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[history_unit position=”Lead / Head of User Experience” company=”Whitbread – London, UK” year=”Mar 2014 - Present”]
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[history_unit position=”User Experience Lead” company=”lastminute.com – London, UK” year=”Mar 2011 - Mar 2014″]
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[history_unit position=”User Experience Manager” company=”Comet Group Plc – Rickmansworth, UK” year=”May 2010 - March 2011 (11 months)”]
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[history_unit position=”Co-Founder” company=”TravelSpeak Co., Ltd – Chiang Mai, Thailand” year=”June 2006 – October 2010 (4 years 5 months)”]
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[history_unit position=”Senior Web Designer” company=”Comet Group PLC – Rickmansworth, UK” year=”June 2008 – May 2010 (2 years)”]
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[history_unit position=”Web Designer” company=”Comet Group PLC – Rickmansworth, UK” year=”August 2005 – June 2008 (2 years 11 months)”]

  • Designed, coded and maintained feature pages/micro sites on behalf of brands such as Apple, Hotpoint, HP, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony and TomTom on the Comet website.
  • Designed and developed the Comet email newsletter brand.
  • Created and maintained search engine optimization code standards for our content.
  • Responsible for planning, wire framing, implementing and tracking multi variant tests.
  • Setup and ran our in-house photography studio for product photos used on comet.co.uk.
  • General production duties of creating banners and graphics and supporting promotions.

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[history_unit position=”Freelance Web Designer (Alongside my work with Local Origins Co., Ltd)” company=”Hi-Powered – Chiang Mai, Thailand” year=”September 2004 – May 2005 (9 months)”]

  • Designed and produced XHTML and CSS 2.0 templates and websites of behalf of Hi-Powered.
  • Dealt directly with their clients, I was responsible for establishing their needs and providing professional advice to create SEO optimized, high quality websites.

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[history_unit position=”Co-Founder / Operations Director” company=”Local Origins Co., Ltd – Chiang Mai, Thailand” year=”December 2002 – May 2005 (2 years 6 months)”]

  • Setup and maintained the company’s retail and wholesale e-commerce web sites.
  • Designed materials for online and offline marketing, photographing and editing product photos for both our website and various printed publications to increase worldwide sales.
  • Sourced new products and agreeing the best buying price with suppliers.
  • General day-to-day duties including overseeing the accounts, dispatching orders, updating our websites whilst continually developing new and more efficient systems etc.

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[history_unit position=”Product Management” company=”Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG)” year=”May 2012″]

  • Three day intensive course on ‘How to create products customers love’. Covering agile product management techniques, Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and product discovery.

Further information can be found here: http://www.svproduct.com/
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[history_unit position=”Usability & Accessibility” company=”Web Credible” year=”January 2011″]

  • Two week Usability & Accessibility course. Training modules included: Web Accessibility, Web Usability, Usability Testing, Information Architecture and Prototyping with Axure.

Further information can be found here: http://www.webcredible.co.uk
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[history_unit position=”Impact & Influence Course” company=”Effective Communications” year=”December 2010″]
This 1 day course raised the following question:
What impression do you make on people?

I learned the following from taking this course:

  • How to communicate ideas quickly, concisely and powerfully
  • How to persuade colleagues, customers and suppliers of the value of your project
  • How to enhance the quality of your personal management skills
  • How to improve performance in all aspects of day to day business

Course information:
http://www.effectivecommunications.co.uk/
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[history_unit position=”Project Management Skills” company=”Project Innovations” year=”September 2007″]

  • 3 Day Interactive Workshop on Project Management Skills

More information about the course can be found here:
http://projinn.co.uk/
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[history_unit position=”Search Engine Strategies Training Workshop” company=”SES London (Incisive Media)” year=”February 2007″]
I attended a 1 day training workshop which covered the following key areas:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Paid Search Fundamentals
  • Keyword Research
  • Press Release SEO

Following this I attended the 3 day conference covering a huge range of subjects centred around Search and Usability.
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[history_unit position=”Good Decision” company=”The Mind Gym” year=”September 2007″]
A half-day workshop which taught me the following:

  • To understand my own personal decision-making style.
  • To appreciate the strengths this can bring as well as the dangers that I should be wise to watch out for.
  • To become familiar with 5 decision-making traps that we fall into daily and what to do to avoid them.
  • To put into practise a number of easy to use decision making techniques to help overcome even the most paralysing dilemmas.

More information about the course I attended can be found here:
http://www.themindgym.com/
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[skill_unit progress=”100″]Information Architecture[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”100″]Interaction Design[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”90″]Rapid Prototyping[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”90″]Wireframing[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”100″]User Interface Design[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”90″]Lean UX[/skill_unit]
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[resume_group title=”Research Skills”]
[skill_unit progress=”100″]Usability Testing[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”90″]Card Sorting[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”100″]Interviewing[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”90″]Surveys[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”90″]Analytics[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”90″]Focus Groups[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”90″]Guerilla Testing[/skill_unit]
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[resume_group title=”Development Skills”]
[skill_unit progress=”50″]HTML5[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”90″]XHTML[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”50″]CSS3[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”90″]CSS2[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”50″]jQuery[/skill_unit]
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[resume_group title=”Design Skills”]
[skill_unit progress=”80″]Photoshop[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”70″]Fireworks[/skill_unit]
[skill_unit progress=”40″]Illustrator[/skill_unit]
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