Back in 2015 I started my own UX Design & Consultancy service EPIK. I understand the importance of working collaboratively, with a range of multi discipline teams to achieve successful outputs. Great UX requires a high level of attention to detail, and strong written and verbal abilities are needed to explain those ideas so they can validated against business and user needs. Working within team environments has allowed me to develop a clear focus on what’s important, learning how to overcome obstacles by improving open communication and collaboration.
Cube3 – Integrated Marketing Agency – Lead UX Designer – 2009 to 2014
Great Fridays (EPAM) – Product and Service Design Agency – UX Designer – 2014 to 2015
EPIK – UX Design & Consultancy – Owner – 2015 to present
I’m a generalist User Experience designer, who works across the full design lifecycle: from defining user need all the way through to implementing the interface with developers for launch.
UX research serves a key purpose throughout the design process. It helps to recognise the user needs, goals and thinking. UX research guides our work, improves our understanding of users, and validates our design decisions.
Practices include both qualitative and quantitive data observation as well as hands on approaches such as user interviews and surveys. Research insights are compiled into personas to shape and guide the project.
I work to a thorough design process. First utilising research conducted in stage 1 to influence and inform user journey and information architecture.
Interface design consists of low-fi stages such as sketches and wireframing through to visual design and high-fidelity User-interface design. This process is iterative where prototyping allows projects stakeholders, content and technical input from start to finish.
Technical, detailed design and clickable prototypes provide functional and technical guidance for development stages.
Thorough design production ensure all assets, images, templates and art direction is provided to guide a quality execution of the website. Functional specifications ensure a smooth transition between design and development to speed up the process.
Answers to those common questions. Need more help? feel free to get in touch.
What experience do you have?
After graduating back in 2008, I have since worked for two leading marketing and specialists UX agencies in Manchester, delivering projects for the likes of Sage, Mastercard and the Post Office. My experience now totals 10 years in the UX/UI/IA design industry.
What is your day rate?
With tight budgets it’s important to be affordable for both product owners and agencies. I give everyone the same rate, working to rolling day rates or a fixed project cost.
Where are you based?
I’m based in Manchester and provide UX Services in the North West including Liverpool, Stockport, Bury, Rochdale, Bolton, Burnley, Preston, Blackburn and London (remotely) and surrounding areas.
Are you a visual designer and developer?
I do provide UI/visual design services although I approach things holistically, offering a wider range of UX services that dig deeper than the aesthetic. I also have basic HTML/CSS understanding.
Have you worked on both websites and apps?
Yes. I have fairly broad experience in digital design, having worked in both Digital Marketing and Product/service Design. See more about my what I do or see my featured projects.