I’ll be taking part in AIGA’s Emerge. An initiative designed to engage emerging designers in the first five years of their careers – whether it’s their first career or a new direction.
Journey: A Roundtable discussion & Panel.
Greg Spraker, Senior Art Director at Grafik.
Virginia Arrisueño, Founder/Creative Director at DeNada.
Kojo Boateng, Creative Lead at Dynaxys.
Soung Wiser, Founder/Creative Director at The General Design Co.
Wed, Oct 3, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Check out my interview with the lovely folks at Experience Haus in London. Experience Haus are group of passionate creatives bringing together people with design. They host creative workshops and courses for the curious – and we also connect students with people practising within the industry. I talked to them about my recent move to Washington DC, career as a designer and creative leader, and had some helpful tips for those working in the industry
What I do
VPAR has three core sides of the business, an app available on iOS and Android, a Tournament Service and a Tournament Management system used by Golf clubs. I came into the business with little knowledge of golf and now work within the VPAR product to a Lead UX designer.
My primary role is to develop and refine features across the app and managed service platform. I do this by talking golfers and define what their needs and goals are before developing a new feature. I also talk to Stakeholders across the business to ensure that and new features we plan to develop meet the needs of the business. Since I began working on the project I have worked with the developer and engineers to transform the legacy VPAR iOS. I have also been integral in the development of the new Android build of the app. Most notably designing the Registration, Onboarding, Digital Sccorecard and feed. I use a wide range of UX processes including, card sorting, creating user flows and user journeys, heuristic analysis, information architecture, customer feedback, participatory design and prototyping. My background as a graphic designer and motion designer also means I am able to get involved in the creation of high fidelity prototypes.
I was interviewed by Maurice Cherry of Revision Path podcast. In the interview I talk about my early career as a graphic designer and my time at ITN, my design philosophy and my influences as a multi-disciplinary designer.
I was interviewed for the the Design Week ‘Four Corners’ column about my career as a multidisciplinary designer. The article got a great reception on the website and my quote (above) made ‘Quote of the Week’. Read the full article here
I thought I’d add this post to explain a little about the behind the scenes process working on the Election and generally working in virtual spaces.The virtual studio at Gray’s Inn Road uses a set of tracked cameras which know where they are in 3D space. All of this tracking data processed is fed to renderers and using Viz virtual studio and some clever ‘under the bonnet innovation’ we created virtual 3D graphics which give the appearance of whole studio which works exactly like a real one, albeit with the added flexibility to move assets relatively easily. The are many downsides to working in virtual, but this was our preferred solution for this project. We were able to populate information graphics in key areas.
Creative Director: Kojo Boateng, Glenn Marshall
Programme Director: Jane Thompson
Designers: Richard Dufty, Michael O’Donnabhain
Technical/Studio: Ian White, Jon Roberts, Kevin Morrison
I am featured in a new book written co-authored by Pentagram’s Eddie Opara and John Cantwell. In the book I’m interviewed about my work, and in particulay the use of colour in news. I talk about the rebrand of ITV News (which I work on with the good people at Lambie Nairn) and the process and challenges of using colour in Television News graphics. The book also features case studies by Michael Beirut, Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, UVAs Matt Pyke and Spin’s Tony Brook. It is really great for our work to be recognised amongst other noted designers.
Logo design for Global Sport Services, a Spanish based business that specialize in golf, sport performance services and events management.