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.
UX: Agile and Lean experience working in Sprints: Discovery workshops, user research, establishing I.A and user journeys, sketching out concepts, wireframing, prototyping in InVision or Axure, usability testing (A/B guerrilla or workshops), presenting solutions and design delivery
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.
HTML & CSS course. (2-day course)
WordPress website design for development (2-day course + online tutorials)
UX Design and Implementation (3-day course + online tutorials)
Advanced PowerPoint: Creative Template Design/Animation (1-day course)
24/7 Ad serving and production. (1-day course)
ETS: 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
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