Hi, I'm Neil, Senior UX Designer at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), one of the UK's largest charities.
I lead the design and continually develop the vision and strategy for improving the UX for our donors and customers. At CAF, I design digital products for over a quarter of a million individual donors, 2,500 businesses and over seventy-thousand charities around the world, helping people give more effectively to transform lives and communities around the world. It's inspiring and I'm so proud to be part of it.
Since 2003, I've gained valuable design experience in-house across various industries including aviation, logistics, and now the charity sector. I work in a really agile way, spearheading major UX improvements to products based on user's needs.
I enjoy quickly iterating on ideas, collaborating with team mates in product, marketing and development and building things people love to use. From my experience, being able to clearly articulate design decisions and the problems they are solving is vital.
I love designing and building sites that work everywhere and I'm passionate about user-centered design - understanding and validating product concepts - and see crit sessions as an opportunity to both share my knowledge and learn from others. What's more, I collaborate closely with developers too, delivering final UI designs and specifications for development for mobile and web. I think every designer benefits when they know enough code to create simple prototypes, pattern libraries, and style guides.
In my spare time, my other passions are football, golf, running, the latest tech and travelling the world with my lovely wife.
You can find me on Twitter usually rambling on about UX and all of the above!
- Favourite design tool?
- Sketch or a trusty pack of post-it notes
- Favourite app?
- Strava. I'm a data freak when it comes to running.
- Favourite city in the world?
- New York - what a place.
- Favourite food
- Steak and chips
- What are you reading at the moment?
- Augmented: Life in The Smart Lane by Brett King.