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Name: Adam Maxwell

Phone: 0402 478 430 

e-mail: edgedesignz7@gmail.com


A critical thinker with strong design and creative ability, both graphically and mechanically, with an eye for detail.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work without supervision or in a team environment.

Good problem-solving and time management, with a desire for continuous learning and growth opportunities, as well as the ability to "think outside the box"


Automotive and engineering:

Tyre fitting, wheel aligning, general mechanical, paint and bodywork
CNC lathe operation and programming, structural steel detailing (draftsman)
Welding, metal fabrication, woodwork, building


Graphical, Web and Print, Video-graphically, conceptual, animation


Instructional design, Creating positive learning environments, both classroom and e-learning, designing learning objects, 


Mechanical: AutoCad, 3D Studio Max

Design: Adobe Suite of Creative Software, Graphics, Animation, Video 

Educational: Learning management systems, content management systems

Career history

I started my work career in the family business, a local Ampol, service station. This began at age 12, with after school stints pumping petrol. 

Over the early years, I worked in and around the Automotive industry, then making a move to study and work in engineering, both mechanical and civil.

I worked for 4 years at the now decommissioned, Southern Aluminum wheel plant. Progressing from unskilled worker to senior team member with a range of skills including CNC machining and programming, and Supervisory experience.

Then returning to study and employment as an Engineering Draftsman.

In later years, a passion to peruse a more creative bent, I began study in 'graphic design and multimedia'. This then led to teaching at TAFE TAS and working in the 'creative industries' area.

I worked for a number of e-learning companies, culminating with the establishment of my own business, 'Aptitude media'. I worked closely with one of Australia’s leading e-learning specialists, Dr Marcus Bowles, working on many interesting projects including online courses for the AMC. 

Most recently I have been working as a 'Participation Assistant' at TAS TAFE, and teaching metalwork, automotive and graphic design at 'City Campus Launceston'.


1975 - 1983 High schools: St Patricks College Launceston

1984 First year Matriculation: Launceston College

1994 - 1995 Advanced Certificate in engineering drafting: Alanvale TAFE

2000 Diploma in Graphic Design and Multimedia: Launceston TAFE

2002 - 2003 Certificate IV in multimedia: Launceston TAFE

2003 Diploma of Art Craft and Design: Academy of the arts

2002 - 2003 Advanced Diploma of Design Technology (Technology teacher) :Academy of the arts

2002 Diploma of Civil Engineering: Alanvale TAFE

2002 Cert 4 in assessment and workplace training: Launceston TAFE

2003 Cert 3 & 4 Screen: (Film making) Alanvale TAFE

2004 Diploma of Multimedia


Most outstanding multimedia student. Design & Multimedia (2003)

Highest achieving student in the Advanced Diploma of Design & Technology (2003)

Finalist in the 2004 TASTA training awards. Vocational student of the year category.