Sanjay Mistry

Principal Product Designer

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCreative Director - Product Designer - Service Designer - Product Designer - Service Designer

Projects

About me

I am a freelance principal product designer with 12 years’ experience in collaborating on large and complex digital products. Recently, I have focused on UX, user research, design and art direction, design management, mentoring and initiating collaborative workshops concerning atomic design principles and 'living' pattern libraries. I have worked with some top digital agencies, news organisations, start-ups, studio theatres, social enterprise companies, public transport providers, global e-commerce platforms and broadcasters in London, Toronto and Madrid. I also have experience in storyboarding, illustration, designing for print, and basic-to-intermediate sound and video editing. I am looking for long-term contracts of three months or longer. Ideally based on a four-day work week (Tues–Fri) with occasional remote working.

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Skills

  • Multi-platform
  • Applications
  • Websites
  • Interface Design
  • Prototyping
  • Creative Direction
  • Interactive Design
  • Web Page Design
  • Photoshop
  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • Sketch
  • Agile
  • Workshops
  • Pixate
  • Flinto
  • CD
  • TDD
  • BDD
  • Marvel
  • Design Patterns
  • Framer
  • Typograhphy
  • Systems Design
  • Css3
  • Framer Studio
  • Abstract

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • BBC

    BBC

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    • TV
  • Farfetch

    Farfetch

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    • Fashion
  • Guardian News and Media

    Guardian News and Media

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    • Publishing
  • FutureLearn

    FutureLearn

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    • E-Learning

Work history

Currently

Lead Product Designer

Financial Times

Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

Currently

DesignLab Mentor [Remote]

Designlab.com

Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Mentoring potential designers on individual four-week courses, and helping students improve their UI/UX skills by providing actionable feedback and individual Skype sessions.

Currently

Co-Curator

MailTape

Oct 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Since 2011, our collective releases a music selection every Sunday morning made in collaboration with a musician, band or poet. We're an independent, not-for-profit and ad-free cooperative—supported by our generous community—with around 16,000 people subscribed to our mailing list. Each episode is the result of a collaborative work between a guest, curator, illustrator and writer. http://mailta.pe/

Currently

Freelance Principal Product Designer

Six Ate

Sep 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I am currently working with Eurostar for their responsive redesign. My skills and experience include: • Excellent understanding of standards-aware, accessible and cross-browser HTML and CSS as applied to visual and UX design; • Excellent knowledge of designing UI explorations as well as interaction models for mobile and tablet applications (iOS 3.0-11, Android 1.6-7.1.2, Bada, Palm, RIM and Symbian); • Good knowledge of design research (user interviews, intercept surveys, usability studies), in addition to concept development wire­framing, building and testing prototypes and information architecture; • Adept at creating – and working with – branding guidelines and pattern libraries; • Experience in facilitating and planning workshops, pairing, release retrospectives, design critiques and mentoring junior designers; • Using: Adobe CC suite, Sketch, Affinity Designer, Invision, Flinto, Zeplin and pen & paper (as well as GIMP when I can). • Agile environments: Scrum, TDD, BDD, CD and development pairing.

2018

Principal Product Designer

Farfetch

Mar 2018 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Responsible for the UX, visual design, prototyping, user testing and some user research analysis for the upcoming loyalty program: Farfetch Access. Available in three languages: English, Arabic and Chinese.

2018

Principal Product Designer

Trainline

Feb 2017 - Feb 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2017

Principal Product Designer

Eurostar

Feb 2016 - Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Redesigning and re-platforming Eurostar.com for three languages – English, French and Dutch. The project involved a new responsive look and feel, ‘future vision’ native apps for phones and the Apple Watch, a digital pattern library and a wholesale re-platforming with new editing tools for the content team. My role was design lead on the booking path team, which also included establishing a shared vocabulary across the product teams with the creation of a pattern library, in addition to providing UX and user testing support.

2017

Principal Product Designer [Contract]

Eurostar

Feb 2016 - Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Redesigning and re-platforming Eurostar.com for three languages – English, French and Dutch. The project involved a new responsive look and feel, ‘future vision’ native apps for phones and the Apple Watch, a digital pattern library and a wholesale re-platforming with new editing tools for the content team. My role was design lead on the booking path team, which also included establishing a shared vocabulary across the product teams with the creation of a pattern library, in addition to providing UX and user testing support.

2016

Senior Product Designer

FutureLearn

Mar 2014 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working on the massive open online course (MOOC) platform founded in December 2012 as a company majority owned by the Open University. As of August 2017, it has 131 university partners and many non-university partners including the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library, the European Space Agency, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the National Film and Television School. As well as designing across both the product and marketing teams, we started the "living" pattern library using the atomic design methodology to construct and classify UI elements and patterns. The library directly reflects the FutureLearn platform and uses the same underlying CSS and markup to display the elements and rules that make up the interface.

2014

Senior Digital Designer

Guardian News and Media

Oct 2013 - Mar 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • On a six-month contract, I was working across a range of commercial and news products including the next-generation Guardian Android app and the rebrand of Guardian Soulmates.

2013

Senior Designer

Critical Mass

Jun 2011 - Apr 2013
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full Time
  • I worked predominantly on the Nissan Infiniti account, and also helped to hire and mentor graduate designers coming into the company.

2011

Mobile UI Designer

Agency Mobile

Dec 2009 - May 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Joining a small core team as the only designer on staff, I provided the UX and visual design on award-winning mobile app projects including BBC GoodFood and the official England Football Association application. Platforms included iOS 2-4, Android 1.6-3.2, Bada, Palm, RIM and Symbian.

2007

Junior Designer

BBC

Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • After graduating, I joined the BBC Children’s Interactive & On Demand department, working on childrens’ websites and interactive TV for CBBC and cBeebies.

Education

2006

BA(Hons) Interactive Media Production

Bournemouth University

Sep 2003 - Sep 2006
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Awards

2015

BIMA Startup of the Year (FutureLearn)

BIMA

  • http://www.futurelearn.com

2014

Silver Lovie Award Winner (FutureLearn)

The Lovie Awards

  • http://www.futurelearn.com

2014

  • http://www.futurelearn.com

2012

FWA Mobile of the Day (Roller Johnny iOS game)

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  • Roller Johnny was the first iOS gaming experience with co-operative screen play (via Bluetooth), individual leaderboards and timed play (Lead designer).

2011

FWA Mobile of the day (BBC GoodFood apps)

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  • Combines all BBC GoodFood specialist apps in one place, including cakes, healthy and one-pot suppers as well as tools, tips and how-to videos (iOS & Android) (Lead designer).