It's nice to meet you.
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 experience for our donors and customers by researching, conceiving, wireframing, sketching, prototyping, and mocking up user experiences for our digital products.
During my fourteen-year career, I've nudged a lot of pixels, crafted unique experiences, collaborated with and presented designs to relevant stakeholders and spearheaded major UX improvements to products. I've gained valuable design experience in-house across various industries including aviation, logistics, and now the charity sector.
CAF helps people and companies support the causes they care about and provides financial services and guidance to charities. Our mission is to motivate society to give ever more effectively, helping to transform lives and communities around the world and I'm so proud to be part of it. Since 2000, we've paid out £4.8 billion to charities and last year alone distributed £462 million to good causes - how great is that!
Lets work together
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.
As you might imagine, 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, design or the latest tech.
|Senior UX Designer||CAF||Feb 2016 - Present|
|Senior UX/UI Designer||FTA||Dec 2013 – Feb 2016|
|UX Designer||FTA||Jan 2013 – Nov 2013|
|Web Developer / Designer||FTA||Apr 2008 – Dec 2012|
|Web Developer||Taag-IT||July 2003 - Mar 2008|