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Full user centred design process for a London based startup built by PHD students at UCL

Problem

Create an engaging environment for intellectual users to ingest content supplied some of the worlds greatest experts in their respective fields.

Solution

An online platform was created optimised for mobile users, with simple content layouts for audio, video and copy. 

Takeaway

We separated visual branding until the very end of the project. This helped us concentrate on creating a clean UI.
"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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Experience

Global Reach Partners

2017 - Present

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 manage landing page design, online platform interface design, digital and print brochures among many other digital, print and brand elements.

FC Exchange

2015 - Present

Lead Designer 

I was brought into FC Exchange to convert their static website into a mobile responsive design, focus the brand and improve the Users Experience. I also created currency widgets, and many other UI elements using an Agile, UCD process of which I implemented.

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

Why should you be doing User-Centered Design?

In the past decade, an awareness has grown for User-centered design (UCD). Whilst many agencies implement a UCD process, many still work on an antiquated system. So why are these forward thinking firms using this system?   1. High Quality Results With users being the sole focus for this design process, the final product will […]

Google+ (plus) Logo Icon Vector and Adobe Illustrator file

Eventually, the Google+ logo falls out of the factory. I’m also putting together some packs for social networking design, such as banners and DP locations and templates. If you have any other logo suggestions, or would like something specific, drop me an email. I will soon be uploading a file that contains all the icons […]

LinkedIn Logo Icon Vector and Adobe Illustrator file

And now a LinkedIn Logo Icon too! Beavering away at the Google+ Logo Icon, I’m also putting together some packs for social networking design, such as banners and DP locations and templates. If you have any other logo suggestions, or would like something specific, drop me an email. I will soon be uploading a file […]