This page summarises my cv. For more information on a particular topic, click the link at the foot of a subsection. Download a print-formatted copy in the sidebar.
Since July 2008 I’ve worked as freelance UX consultant. As of October 2012 I’m working on two separate software projects and two web projects – all for different clients. I’m super busy and everyone wants more.
I’ve been an IA / UX guy since 2003. Before that I was a front end dev for four years, and before that I stage-managed a live music venue (amongst other jobs).
I’m not an UX guy that focuses on research rather than interaction design or IA: I do all of these things and I can demonstrate this in many, many projects. Here’s my skills checklist:
- Expert review, heuristic evaluation, competitor and gap analysis
- User research: surveys, diary studies, focus groups, interviews
- Stakeholder research: workshops, interviews
- User profiling, personas
- Content analysis, site mapping, card sorting, taxonomy definition
- Metadata specification
- Wireframing (sketching, Visio, Axure), HTML prototyping
- Usability testing, emotional response testing
- Presenting. I love presenting
In addition to client work, I’ve worked into the night on pitches, bids and proposals for all kinds of clients.
Further back, my experience as a front-end dev has left me with a solid understanding of web development from the coder’s perspective, as well as half-decent front-end skills:
- HTML + CSS
- Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop
My case studies are a bit (5 years) out of date. Until I write something more contemporary here they are:
I graduated from University College London in June 1994 with an Astronomy degree. This a highly analytical, physics and maths based discipline. Your love-life next month was not a course-unit option.