Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality content with a footprint of more than 1 billion readers in 32 territories through printed magazines and digital destinations.
In April 2022 I revisited mobile web as the Product Design Lead for lifestyle brands; GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, and in the past year, a pinch of GLAMOUR, Allure, Vogue, and Architectural Digest.
Having joined the Product Design team (<10) in 2019 – to focus on the member's companion app – pre, during and post-pandemic saw a LOT of change to enhance the entire membership experience.
Built from the ground up Starling is an award-winning 100% mobile bank based in the City of London. With similarities to other neo / challenger banks such as Revolut and [ahem] ΜỖηžᵒ, Starling is at the forefront of money management in the United Kingdom.
Over thirteen months (Aug 2017—2018), to be more versatile, I acted as a bridge between Marketing & Product teams 70/30. This was my first foray into real product design (coming from agency side) and how to successfully scale up a small business. Not only did our design team help improve customer numbers fivefold but I educated the whole workforce on the value of critical design thinking, achieving one of DesignWeek's 10 biggest Product & App launches of 2018 🚀 and Britain's Best Bank 2018 & '19 🏆🏆.
The goal, to excite and instill confidence and trust, in acquiring customers whichever the touchpoint.
We live in an increasingly visual society where Design is diluted by creative cowboys, templates, and tools. I am motivated by this, wanting to deliver honest value for my craft, upskilling others, my passion for great typography and my constant curiosity, noticing things beyond the norm.
Downtime: you won't find me on WhatsApp. I find inspiration through exploring the outdoors, people-watching, and the occasional art gallery or film. I have a penchant for finding new places to dine out with friends and care deeply about ethical design.
Case Studies expected week 08/52