Résumé

I am Dr. Domenico Mazza (b. Monza, 1991) an Australian/Italian citizen currently based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

I am a skilled visual designer of digital user interfaces, data visualisations and wayfinding systems. I thrive on challenging the visual design of digital and physical interfaces.

Employment

I have a wide range of experience as a practicing visual, interaction and web designer for tertiary education and research, the arts sector, as well as large and small design and cultural organisations.

  • Sessional teaching associate / unit coordinator
    Teaching and coordination for web design unit.
    Monash University, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (MADA)

    Feb 2016 – Dec 2017 (1 year 11 months)
  • Freelance visual/interaction designer and web developer

    Clients including Groove in the Moo music festival, artistic publisher Negative Press and artist Brook Andrew
    Dec 2013 – Jun 2015 (1 year 7 months)
    https://do.meni.co/work/web-design
  • Interaction design intern

    Interaction and visualisation designer
    Arup, Melbourne, Australia

    Dec 2014 – Feb 2015 (3 months)
    https://do.meni.co/work/miti-arup
  • Graphic design intern
    Print and wayfinding graphic designer) for faculty open day
    Monash University, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (MADA)
    Jun 2014 – Jul 2014 (2 months)
    https://do.meni.co/work/winter-at-mada
  • Research assistant


    Interaction and visualisation designer
    Immersive Analytics visualisation lab (IALab)
    Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology
    Jun 2014 – Jul 2014 (2 months)
    https://do.meni.co/work/accordion
  • Graphic design intern for Nite Art 2014

    Print and web graphic designer
    Nite Art, under Work Art Life Studios, Melbourne, Australia

    May 2014 – Jul 2014 (3 months)
  • Graphic design intern

    Print and wayfinding graphic designer
    Work Art Life Studios, Melbourne, Australia

    Jun 2013 – Jul 2013 (2 months)

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science

    2015–2019

    Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

    https://do.meni.co/phd/exhibition
  • Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)(Honours)

    2011–2014

    Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University
  • Certificates IV in Design and Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft

    2010
    Brighton Bay Art, Design & Photography

Publications

Selected exhibitions and performance

Grants

  • Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship / Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship
    Australian Government
    (2015–2018)
    Funding for PhD research ~$25,800 AUD per annum (total ~$103,200 AUD)
  • PhD top-up scholarship
    Arup Melbourne
    (2015–2018)
    Top-up funding for PhD research $7000 AUD per annum (total $28,000 AUD)

Awards and Recognition

  • FameLab 2018 Victoria semi-finalist
    British Council Australia
    (March 2018)
    media release (PDF)
  • Perimeter Books Social Engagement Award in Visual Communication
    2013 MADA Now graduate exhibition at Monash University, Art, Design & Architecture (MADA)
    (November 2013)
    http://www.artdes.monash.edu/gradshow2013/#domenico-mazza
  • agIdeas NewStar Award finalist
    agIdeas / Design Foundation (Australia)
    (2011–2013)
    Finalist for 2011, 2012 & 2013 agIdeas NewStar Awards
  • AGDA Australian Poster Biennale 2013 finalist
    (May 2013)
    Exhibited Perpetual Loss for the theme A Mother's Life is Precious https://v1.do.meni.co/perpetual-loss/
  • AGDA Award
    AGDA Australian Design Biennale 2012
    (October 2012)
    Awarded twice in the student category for Neglected https://v1.do.meni.co/neglected-specimen/ and Removed https://v1.do.meni.co/the-removalists/
  • AGDA Award
    Brighton Bay Art, Design & Photography
    (November 2010)
    For most professional student at Brighton Bay Art, Design and Photography in 2010
  • Brighton Bay Award for Excellence
    Brighton Bay Art, Design & Photography
    (November 2010)
  • Chris Connell Design Recognition Award
    Brighton Bay Art, Design & Photography
    (November 2010)
  • Vocational Pathways Acquisition Award
    Brighton Bay Art, Design & Photography
    (November 2010)

Volunteering

  • Audio/visual assistant
    Codex Australia artist books symposium
    (March 2014)