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Alistair Cooper

Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Alistair Cooper

Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Digital Art Director with a focus on graphic communication and identity systems. Since graduating from the London College of Communication (UAL) in 2015, I was scouted by digital studio keepthinking.it, where I'm currently positioned as the art director. Working primarily with global cultural organisations (museums, galleries, archives, collections), I’ve had the opportunity to lead UX, UI and art direction for a variety of institutions across the world, from New York to Hong Kong. I'm responsible for the production of visual communication and user-interface design. My role also includes leading and supporting UX design, information architecture, usability testing and developer support.
Projects
Projects credited in
  • White CubeAn established contemporary art gallery with a website that provides a neutral backdrop, bringing the artists and their works to the foreground. White Cube represents respected established and emerging artists from around the world, and hosts museum quality exhibitions in their three sites: London Bermondsey, London Mayfair and Hong Kong. Keepthinking worked with White Cube to realise their vision of a new website, along with the Qi CMS to manage content. whitecube.com See more details about K
  • Media MajlisMedia Majlis is the first museum dedicated to media in the Arab world. Opening its doors for the first time in 2019, this website is intended to be a key companion to the exhibition content and its interpretation, understanding, and reception by visitors. The website has been designed to complement the interconnectivity of the content, as well as take the user through it. It is a fluid space in which collection objects and their connections enable clear user navigation between them.
  • Asia Art ArchiveHosting one of the most valuable growing collections of material on contemporary art from the region, Asia Art Archive seeks to act as a catalyst for new ideas that enrich visitors' understanding of the world through the collection, creation, and sharing of knowledge. Keepthinking designed and developed the new website, creating closer links between the collection and the stories around it, with the Qi CMS used for collection management, as well as web content management.
Work history
    Digital DesignerKeepthinking
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Designing user experience and user interaction, primarily in the cultural sector. Working with global museums, archives, galleries and arts venues, I've had the opportunity to lead art direction, digital branding and user interaction for organisations across the world. I've lead direction for the User Experience, including: Information Architecture, Site-mapping, Wireframing, Usability Testing, Accessibility Testing. I've created specification documentation for developers to follow, interacted with them to decide best practices, and conducted both FE & BE functionality testing. I have worked as an individual and as part of a team. For a 6 month interval, I was the sole designer at my previous studio. I have experience in updating pre-existing websites to maintain consistency, I also have experience in creating new digital branding and art direction.
Skills
  • Digital Design
  • User Interaction
  • UI
  • UX
  • Information Architecture
  • Typography
  • Graphic Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Typography Design
  • Art Direction
Education
    (BA hons) Graphic DesignLondon College of Communication, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    BA (Hons) Design for Graphic Communication.
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    DiplomaCentral Beds College
     - United Kingdom
    National Diploma Graphic Design