Olly Donovan

Experience Designer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

A multidisciplinary designer experienced in high-level strategy, user-centred research, service & experience design. Deeply interested in people-centred, data driven projects. Passionate about developing a career in the intersection of behaviour change and positive impact - either social or environmental. Graduate of Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, in a joint masters programme - Innovation Design Engineering.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Branding
  • Environmental Design
  • Product
  • Art Direction
  • Multimedia
  • Typography
  • Design
  • Design Strategy
  • Creative
  • Problem Solving
  • Creative Direction
  • Logo Design
  • After Effects
  • UX Design
  • Design Engineering
  • Service Design
  • Fabrication
  • 3D Design
  • Print Design
  • Academic Research
  • Data Visualisation
  • Brand Consultancy
  • Creative Consultancy
  • Consultancy
  • Marketing Consulting
  • 3D Build
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Welding
  • 3D Printing
  • 3D Prototyping
  • 3D Production
  • Project Design
  • Product Engineering
  • Product Innovation
  • Design Innovation

Companies I’ve worked with

  • F

    Fourth

    • R

      Rose Design

      • S

        Skipping Rocks Lab

        • U

          Unreal Studios

          Work history

          Currently

          Experience Designer

          ON5 UK

          May 2019
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • ON5 UK is an R&D subsidiary, specialising in sustainable business development. Their mission is to reduce the UK’s domestic energy consumption. My role in the company is to carry out a user-centred research process to inform and design a holistic home retrofit service. Being the Experience Designer in a small team involved directing the company strategy and high-level project planning. This was largely informed by meetings with stakeholders and industry experts such as EDF, BNP Paribas, and Anthesis. We actioned the plan undertaking semistructured interviews with previous retrofit customers and potential customers to inform our market research and design decisions. A cyclical process of wireframing, prototyping and testing enabled us to build up a list of features our potential customers desire. Informing the architecture of our entire user journey, from granular user flows to holistic service diagrams. Taking a data-driven approach, I undertook design experiments based on cutting edge behaviour change techniques and tested their efficacy when applied in our specific product feature. The findings from our process are synthesised into an actionable roadmap for our partners, and informed our decisions moving toward product launch.

          Currently

          Market Researcher

          Fourth

          Oct 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Conducting market research, data analysis and visualisation.

          2019

          Product Designer

          Arborea

          Feb 2019 - May 2019
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Designing and prototyping the pilot for a modular microalgae growing unit for a sustainable agriculture technologies startup. As product designer I tested and optimised the prototype to increase algae yield, and managed manufacturing budget - the prototype was to inform the design of a 30-acre test farm. The pilot’s design was greatly influenced by the need for the assembly, operation, and maintenance of the unit to be as simple as possible. This was imperative to ensure the scalability of the technology. The design is in the latter stages of testing in Imperial College’s Innovation Hub.

          2016

          Jul 2017 - Sep 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Working on branding & marketing communication for the startup. Rapid prototyping and engineering new products and methods of production .

          2016

          Design Engineer

          Starling Cinema

          Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • 1 week project designing and building a portable commercial-grade cinema within a vehicle trailer for youth charity Starling Cinema.

          2016

          Graphic Designer

          Unreal Studios

          Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Branding, marketing and advertising.

          2016

          Graphic Designer

          Rose Design

          May 2016 - Jun 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Branding, marketing and advertising.

          Education

          2018

          Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • a joint double-masters programme with the Royal College of Art called Innovation Design Engineering.

          2018

          Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • a joint double-masters programme with Imperial College London called Innovation Design Engineering.

          2015

          Graphic Design BA (hons

          Falmouth University

          Aug 2012 - Jun 2015
          • Falmouth, United Kingdom