User Interface Designer and User Experience Architect
My love for design and UX has grown continually, and it still is. I adore the challenges it brings, creating an idea and getting the research to back it up and building something that's really going to work! I work with Android because of the challenges and rewards it brings, I work with iOS because it showcases my work beautifully and I work with web because it has so many possibilities it seems almost infinite. Hopefully I'll never stop learning, never stop improving my skills, never stop teaching and being taught. Problems are for solving, questions for answering and designing something gorgeous is a reward in itself, that's how I live.
Mainly I create fantastic apps for Android, and several of them have been released into the wild (aka the Android Playstore), but sometimes I like to do cool things for iOS too, and every so often I visit new and unexplored lands, like Windows 8. You could say I specialize in mobile. I have been known to work with web on occasion too. In fact I am particularly enamoured with CSS3 and all the amazing things it can do, it's time to start bidding jQuery farewell!
International Ghost Guide Redesign (Android)
A redesign of the very popular International Ghost Guide
Android Developer Portfolio
A portfolio website designed for an Android developer. It had to be simple, minimal and clean. View it here
Night Out Planner Concept (iOS)
Designed to make it easy to find restaurants, clubs, bars and pubs in the local area then organise an outing to them. More images can be found on Behance
Recipe App (iOS)
A concept for a recipe app, designed to allow people to easily find and add recipes. Again more pictures can be found on Behance
Droid Invaders Redesign (Android)
Another redesign of an old and very popular app. A modern retake on the classic Space Invaders, there are two sets of enemies to choose from: invading ships and invading Androids. Only ships are shown here.
Concept Dialler Screen (Android)
My take on a dialler screen, designed for ease of use and along minimal lines.
Puzzle Tile (Android)
A tile matching game released 2 years ago. The game is designed to be very simple in gameplay as it is primarily intended for use when commuting or waiting.
Moorhen Apps Website
A website for a small digital agency specialising in Android apps. You can view it here
Although I adore the Epicurious app I have hated it's UI since I first opening it, so I re-designed the Android app interface following the current Android guidelines
A fully responsive site designed for a collection of MMORPG players, this site has an attached forum. You can view it here
A fully responsive e-commerce site. You can view it here
A work in progress template designed and built by me. See more screenshots at Behance
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works.
- Steve Jobs
I design cool, interesting and exciting UIs primarily for Android OS, but occasionally like to rock iOS's world too. My funky (yes, I said funky, I happen like the word funky!) designs can be found on both a phone and a tablet and I know all about the current rules and guidelines, and when to ignore them. Plus I have a great love of HTML and CSS, especially parallax and CSS transformations so I'm not too shabby on the web side of things either (I even code)!
Some designers think wireframes are boring, just a way to get a simple idea down onto the page. I don't. Wireframes and thier sexy cousins, prototypes, are a way to explore all the possibilities, to evolve something new and exciting. They're also a great way of communicating with a development team, why waste time explaining what you want something to look like when you can just show them?
I love my users, even the ones who complain (ESPECIALLY the ones who complain, they give the best feedback!), which is why I love UX. There is nothing more satisfying than creating an app or website that makes people smile when they use it, and that's what I aim to do. To achieve this I research, collate, explore, challenge and diagram. Using my logic skills, which were honed by my scientific background, I tackle UX problems head on.
A good design is driven by needs and defined by constraints.
- ASTIK PANT
Hold on, here comes the corporate bit!
I am a mobile UI and UX designer with 8 years of design experience and 3 years of mobile UI and UX experience. I work hard, play hard and don't stop until the job is done.I am a well rounded, creative designer whose passions are UX and Mobile design, however I have a solid base in web design. I bring a can do attitude, a willingness to learn and out of the box thinking to the workplace. Learning and adapting very quickly means I can easily pick up new software or procedures which allows me to dovetail seamlessly into a company. My friendly, outgoing disposition allows me to integrate well into a team.
My ideal role would be based in a successful, cutting-edge mobile or web development company that is well established in the market and would give me ample opportunities to build my career. I am also very interested being at the forefront of technology and look for a company with a forward-thinking, progressive outlook.
I am looking for a challenging and diverse position which utilises my current skills and helps me build new ones whilst adding value to the business and satisfying the demands of the role. In the future I would not be adverse to a management position when I am suitably developed. Also I do not feel bound to the UK and may be interested in work overseas should the company require it.
I have conversational Dutch and French and am currently learning German. I am also starting to work with Windows 8 design
Mobile UI Design
Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.
- Joe Sparano
If you're looking to hire me, for permanent or contract, then drop me a line using the contact details on the right. However, there are a couple of things you need to know first.
I WILL NOT work in London, please don't call me or email me about roles in London. That said if you have anything permanent around:
then I am very interested in hearing from you. Oh, and for the record I don't drive.
I'm looking for around £400 per day for contract work (I only accept remote working contracts) and £30,000 per year for permanent. Those aren't cast in iron though so feel free to contact me with anything you think I may find interesting. Provided it's not in London ( you can't change my mind, I'm not moving to London). It's also worth giving me a ring if you have a role in Belgium or Holland, I may consider moving back.
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