AMY

ASH

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • CSS3

  • HTML5

  • Axure

Client work

UX & F/E Design contracts

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

Lead UI/UX Designer & Developer

Lead UX/UI designer leading a front end team of four developers implementing new products and services for the UK’s leading accountancy qualification and professional body. Engaged on initial three month contract, continually extended over a period of two years. Converted a static Drupal site to a responsive, enterprise level site with a user base of over 1.5m, using Bootstrap theme and SASS. Introduced new design processes of interactive wireframing from psd to development. Introduced a component-based approach to development team and built a concise component library. Set up regular meetings with the Brand Communications department to liaise with the internal print design team. Co-ordinated external consultancy for user testing, whilst implementing in-house split testing for the first time.

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The Guardian

Interactive Designer / Infographic Designer

I worked in the interactive Design Agency part of The Guardian Newspaper. Conceived, designed and developed enhancements to this prestigious media company’s award-winning iPad app to maximise advertising space. Worked with a broad cross-section of the userbase to brainstorm, storyboard and develop functionality that went from concept to production in four weeks.

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Capgemini Consulting

Consultant

Engaged as UX Designer and Front End developer for this prestigious Top 5 Consultancy. Carried out a number of design and front end assignments, including Eurostar, Michael Page and Royal Mail Group. I worked as design director on an internal project to brand a new vision for Cap gemini, to come up with branding for their newer, younger, funkier digital design unit.

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Eurostar

UX and Frontend developer

Led UX and front end redesign of new Eurostar website www.eurostar.com. I designed the UI and developed their seat picker system, remotely managing an outsourced team of four. Worked closely with client and managed developmen of complex, feature-rich front end, working through implementation and taking the site into BAU. Consulted on nascent HTML5.CSS3/Node.JS front end for mobile.

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Royal Mail / Parcel Force / Post Office

Frontend developer

Front end developer on Royal Mail, Post Office and Parcel Force websites. Gained extensive knowledge of major enterprise (2m+ users) digital implementation, including data migration and cutover.

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Michael Page

UX and Frontend lead

In absence of formal Project Management function, led team of graduate and apprentice developers in development of major reimplementation of this global recruitment consultant’s web presence. Led the design function and managed technical resources in implementation of new sites Singapore, UK and the Middle East..

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Extra-curricular

National Theatre Scenic artistry - Wonder.Land

wonder.land is a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland, directed by the National Theatre’s Director, Rufus Norriswith and music by Damon Albarn. It is designed by Rae Smith the design team behind War Horse. I was employed by the National Theatre team to create stunning graffiti that glows under UV light on the showstopping Caterpillar costume.

Michael Billington reviewed the play in the Guardian newspaper and gave my work a glowing review:
"The most eye catching [costume] is that of the caterpillar, with its unending train of green globules"
Wonder.land is currently showing at the National theatre.

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Science Museum London - Oramics Machine Exhibition co-curator

Worked alongside twelve synthesiser specialists to curate objects in the museum gallery depicting the technological journey ‘from Lab to Laptop’ to chronologically depict the rise of music synthesis from 1950’s to present day. This temporary exhibition was scheduled to last 12 months but ran for over 4 years due to its popularity.

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Frontend United Conference organiser

Worked with a small team of developers to stage the annual European Frontend United conference - a community event with an estimated attendance in excess of more than 1,000 UX, Design and Front End professionals. FU’s aim is to bring all those interested in user experience - be they designer, developer or user - together to share knowledge, experiences and ideas.

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Skills

Software (Graphic & Web):
Adobe CC Creative suite. Wireframing: Sketch, Axure.
Languages:
HTML5, CSS3, SASS, LESS, jQuery
Front end dev-ops:
Brew, Bower, Grunt, Gulp, Phantom JS, Jekyll.
CMS:
Drupal, WordPress, Tumblr, Viewbook.
Software (Multimedia & Music):
Logic, Ableton, Premier, ShoutCast, SAM.
Enviromental:
OSX, Windows & Linux. Git, LAMP.

Interests

Graphic & Web Design, Urban Typography and Graffiti, DJing - Radio shows and & Forces Electric.
Street Art, ‘Candeography’ Interactive Graffiti Wall (at the Royal Festival Hall, FutureSonic Interactive Festival & Plan B Club London), TaeKwonDo (Silver Medalist: 2007 World Championships) & most Board Sports....

About me

I am a London-born designer with 10+ years in the Information Technology industry. Graduated from London College of Communication (UAL) in 2005 with a 2.1 BA(hons) Degree in Interactive and Graphic & Media Design. I love user centric design and getting my hands dirty with code.
In my spare time I am a street artist and musician, and have a huge collection of trainers.

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