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Professional, Freelance Lead UX Designer with 17 years industry experience

Working under the moniker of Hungry Browser I’m based in Bishops Stortford (Hertfordshire, UK). I work both remotely or in-house (client side or agency) and I’m available for hire on a consultancy basis across London, UK & Europe.

What I Do

I help a range of businesses to design and develop, rewarding, human-centred digital products and services.

This typically involves:

  • Requirements gathering
  • User and competitor research
  • User journey mapping
  • Wirerframing
  • Prototyping
  • Presenting to clients/stakeholders
  • Design process and workflow consultancy

My Experience

I collaborate effectively with a range of team members from business owners and stakeholders, to project managers, developers and designers.

Key skills include:

  • Extensive experience of end-to-end UX process across most industry sectors
  • Requirements gathering and user/competitor research
  • Reputation for outstanding UX deliverables (site maps, user journeys, personas, wireframes, patten libraries)
  • Wealth of experience prototyping & designing interactions for iOS and responsive web experiences
  • Comfortable presenting to clients/stakeholders
  • Thorough understanding and love of native mobile, adaptive and responsive web technologies
  • Multi-disciplinary skillset encompassing both design and development
  • Keen eye for visual design, animation and micro-interactions
  • Exposure to an array of working styles (design sprints, agile, lean and waterfall)
  • Team player with ability to collaborate with stakeholders, project managers, visual designers and developers

Approach

My wealth of experience has resulted in a proactive, pragmatic and no-nonsense approach. I always strive to simplify, avoid jargon and clearly articulate my thoughts.

I’m at my best when working on challenging projects with talented teams. I like to innovate, have fun and enjoy telling a few jokes along the way.

I’m a perfectionist at heart, but have been around long enough to understand that to get things done in a fast-paced environment there is a balance to be had between perfectionism and pragmatism.

I am passionate about well-designed experiences. I care about the small details and enjoy constantly acquiring new skills and knowledge.

Tools

My current UX ‘tool box’ consists of the following:

  • Pencil/Pen & Paper
  • Post-It Notes
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Flinto For Mac
  • Principle For Mac
  • Framer
  • Axure RP
  • Foundation, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress
  • Git
  • Codekit
  • MAMP

Agency/Brand Experience

I graduated from The University of Birmingham in 1999 and began my career as a front-end Web Developer. I moved into User Experience in 2007 and have been freelancing since 2008.

I worked at some of the top digital agencies in the UK and my hard work and approach have earned me a solid reputation amongst my peers.

I’ve worked with:

20|20, 8 Inc, Blast Radius, Blue Baracuda, Bostock & Pollitt, Byng Systems, Candi, Cimex, Coast Digital, Collective London, CMW London, Commercial Art, Crayon, Dare, Dam Digital, Deep LLP, Digital & Direct, Duke Interactive/Avenue A Razorfish, Eight Inc, Glue Isobar, Grand Union, Hi-ReS!, Hi Mum! Said Dad, Huddle Creative, Isobar Mobile, Juice Corporation, Karmarama, Keepthinking, Market Gravity, Mission London, Moving Picture (MPC), Mr. President, Market Gravity, Mulberry, Ogilvy Interactive, Pirata London, Preloaded, Publicis Blueprint, Reason, Rehab Studio, R/GA London, Saatchi & Saatchi London, SAS Design, Stink Studios, TCO London, This is Real Art, Travel Supermarket, Unit 9, Weir & Wong, Work Club.

More Info

For more info about my experience and skills check out my profile on LinkedIn or follow @hungrybrowser on Twitter.

Hire Me

Most digital agencies, businesses and individuals contact me directly, usually based on a recommendation from a colleague. You can check out the testimonials from some of the people I’ve worked with.

Rates

Depending on the nature of the project, I work on either a fixed cost basis or a freelance day rate. Every project is different. When working for direct clients I scope out all of my work in advance so they have a clear indication of the costs involved and where I can add value to their project.

Contact

You can make initial contact with me using the form on the Get in touch page or connect via LinkedIn or Twitter.

Company Background

I established Hungry Browser Limited in 2008. It is a registered limited company (no. 6605083) in England and Wales.

Outside of Work

My main passions are travelling, surfing and stand up paddle boarding. When I get time I like to document my various trips by making short films.

I’m also a BSA-approved Level 1 Surf Instructor, a qualified RLSS Beach Lifeguard (NBLQ) and a Digital Consultant for surf charity WAVES For Development.

I also enjoy making (and drinking) craft beer, cooking, photography, keeping fit and playing my guitar.

For more info about my travel and surfing exploits check out: www.surftide.co.uk or follow @surftide on Twitter.