About

A bit about me

My passion for UX started back in my first job out of University. I was tasked with project managing the company’s new website build, as we were using an outside agency to build our WordPress site. After launch, I learnt to update, maintain and improve the website we had. This is where my initial interest in web design / development began.

Over many evenings I spent hours learning about design, development and WordPress, which led me to building my first site for a family member. It wasn’t great, but at the time I was proud of it. From there I completed a few more small sites.

Eventually I ended up leaving the company I was working for, to create my own business and provide myself more time to study. Three months into running the business I came across the term UX, so my next study path started! I spent hours reading books; anything from Don’t make me think, Elements of User Experience, and the UX Team Of One, to mention just a few.

My studying moved online thanks to the Interaction Design Foundation (an amazing non-profit community), where I have taken many courses and I am still taking on more today. Profile

Most recently I have been working for a company as a UX Designer, working on a multitude of projects ranging through web/mobile apps, CRM, project management, and web development.

My passion for UX has never changed, but recently I have been learning more about Front End Web Development, the cloud, and PHP to help build this site. So, I guess I’m becoming more of a hybrid; a passion for UX, but I also love to know how to build the final product!

Skills

UX Design
User Research
User Testing
Accessibility WCAG 2.1
Wireframes
Prototyping
In browser design and prototpe
GOV.UK Design System (GDS)

Technologies used