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Adrian Forster

Product / Service DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Adrian Forster

Product / Service DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hello. I'm Adrian Forster, a versatile Digital Product Designer and Design Director based in London. I design delightful solutions for the connected world that solve real problems, seeking to empower, inform, and connect people. I prototype, test and iterate customer-focused solutions that meet measurable business objectives. I bridge the gap between business decision makers, developers, designers and users. I'm a big picture thinker, I tell stories, and solve big problems. I assist teams in aligning activities for optimum outcomes. Over the past 20 years, I have worked across a broad range of clients such as BBC Worldwide, Eurosport, Coca-Cola, Emirates, Jumeirah Group, Virgin Atlantic, Capitalise, Secret Cinema, International Tennis Federation, Canon Irista and Virgin Media to name a few. I started out self-taught in web design in 1995 and then with a BSc in Multimedia Computing and HCI by 2001, I was able to help numerous clients ranging from global brands, large organisations and small businesses respectively. I have intense enthusiasm, curiosity and passion for my work and believe in creating something that is more than simply the sum of its parts. I believe that great creative work comes from great relationships and collaboration.
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Work history
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    Lead Product DesignerCognitionX
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Design of the recent Virtual CogX 2020 event (cogx.co). Some said it was an impossible task but... not only did we surpass our 30,000 target attendee number and ended on 44,213 registrants but we also made this the biggest tech event in the world – 900+ speakers, 1000+ sessions, 100+ side events and 4000+ meetings in just three days! CognitionX’s mission is to bring clarity to, and accelerate adoption of, AI across all organisations from global enterprises to startups, and help ensure a safe and responsible transition to an AI-driven society. We are democratising and radically improving access to expert advice resulting in accelerated adoption of transformational technology, safe and responsible deployment and benefits that flow to the many not the few.
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    Experience Design ConsultantHow Might We Studio
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    In this role, I provide comprehensive product and experience design consultancy services for a diverse portfolio of national and international clients. With many clients requiring the upholding non-disclosure agreements, I facilitate design thinking sessions with interdisciplinary teams to craft meaningful, simple, and elegant experiences, products, and services for a wide range of end-users. I am also responsible for engaging in creative workshops, rapid prototyping and user testing to iterate customer-focused solutions that meet and exceed measurable business objectives. Some of my recent projects include: - Leading the development of strategy, design and delivery of a global loyalty programme for Jumeirah Group for agency 8 Inc. - Spearheading Olympics Innovation Framework optimisation project as a consultant for R/GA. - Engaging in design system optimisation using collaborative iterative design and rapid high fidelity prototyping in a project with Capitalise.com. - Reaffirming De Beers Diamonds’ position in global markets as the expert home of diamond through a contract with 11.12. - Transforming UX discipline across multiple business functions at Inviqa. - Creating a connected, cross-platform product to help photographers share, organise, and produce printed products for Canon Irista. - Developing new business opportunities and improving delivery of products and services for Emirates, Bosch, Marhaba, SkyCargo, and other key clients at Amaze Realise.
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Skills
  • UI Design
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Strategy
  • Product Design
  • Strategic Planning
  • Digital Design
  • Event Design
Education
    User Experience DesignGeneral Assembly
     - London, United Kingdom
    12 week part-time course
    BSc Multimedia ComputingUniversity of Westminster
     - London, United Kingdom
    Dissertation - Dissertation titled “Investigation in to Web Usabilty”
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Awards
    Best consumer websiteBIMA
    Website for Coca-cola.co.uk in collaboration with Preloaded