Sanjay Mistry

Senior Visual/UI Designer

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About me

 

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.

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

Work history

Currently

Lead Digital Designer [freelance

Eurostar

Feb 2016
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Redesigning and re-platforming Eurostar.com for three languages. Visual design, as well as UX and user testing support.

Currently

Freelance Senior Digital Designer

Six Ate Ltd

Sep 2007
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • 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.

2016

Senior Visual Designer

Futurelearn

Mar 2014 - Jan 2016
  • London, UK
  • 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 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.

2014

Contract Senior Designer

The Guardian

Oct 2013 - Mar 2014
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • 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, ON, 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, UK
  • 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, UK
  • 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, UK

Awards

2015

BIMA Startup of the Year (FutureLearn)

BIMA

  • http://www.futurelearn.com

2014

Silver Lovie Award Winner (FutureLearn)

Lovie Awards

  • http://www.futurelearn.com

2014

People

Lovie Awards

  • http://www.futurelearn.com

2012

FWA Mobile of the Day (Roller Johnny iOS game)

FWA

  • 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)

FWA

  • 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).