philip mckeith

Freelance Digital Product Designer

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About me

 

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.

Skills

 

  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Bohemian Code Sketch
  • Html
  • Css3/less/sass
  • Basic Javascript
  • 4+ Years Experience in Qual Research
  • 4+ Years of Marketing Strategy
  • 3-5 Years SEO Experience
  • 360 Branding

Work history

Currently

Senior UI Designer

Diztinct Ltd

Apr 2010
  • Freelance
  • 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.

2010

Website & Digital Designer

Phil Mckeith Freelance

Jan 2009 - Apr 2010
  • Leeds, UK
  • Freelance
  • 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.

2009

Creative & Art Director

Bluetank

Feb 2002 - Jan 2009
  • Leeds, UK
  • Full Time
  • 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.

2002

Web Designer

Desap

Jul 2001 - Feb 2002
  • Leeds, UK
  • Full Time
  • As an interactive designer working for Desap, an out source production studio, I was responsible for all aspects of design and technical production.

2001

Web Designer

DS Emotion

Aug 2000 - Jul 2001
  • Leeds, UK
  • Full Time
  • 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.

2000

Web Designer

Clayton Carrington

Jul 1999 - Aug 2000
  • Leeds, UK
  • Full Time
  • My first Job in the industry exposed me to a variety of design production skills including corporate identity, packaging, print design and my first taste of web design converting brochures into websites using nested html, CGI- perl scripts and Javascript. My role expanded rapidly whilst working on large projects for international brands in the following sectors: Entertainment, commodities, retail and creative.