Curriculum Vitae

Hi, I'm Ian, a London-born, Vancouver-based product designer. I collaborate with brands to create better digital experiences for their teams and customers. I love combining human insight with the power of technology to solve everyday problems. Oh, and hacking with new web technologies!
Nice to meet you.

Ian Black

Designer

Education

Sheffield School Of Architecture

2006 - 2010

Architecture BA(Hons) : Upper 2nd Class

Eltham College

1999 - 2006

3 A grade A-levels

1 A grade AS-level

11 A* to B grade GCSEs

Work Experience

Aug 2016 - Jan 2017

Senior UX Designer : Beyond
  • Strategy, UX & design for this global experience design agency.
  • Leading UX work for the UK's 2nd largest Supermarket.
  • Implementing new design team processes within TravelSupermarket.
  • Prototyping design concepts in the browser.
  • Collaborating with strategists to define new business products.
  • Mentoring junior designers.
  • Interviewing design team applicants.

Jul 2016

Freelance UX Designer : AllofUs
  • Bringing conceptual branding ideas to life through film & animation.
  • Bringing static designs to life through interactive prototypes for Global VFX company The Foundry.

Jan 2015 - Jul 2016

UX/UI Designer : pebble {code}
  • UX, product design & development of enterprise quality software.
  • Delivering multiple projects for the UK's largest pharmaceutical company.
  • Managing clients through the design process, from discovery to delivery.
  • Developing research plans to improve the user experience.
  • Building relationships with developers to ensure project success.
  • Initiating improvements to company sales & marketing processes in collaboration with the leadership team.
  • Contributing to company culture through art classes, career development processes, blogs & talks.
  • Interviewing & reviewing design team candidates.
  • Promoting hack-days to encourage experimentation & rapid prototyping.

Jul 2014 - Jan 2015

Digital Designer : Cancer Research UK
  • Data-driven design at the world’s largest independent cancer research charity.
  • Designing for a varied audience, from politicians to scientists.
  • Publishing graphics to the award winning blog & the BBC’s international news website.

Jan 2012 - Jul 2014

Graphic Designer : Harrison:Fraser
  • Defining & building international brands for this strategic design consultancy.
  • Print, digital & interior design for Retail & Leisure brands.
  • Collaborating with brand planners, clients and suppliers to build engaging brand experiences.

Key Skills

  • UX Design
  • Interface Design
  • Product Strategy
  • Prototyping
  • Design Workshops
  • User Research
  • Front-end development
  • 2D Animation
  • Wireframing
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding

Technical Knowledge

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Sass
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • Git
  • Sketch
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • InVision
  • After Effects
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Apps
  • Google Analytics
  • Keynote