I am an experienced digital designer working for The AA. Specialising in user interface design and front-end development; I am constantly driving for the principles and ideals of user experience design, putting passion and creativity into everything I do.
Responsible for innovative interface designs, accessibility and usability of the web site, for applying legal and design consistency, and for developing competitive customer journeys that maximize product sales.
Working on visual design and front-end development at Dial Media Group as part of a team with brands including P&O, Siemens, British Gas and Dyno-Rod. Our team was bought out by Flipside Group and we went on to build websites and intranets for large, well known brands including Visa, BlackBerry and General Dynamics.
Gaining exceptional graphic design training from our Creative Director Steve Neaves, I was delighted my creative skills helped win the pitch to build and maintain one of Japan's most prestigious video game companies. Together with Matt Isaacs we also created the front-end code for the main website as well as all the micro websites (e.g. Monster Hunter and Street Fighter offers) often adopting pair programming techniques.
Working collaboratively with the Creative Director we adopted a design influenced by Flat Design [wiki] with hints of Web 2.0 to bring the designs to life and win the pitch to build the intranet for Visa. I then worked on my own to create all the front-end code and then helped to build the back end functionality with Mike Severs who built the complex user interactions.
A truly digital project for BlackBerry I was involved in building both the design and PHP of the micro site and the UI design of the large touch screen interface that scaled up in size using jQuery Mobile. As part of a development team I was involved with both the design and the front-end build alongside .NET programmer Chris Rose who programmed the quiz backend.
Using tablet compatible CSS3 animations I hand coded over 1300 lines of CSS and added jQuery interactions. The vector illustration was designed by Paul Chapman and I design all the UI and internal pages as well implementing the animation.
I created this successful side project to learn about all aspects of website creation and marketing. With the help of content editors Future Movies evolved into 7000 users a day site and still receives the occasional update.Visit the site
I joined this startup helping to develop the brand and graphics both offline and online. I went on to contribute to Eteach becoming a Hitwise Top Ten company in the Recruitment Sector using SEO strategy that is still successful today. The site featured heavily in the top one and two spots on search engine results pages and is a recognised brand for all teachers.
Working collaboratively with education and IT professionals, I was involved in the design (Photoshop and Illustrator) of all our products include UI for Talent Pool, Applicant Tracking, Temporary Staff Management, Teaching resources and all of our job boards on various Local Education Authority websites. I was also responsible for maintaining W3C standards, acessability and writing and maintaining style guides for both print and web.
More can be found on my printed portfolio. This includes websites, intranets and retainer work for Siemens, British Gas, General Dynamics, SMEs and charities.
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