Development Specialist focusing in User Experience and Design
2018 - Present
Working with multiple higher education institutions, helping to implement a revolutionary, award winning, student management system. Focusing on user experience through the development of a UX process at the company both in the UK and Australia. A large part of my role is designing easy to use products, balancing the understanding of user needs and technical challenges to create useful systems that can be delivered to universities across the world.
I have been leading the development of an accessible, theme-able design system to be used across all SkillsForge customers with the use of Nunjucks, Gulp and Sass. This project has seen me managing the project, communicating timelines and workloads with the team and mentoring an apprentice. Additionally, I chair monthly design planning and design review meetings and have a seat at the fortnightly company release planning meetings, at which I gather requirements for the design team and provide progress updates.
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Website Design
University of York
Provided teaching and assistance to 2nd year Interactive Media BSc students at the University of York. Given the differing skill levels of the class, I provided different examples and tailored the teaching for individuals, utilising my own time to stay and help people with their assessments.
University of York
Working with the head of Interactive Media, Dr Jenna Ng. Researching independently and effectively organising materials to assist with research of a topic that would be used for an upcoming publication. Work was planned in and managed effectively by myself alongside my final year deadlines and the organising of the Interactive Media Showcase.
Technology and Operations Summer Intern
Worked on a multi-million pound, UK wide, project. Organised reports and extrapolated data to communicate clear and informative messages to the project management team. Developed a new system for reporting IT issues within the project and oversaw the implementation of this method. Managed time in a pro-active way to learn as much as possible from the experience and learnt about different roles within the company.