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.
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…