Having graduated from De Montfort University (1998) with a BA in Multimedia Design, I now have almost two decades worth of experience in digital product creation and development.
I’m currently Head of Product and User Experience at Haymarket Media Group. I’ve been at Haymarket just over 5 years and was initially hired to run the consumer media UX division, but over subsequent years have moulded the role and integrated both the B2B division, and Haymarket Network, the agency arm of Haymarket Media Group. I’ve grown the UX team, introduced a UX structure, set up process and strategy and introduced UX as a core function within HMG. Over the last year, I’ve also taken on management of the Product Management teams as Head of Product and incorporated UX into that group.
Previous to HMG, I’ve worked as a freelance UX consultant, strategist and designer on both long and short-term contracts, concentrating on User Experience methodologies, but have also worked in various digital design director roles, due to my wide-ranging design background. These additional skills include creative consultancy, concept and page layout design, team management and project organisation.
The majority of my previous career was as spent working at News International in various design positions, including Senior Designer and Chief Designer for Times Online. Between 2007-2009 I was Head of Digital Design for The Times & The Sunday Times newspapers, London.
My last contract role before returning to a permanent position was in 2012 at European Directories (EDSA) managing the ux and design delivery of a multi-templated web platform for SME’s in various countries around Europe. This included a 6-month tenure in Amsterdam.
Prior to the EDSA role I worked with Journalism.co.uk, designing the Journalism co.uk website and at JustGiving.com where I created a design strategy, new site concepts and templates, a brand style guide and a pattern library.
To see full designs or background work, scamps, wireframes of any of the projects you see in this portfolio please contact me on +44 (0) 7956 983 831 or view my LinkedIn profile to see a more extensive breakdown.
A proven and experienced product, ux and design professional
- Product leadership
- User Experience leadership
- Design leadership
- Team leadership
- Strategy & focus enabler
- Business enabler
- Metric, process & OKR framework initiatives
- User focus around research and analysis
- Customer satisfaction & experience
- Design experience
- UX strategy
- UX research & discovery
- UX testing
- UX & D
- UI design
- Accessibility / Usability Knowledge
- Art direction
- Creative consultancy
- Web design and development
- Brand management
- Multiple team management
- Paper & Sharpies
- Axure Pro RP
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- HTML /XHTML
- Multiple CMS(S)