Jon Bennallick

Digital product designer based in London,
specialist in user centred design

Experience

LegalZoom

2017 - Present

Digital Product Designer

LegalZoom provides legal services to clients across the US. They have a cutting edge development and design team based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston and London. I am involved in creating IOS & Android apps, Conversational User Interfaces along with much more digital geekiness.

Global Reach Partners

2016 - 2017

Lead Designer 

After FC Exchange was acquired by Global Reach Partners in January 2017, I took on the position as Lead Designer for Global Reach Partners. I continue to manage both brands and digital product experiences for both companies.

FC Exchange 

2015 - 2017

Lead Designer 

I joined FC Exchange, a FinTech company similar to TransferWise, to scope, design and build user centric digital products with their growing digital team, including webpages and online platforms. I reported into the Head of digital whilst also directing a rebrand with the Head of Marketing. I worked regularly with Senior management, running workshops to secure sign off at important milestones. My strategic planning and my hands on Agile approach allowed our products to be delivered quickly, and to a high user-friendly standard.

Dodo Designers

2011 - 2015

Digital Designer - UX, UI, UCD 

I started Dodo Designers from scratch and with limited professional knowledge but burning interest of the web world. Through persistent studying, and an enthusiasm for design, I helped many businesses, charities and individuals secure a professional identity online. I implemented UX methods in my web design workflow from 2013, quickly meeting my expectations that client research and a process based on lean methods and tested UX principles, creates less stress and greater profits for both me and my clients. 
Since 2011, I've been designing digital products for small businesses, startups, charities, individuals and global companies using user centred design methods. Some of these small businesses have grown into companies with multimillion pound turnover, with one startup reaching a funding target in early 2016. Since June 2015, I've been the Lead Designer for a Global Financial Services Company with over £5billion turnover.

Blog

App a day — 1: Chillpill

Overview Chillpill provides relief for those with the build up of small stresses in day to day life causing anxiety. User persona College student 18–21 American student Studying Medicine Single Working 100hour weeks Intelligent Like to drink & party Naturally positive, but high stress levels increase anxiety   Tools Used Balsamiq — Wireframing Coolors.co- Color Palette Selection […]

It’s always the designers fault.

One day as you’re driving into work, you notice a tapping sound coming from the car. “Bugger, the clutch is gone” you think to yourself. You arrive at the garage and tell the mechanic that the clutch is gone. Without saying a word, the mechanic replaces the clutch kit to the tune of £800. You […]

How do you use mapping?

Mapping? Through mapping, the basic understanding of a product is communicated within the first micro seconds of use. Mapping in product design, uses spatial correspondence between the layout of the controls and the devices being controlled, it is easy to determine how to use them. Why do I need to care about mapping? As designers, […]
"Jon has a very good understanding of UX and design principles and can communicate them clearly. He knew exactly what type of photographs he wanted to include in the site and worked with a photographer to obtain what he had in mind. He was a pleasure to work with and this was a great way for me to learn about UX and web design."
– Jeremie Coullon
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