Hi, I'm Ash!
I like to create cool stuff for the web
I'm a Digital Designer & Developer
Design skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Axure, Balsamiq and InDesign
I'm also an MSc graduate of the University of St Andrews in Human Computer Interaction with an undergraduate BSc in Computer Science from the University of Swansea.
I've built for domestic clients, international clients, print, digital, desktop and mobile.
Simply put... I love to create cool stuff
Skillset and Interests
Prototyping - for rapid, low-cost, effective feedback
User Interviews and Testing - to ensure a product that the user will engage with
Sketching - as a means for easy drafting of ideas
Typography - how it compliments sleak design and can say more than the words themselves
Data Visualisation - making data tell a story
Responsive Web Design - that turns a website into an experience
Story Boarding - to understand and empathise with the world in which a user operates
Experience Maps - the A to Z of a new technology
Graphic Design - for a web thats easy on the eye
Tools I use: Adobe Suite, Tableau, D3, AngularJS, FlowtypeJS, PrePros (SASS Preprocessor) and Spotify (hey.. it helps)
I also like to play football, badminton and guitar :)
Experience & Projects
-Airas Intersoft, UI Designer to Head of UX
Working as a UI Designer and Developer before becoming Head of UX, for international and domestic clients including HSBC and One Family. November 2014 to present.
-Kits 4 Causes(www.kits4causes.org)
An abridged lightweight stakeholder analysis was performed to derive requirements, sketches were made to prototype designs and then full implementation with maintenance to present. I currently maintain the website in my spare time.
-Data Visualisation (/d3.html)
Design critique after website launch to improve usability.
Graphic Design creating adverts and banners, then using Adobe InDesign to create and publish a Golf newspaper
In my third year undergraduate dissertation we developed a Java powered Bluetooth system where lecturer's mobile phones were connected to their office computers. Once the lecturer left or entered their office, a tweet would be broadcast so students would know the office availability of their lecturer.