James Sharp

James Sharp

Design, Startegy & Innovation at Department of Defence

Startupbootcamp Energy Australia Mentor

James has spent his career seeking out exciting and challenging experiences through his time in the Australian Defence Force. During this time James has sereved in Afganistan, learnt French and has lead, managed and trained men and women in Australia and abroad. James now wants to leave Defence and seek his next challenge.

All throughout his career James has been interested in design, design thinking, innovation and business creation and most recently UX/UI design and management. For this reason James has always kept a side project going to satisfy his creative side.

It is by tapping into this passion that I have been able to found two small businesses, run marketing and social media for another and learnt another language.

It has become apparent that I am ready to transition into a new career and turn my side passions into greater opportunities. Which is why I have commenced my transition from government to civilian and am ready and excited for what comes next.