My main role is to design and I have always thought this the most important part of my job, creating useful and intuitive software.
Originally, leaving college, I wanted to be a journalist. It was that point in time I honed my research skills, conducting interviews, following up ideas, defining content and searching for any underlying motivations and, subsequently, truth. This naturally led me to have a strong foundation in user research and now I always conduct my own user research, running interviews, card sorting exercises or usability tests.
I have always lead projects but now I lead the design team, of 5 and growing, at Kitman Labs. I have always had an interest in helping others designers grow and an appreciation for giving feedback or advice. At Kitman Labs I've had to formalise many processes around this aspect as we were not mature. Things I've had to operationalise include, standardising hiring questions and rubric, standardising levels and growth planning for design team, 1/1 structure and the design system roll out.
Working across the Kitman Labs product range, web, iOS, Android, 3D, on all things user experience, from understanding to testing to release and monitoring.
Watson Care Manager gives care workers a platform to deliver the best possible care to their clients so they can achieve a better quality of life, whatever the circumstance.
Working in the Design Studio in Austin, a number of new hires were brought to Austin Texas to learn the IBM Design Thinking framework. Here we worked intensely and quickly on a number of projects, whilst also being taught Design Thinking methodologies.
Creating microsites, brochures, leaflets, along with content strategy, UX and UI. My role involved meeting with the ActionAid team and developing ideas and marketing schemes with the production of digital and print pieces.
Working as an outsource option for SMEs. Designing and developing a range of media from digital to print. I worked on many projects, small through large.