MY NAME IS J

DESIGNER, UX DEVELOPER, CREATIVE, & TRAVELER

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ABOUT ME

Hello,my name is 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.

 

 

Clouds come floating into to life, no longer to carry rain or storms, but to add colour to imminent sunset skies.
— Rabindranath Tagore
ADDRESS
Currently in Glasgow Scotland, UK
PHONE
Email for details
DESIGN
USER EXPERIENCE
CREATIVITY
ANALYSIS & DELIVERY

SKILL SET

DIGITAL DESIGN
97%
UX /UI PROCESS
85%
INTERACTION DESIGN
85%
MOCKUPS, PROTOTYPING & TESTING
90%
MOBILE FIRST & RESPONSIVE DESIGN
90%
AGILE PROJECT MANAGMENT
85%
WEB DEVELOPMENT
75%
DEV VERSION CONTROL & GIT
75%
CREATIVE ONLINE MARKETING
90%
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
85%
BRANDING AND STYLE
95%
PRINT DESIGN
75%
3D ANIMATION
75%
VIDEO PRODUCTION
85%
PHOTOGRAPHY
75%
DIGITAL ART
90%
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
90%

PREVIOUS AWARD

SCOTTISH CREATIVE AWARDS 2015
Best Advertising Campaign
s1jobs.com - Best Outdoor Advertising Campaign - Davey Knows
N.O.R.A. 2014
Comendation - Best Regional Job Board
s1jobs.com
UK ONLINE MEDIA AWARDS 2013
Best local/regional news site.
Heraldscotland.com. Website and App relaunch, 2 years in development and production
SCOTLAND PHOTOPGRAPHY CLUB 2011
Gold (x2) Silver (x2) and Broze Awards
Digital Retouching And Creative Portrait 2011
CNBC ASIA PACIFIC RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY AWARDS 2009
Best Property Portal
house2house.pk / The Estate World
INDIAN DESIGN COUNCIL 2009
Best Property Portal
house2house.pk / The Estate World
FRENCH DESIGN INDEX 2007
Travel Website Winner
My Disaster Tourism
COMPETITION AWARD
First place
Last exit to nowhere digital art rework 2013

TESTIMONIALS

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.

PETER GILLESPIE
Sales Director - Herald & Times

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.

CLAIRE MACDONALD
Director at Eclipse Breaks

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.

BILLY GIRVAN
European Sales Manager - Pole To Win

RESUME

EMPLOYMENT

2010 - 2016
LEAD DIGITAL DESIGNER, UX & WEB DEVELOPER
S1JOBS.COM, S1HOMES.com & NEWSQUEST

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
HERALD & TIMES GROUP

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
KELPIE MEDIA

Freelance consultant

2007 - 2010
HEAD OF DESIGN
CREATIVE OCEANIC

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
CREATIVE OCEANIC

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

2003 - 2007
MANAGING DIRECTOR
LOOKING GLASS MEDIA

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
L'INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DES ARTS APPLIQUES (LISAA)

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.

EDUCATION

2005 - 2006
MA / MSC (DISTINCTION),DIGITAL MEDIA / PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN INTERACTION DESIGN
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
CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY

Applied Graphics, Web development, 3d design and Multimedia

2001 - 2002
DIPLOMA, Multimedia Visualization With integrated Product design
CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY

University Diploma in Multimedia, Graphic Design and 3d Animation

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CUPS OF TEA

2300

greggs sausage rolls

20,700

MILES COMMUTED

2990

DAYS WORKED

CONTACT

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James Plunkett
Currently in Glasgow Scotland, UK
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