I take a creative and practical approach to problem-solving. I believe that understanding people is crucial for a great user experience.

I'm an approachable, flexible, user-focused designer that is adept at front-end development too. I am particularly keen on mobile development.

My main tools are HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript, Photoshop, Sublime Text, Balsamiq and pencil & pad. I am learning new skills all the time.

Look at some of my work:

Queen Mary University of London

As a collaborator in a 6 member, multi-disciplinary agile-led digital team, I developed my visual design and development skills in a prestigious Russell Group university. I learnt and shared from other UX professionals, engaged and evangelised to internal clients with differing needs and objectives.

Current project: researching and developing the foundation of the new Queen Mary University central website. A challenging project due to a need to incorporate separate Schools and Institutions' sites into a new umbrella site.

Produced new responsive websites from scratch to delivery for different audiences, further furnishing upon my CSS 3 and jQuery skills, and acquainting with latest practices.

Developed a new suite of HTML email templates, designed to work in a multitude of email clients (including the irksome Outlook!)

Download some examples: Example 1 Example 2 Example 3

As with all UX projects, Wireframes are a fast and iterative way to develop the foundation of a digital product. Used Axure, Balsamiq, Lovely Charts and pencil and paper

I further developed the universities digital branding by producing banners

The National Gallery

As the Digital Designer for the National Gallery since 2008, I have created compelling user experiences though the pioneering National Gallery website, and produced online brand identities for the most highest profile artist exhibitions, such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Picasso and Canaletto.

Am currently on an exciting project to bring the benchmark setting website experience to the mobile phone.

I approach every project with user experience in mind from the germination of a project, to its implementation. I use many UX tools to achieve my aim of user responsive products.

Collaborated with partners such as Google to deliver beautiful projects such as the Google Art project, and Virtual Tours.

Launched a benchmark-setting cultural website. Ensured that visuals, interaction and usability were realised to specification.

Collaborated, devised and facilitated task scenarios for Usability testing, results of which have seen outstanding user feedback.

Designed online visual identities for high-profile exhibitions (such as Canaletto, Picasso, Sacred Made Real).

Examples include ad-banners, ticketing micro-sites, and exhibition sites.

Network Rail

As part of a high-profile Marketing team, I brought web design expertise to www.networkrail.co.uk and associated microsites.

Created graphics, advertising banners and developed Network Rail's youth-oriented 'No Messin' microsite.

Redesigned the Intranet front page, reorganising the different elements of the page into a more logical form, and giving a more comtemporary look.

Shelter

As a web coder for this high-profile charity, I used HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator to create new content, SEO optimised donation landing pages and animated applets.

As part of a busy team, I created SEO optimised web pages and donation landing pages designed to rank high in Google, and encourage people to make a donation.

Created a Flash-based animated Xmas card. (Please note, this might be slow to load, this is old content!)

Comic Relief

Used CSS, Photoshop and Flash to design and code web pages on Red Nose Day website and animated banners for associated charities. Worked as part of a dynamic, objective-oriented new media team.

As part of a large leam, I worked on developing parts of the Red Nose Day '07 website. Developing pages in HTML and CSS, and creating Flash banners.

I had also been part of a small team developing the Send My Friend site.

Freelance & personal projects

I like to do freelance projects. I am looking to do more of these as I like to try out new ideas and experiment.

YesTrans
A language translation site working to an open, creative brief for a local business.

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Charlotte Bland
A simple, elegant website done to a tight deadline to showcase a photographers talent. Charlotte wanted a site that would focus on her individual photographs, yet showcase a number of her works.
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Hidden Interiors
My first site done in Flash in 2006. At the time, an ambitious project to showcase a local trademen and furniture-makers talents.

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Department for International Development

Managed, and developed content for corporate intranet that had a global audience of over 8000 personnel.

I wrote policy and magazine style content that took into account a global audience, as well as delivered publishing training to various personnel across from around the world.