About me

I’ve been in the web/visual design industry for over 11 years, mainly in the financial services sector. My expertise focuses around application forms and path-to-purchase. I have a practical ‘can do’ attitude which helps when working on both large (18 month multi-million pound new Internet bank) and small (new product banners) projects.

I have a passion for design and always like to learn new skills, techniques and software to continue to develop and push the boundaries of what’s possible. My specialties are Fireworks for layout and prototyping, PhotoShop, Illustrator and Flash (Adobe Certified Associate). I’ve studied usability best practice and apply these theories to my work.

My other passion is cartoons. I enjoy all types from old Looney Tunes to modern Japanese Manga especially Studio Ghibli. Now I have a young daughter I’ve got even more of an excuse to watch cartoons and can’t wait to take her to the cinema to see all the latest animations.

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Below are some recommendations from Linkedin

“Chris is an innovative yet focused designer who relentlessly delivered high quality designs and accompanying documentation when I worked with him developing a new internet bank at Nationwide. His appreciation of web development considerations and his commitment to delivering an excellent customer experience made him the key link between the design and development teams. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris and I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again.” November 7, 2011

Jamie HowellsUser interface developer (contract), IPL worked with Chris at Nationwide Building Society

 

“Chris has been a key driving force behind the visual design of a large customer facing internet transformation programme. He is dedicated to doing a great job and creating meaningful customer interactions. Chris is a ‘sure I can do that’ kind of person, with enormous attention to detail and timely delivery. If I need consumer or employee facing design work done I would want Chris working on it.”

Richard SearleHead of Channel Integration, Nationwide Building Society managed Chris indirectly at Nationwide Building Society

 

“Chris is one of the most capable and productive e-designers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. For over a decade and across a wide array of corporate designs and projects, his design output was consistently polished, professional and, in many ways flawless. I’d say Chris has great intuition when it comes to producing interfaces that meet user / client needs,and an eye for consumer expectations of the online marketplace. As well as the undoubted quality of his design output and production skills, I can also vouch for his loyalty, dedication, organisation, capacity to learn and unflagging support in design matters. His practical, ‘can do’ attitude whatever the circumstance was/is rare amongst designers and never fails to impress those around him.

I consider myself lucky to have had Chris in my team and recommend him highly to you. He is a superb designer, consistently at the top of his game.”

Brendan HamleyVisual Design Architect, Nationwide Building Society managed Chris at Nationwide Building Society

 

“I worked closely with Chris when redesigning the Nationwide Internet Bank and found him to an absolute pleasure to work with. He has an excellent eye for visual design and can clearly articulate the rationale for his designs. He is extremely knowledgeable in the latest usability principles and applies this to his designs as a matter of course.”

Elliott HeySenior User Experience Consultant, IBM Interactive worked directly with Chris at Nationwide Building Society