I create intuitive user experiences, that are attractive and accessible.
On every single project I make sure the work I produce meets the needs of your business.
My starting point: Identification of User types, Business goals and metrics, establishment of requirements and Competitor analysis.
I design from the ground up. Whether it's a simple website, product or piece of software.
I can add value within various practices of the UX lifecycle .
I can prototype in high-fidelity; I can show how things behave.
All my projects are coded to work responsively and accessibly.
I endeavour to be available to talk with you at any stage of the project.
I encourage as much or as little involvement as you want.
Since 2017, I have been working in a permanent role at an intranet technology called Interact based in Manchester city centre.
This role involves driving forward the product's ux, our design system, and customisation for clients on a project-by-project basis. Due to the sensitive information and client NDA's - it is slow to gain authorisation and share my recent design work publicly.
I share Interact examples on my Behance page - linked below.
Alternatively, you can keep scrolling for an overview of my freelance service, or indeed to contact me :)
A background in visual design; a passion for making users feel good.
Other work including web and print banners, and various marketing collateral for customer campaigns.
If you have a project that goes beyond the scope of services offered here, I am happy to work on isolated parts of the project or take ownership of the project and outsource avenues of work to other reliable folks in my network.
During my career I have tried to spread my attention over various modern design techniques.
These are my core competencies:
Design/UI: Adobe (XD, Photoshop), Figma, Sketch, Invision90%
UX: Wireframing, Journey Analysis, Strategy90%
Code: Visual Studio (or equivalent), CSS, HTML, LESS/SASS, Bootstrap 85%
CMS management, Wordpress, Joomla 70%
As a designer, I know my job entails helping you sell a service or product. I have honed a process to follow each time which has helped tremendously in achieving the required results for your project.
One of the most important steps in the design process is accumulating the information I need. This is usually achieved by either a completed questionnaire, or even an in-person meeting - whatever you prefer.
No two projects are the same - Indeed, the differences can be huge between the stakeholders involved, whether it is a new product, a straight up re-design, a micro-project like an HMTL email, or iterative UX work on an already launched item.
However starting points generally include gathering a mix of the following:
At this stage I usually request a 25% deposit of the overall estimated project cost.
After we’ve met and I have a firm understanding of the task at hand, I'll promptly move onto the research.
This phase usually entails taking into account competitors, market trends, product/service differentiators, the history of the business, and the future of it as well.
Any research you can contribute to the project can also be key.
This is all about establishing a timeframe for each section of the project, devising the tasks into a plan and starting work on the first.
It's at this stage I'll decide whether to outsource the development work.
The idea is to then create preliminary design concepts based on the strategy that's agreed upon. Ideas are shortlisted, and sense–checked against the Brief. I will sketch layouts and storyboards from collected inspiration.
The idea here is to create different options before choosing the most viable one. With your help, these ideas can them be narrowed down to a couple of ideas for further development and refinement. Once we are ready, a first draft mockup is worked up and a style guide/supporting documents ready to be presented.
After development of the agreed aesthetic, it's now time to present a URL with the first draft of the design. It’s now your time to have a second review and provide feedback based on your original objectives and target user needs etc.
I'll then proceed with final amends. This process can cycle between the two parties a few times, but I find with consistent communication from start to finish, expectations are more clearly managed.
Once the website or product is built, it's now time to conduct final user testing on the website. Depending on whether a continued UX analysis of the project is required, this will be the final stage of the initial project launch.
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Im based just South of Manchester city centre.
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