By day I work as a UX Designer at TheAppBuilder in Belfast. I also take on web design projects in my free time, helping small businesses to transform their online presence.
I design interfaces and websites
The process starts with a brand, a client brief and a kick-off meeting. From there, I grab some paper and a pencil and begin sketching my wireframes. Following this, I move to my favourite design tool, Sketch, to create the wireframes digitally. Once the wireframes have been tested and approved, I apply the visual layer. This is when I get creative with colours, typography and imagery. You can see some of my design work on Dribbble.
I fight for the user
There’s nothing more frustrating than visiting a website and running into obstacles when trying to complete simple tasks like buying tickets or finding specific information. I work to make sure users can move seamlessly through a website and complete tasks like these with ease.
To do this, I carry out various user testing and research from the beginning of each project. From card sorting workshops and tree-testing to determine the best structure for the content, to conducting usability tests with people using website prototypes I’ve created using Invision.
You can read about my past work experience of designing and building websites on LinkedIn.