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Sam Holyhead

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsUI Designer - Front-end Developer - UX Designer


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About me

I enjoy working across the product development cycle; starting with initial design thinking and research, validating ideas through user-testing prototypes before working on high-fidelity designs and helping with their front-end implementation. I have four years of industry experience, first working for Touchpress (an iOS app developer) then Amphio (a digital design agency). Along side these jobs I have completed freelance design and development work for clients such the South India Coffee Company, NHS, Comic Relief and Nominet Trust. Prior to this I studied Graphic Design at Sheffield Hallam graduating with first-class honours.

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  • Sketch
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Html CSS
  • Javascript
  • Digital Prototyping
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Design Thinking
  • Github
  • Agile Development

Work history


Design Lead & Front-end Developer


Sep 2016 - Jul 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Led design sprints with external clients like the Institute of Physics. These design thinking sessions including stakeholder interviews, sketching ideas, storyboarding, rapid prototyping and user testing to verify ideas and drive both design and business decisions. UX and UI design for iOS, Android, hybrid & web apps ranging from services for the Institute of Physics, tools for G. Henle Verlag and games for Fondation Louis Vuitton. The process included creating user-flows, high-fidelity prototyping, usability tests and creating & maintaining design systems. Responsible for the front-end development of web and iOS designs. Experienced working in Agile/Scrum methodology and using Git for version control. Experienced in articulating problems and explaining solutions to both the internal team, clients and other stakeholders. As the sole designer I was also responsible for hiring and managing freelance designers when necessary.




Oct 2014 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • UX & UI design for iOS and Android apps with partners such as the Juilliard School, the Philharmonic Orchestra and Faber & Faber. Also responsible for localisation and asset production as well as designing marketing materials and microsites.



(BA hons) Graphic Design

Sheffield Hallam University

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
  • Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • First Class Honours