Jed Blankson

UX Designer/Researcher

Level
Junior
Location
Brighton, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

I'm a Bsc Sociology graduate with a passion for music, culture and technology. As part of my degree, I have acquired an understanding of human behaviour, wide-ranging quantitative and qualitative research skills and knowledge of digital technology. I have combined these skills to pursue a career as a UX Designer with research being my specialism. I'm currently working as a social researcher for one of the worlds leading research organisations with the ONS being our biggest client. However I want to transfer these skills into a digital environment.

Skills

  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Creative
  • Social Awareness
  • Analaysis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Office
  • Spss
  • Marketing Campaigns

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Sainsbury's

    Sainsbury's

    • Non Creative Industries
  • British Heart Foundation

    British Heart Foundation

    • Charity
  • K

    Kantar Consulting

    • Northstar

      Northstar

      • Publishing

    Work history

    Currently

    Social Research Interviewer

    Kantar Consulting

    Feb 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Part Time
    • Interviewing and speaking to the general public to collect rich qualitative data regarding social, national and local issues. Introduced and administered The Crime Survey for England and Wales to achieve a 71% response rate.

    Currently

    Mar 2019
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Contributed to the planning and release of multiple projects from artists including ‘CHINCHILLA’, and ‘Just Kiddin’. • Arranged meetings between artists and label managers, pitched new releases to playlist curators, radio stations and blogs. • Liaised with companies such as Spotify, The Orchard and Ditto Music to arrange upcoming releases from artists. • Organised promotion schedules, travel bookings and meetings for ‘CHINCHILLA’ as a support act for Stings European Tour. • Acted as a point of contact for artists, clients and PR companies during release campaigns. • Analysing streaming data, creating invoices for artist bookings and negotiating contract deals with artists.

    Currently

    Sales Adviser

    Nespresso

    Nov 2018
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Demonstrating brand products in order to earn commission by executing coffee machine sales. Independently managing the Nespresso counter and informing clients about brand objectives

    2018

    Brand Ambassador

    TRO London

    Jul 2018 - Sep 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Maximising Ribena’s presence in the UK market by distributing drink samples. Liaising with the public, conducting surveys and communicating Lucozade’s objectives.

    2017

    Customer Assistant

    Sainsbury's

    Jun 2016 - Sep 2017
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Working in a team to provide a comfortable shopping experience for customers. Developed the skill of using my initiative in the absence of a line manager.

    2015

    Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Organised facilities for car parking, traffic control, hospitality and food.

    2017

    Customer Assistant

    Northstar

    Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Developed my interpersonal skills through negotiating with customers on car sale prices. Achieved the ability to multi-task and make quick decisions in a fast-paced business environment.

    Education

    Currently

    Sep 2015
    • Southampton, United Kingdom
    • BSc Sociology – 3rd year average mark- 67.6 (Overall Grade 2:1) Relevant Modules: Dissertation- 78, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods- 68, Qualitative Research Skills- 78, Business Social Enterprise- 72, Race & Ethnicity- 73.