It’s a real asset to understand how your designs are built. The juncture of design and engineering is vital; when it is able to overlap you can articulate user needs and discuss technical possibilities with empathy, helping create a much better product.
My primary role is user-centred design. I research, analyse, conceptualise, ideate, sketch, wireframe, prototype, test and finesse hi-fidelity production artwork – but I've also been coding since learning Basic on a C-64, written interactive games using Lingo & Actionscript; managed LAMP stack web servers, written a SaaS DAM system in MEAN, and created web apps with Angular & React.
Recent work in DefenceTech and AI/ML
Rebellion Defense is a startup providing SaaS AI/ML DefenceTech to the US, UK and Allied Forces. Collaborating closely with end-users & ML engineers, we deployed the company's first operational product, supporting intelligence at the edge of operations.
Advai is an early stage startup providing stress testing and assurance for AI. I've been working closely with engineers, a service designer and customers to develop early stage concepts for PoC/Alpha development and subsequent user testing.
“Working with Paul at Rebellion Defense is a true pleasure. As a designer he strikes a balance between being analytical and creative, consistently coming up with design solutions that are easy to use, solve user pain points, and innovate new ways to interact with technology. Paul is always ready to jump in and help out . He works well with everyone, mentoring junior designers, collaborating effectively with engineers, and presenting clearly to senior leaders. I highly recommend Paul as a design leader on any team.”
“Paul has a unique blend of technical, creative and interpersonal skills. He thrived on complex interaction design challenges and was a self-starter when taking a passion project to redesign a bid management system from concept to implementation using ML and elastic search. He clearly has a growth mindset and demonstrated being supportive of others, e.g. mentoring and supporting tech forums. You want to work with him because whatever your role, together you are going to create a better solution.”
“Paul is an incredibly skilled designer with great creativity and most importantly the skill to take the creative work and align that with the business needs to create a functional and systematic design profile. Paul not only creates fantastic, high quality design but grounds it in extensive information architecture analysis to create an attractive, clean and user focused site. I can recommend Paul without reservation - he is one of the best in the business.”
“Paul was a highly valued member of the web team at Audley Travel helping to significantly enhance both our desktop and mobile user experience. As well as demonstrating outstanding skills in UX design, Paul was also highly analytical using data to identify areas for improvement, as well as analysing changes to further refine templates for further testing. Paul was well liked by members of the web team as well as colleagues across the wider department and business.”