Joseph Ortenzi has been making web sites since 1994, and remains keen on riding the technological wave. Schooled at the University of View Source, he majored in innovation and mistakes, in equal measure, before seeing the light of usability, web standards, user-centred design and universal, inclusive design.
Joseph is currently having lots of fun as a User Experience Designer in Sydney, elbow deep in interaction design and accessible, universal strategies and assisting both innovative start-ups and established multi-nationals see the benefits of inclusive design. He also keeps pretty busy with things like founding the London Web Standards Group, prosletysing at the Email Standards Project, organising webBlastSYD, and unorganising for barCamp Sydney. He is know to be listening intently, nodding positively and speaking knowledgably at several User-centred groups around Sydney like the UXBookClub Sydney, Service Design Drinks, Sydney Content Strategy and is an organiser at IxDA Sydney. He has presented at conferences like OZeWAI, WordCamp Sydney, and the Open Source Developers Conference. Look for him at WordCamp Melbourne in April 2013.
Joseph has worked at consultancies, digital, design and advertising agencies, Not-for-profits and as a freelance Consultant and Interaction Designer. He has improved experiences and influenced strategy for organisations, like Westfield, Aussie Home Loans, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Ticketek, Carnival Cruises, Many NSW and Commonwealth government agencies (ATO, DEEWR, OEH, BOM, etc) RTA, The Newspaper Works, The Man Booker Prize, Pepsico International, Metropolitan Homes and Crossrail.
He also helps compact organisations make the most of being a social business, like Urban Affect, PistachioWriting, Sabrosito, Seavac and others as well as several blogs and small sites scattered ’round the webosphere.
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He also likes Laksa and hamburgers with beetroot.
Not at the same time, though. That would be weird. Unlike peanut butter with chili-garlic sauce on toasted bagels; which is awesome.
And Little Creatures Ale is pretty nice too. The Justice Lager at his local, the Courthouse, in Newtown, is pretty good, (but the pool table there is wonky), but nothing beats an Aussie sirloin with a good shiraz, should you feel the need to invite him to dinner.
And you should.