About my skills, experience, and qualifications

Skills

User Experience

  • User testing of new and existing products
  • User Flows, Journey Maps and other techniques to define systems
  • Prototyping at different fidelities
  • Wireframing of new products and features
Brand
  • Interviews and workshop techniques for brand values and direction
  • Defining design strategy
  • Logo and identity design
  • Brand Guidelines and Design Systems
Visual Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interface design
  • Icons, Illustration, and Animation
  • Marketing material and Presentation Decks
  • Enough CSS to be dangerous

Recent Work Experience

Design Lead

Much Better Adventures
February 2018 – present

I joined as the first design hire to help establish the brand as the foremost positive-impact adventure travel provider. I work collaboratively with the product & marketing teams to both optimise the booking experience and have ownership of brand visual identity.

Design Lead

Caresourcer
August 2017 – February 2018

Working in a cross-functional team for this early-stage startup I led & implemented a company re-brand, conducted user experience research and design to improve the care-matching product, and designed, implemented and then optimised landing pages.

Product Designer

Freelance
April 2016 – August 2017

Working mostly for early stage startups and some agency work, projects included prototyping for user research, creating pitch decks for VC funding, user experience consultancy, design and implementation of landing pages for new products, and fully specified user experience and brand identity designs.

Design Team Lead

FanDuel
July 2015 – April 2016

As an acquihire from Kotikan I led a lean agile design team focused on new product innovation for FanDuel’s entry into the UK market. I also ensured mobile OS design adherence for existing product offerings and got involved in overall design strategy.

Senior Product Designer

Kotikan
October 2014 – July 2015

I was responsible for defining the agile design process for all teams, brand ownership and redesign of the agency website, project ownership of client projects, and design recruitment.

Lead Product Designer

Allryder
April 2014 – October 2014

Responsible for all UX & UI Design, working collaboratively with product & development, conducted weekly user-testing; animation; iconography; recruitment.

Design Lead

Kotikan
2009 – April 2014

As the first design hire I provided UX & UI Design for dozens of clients across varied sectors. I grew the team from 1 to 9 and won multiple awards. During this time I was the design lead for Skyscanner and FanDuel’s first mobile apps on iOS and Android.

Qualifications

M.Phil Advanced Motion Graphics

Glasgow School of Art
2008

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Gray’s School of Art
2003

Clients and other people I’ve worked with

Allryder

BBC

British Film Institute

Caresourcer

Canongate Books

Channel 4

Cycling Scotland

Decidz

DirectID

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh International Film Festival

FanDuel

Gumball Rally

itison

Lufthansa

Marriott Hotels

Mediteo

Moo Printing

Much Better Adventures

National Galleries Scotland

NewTown Coffee

NHS

Pasabi

Provender Melrose

Red Robot Records

ScotRail

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Skyscanner

Standard Life

Topolytics

The University of Edinburgh

Virgin Money

XDesign

Yavi