Profile

An accomplished and well rounded creative thinker with a keen eye for detail, a healthy enthusiasm for great ideas and a drive to help find better and simplified solutions for digital products. A proven record delivering imaginative and practical solutions across mobile, web, TV and traditional media.

Extensive knowledge in user interaction design following years of experience working with ambitious start-ups to large established organisations.

  • Strong visual designer with ability to create solutions that work both creatively and commercially.
  • Broad UI/UX experience including native apps and responsive web solutions.
  • Ability to think visually, technically and conceptually.
  • 15 years experience working for blue chip brands and clients.
  • Good communicator, comfortable working with clients, project managers and development.
  • Experience working in an Agile project management environment.

Organisations I have worked with:

TalkTalkTV

Best Western UK

Chelsea FC

Discovery Channel

News UK

Wireless Group (TalkSPORT)

The World Gold Council

TicketMasterUK 

Education First

Kawasaki Motors UK

BUPA

BP Gas and Power

Core Skills

UI/UX design

Visual design, Wireframing, Prototyping, User testing, Storyboarding, Sitemapping

Tools used on the job

Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects), Zeplin, Invision, Principle, Axure

Coding

HTML, CSS, Basic Javascript

Other

Conversational Spanish/Conversational Hungarian

Experience

Senior Digitial Product Designer

News UK
February 2018 – December 2019    

Working in collaboration with teams across 3 different digital products (The Sun, Sun Savers & TalkSport) for both native app and web platforms. My roles involved:

  • Launching new native apps for The Sun news platform (iOS & Android) followed by continuous feature refinement and development across both native and web products based on user research and data findings.
  • Delivering a highly successful trial for collecting audience insights across The Sun digital platform with a new tool for building polls and surveys.
  • Defining a new push notification strategy for The Sun native apps including in app personalisation enhancements.
  • Designing  proof of concept prototype for a new native TalkSPORT app and outlining an MVP for development.
  • Assisting with the replatforming and relaunch of the Sun Savers product for web and native using the React Native framework, including refinement of the design system, component libraries and product style guides.
  • Collaborating with the on and off site development teams to ensure delivery standards.

Design Consultant (contract)

Webcredible
January 2018 – February 2018    

A four week project involving a proposition discovery for a new financial, data-focused website for investor and analysts. This role required:

  • Helping to establish project goals, requirement and constraints through client workshops.
  • Detailed prototyping – Brand exploration, content approach and IA.
  • User Research – validating the proposition through user interviews.
  • Design iteration and refinement following research findings and final documentation.

Senior Interaction Designer (contract)

Global Eagle
May 2017 – November 2017    

This role required:

  • Delivering new airline passenger entertainment GUI systems for IranAir and OmanAir in partnership with Panasonic and Thales.
  • Working from concept through to final delivery in collaboration with clients, senior stakeholders and development teams.
  • Providing UX and UI documentation and animated transition designs.
  • UX support for new responsive entertainment hub for American Airlines.
  • Designing new dynamic live TV schedule for online entertainment portal for American Airlines.

Senior Interaction Designer (contract)

Ticketmaster UK
July 2016 – April 2017    

9 month project to complete a responsive refactor and redesign of Ticketmaster’s existing white label sports ticketing web platform:

This role required:

  • Providing consultation on best practice UX for responsive web on mobile and touch screen devices.
  • The consideration of existing platform limitations when designing responsive solutions.
  • Using an atomic approach to develop an extensive pattern library for new responsive components.
  • Creating a cleaner and simplified visual design language for a grey label product for easier client skinning.
  • Building rapid prototypes for user testing.
  • Collaborating with the development and product teams.

Senior Interaction Designer

TalkTalkTV
October 2015 – July 2016

This role required:

  • Assisting with the vision and direction of the next generation TalkTalkTV products in partnership with YouView including: Planning, wireframing, testing, prototyping and visual design. 
  • Helping to evaluate and enhance the current TV proposition across the Set top box, mobile and web platforms.
  • Assisting with the integration of the BlinkBox products into the TalkTalkTV environment following the TalkTalk acquisition of BlinkBox.
  • Visual Design support for editorial and promotional materials for the TalkTalkTV Store platforms.
  • Assisting with future brand development.

Senior User Experience Designer

NPTV
June 2013 – January 2015

This role required:

  • Designing for new cutting edge cloud based TV platform
  • Rich interactive apps for next generation TV
  • Multi device interactivity between tablet and large screen TV formats
  • Second screen app design
  • High level wire framing through to interface transitions and look and feel
  • Building Interactive Prototypes

Senior Digital Designer    

SteelyEye Digital Media
July 2011 – May 2013

This role required:

  • Front end UI & UX design projects across web and mobile.
  • Designing/ sitemaping/ wireframing and storyboarding for native apps (iPhone/Android & Nokia Symibian).
  • Solid experience designing for responsive web solutions
  • Client facing, while providing creative direction for the design team.

Senior Designer & Games Producer 

Scratchino software
July 2010 – July 2011

Main projects included:

  • Working as a Creative Producer within an Agile project environment.
  • Designed 35 themed scratchcard interfaces together with lobby environment.
  • Delivering an HTML/Java Script/CSS mobile web app UI for mobile scratchcards through a full 10 week delivery lifecycle.
  • Produced promotional marketing assets including: Scratchino corporate identity,
  • ICE exhibition graphics, promotional video, brochures and website.

Midweight Designer – Online, TV, Print

Netplay TV     
December 2008 – June 2010

This role required:

  • Designing Flash interface for Live Roulette and Bingo Stars games.
  • Developing new brand concepts and online games, including brand name, logo design,brand style, mini web site and promotional graphics.
  • Website widget development for Bingos.co.uk and Supercasino.com including XML driven Flash, HTML and CSS.
  • Editing of TV promos shorts for the Challenge Jackpot, Supercasino and Bingo Stars.
  • Production of online advertising materials including Flash banners and HTML email campaigns.

Founder/Director/Freelance Digital Designer

Jonto Design Limited      
December 2005 – Present

Setting up my own company for freelance and contract work working with ambitious start-ups to large established organisations in both London and Manchester.

Junior Designer – Online, Print, Flash

Orchard Limited      
December 2000 – June 2005

This role required:

  • Print marketing – corporate identity including brochures and annual reports for BP Gas and Power.
  • Interactive CD-ROM built in Flash for Kawasaki motors. Used in the biking press as part of the launch campaign for 3 new models, features including an interactive Dyno Test, on board Mallory Park video, model heritage, interviews with Kawasaki star riders and all the bikes statistics and features.
  • Conceptual work for press advertising campaigns including Kawasaki and IcelandAir.

Education

BA(Hons) Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Surrey Institute of Art and Design University
Sep 1997 – Jun 2000