CV

Adam Hunt

Product Designer // Front-End Developer

I'm a Product Designer with experience in digital publishing, in-house product teams and agency environments. I enjoy working with stakeholders in order to find solutions to meet business objectives and in doing so, ensuring user experience is kept to the highest standard. Through my analytical approach I strive to prototype, implement and iterate products with a like-minded team. I hold a passion for designing user interfaces and writing semantic HTML and CSS.

Skills

Design

As my first discipline in the digital world, design is still at the center of whatever I do ever since launching into Photoshop CS3 in early 2007. A Sketch user these days, I specifically enjoy creating initial wireframes before covering them in sticky notes. My preferred style is minimal and clean.

  • UI Design
  • UX
  • Wireframing
  • Prototypes
Tools
  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InVision
  • Sharpies
  • Sticky Notes

Front-End

After dabbling in minor back-end work at University where I built a custom CMS using the CodeIgniter framework, I realised my love for design mirrored a more front-end focus. By converting my designs from PSD's to HTML and CSS, it allowed me to further develop my skills as a designer. I love exploring the world of SASS and creating modular components that are reusable and scalable.

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS
  • Wordpress
Tools
  • Sublime Text
  • GitHub
  • iTerm

Product Manager

My time as designer and front-end developer allowed me to see how digital products can help various parts of an organisation. Working with various stakeholders and proactively defining new product features through an analytical approach ensures I'm able to influence change, whilst meeting the needs of both the audience and the organisation.

  • Agile
  • Backlog Management
  • Google Analytics
  • A/B Testing
Tools
  • Slack
  • Jira
  • Hotjar

Experience

UX & Front-end Developer (Contractor)

Switcher.ie // Feb 2017 - Present

Switcher is a free, impartial online and telephone comparison and switching service in Ireland. My role started by restructuring the front-end of the Switcher platform, moving to an ITCSS architecture and implementing a BEM approach to create a more flexible and scalable platform. Once completed, I've helped launched a new vertical (Mobiles) and been part of a team that rebuilt the Broadband journey. I'm currently redesigning the energy user journey from initial comparision to plan application.

UI & UX Designer (Contractor)

Victoria & Albert Museum // Feb 2018 - May 2018

The V&A Museum is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, home to over 2 million objects. I worked with stakeholders within the Digital Media team to redesign their blog. The blog is used by 30+ editors to share behind the scenes insights into the variety of departments across the museum.

UI Designer (Contractor)

WME | IMG // Sep 2017 - Feb 2018

With clients including Premier League, UFC and Jamie Oliver making use of their video platform, DICE, I designed new and existing features to improve the product and it's associated admin tool.

UI & UX Designer, Front-end Developer (Contractor)

Forward3D // Sep 2017 - Sep 2017

The Changing Lawyer was a printed report designed by Raconteur for their client, Litera Microsystems. They required the report to be converted to a microsite that made use of the brilliant illustration whilst incorporating an engaging UX.

Product Designer & Front-end Developer

Forward3D // Sep 2017 - Sep 2017

Forward3D required a design for a new dashboard as part of their internal alerts tool. The design was then converted to HTML & CSS and delivered to the client.

Digital Product Manager & UX Lead

Factory Media Ltd // Feb 2015 - January 2017

After my involvement in the directional decisions of our publishing platform in my previous role as Digital Designer, I was promoted to Product Manager in early 2015. This enabled me to lead the implemention of the platform, apps, new features and functionality across Lifestyle Publisher, Factory Media's, UK and German portfolio.

In working with stakeholders from across the business including editorial, sales and marketing, I was able to define and manage our team's backlog. By using this and other Agile techniques I am able to empower the product team to make their own decisions, with their relevant expertise, based on clear acceptance criteria.

I also covered as Head of Development for 3 months during a period of handover, which coincided with a major release of our publishing platform's front-end. The release saw a complete redesign of the platform to work better on all screen sizes, improving page yield and ad viewability, whilst allowing editorial teams to improve their story telling to their 5+ million strong audience.

In this role, I continued to work on design and front-end, keeping up to date with the latest trends.

Examples

Digital Designer

Factory Media Ltd // May 2012 - Feb 2015

After being acquired by Forward Internet Group, the development team was restructured and I became the sole designer within a team of 6.

It was in this role that I built relationships with editorial teams as we redesigned every one of the 30 sites into an overarching, responsive template.

Following a peer-review assessment, I further immersed myself into front-end as it was suggested that the products we were developing would benefit from final design polish.

Examples

Junior Designer

Factory Media Ltd // May 2011 - May 2012

In my first role at Factory Media, I was responsible for the design and front-end optimisation of the network of sites. This was coupled with creating marketing materials and display advertising units for internal products and external clients.

Awards

2015

Initiative of the Year // Won

I was part of the Product Development team that redesigned the company's publishing platform, which led to an average 15% increase in pageviews, longer dwell times and improved ad viewability by 35%.


Outstanding Individual of the Year // Nominated

Shortlisted to 3 by company board, I was nominated for the "Outstanding Individual of the Year" Award at the Factory Media annual awards.


2014

Team of the Year // Won

I was part of the Digital team that won "Team of the Year" at the Factory Media annual awards.

2013

Creative Individual of the Year // Won

Shortlisted to 5 by the company board, I won "Creative Individual of the Year" at the Factory Media annual awards for my role in redesigning 30 sites as well as the company website and agency site, Prime & Fire.


CSS Design Awards - Website of the Day // Won

After redesigning Factory Media's company website, the redesign won the "Website of the Day" award from CSS Design Awards in August 2013.

Outstanding Individual of the Year // Nominated

Shortlisted to 3 by company board, I was nominated for the "Outstanding Individual of the Year" Award at the Factory Media annual awards.

Personal

Interests

In my own time, I enjoy socialising with friends and family and am a keen sportsman. I enjoy playing football twice a week, running a midweek 5-a-side team and a Saturday 11-a-side team in South East London.

I also like keeping updated on the latest front-end news via. frontendfront.com, design showcase sites like siteinspire.com and reading articles on Medium.

References

Available on request.