Glenn Herbert

Senior Creative Designer (UI/UX Designer)

Email: me@glennspace.com
Phone: 0771 857 4505

Portfolio website: www.glennspace.com


CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:

SENIOR CREATIVE DESIGNER (UI/UX DESIGNER) - KPMG, Leeds
April 2016 to Present
KPMG Human Centred Design and Technology Consulting

  • A senior creative designer specialising in UI and UX design.

  • Designing web-based software experiences for clients’ digital transformation and internal projects.

  • High fidelity, branded mock-ups of web-based software products, including dashboards, surveys, product ordering, HR systems and emails, many for well-known national and international brands.

  • Use of Figma, Sketch and Invision for low-fidelity wire frames and fully branded, high-fidelity mock-ups and prototypes.

  • HTML, LESS and CSS builds of fully responsive implementation of my designs in corporate branding.

  • Component and pattern design, alongside logo creation and branding for software products, with associated support with PDF training manual design.

  • Mentoring and supervision of junior colleagues.

  • A lead staff member for client scoping and stakeholder sketching, brainstorming and ideas sessions.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Software: Figma, Sketch, InVision, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Adobe XD, Miro, Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, Affinity Publisher, Balsamiq, Sublime Text 3, Dreamweaver CC, InDesign CC.

UI Design: Component design, pattern design, responsive web design, mock-ups, layout, mark-up, accessibility.

Visual/Graphic Design: Banner and image design, applying branding, grids, colour, typography, logo design.

UX Design: Wire-framing, sketching, prototyping, IA, site maps, stakeholder engagement, user centred design methodologies, survey creation, usability, document writing.

Code: HTML, CSS, SASS, LESS, Bootstrap, jQuery, SEO, browser testing.

Communication: Training, presentations, copywriting, social media, soft people skills.

Content Management Systems: Front end template building and admin of CMSs such as WordPress, Shopify, RedDot and Tridion, with content auditing and advice.

Project Management: PRINCE2, knowledge of Agile/Scrum, achieved the ILM Level 3 First Line Management qualification. Functional specification writing. Business budgeting.

Event Management and Promotion: Digital marketing, print design and staff management; having previously run and promoted a successful club night business in my spare time.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

FREELANCE UI/UX WEB DESIGNER - Leeds
September 2014 to April 2016

FREELANCE EMAIL DESIGNER - Premier Farnell, Leeds
January 2013 to September 2014
www.farnell.com

  • Contractor designing and developing responsive, dynamic HTML email templates.

DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER - Twentysix Digital, Leeds
September 2012 to January 2013
www.twentysixdigital.com

  • Project Manager for the design of corporate scale, CMS driven websites.

SENIOR DIGITAL OFFICER - Leeds Metropolitan University
December 2005 to September 2012
www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk

  • HTML and CSS template building in the corporate CMS, with user admin, support and training.

  • Senior team member, with UX design and project management experience.

E-CONTENT OFFICER - Derbyshire County Council
October 2004 to December 2005

  • Creating front end HTML templates, designing banners and graphical content in the new CMS.

WEB DESIGNER - Peak Net Ltd, Derbyshire
June 2001 to October 2004

  • Designing extremely high quality, professional web sites for large businesses across the UK.

WEB DESIGNER - Textile and Clothing Network, Leeds University Textiles Department
May 2000 to June 2001

  • Designing websites for an EU funded project, providing free websites to local textile businesses.

IT HELPDESK - Leeds University Information Systems Services
April 1998 to May 2000

IT TRAINING CONSULTANT - LINK Multimedia Learning Centres, Leeds and Wakefield
Feb 1997 to April 1998

EDUCATION:

1993-1996: BA (Hons) Degree Sociology and Public Media (Grade: II i).
Trinity and All Saints, a College of the University of Leeds.

1991-1993: Brighton University Certificate in Foundation studies Art (pre BA).
Hastings College of Art and Technology.

1991: A-LEVELS; Sociology (A), Art (C), Politics (C).
William Parker School, Hastings.

HOBBIES / INTERESTS:

Video gaming, seeing bands, hobby design projects. I'm a Sci-Fi fan.