Chris
Southcott

Background in web and app design, journalism and video / audio production. Send me an email for a more detailed portfolio.

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Fairfax Media's Learning Hub and Onboarding app

At Fairfax Media I helped create and launch an internal learning website called the Learning Hub, which included an Onboarding web-app that is now used by every new employee at the company.

For the Learning Hub I contributed copy, built pages, customised and built parts of the Wordpress theme and wrote editorial content for the Technology section of the website.

The Onboarding product, which I built from the ground up, features a responsive, simple app-like interface with a distinctive, clean design.

You In

Winning the runner-up prize at Hackagong 2015, 'You In' was a prototype mobile-first events app designed to make catch-ups between friends super quick.

As part of 'Team Gravvity' I designed the fully functional, responsive web app concept, with a bright, tight visual aesthetic, and also produced a promo video for the project's Kickstarter page.

Wordflow

An offline application built for Chromebooks and devices with the Chrome browser. 2000 people purchased the app and use it regularly. It is now available for free.

I worked on the app's design, guiding its minimalistic visual style and creating the app's bright purple icon as well as associated promo videos.

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The Other Silicon Valley - TechGeek

Reporting from China, 'The Other Silicon Valley' is a feature story on Chinese phone manufacturer Oppo.

Research for the piece included a trip to Beijing and Dongguan as well as interviews with Oppo engineers and other company representatives. I also designed a website to compliment the article, which includes cover-size original photography that I captured on the trip.

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HTC Desire 626 review: a cheap sugar hit - Sydney Morning Herald

I have been published twice in The Sydney Morning Herald, with a product review of the HTC Desire 626 as well as a look at the Motorola Moto G smartphone. This included original photography.

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Meet Sweetie: The computer-generated 10-year-old girl busting paedophiles - Techly

I wrote over 100 articles in my time as a freelancer for Australian technology publication Techly.

Meet Sweetie, one of my personal highlights, was a feature story on humanitarian organisation Terre des Hommes.

Misc.

Winner Best Independent Media as an editor for TechGeek - Australian IT Journalism Awards 2013

Runner-Up Best Independent Media for my blog Gloss - Australian IT Journalism Awards 2017

Runner-Up You In - Hackagong 2015

Finalist Best New Journalist - Australian IT Journalism Awards 2016