Forever intrigued by graphic design, I have always appreciated its value. Design is everywhere. It impacts everything - even my career choices.
Fast forward 18 years and I have an extensive portfolio of design accomplishments in publishing, web development and branding. I have taught myself coding, a new language and even launched myself as an artist.
The driving force behind my move into UX design is my curiosity. A need to know why and how things work (or don’t!), and the decisions that are made as a result. A proven problem solver with an eye for design working.
Following 18 years of Art direction, web development and brand identity I wanted a new challenge in the shape of User Experience Design.
I studied at the famous General Assembly in London which put me through an intensive program. There I perfected many skills I'd used throughout my career but also gained a huge knowledge of others.
I have always had a deep interest in behavioural economics through the books I read. The step fully towards UX was a natural one, building on a solid foundation of design knowledge.
The three-month course at the GA cemented my desire for challenging the way things are, the way they work and the value something brings. The ability to always ask why. And then continue to ask it until the full and often hidden true problem is found.Learn more about what I do
(I'm so sorry about that. I have no idea what came over me.)
I have a wide range of skills which include:
I create and sell limited edition screen prints. Music, typography and architecture and local values are my motivations.
I enjoy working out and find it's a great way to release energy and focus the mind. Time permitting I also enjoy Bikram yoga.
One 3.5-year-old human and one French Bulldog. I love the challenges it brings. It's not easy but it's never dull.
We are blessed with well crafted, beautifully branded and widely available beer right now. I love a glass of red and a G&T too though
Well earned time away from the screen. I will take on nearly anything within reason. I'm pretty good at it too.
I am the proud owner of a Fender Jazzmaster although I can't do the beautiful instrument justice.
A work in progress shall we say. Fluent forever book techniques help. I just need the time to implement it.
Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Nudge Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness Kindle Edition by Richard H Thaler
Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards by Yu-kai Chou
What are you reading right now? I'd love to hear from you with any recommendations.
The williness to listen, to tackle the challenge with an open mind and embracing the unknown is key to finding a solution or designing a product that not only works for the business but also ensures a happy user.
Through a structured design process I explore the boundaries and create inavotaive designs that work.Learn more about what I do