Ba (Hons) in Graphic Design (Visual Communication) TVU, Reading
I'm an Experienced Digital Designer. I have spent nine years in the design industry in a variety of sectors and disciplines, from Digital Signage and motion graphics, through Charity, Fashion, Events, Agency work and Email Marketing.
In recent years the focus of my work has been on interface and web design, a lot of Wordpress and User interface / usability work.
I'm interested both in design as a discipline, and in improving, streamlining, and innovation in the design and production process itself. I'm fascinated by mobile-first and the effect that it's had on the visual language of web design, and I'm excited by the emerging 'Internet of things'. I'm particularly interested in blurring the lines between designer and coder, and fanatical about decluttering.
I operate on a strict diet of good books, good music, messing about in boats and cycling. I'm from Cornwall, so I require regular sunshine, pasties and the sea. I take an awful lot of photographs, and love to people-watch. I live in Brighton, which lets me indulge in all of the above.
One careful lady owner.
Wordpress both theming and creating sites. Experience in child themes, the Woothemes framework, Woocommerce, as well as in training users.
Adobe Creative Cloud (up to latest version) specialising in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and After Effects.
CSS solid understanding of styling for responsive web and email design, with a smattering of animation thrown in.
I design and hand-code responsive standards compliant HTML email templates that render well in all the major email clients. Lots of Mailchimp experience including delivering user training.
UX/UI/User Journeys from the planning and scoping stage right through testing and production.
Branding / Visual Identity from creating and defining the brand, through to analysing, improving and maintaining brand presence.