Hello,my name is J and I'm a Digital Designer, UX Developer and Freelance Consultant with over 10 years experience in the industry. My focus is on delivering Creative and Innovating Design & Marketing concepts for both Agency and Corporate bluechip companies. I am currently based in Glasgow, Scotland.
I have a wide passion for Digital Art, UX/ UI Design, Web Development, and Marketing. A great skill set thats topped with a nice sprinkling of Photography, Video production, Journalism and 3D Animation. I have a very wide portfolio and over the last 10 years I have been lucky enough to work with some of worlds largest and most well known brands and Companies.
Design and feel is one of the biggest focuses of my life.
ANALYSIS & DELIVERY
UX /UI PROCESS
MOCKUPS, PROTOTYPING & TESTING
MOBILE FIRST & RESPONSIVE DESIGN
AGILE PROJECT MANAGMENT
DEV VERSION CONTROL & GIT
CREATIVE ONLINE MARKETING
BRANDING AND STYLE
I worked with James for 3 years at s1 during a period of considerable growth and change. Particularly around increasing our creative capabilities to provide a much wider range of services to customers and in redesigning some of our sites and various user interfaces. James was a key part of the s1 team and always proved to be positive, collaborative and, of course very creative in delivering design solutions and great user experiences that worked. And, then quickly revising, finessing and improving if they weren't spot on. We delivered a much better and wider range of creative services in that time and James was a fundamental part of that and a pleasure to work with.
During our 4 years together at s1homes and s1cars. James and I worked closely on seasonal marketing campaigns, including, TV & Radio, display advertisement, email marketing and clever social media campaign. James also maintained and developed our websites, helping to create an intelligent data visualisations tool for our nationwide house price report, along with its counterpart quarterly print magazine. James also created Av motion graphics for our Birthday party events in Edinburgh and Glasgow. A great multi talented team member.
James creates unique and very creative design solutions for any type of client. I couldn’t have been happier with the direction James took our vast collection of display advertising solutions, client micro-sites and event braidings at s1 herald and Times. Our heavyweight clients were always extremely satisfied with our new stylish high end products. I always trust a good designer with great communication skills. A gent and a pleasure to work with.
UX lead and UI designer for worldwide enterprise software compnay (remote).
2020 - 2021
PRODUCT OWNER & UX/UI DESIGNER
Fintech startup based in Scotland. The role includes designing and simplifying the platform’s UI across 3 different products while making sure to maintain UX focus and measure successness through various focus group, analytical, internal UX review and external beta group testing methodologies.
2017 - 2020
PRODUCT OWNER & UX DESIGNER
UX Designer and Product Owner for guitarguitar.co.uk. Europes largest guitar retailer both online and in store. Also lead designer for other subsidiaries and brands owned by the group
2010 - 2017
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
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 - 6 Months
DIGITAL DESIGNER & DEVELOPER
2007 - 2010
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
WEB DESIGNER & DEVELOPER
Web Designer / Developer, Print designer and 3d Animator and AV productions specialist for events.
2003 - 2007
Web & Graphic design, Print design, Video production, Animation, 3d modelling, Multimedia presentations, Photography, Sound Production, Marketing, Promotion & IT Consultant
2005 (3 months)
GUEST LECTURERE, MODERN PHOTOSHOP AND BRANDING DESIGN
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
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
Applied Graphics, Web development, 3d design and Multimedia
2001 - 2002
DIPLOMA, Multimedia Visualization With integrated Product design
University Diploma in Multimedia, Graphic Design and 3d Animation