As a graphic designer, my work was varied; from branding through to web design, but I was always most passionate about the reasoning behind my design decisions and the impact this could have on the end user. 

 

I began to explore UX in order to better understand people and their behaviours, and how I could use my creativity in combination with this to make more impactful work. 

 

My motivation in both my personal and work life, is to help, support, unite and encourage people. I’m passionate about using my skills in creativity, problem solving and synthesis to make a positive social impact.

 

My journey in the design industry so far has been varied and insightful, and I’m looking forward to being able to work on products that I really believe can make a difference. I hope to be able to do this in a place that encourages my love of learning, teamwork and positivity.

My process

Discover

 

KEY SOFT SKILLS

Communication

Curiosity

Empathy

Organisation

KEY HARD SKILLS

User research

Competitive analysis

Define

 

KEY SOFT SKILLS

Synthesis

Facilitating

Storytelling

Adaptability

KEY HARD SKILLS

Affinity mapping

Card sorting

Develop

 

KEY SOFT SKILLS

Collaboration

Problem solving

Leadership

Ideation

KEY HARD SKILLS

Wireframing

User testing

Mid-fidelity mockups

Deliver

 

KEY SOFT SKILLS

Creativity

Empathy

KEY HARD SKILLS

UI

High-fidelity mockups

Visual design

Interests

Books and documentaries about people and their experiences (often with a mental health focus) E.g. “Playing Big”, “Reasons To Stay Alive”, “Becoming” and “Butterfly”.

 

Minimalism - I love to spend time sorting and organising in the style of Marie Kondo. This is something I do a lot in my personal life, both with my home and the homes of friends and family, but it has also translated into workplaces. In my last role I kept samples, tools and papers sorted and organised in the studio. I also work in a Kanban style to keep to-do lists etc.

Knowledge sharing - I get a huge amount of fulfillment from seeing people do their best. Wherever I can I take on opportunities to encourage and support this, whether in my personal life (for example helping my cousin learn how to take great photos and edit them in photoshop) or working life (mentoring junior designers and helping to bring out their best creative work).

 

Photography - I’ve been a keen photographer most of my life, and I still love to dabble in this. I’ve shot weddings, conferences and headshots, and I love taking my camera with me when I travel. From a young age I particularly enjoyed shoots with friends. I’d try to create environments where they felt positive and confident, to capture their natural beauty and characters - defying the photoshop culture we are all so affected by. 

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