I’m Tom

Working on
ways forward

I'm a Product Manager and Software Engineer
in Melb, AUS. I specialise in growth and product strategy.

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Work

Right now

Projects

• Worth It, a web app powered by UP Bank's API that helps users understand the true financial impact of discretionary spending on their savings goals through more engaging data visualisation.

• Joey, a virtual healthcare provider  with my sister, Dr Lucy Nijam. We're exploring redesigning the GP consult and delivering 75% of it with software to improve patient outcomes whilst reducing costs by up to 60%.

Learning about

• Growth and Retention. I've started the Reforge Growth Series in Oct 2021.

• Engineering. I've completed the Le Wagon full stack bootcamp and now further developing projects from the course, whilst learning React and improving my WebFlow skills.

Relaxing by

• Learning Ludovico Einaudi's 'Nuvole Bianche'.

• Playing 'Rocket League' on PS4 against Reggie, my 6yr old nephew in Ballarat.

• Listening to Kiasmos, Nils Frahm, and DJ Shaista playlists.

• Reading 'Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius' by Ryan Holiday.

Training towards

• Playing a solo piano 'concert' for friends &family in December 2021, maybe this Nils Frahm album.

• Clocking a 1km run in < 3mins.

• Clocking a 2km run in < 6mins.

Hey. I'm looking for React mentors.

Let's talk about it

Rivers of inquiry

Areas I'm currently digging into

Scaling quality healthcare

I've been looking into healthcare for 2+ years now and it's some of the most fulfilling work I've done. There's so much opportunity here, I'm surrounded by great people with verifiable knowledge, and there's something special about having a clear line between the work you're doing and in a way, potentially saving lives.

Software Engineering

Being able to understand code to rapidly build, launch, test and communicate products yourself is a necessity as a modern product manager, I believe.

I've completed a full-stack software engineer bootcamp in a bid to be better at both product management and going from zero to one faster.

If you're doing the same thing, HMU.

Conversational AI

If you know me, you know I'm glass half-full. This goes for how I think about tech's role in the future, too. There's so much good to be done when it's in the right hands and I think my hands (and the hands of those around me) could be some of those.

Work I've created

In the bank

Areas of focus

Industries

Virtual Health

Joey

July 2020 - May 2021

Conversational AI / SAAS

CreamChat

October 2020 - Feb 2021

Restaurant Discovery + Content

Cream

Jan 2018 - October 2020

Media + Digital Marketing

Neighbourhood Films

Jan 2015 - Jan 2021

Skills

Design

Product Design

UI/UX Design

Visual Design

Wireframing

Prototyping

Product

Management

Strategy

Agile

No-code solutions

Marketing

No-Code Solutions

Deeper Dives

Le Wagon

Full Stack Software Engineering

Mar 2021 – Aug 2021

Harvard Business

Negotiation Mastery

Jul 2018 – Aug 2018

Coursera

Digital Product Management

Jun 2017 – Sep 2017

Reforge

Growth Series

Oct 2021 - November 2021

Irrational Labs

Behavioural Design for Health

Aug 2020 – Dec 2020

No-Code Solutions

Stack

Figma

Webflow

Notion

Bubble

Trello

Asana

Photoshop

Wordpress

Ruby

Ruby on Rails

Javascript

SQL

Yamaha U1

hey.

Want to talk
web apps?

Let's do it

Trusted by brands
all over the world

John has helped our business deliver incredible results, leading success for our UI & UX

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Christina Klein

CEO @APPLE

We've worked with John across all our projects and it's our competitive advantage.

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Sam Steven

CEO @MICROSOFT

Spotify playlists make the world go 'round

'Day Party'

Probably the biggest crowd-pleaser. It's long, it's fun, regularly updated, and made for the best kind of partying. Apparently great to work out to, too.

Day party rules? Less heaving bangers, more disco, and lyrics where possible.

'Focus Dos'

What I work to most often.

Rule #1 for focus? No vocals, just a wall of instruments between you and everything else.

You're turn to play office DJ? Say no more.

'Dinner Party'

For obvious occasions. Not too sleepy, not too up & about, but enough on it to turn dinner into drinks.

What should you order for the table first? I think this.

'The Radar'

This is my favourite music, the best I've been able to find that I listen to over and over and over. Too much in fact.

I love a good banger, but it's definitely an acquired taste.

And here's a list of the rest.

Other stuff

Playlists make the world day go 'round better

I always work to music.

1. Here's 'Day Party', probably the biggest crowd-pleaser. It's long, it's fun, regularly updated, and made for the best kind of partying. Apparently great to work out to, too.

Day party rules? Less heaving bangers, more disco, and lyrics where possible.

2. Here's a playlist, 'Focus Uno', that's mostly classical. Here's 'Focus Dos' that's got more minimal techno. Rule #1 for focus? No vocals, just a wall of instruments between you and everything else.

3. Here's 'Dinner Party' for obvious occasions- not too sleepy, not to up and about. What should you order for the table first? This.

4. Here's 'The Radar'. It's mostly bangers but, like, cultured bangers... Tbh, I listen to it a lot. Too much in fact. I love a good banger, but it's definitely an acquired taste.

5. Here's a list of the rest.

The best pizza in Melbourne

It's Lazerpig. They regularly received recs on Cream and I've never had an average slice there. I'd link you to their profile but we turned the app off.

You judge a pub on its Parma, a hotel on its Club Sandwich, and a pizza joint on its Margherita. LP's is muy bueno. Outside of that, carnivores should definitely get the 'Italian Stallion' or 'Ronnie J'.

PS. They've the best gluten-free pizza base in Melb.

If I wasn't doing what I'm doing, what would I be doing?

Probably a Product Manager at a consumer-facing company in healthcare, space exploration, or search.

My early 2021 mantra

'Nothing motivates like a deadline.'

And asking myself, "How do you know you're not wrong."

Did I mention I'm looking for React mentors? And I'm always looking for product people to chat growth, too.

That's you? Get in touch.