A digital designer who lives and works in London. I specialise in Web, Graphic & UX design.

I'm currently working as head of design for one of the UK's most established price travel comparison companies, managing manage a team of designers, performing line-management duties as well as leading the team creatively.During the past 5+ years I've also worked in the online dating industry where I have gained experience in UX and a user centered approach. More recently I have been working with a national telecoms provider on the launch of a new global communications brand. Before that I was cutting my teeth in the design industry in Toronto, working freelance on a range of different projects and travelling around the world.

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07450 021334

  • What I do
  • Digital design
  • Responsive design
  • Branding & Identity
  • UI and wireframing
  • User Flows & prototypes
  • Analytical research
  • Design direction
  • Digital illustration
  • “I take great pride in my work and always aim to produce first class results”

I'm currently freelancing and always up for new challenges, where I can collaborate with people and companies to get their product ideas rolling.

My idea of great design combines a user centered approach with a strong and appealing visual language . With the experience I have gained working directly with various clients, I am able to quickly adapt to new challenges. Being quite hands-on, I enjoy getting involved in the whole process, starting from ideation and conceptualizing to designing, prototyping, to testing and adapting the ideas. If you like my work or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Curriculum Vitae

Chris Quayle
64 Killyon Road
London
T: +44 7450 021334

A passionate digital creative with over 3 years of commercial experience in design and e-commerce. I'm passionate about art and visual culture and combine these interests with a sound technical knowledge and strong brand development skills to create commercial concepts across multiple channels and platforms. Experienced in Adobe creative suite and a number of tools to create wireframes and prototypes, I possess a solid working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript as well as various cms.

I collaborate effectively with developers on an array of different projects and have proven-experience in crafting seamless cross-browser web content across various mediums. I am a highly motivated and results-driven person who is passionate about design and user experience. My objectives are to produce first class results and to continue to further my professional career in digital design and development.

Experience

Head of Design
Dealchecker
August 2016 - Present

Head up the design team and responsible for creating a User Centred Design Culture including Concept Development, User Experience, Visual Design, HTML, CSS, JS prototyping and development, Management and Strategy. I manage a team of designers, performing line-management duties as well as leading the team creatively. I balance overseeing the Design team’s output whilst empowering them to ensure that business and user requirements are met whist delivering exemplary designs. Have overall responsibility for all production design and UX completed by the Design team and for providing the creative and strategic direction to the wider creative team and rest of the business. I play a key role in helping the Digital team move into a in a more Agile / Lean UX way of working, and focused on putting the user at the heart of everything we do.

Digital Designer (6 month contract)
Elite Comms Group
December 2015 - May 2016

Primarily brought onboard to assist with the creation and launch of Wmx global, an international communications provider. I also worked across Elite’s group of 5 companies, delivering a diverse range of digital content. My main duties included wire framing and mockups, coding HTML, CSS, jQuery and some php for web pages and email campaigns, creating print and digital resources for marketing campaigns and internal affairs and maintenance of cms for the groups existing websites. The role required me to work directly with directors and external developers on a number of projects within the group of companies.

Digital Designer
Hubpeople
October 2013 - December 2016

Heading up a small team of designers to create sites, digital content and print media within the online dating industry. Working directly with directors and clients, my main task was to create dating brands from concept to live product for the company and its members, including logo design, imagery, web sites and promotional and marketing materials. Other work included developing ux processes to better facilitate sign-up’s and increase revenue by working on workflows and prototypes for sign-up forms and mobile apps. I was also responsible for producing marketing materials for the company.

Freelance Designer
Dec 2015 - May 2016

I spent a year travelling in Toronto where I worked freelance on projects for small businesses, creating websites and promo materials including banners and social media ads. I assisted in setting up digital marketing campaigns for sole traders as well as bigger firms, working within a range of budgets. I also helped clients with problem solving solutions for website fixes.

Freelance Designer
Dec 2015 - May 2016

During an extended period of travelling Central America I worked on a freelance basis, assisting small businesses with promotional materials, web sites and seo campaigns. My various clients included dentists and physiotherapists who had no digital exposure or marketing presence. I was able to work within their budget to produce successful social media and seo campaigns that saw an increase of sales and enquiries.

Education

Isle of Man College
2002 - 2003

National diploma in multi-media (Merit)

Ballakermeen High School
1994 - 1999

GCSE's
Graphics (A), English literature (B), English Language (C), History (C), Maths (D),
Science (C, C), R.E (C), Drama (D), Business Studies (C), German (C)

Skills/Knowledge

Adobe CS, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript (jQuery), .LESS, Bootstrap, Git, Wordpress, Expression Engine, Axure,
Balsamic, Google Developer tools, Google Web designer, Google analytics, E-mail design/campaigns