I am a freelance digital product designer based in Faversham, Kent with 18 years’ professional design experience working with B2C and B2B applications. My professional career has seen me adapt and develop my design skills through significant technology transitions including analog to digital, mainframes to web and cloud to mobile technology and I continue to do so with emerging technology such as block-chain and decentralised applications. I have worked on a wide range of digital enterprise systems including Warehouse Management, Digital Asset Management, Waste and Recycling Management, Food Specification, Packaging Approval, Learner Management and Virtual Learning Environments. In addition to my diverse experience I believe my ability to solve problems, bold design philosophy and tenacious personality are key assets in continuing to drive any project and team forward to the highest design standard.
Research, scoping and auditing of product requirements for a variety of digital products and web applications large and small. Creation of holistic design frameworks to include brand strategy & development, product visual language, user interface components, user experience behaviours and online UI asset resource library including iconography and client side code snippets. Development, motivation and mentoring of production teams small and large into effective and efficient units whilst improving relationship between business and individual goals. Project managing and chairing of remote teams through Confluence / Jira, configuring bespoke work flows and design focused Scrum and Kanban Boards to improve design production and throughput. Troubleshooting projects which have experienced roadblocks and legacy design floors to provide short term solutions whilst resetting long term road maps with the aim of ensuring the product reaches market fit for purpose. Evaluation and development of quality assurance and decision making processes including evidence based design methodologies. Ability to unify and communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders within difficult and challenging circumstances to achieve common understanding and consensus on design direction. Project experience includes active and leading roles with international businesses in the UK and The United States (Remotely) and across sectors including: Pharmaceutical, medical, museums, manufacturing, supply-chain, non-for-profit, education, government department, utilities, food and fashion retail.
Working with brand, pr, search and digital agencies across Yorkshire I enhanced and developed in-house digital design expertise to win pitches and create award winning work.
As a Creative Director for 7 years with Bluetank I designed the companies web application product including brand, marketing, and UI for a digital asset management system and content management system for flash and html websites / intranets.
As an interactive designer working for Desap, an out source production studio, I was responsible for all aspects of design and technical production.
Working as a designer at a new media studio allowed me to develop my digital design and communication skills with an advanced programming team to create innovative applications for a range of entertainment and sport brands.