I am a highly motivated and conscientious Senior UX/UI Designer & Web Developer with over 22 years commercial experience, building and designing websites for some of the most recognisable brands in the country.
With a technical focus and a creative eye, I have developed/designed websites and web applications during a period of massive technological change in terms of how websites are built and how they are used. With an excellent understanding of how technology can be used to meet the requirements of both the customer and the business, I have a passion for implementing effective, scalable and flexible web solutions, through my experience with frontend, design and backend web technologies.
My UX skills include: Wireframing, User Experience (UX), UX Research, Prototyping, User-centered Design, User Interface Design, User Flows, Customer journey Mapping, A/B Testing, User Scenarios, Customer Journeys, Customer Experience, User Stories, Design Workshops, Graphic Design, Product Design, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe XD, Visual Design, Adobe Photoshop, inVision, Sketch, Visual Design, Design & Design Principles
My development skills include: HTML 5, CSS, JS (Vanilla, JQuery), SASS, LESS, Adobe CC, PHP, MySQL, #Razor, JSP, XML, GIT, Jenkins, Tridion, Liferay, W3C Accessibility DDA, Progressive Enhancement, Responsive Web Design, Cross Browser Compatibility, JIRA, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Agile Environment, Start-ups, Business-to-Business (B2B), Decision-Making
Understand requirements, Create user personas, Define user cases
Analyse competitors, Research latest UX trends, Keep an eye on guidelines
Gather ideas, Draw sketches & wireframes, Evaluate and re-draw
Design images, Create prototypes, Define UX guidelines
Implement functionality, Build experience
Perform usability testing, Create audit reports, Identify improvements
Having worked in a professional capacity for large financial services companies, I have been involved in the UX design, development and maintenance of their respective websites. These include Aviva, Virgin Money, HSBC, The Stock Market, One Account, Direct Line, First Active, NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland - view my online CV