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I have nine years’ experience working for some top digital agencies, news organisations, start-ups, studio theatres, social enterprise companies, public transport providers and broadcasters in London, Toronto and Madrid. I am experienced in collaborating on large complex products, having also focused on UX, user testing, design and art direction, design management and initiating collaborative workshops concerning atomic design principles and pattern libraries. I also have experience in storyboarding, illustration, designing for print, and basic-to-intermediate sound and video editing.Locked Pro Plan feature
Redesigning and re-platforming Eurostar.com for three languages. Visual design, as well as UX and user testing support.
In addition to my permanent employment I am also active in the London freelance community. I am currently working on the new website for producer, composer and tabla player, Talvin Singh, as well as US-based Pakistani vocalist, Arooj Aftab. 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 2+, Android 1.6+, Bada, Palm, RIM and Symbian); • Good knowledge of design research (user interviews, surveys, usability studies), in addition to concept development wireframing, building and testing prototypes and information architecture; • Adept at creating – and working with – branding guidelines; • Experience in facilitating and planning workshops, pairing, release retrospectives, design critiques and mentoring junior designers; • Using: Adobe CC suite, Sketch, Pixate, Flinto and pen & paper (as well as GIMP when I can). • Agile environments: Scrum, TDD and development pairing.
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 2016, it has 93 university partners and includes five non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library, the BFI and the National Film and Television School.
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.
I worked predominantly on the Nissan Infiniti account, and also helped to hire and mentor graduate designers coming into the company.
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.
After graduating, I joined the BBC Children’s Interactive & On Demand department, working on childrens’ websites and interactive TV for CBBC and cBeebies.
Roller Johnny was the first iOS gaming experience with co-operative screen play (via Bluetooth), individual leaderboards and timed play (Lead designer).
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).