Name: Evan Skuthorpe
Role Locations: Central London only / remote working
Desired Role Particulars: Design-led roles / not a cog-in-a-wheel roles
Day rate: Available on request
- 16 years' experience designing web sites
- 8 years pure UX focus
- Exposure to Android / iOS app design
- Agile working / Lean UX (inc. rapid prototyping)
- 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)
- Design and advertising agency (creative)
- 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 and always has. Even more to the point, Evan hates public-speaking, full stop (honesty, eh?)! So, don't hire him for this. Instead, hire him for his well-rounded industry experience, excellent, solid, reasoned and robust UX thinking that provides insightful and innovative solutions that improve the lives of users everywhere. Think about it like this - you don't hire your accountant for his sense of humour.
Graduating secondary school in 1999, Evan was too young and immature to have any clue what he wanted to do in life turning down an offer for tertiary education. 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. He will move back to the 'First World' (Australia, obviously) one day soon.
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 is very much work-to-live kind of guy, and not the 'other' kind i.e. he is very good at what he does, but he doesn't 'live and breath' for his job. His interests are photography, art, history, politics, his family and before kids, travelling. 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. He still plans to win the lottery.
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