biography

After 8 years of animation and working in media, in 2018 I retrained as a UX designer and researcher. I work in-house with a design team at Clarksons Platou.

 

I was drawn to UX because of the focus on collaboration, process and positive impact. Throw into the mix a healthy dose of analysis, psychology and creativity and you have yourself a winning combination! Now I solve problems and make things easier to use.

UX/UI designer - Clarksons Platou

01/2019 - Now

My current role; Developing and improving a suite of enterprise products to transform the shipping industry. This involves all parts of the UX process from user interviews to high-fidelity wireframes, getting into the guts of complex business problems plus working closely with engineers to implement designs. 

product designer - ETCH

09-11/2018

8-week design sprint to research, prototype, test and deliver assets for a blockchain startup's new mobile app.

UX designer & researcher - Nettoken

08-09/2018

Final project at General Assembly to design key user flows for a password management app. 

student - General Assembly

05-08/2018

3-month course to nail the fundamentals of UX design. Training in principles of UX, UI, research methods, agile, facilitation, presentation and collaboration.

 

research plans

user interviews

personas

storyboards

user journeys

user flows

competitive analysis

business analysis

usability testing

research synthesis

workshops

research reports

ideation

wireframes

prototyping

drawing

UI design

accessibility

video editing

design systems

presentation

scrum / agile

lean UX

common sense

methodology

design

research

animator, illustrator - freelance

2011-2018

During this time I was lucky enough to animate and draw for some truly epic projects - artists, charities, companies like Aardman, BBC and Red Bull, plus a few of my own short films. 

Nick Black

product designer

user researcher

UX designer