A bit about me

Hello…I’m Liam, a UX and UI designer from the wonderful Kingdom of Fife. I love long walks in the country, reading novels with a latte at my local Costa and of course, travel, I mean who doesn’t love travel right? Who am I kidding...I’m not that interesting. I have a four year old daughter, my wife and I spend most of our time trying to keep her alive or arguing about the merits of My Little Pony (Twilight Sparkle is the best, apparently!).

When I do need some respite, you’ll find me on the golf course. I’m pretty golf mad, I mean I am terrible at it but mad nonetheless. I’m also crazy into NFL - the 10+ fantasy teams are a testament to that. Sunday nights are usually spent tweaking line ups and watching as much football at one time as humanly possible.

The back of my head Urgh, I hate photos of me. So here's one of the back of my head whilst at UX Scotland.

And a bit more...

Now that the introductions are over, you’ll maybe want to know a little about my professional life? I’ve been working within the digital world for the best part of ten years, most of it spent within agency life creating websites for a wide ranging client base - such as St Andrews Links Trust, Triathlon Scotland, Scottish Curling, Inverarity Morton and The Young Women's Movement. Agency life has given me great versatility in my approach to design, ensuring I can tackle most design problems head on.

Most recently I have been working with a tech start up called Gecko Engage. We provide software to universities and colleges, enabling them to engage digitally with students - be it online forms, live chat, campus events or sms/email campaigns. All of this data feeds into our systems where the institutions can then manage their data.

In my time at Gecko, I have been part of a small product design team, working on improving the user experience both from a product point of view (our actual system software) or from a student facing point of view such as public forms, events registration, email campaigns and event management.

Working within product design has been a nice change of pace, however it still has brought its own challenges - particularly adapting to an agile working environment and how design integrates within that. I do love a good challenge though…