I have a very hands on role at Beamly (formally zeebox) that began with me as the sole UX designer, heading up the zeebox brand creation alongside almost every aspect of the app's structure, UX and design.
Working closely with the head of product, our design team and developers, I now oversee all aspects of creative output within Beamly across three platforms (including iOS and Android) in three countries. This includes our continued work re-branding, developing new features and refining the user experience as well as working with our broadcast partners and advertisers to create a world class and award-winning second screen social network.
Beamly for the web
The zeebox web site started life as a desktop only translation of the iPad app. It has since evolved and we are now working on creating a fully responsive 'mobile first' web app.
A lot goes into making an app like Beamly; brainstorms, wireframes, debates, designs, specs, development, some compromises and a whole chunk of time. It helps that the team here are amongst the most talented that I have ever worked with.
Posse was a startup that promised music fans rewards if they helped to sell tickets to their favourite artists gigs. The task was to design and architect their site in readiness for the UK launch.
Since launching Posse have re-invented themselves as shop/restaurant recommendation site.
We were asked by Orange Global to look into ways to evolve the Orange brand in the digital space. After much research and experimentation we created three separate routes to test for consumer opinion in various counties across Europe. We purposefully kept the structure of the pages the same to see how far we could push look and feel.
My role was to lead the design and direction using my knowledge of the Orange brand to create feasible information architecture and user journeys.
Orange Rockcorps; give four hours of time to a local voluntary project and get given tickets to an exclusive gig at the Royal Albert Hall. I was involved with Orange Rockcorps since the beginning, architecting and setting the style for the first version of the site. Since then I have been watching over the various updates and offspring. I also got to go to the gigs as one of the official photographers which is a lot of fun.
Orange Film and BAFTA site
Alongside Orange Wednesdays, Orange were the main sponsor of the BAFTA Film Awards, and had their own category which celebrates new and up-coming acting talent. I was the lead architect and designer for Orange’s main film site and all online BAFTA activity for 4 years. The Orange BAFTA site was the main destination for people to vote for the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award.
For Orange BAFTA 2011 we wanted to better integrate the experience with the Orange film site. This involved a news section, daily calendar and nominees section. We also worked with Smesh and Sennep to create the Flickometer, a real time Twitter visualisation to show the popularity of the nominees.
Orange Monkey Music
Poke were asked to design a site and music player for Monkey, a new youth tariff for Orange pay as you go customers. I worked on the information architecture, design, and direction for the main site and also helped to direct the music player design and associated ads.
Ballonacy was ‘The World’s first Balloon Race across the Internet’. A competition that would encourage dedication, engagement and real team-work amongst groups of friends. I was involved from an early stage helping with user experience, design and direction, presenting the work to clients. The bulk of my work was during the first half of the project, setting the core design templates, sign up process, etc.
A short pitch project for the AA.
I am a keen photographer and am always looking for beauty or interest in the mundane. Being busy with work often means that the only time I get to take any photos is during my morning commute or lunchtime walks.