Front-end Developer + Web Designer + Marketer =

Aaron Vanston

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Aaron Vanston

Front-end Developer + Web Designer + Marketer

I'm currently working as a front-end developer having just finished my degree at Swinburne in Digital Media and Marketing. I had altered the degree to include more accelerated web-based programming languages to fuel my interests in that area.

Previously I took part in Swinburne's IBL program as a Marketing assistant at Swinburne in the Faculty of ICT. The outcome of this is a mix of various marketing experiences and interests with a huge passion for web development and design.

I'm very curious and must know how everything ticks and works from gadgets to understanding higher level concepts in web programming.

Looking to the future

From my interests and skill set I'd love to explore digital variants of marketing (big data) whilst continuing my work with front-end development and web design.

I find it rewarding in leading and creating work beyond whats expected. I see myself developing my leadership skills further and one day (hopefully near future) leading a team within my chosen industry path.




Ship Online - Member System


Ship Online is a basic member and shipping calculation system built with the ability to register, sign-in add items to be ship and calculate costs. Built for University class, 2014 Semester 2.

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Buy Online - Shopping Cart System


Buy Online utilising AJAX is a neat little shopping cart system combined with registration, sign-in and the ability to process cart’s and orders. Built for University class, 2014 Semester 2.

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Maths Relevance Animation

After Effects and Premier Pro

The Maths relevance animation is a scholarship project is an educational tool aimed at creating buzz and provide context around some of the engineering Math topics students learn.

View the video

Light and Dark Login Forms

HTML5 and CSS3

Light and Dark login forms contain four colour variants (blue, green, orange and red) for each light and dark style.

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Mini Social Network


As part of our studies, we were assigned to create a small social network with the ability to add friends and remove them.

Download Source Code

Farm Clicker

JavaScript and CSS3

A browser-based text game produced in JavaScript. Currently in very early Alpha (don't mind the styles), and being produced by myself and another programmer.

JS Games


My Side Business

Founded in 2010, Wave Studios has serviced multiple clients in the areas of Web Design, Development and Branding Solutions.

Capstone Project

The Australasian Face & Body-Painting Association website is a final year project. The site features both paid members and public access to a range of content and community based material for their organization.

Client Website

A client website, in which another developer and myself worked on implementing a custom tool (to create custom framed words) into the Magento API to create a unique experience for their customers.


Quick Tip: Straighten and Level Out a Crooked Photo

Design & Illustration: Photo Effects

NOV 4TH 2010

Quick Tip: Use Puppet Warp in Photoshop CS5 to Tweak Your Images

Design & Illustration: Tool & Tips

JUN 22ND 2010

Quick Tip: Add a Frosted Background to Photo Captions

Design & Illustration: Text Effects

JUN 9TH 2010

Quick Tip: Create a Carbon Mesh Background in Photoshop

Design & Illustration: Visual Effects

MAY 25ND 2010


January, 2015


Front-end Developer

Major responsibilities
  • Web Design and Development
  • Mobile App Design and Development
  • User Experience Strategy
April, 2014
January, 2015


Front-end Developer + Web Designer

Designing and Developing a range of Websites/Web applications, Mobile Application and print medium for both in house and external clients

Major responsibilities
  • Web Design and Development
  • Mobile App Design and Development
  • Development and maintenance of various client and internal websites
  • User Experience Strategy
  • Google Search Engine Optimisation
  • Front End Development within HTML, CSS, JavaScript ION mobile App framework
  • Consulting on marketing collateral and strategies


Founder + Developer + Designer

Founded in 2010, WaveStudios was created to start my exploration and personal development within the web industry. Today WaveStudios successfully supports my work within the professional industry, offering consistent amd reoccurring clients.

Responsible for:
  • Client Management
  • Website Development
  • Website Design
  • Branding and Product Placement solutions
  • Marketing
Feb, 2013
Feb, 2014

Swinburne University of Technology

Marketing Assistant

During my year of Industry Based Learning (IBL) at Swinburne I was introduced to various marketing and digital projects helping build my professional portfolio of skills.

Some highlights of this role:
  • Project manager of Swinburne's stand at PAX Australia 2013 Expo
  • Project manager of Swinburne's ICT display at Swinburne's Open Day 2013
Key Responsibilities:
  • Management of Faculty Undergraduate Recruitment events and campaigns including Open Day
  • Development and maintenance of the Faculty web content and social media websites
  • Public speaking engagements and workshop delivery to a variety of audiences
  • Assisting with the creation and maintaining of publication and resource materials


Assistant to the Managing Director

Working with the Managing direct I helped produce and push a paperless workflow for the company, through the building of applications and new process for the production and administration team

Responsible for:
  • Database application creation and maintenance for product catalogues
  • Working amongst a team to operate efficiently throughout tasks
  • Extensive problem-solving in applications of IT (Hardware/Software)
  • Technical support to ensure optimum performance from all equipment throughout the workplace
  • Asset management, ensuring proper disposal, maintenance and tracking of assets
  • Assisted in increasing productivity by bringing forth suggestions to improve on current inventory and management systems



Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media and Marketing)

Swinburne University of Technology
  • Retaining 82 point average. (Full marks available upon request)
  • Modified course to take further advance web programing units in 2014.

Certificate III in Multimedia

Billanook College
  • Attained during Year 10 and 11 of Secondary School

Honours & Awards

Excellence Awards - Attained highest mark in the unit for that semester

  • Highest mark in The Internet & WWW 2 (Web Development) Semester 2 - 2012
  • Highest mark in Media Theory, Dvd And Compositing Semester 1 - 2012

Dean's List Recipient - Awarded to those who maintain a GPA average 3.5 out of 4

  • Semester 1 - 2014 (expected award, attained GPA 4.0)
  • Semester 2 - 2012

China Future Leadership Program

  • Attended China Future Leadership Program (Study tour - Nov-Dec 2012). Students with a High Distinction average were invited to attend a leadership and development program in China for 16 days


  • Scholarship project: Selected to produce video material aimed at helping engendering students understand the relevance of their maths - 2014
  • Recipient of Australian Defence Technical scholarship - 2009

Skills &Expertise


  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • SASS and LESS (learning)
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • Mobile App Development
  • XML
  • AJAX
  • Smarty Template Engine
  • Ruby (Learning)
  • Flash
  • CMS (Wordpress, Joomla)
  • SEO and Responsive Web Design

Web Services and Databases

  • FTP
  • Hosting (High level configuration, LAMP servers)
  • Subversion
  • Filemaker (Server and Client)

Content Creators

  • Full Adobe Suite
  • Notepad++
  • PhpStorm
  • Full Office Suite
  • Prepos - Preprocessor


  • Marketing Strategies
  • Marketing Planning and Market Sensing
  • Event Management
  • Social Media
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Product Branding
  • Public Speaking

3D Animation

  • Autodesk 3Ds Max
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Tracking and Compositing

Operating Systems

  • I'm OS agnostic
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android

High level: Installation, Configuration, monitoring and optimisation of the above


  • PC Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • hardware and Software upgrading

Photography/ Videography

  • DSLR photography
  • Video Capturing
  • Photo and Video editing
  • Video and image web optimisation

Get InTouch

My Details

Phone: 0423 729 626

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