jolly good fellow – by Leesa Smith
Botany resident John Raciti has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. Mr Raciti received the honour for his outstanding work and contribution to Australian arts education in Melbourne and Sydney in the Catholic and public sectors and also for his continuing work in the banking and financial sectors, telecommunications, information technology and services industries for a listed Australian Securities Exchange company. The society has more than 27,000 fellows all around the world – other notable members have included Benjamin Franklin and Charles Dickens

Australian Graphic Design Association
John Raciti elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts:

At Monash (Monash Alumni News): 

CQU Sydney lecturer a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts:

Sydney lecturer has finger on pulse of digital innovation: 

Monash Magazine, Issue 23, May 2009: 

As a designer at Rubik Financial Limited, John Raciti (BA(Craft) 1997) develops prototypes for banking software that are used on devices like mobile phones and computer screens. He was also recently bestowed a Knighthood of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in Malta. PP. 32

Stay Connected magazine – UTS Graduate Profile: John Raciti, Autumn 2006

Beda Boys’ Bulletin – St Bede’s Old Collegians Association: 

John Raciti, class of 1993, recently had the honour of being bestowed a Knighthood of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in Malta. In 2006, John was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, in London. This was based on his merits for his outstanding work and contribution to Australian arts education in Melbourne and Sydney, and in the Catholic and public communities. PP. 5

St James College – Newsletter No 1 – Feb 2009:

We also congratulate John-Giovanni Raciti who has been made a Knight of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem. This is in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the world of art in general, and digital art specifically. John’s award follows up on his honour of being made a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in London in 2006, a wonderful achievement for a student of the Class of 1991. Congratulations to John on achieving such honours at such an early age. PP. 5

John Giovanni Raciti holds a B.A. (Craft) from Monash University, a Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Authoring from Swinburne University of Technology, a Graduate Certificate in Design and Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Design from University of Technology, Sydney, FRSA,

John Giovanni Raciti was awarded the Graduate Diploma in Design with Credit from the University of Technology, Sydney on the eleventh day of May 2007 on the recommendation of the Academic Board and by the authority of the University Council.

BA CRAFT MONASH, GRAD CERT APP.MEDIA SWINBURNE, GRAD CERT DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY UTS, GRAD DIP DESIGN UTS.

Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce – founded in 1754.

Italian Chamber Of Commerce And Industry In Australia inc – Chamber Member
Raciti, John – Graphic and web designer

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