About me.

I'm a multidiscipline, award-winning design director and lead product designer. Visual with strong UX knowledge and skills. Innovation + strategy. Mobile first advocate. Over 20 years design experience, and passionate about problem solving.

I have been a principal designer on over 25 apps for major brands such as Virgin Active, British Airways, Nectar, Sainsbury's, as well as first party apps for Nokia, award-winning betting apps for Betfair, and native banking apps for HSBC, Barclays, RBS and NatWest. I have a great deal of banking and fintech experience and specialise in mobile apps and innovation.

I run design teams, yet remain proudly hands on, and strive to create an environment that takes in the complexity and delivers the simplicity.

Want more? I studied Typography, I write mobile guidelines, advise on design systems, espouse the virtues of minimal reductive design and occasionally rant on Medium.

As well as all that I am a proud dad and a keen cyclist.

My CV is available on request.

 

 

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Creative Direction
Extensive experience in the conception, design strategy, forming, and overall client/stakeholder liaison of multiple high profile projects. High level oversight & design management.

UI
Intelligent, straightforward and intuitive interface design, best in class UI for native mobile, as well as responsive/adaptive. Custom icon creation, colour theory, typographic led, clean, functional and minimal. Fully conversant with iOS/Android GUI guidelines. Homogenous, brand-aligned UI across all platforms. Rapid Prototyping.

UX
I retain a large knowledge of UX principles and always place the needs of the user first.

Ideation
Idea generation, design sprints, propositions, workshops, brainstorming.

Technology
Ai and Natural-language user interface
Conversant with iOS/Android as well as React Native handover and integration.
Proven track record working with agile scrum teams both on-site and remote.

Leadership
Team management, leadership, mentoring and public speaking.