Visual and UX Design Lead - Muddy Boots Software
2013 to present
I organise and run both Usability and Design workshop sessions with both clients and internal teams to create cross-device, intuitive, user-centred product experiences.
Senior Digital Designer - Healthspan
2012 - 2013
Based in Bristol but sometimes in the Head office in Guernsey. As lead designer I was responsible for the Art Direction of the website, banners and emails.
Lead Designer - Confused.com
2009 - 2012
Maintaining and refining the online branding and style guidelines. Biggest projects included redesigning the homepage and Refining the Car Insurance quote processes. Working closely with internal marketing teams to design and create html emails campaigns, banner animations, product illustrations and various in-house design projects.
Freelance Web Designer, London & Bristol
2001 - 2008
Inhouse – Cisco Systems, SoVision, Screwfix, AddMomentum
Agencies – New Media Maze, SpecialMoves, TRA,
Web Designer, Modem Media
2000 - 2001
Worked on projects for Tottenham Hotspur, Persil and GM Motors including the Opel Agila, Speedster, Astra microsites. Created style guides for internal teams and external agencies
Web Designer, Icon Medialab
1999 - 2000
Completed a successful pitch to redesign Sony PlayStation Europe web site to promote the PlayStation2 console
Web Designer, Dorling Kindersley
1996 - 1997 (placement year)
I’ve had the privilege of working with and managed by Martin. He truly understands brand and how to best use it effectively in the digital space. Martin is a hardworking, forward thinking, has great attention to detail and a a great team player. I would definitely work with Martin again in the future.
A fantastic and relatable manager with an inspiring and clear approach to design projects and the communication and stakeholder management involved. I learnt some of the best ways to develop, present and manage projects through Martins examples and guidance.
He also has a coveted ability to work in both an agency and an in-house mind frame and completely understands potentially complex needs of clients and stakeholders.
I reported into Martin whilst at Healthspan and during that time found him to be controlled and professional under pressure, offering solid creative solutions for all aspects of the company. More importantly he was a pleasure to work with.
More than an artworker, he’s an all round digital creative force! We threw a wild range of stuff at Martin and whatever the project – websites, e-mail templates, Flash, video – he always came up with work that looked great. Eye-catching, smart and on-brand.
Martin has an ability to understand the wider business needs when it comes to design, this is reflected in the user centered approach to his work. As a creative Martin can inspire and develop solutions that complement the organisational and commercial needs of a business.