CV
  • Imaginative Software - MeStudent

    Imaginative Software

    Lead UI/UX Interaction Design

    July 2020 – Present

    Currently a Lead UI/UX Designer working on a large-scale product (MeStudent.com) with full ownership of all UX/UI design. Designing and generating fully interactive prototypes and click-throughs using Adobe XD, CC & HTML for use in presentations and user-testing studies.

    Other duties include:

    Creating a style guide and web/CSS/elements for development team.

    Creating a component dashboard library.

    Creating a React component library.

    Assisting backend developers implement the frontend code (React/Java).

    Technologies: Photoshop, Figma, Adobe XD, HTML5, HTML 4.1, SAAS, CSS3, JavaScript (core), JQuery, Responsive Design.

  • Present

  • Willis Towers Watson

    Willis Towers Watson

    Lead UI/UX Interaction Designer & UI Developer - Contract

    January 2020 – May 2020

    As a Lead UI/UX Interaction Designer within the Affinity Technology Platform (ATP) team, I worked closely with the Business in an Agile/Scrum workflow to design/develop highly usable web applications for many brands and insurance products across the world (B2B & B2C).

    I designed and generated fully interactive prototypes and click-throughs using Adobe XD, CC, Figma & HTML. These were used for presentations, as well as user-testing studies.

    Designed & built screen flows for multiple B2B products across the Willis Towers Watson group and Affinity Partners

    Created style guides and web/CSS/elements for developers to use.

    Technologies: Photoshop, Figma, Adobe XD, HTML5, HTML 4.1, SAAS, CSS3, JavaScript (core), JQuery, Responsive Design.

  • 2020

  • Aviva

    Aviva

    Lead UI/UX Designer & UI Developer - Contract

    February 2014 – December 2019

    As a Lead UI/UX Designer & Web Developer within the Quote & Buy team, I worked closely with the Product Owners in an Agile/Scrum workflow to design/develop highly usable web applications for Aviva Motor, Home & Travel insurance products.

    Designed and generated fully interactive HTML prototypes and click-throughs using Adobe CC, Sketch & HTML. These were used for presentations, as well as user-testing studies.

    Designed & built screen flows for the new Aviva Plus insurance subscription product.

    Created style guides and web/CSS/elements for developers to use.

    Optimised current web journeys using Adobe Test & Target

    Technologies: Photoshop, Sketch, Adobe XD, HTML5, HTML 4.1, SAAS, CSS3, JavaScript (core), JQuery, Responsive Design.

  • 2014

  • SEI

    HSBC (SEI)

    Lead UI/UX Designer & UI Developer - Contract

    December 2013 – February 2014

    Worked within the SEI & HSBC project teams to create user-friendly and appealing application interfaces and websites for the HSBC's Wealth Management Platform.

    Led UX and UI Development for HSBC's new Wealth Management System in a fast-paced agile environment.

    Regular meetings with project managers, business analysts and architects, creating rough mock-ups and working prototypes that were refined over time.

    Ensured mock-ups met both visual and textual branding standards. Defined and documented website design standards when needed.

    Prototyped visual design concepts using Highcharts.js, designed icons, and provided solutions for a new navigation system, resulting in a better user experience.

    Technologies: Photoshop, Sketch, Adobe XD, HTML5, HTML 4.1, SAAS, CSS3, JavaScript (core), JQuery, Highcharts, Responsive Design.

  • LCH

    London Stock Exchange (LCH.Clearnet)

    Lead UI/UX Designer & UI Developer - Contract

    May 2013 – December 2013

    Using Adobe CC, designed, prototyped and developed UI for Portlet Applications to be integrated into the portal using Life Ray.

    Created Fixed Income Margin & Credit Deposit Subs (CDS) Margin Simulators using Knockout.js, HTML & CSS.

    Created UX user flows to support a new user registration process, which were then used in the frontend development.

    Technologies: HTML5, SAAS, LESS, CSS3, Knockout, JavaScript (core), JQuery, Datatables.js, Highcharts.js, Require.js, Twitter Bootstrap, Life Ray, Responsive Design, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Aviva

    Aviva

    Lead Frontend UI Developer & UI/UX Designer - Contract

    August 2012 – May 2013

    Senior UI/UX Designer & Web Developer within the Quote & Buy team, worked closely with the Product Owners in an Agile/Scrum workflow to design/develop highly usable web applications for Aviva Motor, Home & Travel products.

    Designed and developed responsive Aviva web applications using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and Razor.

    Created various prototypes using Adobe CS 6 Suite to enhance the Quote & Buys journeys which were tested using Adobe Test & Target.

    Technologies: HTML5, HTML 4.1, SAAS, CSS3, JavaScript (core), JQuery, Angular.js, Twitter Bootstrap, Responsive Design, Photoshop, MVC, Razor.

  • 2013

  • Virgin Money

    Virgin Money

    Senior UI Developer - Full Time

    August 2007 – August 2012

    Responsible for several large-scale projects, including Virgin Money Giving from the start.

    Wireframes and the entire UI for Virgin Money Giving.

    Designed and developed several ideas for the Virgin Money mortgage applications.

    Supported and maintained the Virgin Money websites using Tridion (CMS) and prototyped website designs using Adobe CS Suite.

    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript (core), JQuery, Prototype, JQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch, EXT.js, Adobe Suite, JSP, SRUTTS, Jasper Soft, Jasper Reports.

  • 2007

  • RBS

    Royal Bank of Scotland

    Senior UI Developer - Full Time

    April 1999 – August 2007

    UI Developer for Royal Bank of Scotland (Group Technology) involved in building web applications, websites and Adobe Flash applications for the Royal Bank of Scotland businesses.

    Redesigning the One account sales website.

    Building the One account online service website.

    Developing NatWest & RBS branch systems to enable branch staff to sell mortgage products.

    Online mortgage application forms for the following brands: NatWest, First Active, The One account & Direct Line.

    Offset Flash Calculator using Flash MX/Action Script.

    One account Mortgage Shrinker using Flash, which appeared in the TV ads.

    BAU and website enhancements.

    Technologies: HTML, HTML 4.1, CSS3, CSS2, JavaScript (core), Adobe Flex, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, JSP, SRUTTS

  • 1999

  • Norwich Union

    Norwich Union

    IT Stores – Assistant Stores Controller - Full Time

    1987 – April 1999

    Assistant Stores Controller - Assisted in day to day running of IT storage area. Document Services – As assistant team leader was involved in project work to improve procedures and implement changes. LMU – transferring Life and Pensions documents onto microfiche.

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