About me

A little bit of information all about me

Profile

I am a passionate UX designer with experience in leading teams of designers and developers on multi-million pound projects for government, financial, and commercial clients. I have experience in designing for mobile and responsive web applications on both commercial and enterprise projects. I have worked with multiple clients to help their businesses become more customer and user focused.

I believe that a successful system should be invisible. It should never get in the way or disrupt a user’s progress. It should support the user in completing their task. The system should provide the user with the information that they need when they need it. I believe that a system should be designed to be consistent, contextual and clear.

Skillset

  • User research
  • Analysis
  • Content strategy
  • Information architecture
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Usability testing
  • Interaction design
  • Visual design
  • Style guides
  • Component libraries
  • Strategy
  • Agile workflow
  • Git version control
  • Stakeholder management
  • Team management
  • Team leadership
  • Design mentoring
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Excellent presentational skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Recent experience

  • Company: Sopra Steria
  • Dates: Nov 2014 – Present
  • Position: UX Managing Consultant, Senior UX Consultant

Sopra Steria is an international IT consultancy with clients ranging across Local and Regional Government, Healthcare, Financial sector and Commercial sectors. For 6 months of my time at Sopra Steria I helped to run the department while the head of department was on maternity leave.

  • Company: Storm ID
  • Dates: Jan 2012 - Nov 2014
  • Position: Digital designer

Storm ID is a digital transformation consultancy based in Edinburgh. Their clients include government, healthcare and commercial clients.

  • Company: Gecko New Media
  • Dates: April 2011 - Jan 2012
  • Position: UI designer

Gecko New Media is a digital specialist agency that provide mobile and web design and development. Their clients include national television, property and e-commerce clients.

  • Company: Simple Line Design
  • Dates: Feb 2009 - Present
  • Position: Web designer

Simple Line Design is a small design business that I ran while finishing, and after university. I worked for local clients and provided web design, development and support services. I still use this name when working on side projects with friends.