I create intuitive user experiences, that are both attractive and fully 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, Establishment of Requirements and Competitor Analysis.
I can design from the ground up. Whether it's for mobile, web or for I.T. software.
I can prototype in high-fidelity; I can show how things behave.
I'm good at establishing pageflows, experience mapping, digesting data and optimising user journeys.
I'm not an out an out developer, but 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.
A background in visual design; a passion for making users feel good.
A selection of websites, mobile designs and user interfaces i've designed.
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.
From as far back as I can remember, various artistic channels have always been inspiring influences to me. Marth Rothko and Andy Warhol are two of my favourite artists, whilst two of my favourite films would have to be Being John Malkovich and A Single Man.
I also love the movie Drive and the novels of Brendan Behan.
When not sat in front of a screen, I enjoy keeping fit at the gym and playing tennis!
During my career I have tried to spread my attention over various modern design techniques.
These are my core competencies:
Design/UI: Adobe Photoshop (& Sketch and Illustrator)90%
UX: Wireframing, Journey Analysis, Pageflows85%
Code: Dreamweaver/Visual Studio, CSS, HTML, Bootstrap 70%
CMS management, Wordpress, Joomla 60%
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 face-to-face meeting, a questionnaire, or even a Skype - whatever you prefer.
Topics for inclusion in the design brief vary but some aspects are not applicable if the work is a strsight up re-design, a micro-project like an HMTL email, or iterative UX work on an already launched website.
Starting points can include attaining 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.
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 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 be tasked with the final touches to the site. 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 is built, it's now time to conduct final user testing on the website. Depending on whether a contiued UX analysis of the project is required, this will be the final stage of the project.
I'm more than happy to provide instructions for future maintenance.
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