A little about me

I enjoy the outdoors and the simple things in life, from flying around woodland trails on my Mountain bike to a peaceful day fishing in the middle of the countryside. I try to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. I also enjoy a good design show or walk around a gallery, from a digital exhibition or a stroll around the TATE Modern, I find it’s a great way to be inspired.

I have also been lucky enough to travel back in 2002 and spend over 7 years overseas. Traveling and working around South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, and finally Europe, which was a fantastic experience and inspiration as a young designer, and certainly broadened my horizons as a person, returning to work in London in 2009. I have worked in a variety of design roles from my early days in print as a Graphic Designer, to digital and web-based roles in different industries around London, I made the exciting transition into UX and UI design back in 2014 and have been in love with the challenges and rewards ever since.

As a UX/UI Designer, I currently find myself being very fortunate to work at Capgemini as a Senior Consultant on their Global UX Team. Working on a  huge project with Global giants Unilever at their offices in Liverpool. I have previously worked on some fantastic solutions for the NHS helping to design and deliver user-centric applications to Junior Doctors and Medical professionals.  

Experience

My passion and experience for UX and UI design came whilst working closely with both clients and developers, on large bespoke digital systems. I could clearly see the need and value for user-centered design. It is something that I feel passionate about. To create something that not only meets business requirements but helps the user, responds to the user’s needs, and helps them achieve their goals, is something that I find very rewarding. I also find that working in these small life cycles, following a UX process, keeps the team and myself on track ensuring that what we do create, is in fact of value.

Technical skills

UX: Agile and Lean experience working in Sprints: Discovery workshops, user research (defining personas – Goals, needs, pain-points/frustrations, triggers and motivations, user journey mapping, establishing information architecture/site maps, process gaps/system constraints, sketching out concepts and validating with business and users, wireframing, prototyping in Sketch & InVision or Axure, usability testing, presenting findings and next steps to the business whilst working with developers in the delivery be it daily on multiple projects or in an agile sprint process.

UI: Creating hi-fidelity mock-ups with Sketch or Adobe suite, establishing UI patterns and creating digital style sheets, delivery of assets, and implementation support with developers.

Digital: Creative solutions to responsive web and digital products, HTML responsive email campaigns, digital banners. Experience working with Adobe Flash on infomercials and websites, experience in creating digital products requiring animation, transitions, and interactive elements.

Web Design: Experienced in the design and build of HTML/CSS based websites, tailoring WordPress themes for commercial websites.

Graphic Design: Print layout, branding/logo design, creative artwork, POS, image manipulation, photo retouching/colour correction, and hand drawing.

Software expertise: Axure, JustinMind, (InVision and Sketch proficient), XMind, Adobe Creative Suite (In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop) WordPress, Joomla, Escenic, Quark X-press, plus production experience with 24/7 Ad serving. Design capable in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.

Additional training

  • UX Foundation course (2 Day workshop)
  • UX Design and Implementation (3-day course + online tutorials)
  • User Research Foundation course (2 Day workshop)
  • GDS User research workshop (3 days)
  • HTML & CSS course. (2-day course)
  • WordPress website design for development (2-day course + online tutorials)
  • Advanced PowerPoint: Creative Template Design/Animation (1-day course)
  • 24/7 Ad serving and production. (1-day course)

Employment: 2000-2020

Capgemini: Nov 2019 – Present
Position: Senior UX/UI Consultant

NHS Health Education England: 2017 – Nov 2019
Position: UX/UI Designer

ETS: Jun 2014 – Oct 2017
Position: Senior Designer

Informa: 2013 – 2014
Position: Creative Digital Designer

UBM – United Business Media: 2010 – 2013
Position: Digital Art Editor

EMP PLC: 2008 – 2010
Position: Graphic/Digital Designer

IDM PDG Co,.Ltd: 2004 – 2008
Position: Graphic Designer

Fragrance Oils (International) Ltd: 2000 – 2002
Position: Graphic Designer

References available on request

Education: 1990 – 2000

Stockport College of F.E & H.E (Manchester City College)
Higher National Diploma (HND) – Graphic Design
National Diploma – Design and Photography

Glossopdale Community College
A-level – Art and Design: A
A-level – Design Communication: B
9 GSCE’s level: A-C