From the days of flaming globes and floppy disks my career as a web designer began in Cumbria for an internet start-up in 1996.
Now over 20 years later I have been fortunate enough to work for some great people, companies and organisations including BBC Worldwide, CBBC, Cambridge University, Hotpoint UK, Whirlpool, GoCompare, Cambridge University, News International (The Times), Lastminute.com, M&C Saatchi, Rakuten Inc (formerly play.com) and Teletext Ltd.
I have also worked for a handful of start-ups, of which I have gained some of my most valuable experience working closely with developers, marketing managers, information architects, content writers, product and business owners alike. This experience has been crucial towards my personal development as a digital designer.
I have an inherent passion for all things design/digital and I believe that a rewarding experience should involve a rich, customer-centric journey led by consistency & familiarity.
My strengths lie in the early-identification of potential UI problems and the production of high-quality user-centred designs. I also have extensive studio-management experience from running a team of 10+ designers for an online retail giant in the UK.
I am well travelled and have gained a MSc in 'Designing Worldwide Interactive Systems' from the University of Huddersfield (it was the first Masters course of it's kind in the UK in 1997).
My most recent personal projects include the creation of numerous iOS applications from concept to launch, ranging from a suite of apps endorsed by a world renowned sporting brand, to a live music performance tool and an interactive children's book, and also CBBC pilot apps where I was solely responsible for the overall UI and back-end development (using Unity 3D & Active reader by tall Chair Inc).
I am a highly-motivated and proactive designer, I thrive in dynamic, transparent and proactive working environments where I thoroughly enjoy being a part of a team. I am also extremely productive when working autonomously.
I am a focused individual and I pride myself on being a friendly, professional and technically minded designer who has gained experiential skills by working within numerous design disciplines since 1995.
Please don't hesitate to get in contact if you have an idea or a project you would like to get started.....or finish!!...