Andy Marciniak

Andy Marciniak

Experience DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Andy Marciniak

Andy Marciniak

Experience DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Specialising in UX and UI design with strong visual, conceptual and analytical skills. Constantly aware of digital trends and new technologies, I love finding creative solutions using impactful and unique designs whilst utilising my technical knowledge to push innovation and guide transition to the final product. With twelve years’ industry experience, I have worked as a Digital Designer on many brands at agencies and as a Freelancer. I create tailored solutions for businesses by using user-centric processes and enjoy working in fast-paced, challenging and creative environments.
Projects
  • Habitat Blog
    Habitat Blog
Work history
    Product Designer
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Working with a diverse range of clients – from small companies & startups, through to established brands to deliver beautiful end-to-end digital solutions. • Working directly with clients to develop their web and content strategy through research and competitor analysis. • Utilise UX methods and tools to deliver user research, personas, user journey maps, site maps, process flows & usability testing. • Creation of low and hi-fi wireframes and prototyping using tools such as Sketch, Marvel, Invision. • Full visual concept creation with a focus on strong design elements and principles. • Prototype testing and iteration. • Development working with languages such as HTML5, CSS, SASS, JS and PHP. • Usability testing. • Ensuring on-time, on-budget and high quality project fulfillment. Clients include: Habitat, Strip Boutique, Fine + Rare, Rowan, Schachenmayr, Luxaflex, Social Pantry, Bert & May, Hive, StyleNest, Finimize.
    Head of Creative
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Aardvark is a digital agency specialising in UX, design and development for web sites, apps and CRM systems. I led a team of Designers and Front-end Developers, proactively responding to briefs to help create messaging, themes, imagery and other creative assets appropriate to the target audience and business objectives. • Producing and managing the UX process, design & development of digital products for clients. Maintaining high design and coding standards whilst monitoring budget and time constraints. • Design & front-end development of Aardvark’s product, Nudge CRM, a booking system for bars and restaurants. I was heavily involved in Nudge's full lifecycle from ideation, wireframing, prototyping, usability testing and push to market into major restaurant chains across the world. • Integrating agile methods and tools to improve the creative and development processes of the team. • Continually reviewing and constructively critiquing proposed creative and technological solutions to ensure they meet the brief and provide ROI. • Overseeing the creative development of projects to ensure that they are delivered on time, and that each and every client receives the best-in-class service. • Providing mentorship and inspiration to colleagues. • Representing the creative team in client briefings and presentations. Clients: Transport for London, Grand Union Bars, SquareMeal, La Tasca, Drake & Morgan, Hay House.
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Skills
  • UX Design
  • Sketch
  • Css3/less/sass
  • Wordpress
  • Javascript
  • Adobe Photoshop/indesign/illustrator
  • Responsive Web
  • UI Design
  • User Journeys
  • User Experience
Education
    BA(Hons) Multimedia with Business Studies
     - Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Awards
    Excellence in Technology Winner - Transport for London Digital Signs
    Supporting TfL’s major infrastructure project, deploying 20,000+ digital bus signs for the capital. I was the Lead UX/UI Designer and Front-end Developer on this project.
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    Webby Honoree for Square MealThe Webby Awards
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