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Designer | UX/UI Developer | Creator | Traveller
Hi, my name is Jay and I’m a UX/UI Designer and Freelance Consultant with over 20 years experience in the industry. My focus is on delivering Creative and Innovating Design Concepts for both Agency and Corporate companies. Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to work with some of worlds largest and most well known brands.

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SnappyShopper - Lead UI/UX Designer

UX/UI lead for the UK's top Q commerce company (Dundee / Remote).

Hungrrr - Senior UX/UI Designer

Senior UX/UI Designer for food delivery / hospitality platform. (Dundee / remote)

2021 - 2022
Idox Group - UX/UI Designer

UX lead and UI designer for worldwide enterprise software company.

2020 - 2021
Know-It - Product owner & UX/UI Lead

Fintech startup based in Scotland. The role includes designing and bringing 4 new products to market while making sure to maintain UX focus and measure successes through various testing methodologies.

2017 - 2020
GuitarGuitar - Product owner & UX/UI Lead

UX Designer and Product Owner for Europes largest guitar retailer.  Lead digital & print designer for other subsidiaries and brands owned by the group

2010- 2017
s1jobs, s1homes & Newsquest - Lead Digital Designer, UX & Web Developer

Lead digital designer for s1 jobs, s1 homes and all other subsidiary s1 powered by projects over the UK Newsquest network. "More than 165 news brands and over 40 magazines, published in print and online. With an audience of almost 30 million users a month online and six million readers a week in print"

2011 - 2013
Herald & Times Group - Lead Digital Designer

Lead Digital Designer for the digital arm of the Herald & Times group. Powered by s1 temporarily. Scotland's oldest National Newspapers.

2010 - 2011
Kelpie Media - Digital Web Designer and Developer

Freelance Digital Design Consultant (6 month temp contract)

2007 - 2010
Creative Oceanic - Head Of Design

Working Closely with Amir Khan the boxer and Frank Warren Promotions I was Head of Design and Studio Manager. I was in charge of all digital event teams, graphic, web development & Av production teams also tasked with managing and maintaining clients accounts, maintaining relations and bringing in new business in to the company

2005 - 2007
Creative Oceanic - Web Designer & Developer

Web Designer / Developer, Print designer and 3d Animator and AV productions specialist for events. 

2003 - 2007
Looking Glass Media - Managing Director

Web & Graphic design, Print design, Video production, Animation, 3d modelling, Multimedia presentations, Photography, Sound Production, Marketing, Promotion & IT Consultant 

L'Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués - Guest Lecturer

I guest lectured 3 times during 2005 at the LISAA in Paris. I Gave 3 lectures. 2 on Modern Photoshop techniques and 1 on Modern Branding and Corporate Identity. Each to around 600 people per lecture.

2005 - 2006
MA / MSc (Distinction): Digital media / Psychology of human interaction design

Glasgow Caledonian University: Joint MA & MSc in Digital design, Video Production, 3d animation and Psychology of Human Interaction Design

2003 - 2005
B.A. Hons: Applied Graphic Technologies With Multimedia Design

Glasgow Caledonian University: Applied Graphics, Web development, 3d design and Multimedia

2001 - 2002
University Diploma: Multimedia Visualization With Integrated Product Design

Glasgow Caledonian University: University Diploma in Multimedia, Graphic Design and 3d Animation



Here are some projects I have won awards for

Northern Star Leadership Award
Northern Star Business Awards 2022

Best Newcomer And Product Branding:  Finlayson Acoustic Guitars
Guitarist Choice Awards 2019

Best Advertising Campaign: - Davey Knows
Scottish Creative Awards 2015

Best Regional Job Board and a Commendation:
National Online Recruitment Awards 2014

Best local/regional digital news outlet:  Herald Scotland Website and App
Online Media Awards 2013

Best Property Portal:
CNBC Asia Pacific Residential Property Awards 2009
Creative Oceanic

Best Property Portal: The Estate World
Indian Design Council Awards 2009
Creative Oceanic

Travel Website Category Winner : My Disaster Tourism
French design index 2007
Creative Oceanic

 First place winner: Guest social media artist
Last Exit To Nowhere Guest Artist Competition 2013
Personal Project
Years Of,

Skills Summary

You pick up quite  a few things over the years, heres a few that makes sense.

Iterative design process for Web, iOS & Android
UX/UI, interaction design and prototyping
UX persona research and testing methodologies
Agile project management & design systems
Modern web development frameworks and libraries
Branding and creative marketing for digital and print
Video, photography and 3d animation production

Past Clients

Introducing Finlayson Guitars

Proudly designed in Scotland by master luthier Billy Finlayson and hand-built with beautiful sustainable Canadian wood by the masters at Godin guitars. I had free raeign of creative control on this project from art-direction, product design, web development, and all marketting elements. One the most funt yet proudest projects Ive had the joy of working on.

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In TourTech We Trust

Roadtested tools and accessories for true musicians. New to the market in the EU and UK Tourtek relies on its rugged and robust products that are guaranteed to last all tour long and our customers agree. I had overall control of this project’s art direction and marketing concepts. Within a year we had taken the market by storm in the UK and is now one of the top selling brands for cables, cases and electric drum kits.

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It’s an East-Coast Thang!

EastCoast Guitars have been around since 1991, but the real story starts in 2018 when the entire range was overhauled by some of the most experienced guitar players in the UK. Want to like the rock star dream without breaking the bank? Welcome to east-coast. I has full art direction and the marketing vision to rebrand and bring this dusty product to a new army of royal fans.

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WTF is Keepit-Peachy?

This is an on going project I have been working on since 2008. Music has always been one of the most important things in my life, I play multiple instruments, and this project gives me the opportunity to bring them all together and collaborate with other fellow musicians.

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50+ Countries & counting ...

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Im currently based between Glasgow and Dundee in Scotland but I am also open to work remotely world wide.

Glasgow, Queen St, Scotland, G1 3TA

Let's grab a coffee or jump on a chat with me.