For the past three years, I’ve been the Head of UX & Design at Oxford Computer Consultants, a 100-person software company in Oxford, where I built, led and managed the UX Design Studio of eight people (UX designers, User researchers and front-end developers).
It was an incredible experience to start and embed design in the 25-year tech company and I’m proud of what we’ve built together. It’s an incredibly challenging thing to do too.
I’ve put design principles and processes in place, raised the bar of quality of UX and design, created business and sales strategy for design as a new revenue stream for the company, recruited a team of eight talented and passionate individuals (see photo below) and managed the UX Design Studio (resourcing, financial forecasting, line-management).
I’ve now decided to take a step into the unknown and take on a new challenge of starting my own consultancy. I’m excited by the sea of possibilities. Watch out for this space. 🙂
I’ll miss this friendly and creative bunch. You can see the lovely card they put together for me on Github. I wish them the best of luck!