I am a freelance Interaction Designer and Front-end Developer. I am currently working with ina4, helping to build their client’s digital products and services.
I started my career with Regional Interactive Media, and was more recently employed as a Senior Digital Designer at Chapter Eight, a company that I helped to set up and subsequently worked with for 12 years.
During the last 19 years I have worked for a range of clients, including global businesses (Gulf Oil), charities (TVE and Charities Trust), leading UK newspapers (The Yorkshire Post) and football clubs (Aston Villa).
I am particularly interested in a user-centred, data driven approach; prototyping products and services early and often. I believe the strongest design comes from working as a team.
I am also looking for opportunities to volunteer, especially in the public digital sector. Feel free to give me a shout if you have a project that I might be able to help you with.
In no order of preference, if I was 18 and able to start out in the design industry again, these are the resources I’d tell myself to read.
- The Talk Show – http://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/
The Talk Show is a podcast about Apple, tech and design hosted by John Gruber
- Exponent – http://exponent.fm/
Exponent is a podcast about tech and society hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth
- Brainsparks – https://www.uie.com/brainsparks/topics/podcasts/
User Experience Podcast
- 99% Invisible – http://99percentinvisible.org/
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
- Design for Change (Tim Brown) – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Change-Design-Transforms-Organizations-Innovation/dp/0061766089/
- Design for the Real World (Victor Papanek) – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Design-Real-World-Ecology-Social/dp/0500273588/
- Design is a Job ( Mike Monteiro) – https://abookapart.com
- Stratechery – https://stratechery.com
- UK Government Digital – https://gds.blog.gov.uk/
- Coop Digital – https://digital.blogs.coop/
- NHS Digital – http://digital.nhs.uk/
- IDEO Design Thinking – http://designthinking.ideo.com/
- User Interface Engineering – https://articles.uie.com/
- A List Apart – http://alistapart.com/