Saved the Council money by improving residents' access to services online.
Helped design the accountancy body's new B2C portal, used by over 700,000 students and members worldwide.
Communicated the movement’s purpose, way of working, and progress data to a diverse range of stakeholders and local community members.Read the case study
Increasing platform engagement by helping Latin Americans find work in Australia.Read the case study
Increasing employer retention by speeding up the process of reviewing candidates.Read the case study
Every now and again, I have the pleasure of working with people who are exceptionally good at what they do; Chris is one of those people.
He's not only a great interaction designer (or professional shape-drawer as he sometimes describes himself!), he's also a very good user researcher and can even write some decent microcopy!
Chris is also brilliant at managing stakeholders' expectations, working with business analysts, and understanding, capturing and documenting user needs and offering training to his colleagues. Unsurprisingly he's very well respected by everyone who's worked with him.
Which is to say, if you ever get the chance to work with Chris, you should. You'll even learn a thing or two too.
If you're an organisation looking for a full-stack designer, recruit without hesitation. You won't regret it.
Chris is a highly-skilled, thoughtful and intentional designer. He is meticulous with his detail and creative with his approach. He's incredibly knowledgeable on the end-to-end design process and keeps the user at the core of his thinking.
Chris is a great teacher, and has both given me constructive feedback and taught me new skills and design techniques, learned over his career. He's incredibly patient, actively listens and responds with intent. As a teacher, he's great at sharing knowledge, not just telling you steps but helping you to really understand the process behind it.
He's got a true knack for Figma, can navigate sticky stakeholder environments with ease and translate complex problems into simple, easy-to-understand dialect. Chris would be an invaluable addition to any company he was part of.
I worked with Chris on a digital transformation project at a public sector client.
Chris is an extremely talented interaction designer, efficient, with an eye for detail and extremely customer driven. He hit the ground running from day one, and was a key team player in us successfully hitting many project milestones.
Chris also has a great understanding of modern Front End technologies, this meant that as a developer, the process of implementing his designs was both seamless and efficient. It also meant that he could easily communicate with both technical and non technical stakeholders and often act as a bridge between the two.
On a personal level, Chris is a great colleague to work with, has a great deal of empathy for others and would be a great asset to any team.
Chris worked with me on a 6 month programme improving Reading Council’s website and a range of digital services.
Chris developed an exceptional pattern library for the council and worked closely with 2 developers to develop the library into a user friendly resource for the whole team.
He took on a lot of the work interfacing with our different “clients” across the council to better understand their needs and those of their users as well as coaching people from all levels of the organisation through the process of agreeing designs and and user testing - a new process for the council.
I would work with Chris again in a heartbeat. He is a reliable, confident and facilitative member of any team.
Chris’s superpower is the ability to fearlessly tackle really complicated challenges, break them down into manageable chunks and then clearly and simply present back user friendly UX and UI solutions.
He does this by autonomously and diligently exploring and validating all the individual elements against requirements as well as established patterns before presenting back considered solutions.
His open, collaborative and approachable attitude also makes him a complete joy to work with.
Chris was such an asset to our team. He worked so well with our clients and was always flexible and adaptable. The insights he shared through his user research and testing were so valuable that it had uses outside of the original scope of the project - the client was thrilled!
Chris is a joy to work with. As an interaction designer, he is thoughtful, conscientious and absolutely meticulous in everything he does. He always puts the user first and is passionate about creating better online experiences.
Chris’ work is always detailed and thorough, from note taking and observation with stakeholders, to creating incredible designs and prototypes. He has a great ability for asking the right questions and makes users feel completely at ease during user testing sessions.
Chris’ designs have added so much value to what we can offer our customers. His designs are so comprehensive and easy to follow and our stakeholders really appreciate having something visual to work from. It saves me a lot of time working from Chris’ detailed designs rather than vague instructions or an old paper online form; he really makes my job as a content designer much easier.
Chris is really good at what he does and it’s because he genuinely believes in it. His passion is infectious and I feel very motivated and positive working with him.
As a colleague, Chris is supportive and caring, always checking in to offer help and a kind word. His work ethic is amazing and he has quickly become such a highly valued member of our team. He is always happy to share skills and collaborate; I’ve learnt a lot from him so far. Chris is such an asset to our team, I can’t say enough good things about him!
I was blown away by everything about Chris - the quality of work he produced, his facilitation skills, his attitude and just being all round easy to work with.
He lead every meeting with a smile on his face and created a calm, inclusive and creative environment, which is is normally particularly challenging online.
Our travel company has just completed a website build with Chris. His knowledge and expertise allowed us to get the perfect result we were after.
He was a brilliant communicator and grasped the concept and design for our website by asking great questions and getting a strong understanding of what we wanted. He delivered this in a very timely manner - right on schedule and nothing was ever a hassle. Thanks Chris for your fantastic work on our project - we really appreciated it.
Chris is an exceptional UX designer who I have had the privilege of working alongside through a variety of projects.
His ability to bring to life a brands values through creative design is one of his strongest skill sets. Always a pleasure to work with, a great communicator and an excellent problem solver!
Chris is a true gem. Not only can he produce the goods on a tools level he has a natural, yet human professionalism that instantly appeals to those he works with.
I worked alongside him (although remotely during Covid) where he led our team with great spirit and inclusivity, ultimately leading us to one super happy client who had a clear path forward.
Chris was very professional and efficient with his approach. Something which stood out to me was that Chris had a genuine care in our product and this made the experience worthwhile.
Thanks so much for an insightful experience, we can't wait to implement these findings on our site.
I can't speak more highly of Chris’ work. This feedback comes not just from me but also from our clients who are pleased with the outcomes. He really understands each project’s objective and stays on-point with brand alignment.
On a personal note, I think Chris' qualities extend beyond his professional talent. He's genuinely a great person and a pleasure to work with.
Thanks for all your efforts Chris. Keep up the great work!
Chris is a pleasure to work with.
Chris' best strength is his ability to capture a client’s vision of how they want to project their brand and deliver this in a beautiful website. He always focuses on the customer experience.
I am more than happy to recommend Chris.
I am lucky to have worked with such a sparkling designer who has a committment to thoughtful and creative digital work.
Chris and I worked together in the agency team at Digital360 for a year and a half. Here, I had the oportunity to work with him on several projects end-to-end, from inception and wireframing, through to copy, design, and publish.
One of my favourite things about Chris is his ability to communicate unique, sometimes complex ideas with relative ease, the result of which being a thoughtful, user-focused design.
Chris has a distinctively uplifting way of working which he's able to effortlessly apply to his design thinking. He's of incredible value on any team, and I look forward to seeing what he does in the future.
As a valued member of our design team, I had nothing but positive experiences and exceptional quality work with Chris.
His skills in UI design are finely tuned, combined with his complementary development expertise and experience, he helped the team deliver some incredible business results for our clients.
Beyond his creative talent, he’s a terrific person, and a joy to brief, brainstorm ideas with, and provide feedback to. I look forward to working together in the future on more great projects!
Highlights from my work with digital marketing agencies and small-medium enterprises, from 2015-2020. Mixture of UCD and non-UCD projects.
I've been wireframing, designing and coding websites since I was in primary school. Two decades on, my design skills span multiple disciplines and are sharper than ever.
I use my skillset to help communities, individuals and organisations thrive through meaningful digital experiences. Collaboration and open communication is at the heart of my approach.
I use green service providers and offset my carbon emissions to help preserve our home planet. I also use privacy-centric tools for communication and gathering research.