Name: Evan Skuthorpe
Availability: 20th May 2020
Role Locations: Central London only
Role Particulars: Remote working / partial remote working
Day rate: Contact for details
- 16 years' experience designing web sites
- 8 years pure UX focus
- Exposure to Android / iOS app design
- In-house and agency experience
- Senior, Lead and 'Head of' level roles
Industry / sector experience:
- Financial services (commercial banking / business banking)
- Education (learning management systems / asset library / education platform for schools)
- Maritime engineering (self-servicing tool for engineers)
- Travel (booking / commerce / marketing)
- eCommerce (high-end retail)
- Agency (creative / advertising)
- BA (Hons) Photography - expected 2019
- 2002 - Diploma in Multimedia
- 2002 - Diploma in Software Development
- 2002 - Diploma in Network Engineering
Evan is personable and pragmatic, a no-nonsense sort of guy. He's a strong conceptual thinker who enjoys solving problems and is adept at identifying, and improving on, arbitrary and system-driven journeys (looking at you, solutions architects, BAs etc.) by streamlining and simplifying. Evan is also an advocate for the user (he is one himself) and never designs for the business requirement in-spite of the user.
Evan doesn't like presenting or pitching to clients, in fact, he absolutely hates presenting and pitching. Even more to the point, Evan hates public-speaking, full stop (honesty, eh?)! So, don't hire him for this. Instead, hire him for excellent, solid, reasoned and robust UX thinking that provides insightful and innovative solutions that improve the lives of users everywhere. Afterall, you wouldn't hire a scientist for his jazz-hands.
Graduating secondary school in 1999, Evan was too young and immature to have any clue what he wanted to do in life. So, he continued working his
beloved part-time high school job/s making burgers and delivering pizzas before one day knuckling down to study three Diplomas simultaneously. Completing these in early-2002, Evan moved to London later that same year to seek his fame and fortune. He failed at both of these.
16 years later, Evan loves London, but also hates it and calls it the 'Third World'. He's a well-travelled guy and plans on winning the lottery one day.
With over 16 years professional design experience creating websites of varying complexity across small and large screen devices, Evan is a contractor and specialises in User Experience (UX) design, primarily for websites and web applications, and has done so since around 2011. He has experience with in-house and agency-side environments, different personalities and people at all levels of a given organisation. Evan was once called 'personable'.
Evan is very much work-to-live kind of guy, and not the 'other' kind i.e. he has a life. His interests are photography, art, history, politics and before kids, travel. Evan is currently studying a bachelor's degree in photography and graduates in 2019 - this is his real passion. Thereafter Evan plans to continue further education in UX, photography and politics, money and time allowing.
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