MY STORY SO FAR

About me

I am an experienced multi-disciplinary designer, with over 15 years of experience in a variety of design roles on both digital and offline projects. I'm currently Design Team Lead at Commify Limited, and at present work as part of the product team on the UI of our messaging application.

I've always had a keen interest in Art and Design from a young age and my formal introduction to design began when I studied Graphic Arts at Liverpool John Moores University. This provided me with an invaluable foundation in both design and illustration, from creative thinking, understanding underlying theory, and putting this all in context by learning about its history.

Following completion of my degree, I've gone on to work in range of design roles, both agency side and in-house. My early roles were focussed on design for print, latterly though I've become increasingly interested in design for digital platforms, leading to my desire to transition to designing digital products. The speed at which technology evolves, and the ability to back design decisions with research and data for me really makes product design an interesting challenge.

Alongside self initiate learning over recent years, to help me on my journey into Product Design, I've completed a diploma in UX, an immersive UX/UI bootcamp, and also a design systems course helping me to up-skill in the latest design tools, workflows, and best practices within the industry.

When I'm not busy designing, you'll more often than not find me enjoying a cycle ride and enjoying the outdoors to offset time spent in front of a computer screen, catching some live music or playing sometimes even playing some music myself in a local jazz trio.

My reading list

I'm a firm believer in the importance of a growth mindset. In an industry that's in constant flux due to its focus on technology, to help improve and grow my knowledge I regularly read. Below is a small selection of my recently reads.

Lean UX

Just enough research

The design of everyday things

Steal like an artist

Going responsive

Laying the foundations

Creative confidence

Sprint: How to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days

Accessibility for everyone

Rocket surgery made easy

My tool-stack

I use a variety of software within my tool-stack ranging from the latest UX/UI software and graphic design packages alongside the tried and tested pen and paper.

Visual

Figma

Adobe XD

Sketch

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Phootoshop

Adobe InDesign

Research

Figjam

Miro

Maze

Typeform

Google Analytics

Otter

Productivity

Notion

Slack

Google Drive

Loom

Grammarly

Trusty pen and paper

LET’S TALK

Get in touch

I'm always open to building new connections with both designers and businesses, so why not get in touch and let's have a conversation.

LET’S TALK

Get in touch

I'm always open to building new connections with both designers and businesses, so why not get in touch and let's have a conversation.

LET’S TALK

Get in touch

I'm always open to building new connections with both designers and businesses, so why not get in touch and let's have a conversation.