Hello,

I’m Tim, a Designer and Front End Developer who enjoys building experiences and components for the web. I’m at home when mixing design with prototyping. I enjoy user-testing and research when solving problems.

Experience

August 2018 — Present

Bank of New Zealand — Digital Designer

Working within a design team of 12, I helped bridge the gap between design and development, primarily working within the design systems team.

  • Design & Prototype for ‘Life Moments’ a series of online help articles delivered for the public facing bnz website.
  • Re-design of the overview screens for both the iPhone & Android app store
  • Implementation of Design-tokens to help share all design related variables (typography, colour, spacing) across web and mobile front-end teams.
May 2015 — August 2018

Vocus Communications — UI/UX Lead

Working within an Agile development environment as UI/UX lead for the main application development team at Vocus. The role established UI and component guidelines to ensure the clear direction & alignment of a consistent UI for both marketing and app teams. Worked closely with other dev-team leaders and stakeholders to bring a consistent vision for the applications delivered and used by the wider business.

  • Design lead for Vocus One (Vocus’ premier customer portal)
  • Guided other Front End developers and managed UI guidelines within the Application Development team.
  • Designed & Implemented a web-based mobile experience, for managing fibre enclosures across the Vocus Network.
  • Introduced the use of Interactive prototypes in presentations and storyboarding of ideas to aid in the UX decision making process.
September 2010 — April 2015

Creative Feijoa Ltd — Managing Director/Owner

Successfully ran my own business for 4 years across three different countries (UK, Japan & New Zealand). The staple of work was providing front end development for Graphic Design Agencies and other Freelancers.

  • Worked with Cerego Japan to redesign Japanese & English landing pages for iKnow (Japanese/English spaced repetition learning app) increasing conversion rates.
  • Built & Maintained a large number of user-friendly, content-managed websites using the Umbraco CMS.
  • Produced work for high end fashion & travel clients.
September 2009 - September 2010

Bview/Geocast Ltd — Front-end Developer / Designer

Worked at bView - a London startup focused on creating a geo-centric platform for delivering discount vouchers. Was part of a small development team, responsible for all front-facing aspects of bView’s sites and applications. Worked on iPhone application “Local Sale Finder” I was responsible for Design and User Experience.

  • Logo development for a new Voucher distribution network. Worked with company directors to answer a brief based on brand requirements.
  • Became more focused on online booking forms across different mobile devices, and how to enrich small screen web experiences.
March 2006 - August 2009

Alpine Interactive — Web Developer / Designer

  • Worked with Press and media clients, such as the Spectator, the Independent, Editorial Intelligence and Full Circle Films.
  • Delivered Football World Cup 2006 website for the telegraph.co.uk

Fluent with

  • Sketch
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Fireworks
  • HTML & all things CSS
  • SVG animation

Familiar with

  • React
  • FramerX
  • Figma
  • SvelteJs
  • Hugo.io (Static site generator)
  • Angular
  • Umbraco (CMS)

Interested in

  • Design systems
  • WebVR / A-Frame
  • Three.js
  • Matter.js

Other Info

Language:
Native English speaker with Japanese JLPT-N3 Language proficiency

Hobbies/Interests

I am interested in music production and help run a small meetup group. I also play field Hockey.

References

Please contact me at tim@cssandstuff.com for references.