Résumé

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

Research fellow

Digital media design research for the built environment
Mediated Intelligence in Design Lab (MInD Lab),
Deakin University School of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment
Sep 2020 – onward
https://mindlab.cloud

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



Talks



Selected exhibitions and performance



Grants and scholarships

  • Geelong Arts Industry Commissions Program
    City of Greater Geelong
    For (In)tangible Heritage of Greater Geelong: Public City Space as Virtual Museum
    (2021)
  • Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship / Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship
    Australian Government
    (2015–2018)
  • PhD top-up scholarship
    Arup Melbourne
    (2015–2018)



Volunteering



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)