Amelia Marriott

Lead Product Designer (Contract) at The Guardian

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Amelia has spent the last ten years creating beautiful, functional experiences for Australian blue chip brands including ANZ, NAB, Deakin University, Simplot and Lumo Energy. Since her move to London in August 2016 she has led the digital redesign of the world-famous Tate gallery website, the complete website redesign for property giants Savills in addition to building and leading a team of 15 designers on the full scale service redesign for Three Mobile. Her passion for traditional crafts such as illustration, hand lettering and painting pair perfectly with her refined, contemporary skills around UX, digital design and prototyping. A polished presenter and industry thou ght leader, Amelia is just as comfortable at the front of the classroom as she is in the studio with an iMac and Photoshop. After finishing up her role as design director at The BIO Agency in late 2018, Amelia returned to 'dancing the freelance' with a 6 month stint as lead product designer on the Nissan account (through Publicis Sapient) before moving onto an in-house contract with The Guardian leading their design system initiative.

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • Wireframing
  • Hand Lettering
  • Sketch
  • Branding Identity
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • User Journey Design
  • User Personas
  • Card Sorting
  • Information Architecture Docs
  • Creative Art Direcction
  • Digital Design Creative
  • User Experience Designer
  • Axure RP Pro

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Publicis Sapient

    Publicis Sapient

    • Design
  • Mentally Friendly

    Mentally Friendly

    • Publishing
  • The BIO Agency

    The BIO Agency

    • Design
  • The Guardian

    The Guardian

    • Publishing

Work history

Currently

Lead Product Designer (Contract)

The Guardian

Jun 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Leading the UX design of The Guardian's digital design system.

Currently

Senior UX Designer

Mentally Friendly

Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Brought on in a freelance capacity by digital product studio Mentally Friendly, London to lead the UX and design of new updates to the world renowned Tate gallery site. Key roles include: - Scoping and road mapping all project requirements - Conducting full UX audit and recommendations of all applicable site sections - Managing internal and external staff members - Planning and running stakeholder ideation sessions and workshops - Developing information architecture and designs of all site features - Close collaboration with development teams - Planning, running and reporting usability interviews and testing

2019

Senior Product Designer

Publicis Sapient

Dec 2018 - Jun 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2018

Design Director

The BIO Agency

Jan 2018 - Dec 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2018

Art Director

The BIO Agency

Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2016

Senior UX & UI Designer

Hardhat Digital

Apr 2014 - Jul 2016
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Full Time
  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Ensure high quality user experience outcomes by effective management of team, client and user expectations. • Deliver consistent quality creative ideas and design executions. • Take a proactive role in converting new business with existing clients to studio projects. • Mentor Junior and Mid-weight designers. • Pro-actively communicate with staff, contractors, management and clients. • Conduct workshops and presentations solo and with confidence. • Facilitate roadmap sessions (scoping/quoting) with the team. • Provide internal and external teams with insights based on knowledge and experience to accurately scope out work requirements.

2014

Senior Digital Designer

Keepers

Aug 2010 - Mar 2014
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Full Time
  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Work closely with internal and external teams in all aspects of the digital design and UX process within a multichannel digital environment. • Scope and quote job estimates in accordance with client briefs. • Cultivate strong working relationships with accounts, content, strategy, SEO/SEM and development teams. • Present design work to internal departments and clients for technical review and feedback. • Ensure that projects are delivered within budget, on time and that all project milestones are met. • Conduct quality assurance and usability testing of finished digital products to ensure creative quality is maintained.

2009

In-house Designer

MyHome International

Apr 2009 - Sep 2009
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Full Time
  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Design all aspects of MyHome International’s corporate identity, stationery and print advertising. • Liaise with external parties to ensure that design was feasible given physical, material and budgetary constraints. • Prepare finished art and pre-press files for print and digital.

2009

In-house Designer

Prime Boards

Jul 2008 - Mar 2009
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Full Time
  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Perform a wide variety of graphic design functions and tasks to advertise and grow the business. • Maintain company website and internal stock inventories. • Contribute to and help maintain company’s creative asset library, product style guides and pattern libraries.

Education

2015

12 Week UX Course

General Assembly

Oct 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Skills & Tools - Use industry standard tools such as Sketch and Invision to prototype and wireframe design solutions. Production Standard - Put together a full suite of UX documentation for a digital product, from user personas and wireframes to interactive prototypes. The Big Picture - Connect and convey how insights into customer behavior — from problems to solutions — can optimize any product or service.

2008

Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

Jan 2006 - Dec 2008
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • This course will allow you to combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges. You will develop a sound understanding of design theory and practice and be able to analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources to generate design solutions. This qualification reflects the role of graphic designers who have a command of wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills and knowledge in visual communication. These skills allow you to conceive, negotiate and realise design concepts for complex projects using sophisticated communication, organisational and project management skills. You may take responsibility for the work of others in terms of establishing and monitoring systems to ensure the effective production of work. Graphic designers work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media. Their work as professional designers may include, or have links to, areas such as advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, packaging, signage and web design. In this course, you will be introduced to industry briefs, enter competitions, attend conferences, and have access to professionals from the Graphic Design industry. Staff are drawn from industry and students study in our outstanding facilities using the latest software and equipment.