Head of Design
August 2016 - Present
Head up the design team and responsible for creating a User Centred Design Culture including Concept Development, User Experience, Visual Design, HTML, CSS, JS prototyping and development, Management and Strategy. I manage a team of designers, performing line-management duties as well as leading the team creatively. I balance overseeing the Design team’s output whilst empowering them to ensure that business and user requirements are met whist delivering exemplary designs. Have overall responsibility for all production design and UX completed by the Design team and for providing the creative and strategic direction to the wider creative team and rest of the business. I play a key role in helping the Digital team move into a in a more Agile / Lean UX way of working, and focused on putting the user at the heart of everything we do.
Digital Designer (6 month contract)
Elite Comms Group
December 2015 - May 2016
Primarily brought onboard to assist with the creation and launch of Wmx global, an international communications provider. I also worked across Elite’s group of 5 companies, delivering a diverse range of digital content. My main duties included wire framing and mockups, coding HTML, CSS, jQuery and some php for web pages and email campaigns, creating print and digital resources for marketing campaigns and internal affairs and maintenance of cms for the groups existing websites. The role required me to work directly with directors and external developers on a number of projects within the group of companies.
October 2013 - December 2016
Heading up a small team of designers to create sites, digital content and print media within the online dating industry. Working directly with directors and clients, my main task was to create dating brands from concept to live product for the company and its members, including logo design, imagery, web sites and promotional and marketing materials. Other work included developing ux processes to better facilitate sign-up’s and increase revenue by working on workflows and prototypes for sign-up forms and mobile apps. I was also responsible for producing marketing materials for the company.
Dec 2015 - May 2016
I spent a year travelling in Toronto where I worked freelance on projects for small businesses, creating websites and promo materials including banners and social media ads. I assisted in setting up digital marketing campaigns for sole traders as well as bigger firms, working within a range of budgets. I also helped clients with problem solving solutions for website fixes.
Dec 2015 - May 2016
Isle of Man College
2002 - 2003
National diploma in multi-media (Merit)
Ballakermeen High School
1994 - 1999
Balsamic, Google Developer tools, Google Web designer, Google analytics, E-mail design/campaigns