Over 10 years of experience in all areas of design delivers end-products that are attractive, efficient, effective and, most of all, usable. Flashy graphics and whizzy animations are great but end-user satisfaction is key to success - something I'm passionate about.
Being well versed in front-end development (HTML5, CSS3, JS, jQuery) and familiar with a range of development languages ensures that design is a focus throughout the whole development lifecycle. I'm a designer who gets stuck in, with a shared goal of creating something incredible.
I'm lucky that I've had roles that have allowed me to experiment. Delving into areas such as personal ePortfolios, Open Badges & app development I've been able to demonstrate some innovative thinking to stakeholders, generating real users and commercial success.
Drawing on a mix of 80s/90s nostalgia and bright children's animation, these 8-bit doodles based on the Cartoon Network Adventure Time series started as a quick creative warmup and have grown into a bright collection of iPhone cases on Redbubble.com.
The Banjo Hangout is an online community of banjo players, builders and enthusiasts that has almost 85,000 members. Each year premium members (The Players Union) are treated to an exclusive t-shirt which, for 2014, was designed by me.
With the change from project to product focus, MyKnowledgeMap's changing approach to educational technology software needed more than just internal communication - a revised company website with clearer and updated product messaging was key.
I love to be creative digitally but at the same time crave to create things that are tactile - no matter what these things might be. While browsing Vimeo one day I stumbled across the work of Jason Romero and this inspired a project that
The Mozilla Open Badges initiative provides a framework for recording and displaying skills, in a digital way - imagine digital versions of the swimming badges you earned as a 7 year old! OpenBadges.me supports the Open Badges community with neat, web-based design tools.
Through phases of work where more time is spent using word processors than design software I like to set myself small, artistic challenges to maintain an element of creativity in my day. With a defined brief and a time limit of 20 minutes per exercise,