About me

I wanted to be an astronaut.

I built my first website when I was 13 but my professional career started with a few years in the web hosting industry. After that, I spent a decade as a User Experience designer and Quality Assurance Manager at an award-winning design agency. I was fortunate to work on projects across a wide range of industries, from retail, travel and entertainment to finance, healthcare and education. I designed and tested websites, mobile apps and in-store kiosks for big name clients like Toys R Us, Harrods, Topshop, MasterCard, Sofology, Universal and the NHS. I studied for a degree at the same time and graduated in 2016.

My particular areas of interest are usability, accessibility and inclusive design, which is all about making things fun and easy for everyone to use. I've written lots about accessibility and delivered presentations about it too.

As a freelance designer, I particularly enjoy working closely with individuals, startups, small businesses and non-profit organisations. My overlapping skills in web and graphic design, web development and testing allow me to offer a full range of design services, both digital and print.

When I'm not working, I'm a keen amateur photographer. You can see what I've been up to on Flickr. I'm married to Charlotte, a geography teacher, who has more letters after her name than I can remember. Do you know how volcanic activity varies in relation to the type of plate margin? I don't, but she does.

Basically

I'm a multi-disciplinary designer with a combination of creative and technical skills.

Experience
12 years
Qualification
BSc (Hons) Design & Innovation
Specialist Subjects
Usability & Accessibility
Key Skills
Branding & graphic design, UI & Interaction Design, Information Architecture, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Favourite Tools
Atom, Balsamiq, InVision, AxureRP, Illustrator, Photoshop
Platforms & Frameworks
jQuery, Angular, React, Bootstrap, Foundation, ExpressionEngine, Perch