Rodney Blackney

Product & Visual Designer

Welcome, with over 15 years of experience in product design and visual design, I have crafted work for many companies and brands, such as Cricket Australia, Envato, NRL, Commonwealth Games, Powerade, Shock Records, Holden Motorsport, AFL, and Telstra.


In every project I undertake, I employ the Design Thinking methodology. These stages include empathizing with users to understand their needs, defining the core problem, generating creative ideas through ideation, creating prototypes, conducting user testing, and continually iterating to enhance the final design.


I’ve recently taken the Gallup Assessment a performance-based tool, which helps individuals discover their top five strengths. The results are below.

1. Intellection

People exceptionally talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

2. Input

People exceptionally talented in the Input theme have a need to collect and archive. They may accumulate information, ideas, artifacts, or even relationships.

3. Consistency

People exceptionally talented in the Consistency theme are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. They crave stable routines and clear rules and procedures that everyone can follow.

4. Intellection

People talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.

5. Restorative

People exceptionally talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.


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Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop Adobe After Effects Whimsical


UI Design
UX Design Interaction Design
Design Systems Identity Design Graphic Design Sketching Wireframes Creative Direction Art Direction


"Rod’s been responsible for a huge volume of Envato's product and marketing design over more than a decade creating beautiful visual campaigns that helped generate millions for our community."


Collis Ta’eed
Founder Envato, COO Hey Tiger

"Rod is a very talented designer, he makes the average look beautiful and the boring look inspired. He speaks with pictures and seeks feedback which he takes on board simply and without fuss."


Layla Foord
Chief Operating Officer, Rex Software

"Every design task he takes on just looks awesome. He was also a really valuable member of my team at Envato, bringing a great sense of humor along with his many years of experience on the product."


Chris Thewell
Design Director, Duck Duck Go

"Rod was fantastic to work with. He has an extremely creative and unique design approach which was consistently impressive. He's also fantastic to work with, bringing a fun energy to the team."


Lauren McNab
Digital Marketing Specialist, Envato

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