Fiona McBurney Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

2008 - present

Website and Publications Officer Muswellbrook Shire Council - Muswellbrook NSW

  • Commenced within the IT Department, then became founding member of  the Executive Services Team assisting with the creation and maintenance of various websites and print campaigns. 
  • Set up and build websites using Joomla or Wordpress CMS
  • Scripting in HTML, CSS, MySQL, PHP 
  • Implement, maintain and monitor social media pages and email campaigns.
  • Photography for advertising campaigns and media releases.
  • Co-ordinate, contribute and maintain large photography library.
  • Providing advice to other Council departments of media and event planning. 
  • Assist other Council departments in development, design and production of campaigns, which often included posters, newspaper and magazine advertisements, invitations, emails and social media.
  • Plan, design and coordinate mail distribution of quarterly newsletters.
  • Work with Council executives to create corporate documents to a high standard.
  • Temp Information Services Manager for team of five IT and administrative professionals in 2015.

2005-2008

Teachers Credit Union - Homebush NSW

  • Worked with in-house marketing team as a graphic designer on promotional and educational material, and corporate documents such as annual reports for print and web.
  • Develop and maintain corporate branding.
  • Worked with large design team and external website development firm to rebuild extensive website.
  • Produced regular magazines for junior savers, teachers and senior audiences.

2003-2005

Nouveau Productions - Surry Hills NSW

Snr Graphic Designer of a small team in a boutique design and photography agency.

  • Post production of photographs.
  • Design for large-format printing for retail spaces.
  • Design and implement virtual tour web pages for real estate property sales.
  • Digital print, and large format print production for small print-runs.
  • Liaise with clients to ensure best outcome for their print and design needs.

2002-2003

Outsource Australia - Sydney CBD NSW

In-house Graphic Designer assisting executive team to deliver tender responses of a high visual standard, developing and maintaining websites and intranets. Logo designs for in-house products and services.

2000-2001

Mercury Creative - Pymble NSW

As a Senior Designer in a small team I was responsible for the design and production of retail catalogues, point of sale press ads, websites and large-format design for exhibitions and events.
I developed a good working relationship with my clients. Two of whom I gained for Mercury Creative.
Being a Senior Designer I was responsible for managing the workflow and the employment and training of a Junior Graphic Designer.

1998-1999

CentaTech - Pymble NSW

As CentreTech’s in-house Designer and Print Production Manager I was responsible for design and print production of this software/multimedia company and its sister company, an international business college (ABTI).
As a member of the Multimedia Department I assisted and advised in the design of interactive training CD-ROMS, upkeep and development of web sites, design and production of college handbooks, newsletters and stationery. All printing was managed in-house on a large production digital printer that I maintained with regular colour calibrating, general maintenance and upkeep of consumables.

Education

  • 2016: Videomaking 101: Shoot, Edit, Publish workshop at AFTRS
  • 2015: Cert IV Frontline Management
  • 2011: Diploma in Web Content: Core Skills
  • 2010: Workshop by Australian Copyright Council: Websites & Copyright
  • 1997: Diploma in Graphic Design

Tech Skills

  • Advanced user of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver
  • Photography  and post production
  • Editing copy writing for online audience and SEO
  • Google Business tools  including Locations, Maps and Analytics
  • Joomla and Wordpress CMS
  • HTML
  • CSS 
  • MS Office advanced user
  • Experience with  Adobe Premiere
  • Video production - early stages, looking for opportunities