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Andy Marciniak

Digital Designer & Developer

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsUX Designer - UI Designer - Digital Designer

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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.

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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

Work history

Currently

Product Designer

Neon Ink

Oct 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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.

2014

Head of Creative

Aardvark

Apr 2013 - Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full 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.

2013

Lead Designer

Aardvark

Apr 2010 - Apr 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Creating wireframes and design concepts from initial brief. • Construction of front and back-end client sites using HTML, CSS, JS & PHP. • Bug fixing, maintenance and improvements to entire client portfolio. • Use of project management tools such as Basecamp and Jira. • Liaising closely with clients to achieve goals and maintain relationships. • Presentations of ideas and concepts to clients.

2010

Graphic and Web Designer

Hostelbookers

Apr 2006 - Apr 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Global online travel company. Working in the in-house design team I covered many disciplines in both web design, development and print.

2006

Graphic and Web Designer

The Mind Gym

Jan 2006 - Apr 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working as an in-house Graphic Designer for a publisher of self-help books and corporate courses. - Production of artwork for print used in various marketing campaigns working with clients such as ITV, GSK and Dixons. - Creation of corporate Flash presentations.

2006

Graphic and Web Designer

10:00AM

Oct 2005 - Jan 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Web Designer for multimedia agency working for various clients. - Design and build of client web sites. - Design of corporate branding and stationary

Education

2004

BA(Hons) Multimedia with Business Studies

The University of Huddersfield

Sep 2001 - Jul 2004
  • Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Awards

2014

Excellence in Technology Winner - Transport for London Digital Signs

London Transport Awards

  • 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.

2012

Association of Online Publishers Award Nomination for StyleNest

Association of Online Publishers

2012

Webby Honoree for Square Meal

The Webby Awards

2012

Lovie Nomination for Square Meal

The Lovie Awards

2011

New Media Age "Site of the Week" for StyleNest

New Media Age