How to survive a Career Foundry Boot camp

I finished my UX design boot camp in 2020 and am thrilled to be a certified UX designer / Tutor. I found that by having more than twenty years’ experience in project management, graphic design and building print prototypes proved invaluable as they form the arsenal of tools needed for UXD. I was completely satisfiedContinue reading “How to survive a Career Foundry Boot camp”

Talk2Me – (UX Design)

♟️ The Challenge: Most of my friends have children and they often share stories of parenting challenges, answering difficult questions on war, faith, sex, politics and alcohol/drug use. For many it isn’t clear what resources are out there for both teenagers and parents to dip into should they wish to find answers to tough questions. Continue reading “Talk2Me – (UX Design)”

WordyCram – (UX Design)

♟️ The Challenge: People living in cities are struggling to commit to learn a new language and to manage their busy lives. 🧠 The Approach: End-to-end UX design methodology. 📱 The Output: A mobile app that empowers people to learn new vocabulary with short lessons that can be completed when communiting. The app monitors theirContinue reading “WordyCram – (UX Design)”

Mock-up Request Service – (Service Design)

♟️ The Challenge: Our client was experiencing a classic chicken and egg scenario. Their exciting new product would land in-store after six months of development. But they needed to see, touch and feel what their final product would look like right now, before production starts.  🧠 The Approach: A complete redesign of our end-to-end Mock-upContinue reading “Mock-up Request Service – (Service Design)”

The Ever-increasing Speed of Learning

It’s the year 1996 and I have decided to learn Photoshop. I go to a bookshop and find the IT department. It’s the biggest section in the store with shelves shaped like a horseshoe and fat middle-aged men sat around the tables devouring their chosen book. I find the book I want. It’s as heavyContinue reading “The Ever-increasing Speed of Learning”

The English Creative Writing Group, Frankfurt

When I first moved to Frankfurt in 2017, I decided to start my own writing group, even though I had never done anything like it before. I wanted the group’s meetings to be something fun and creative to do on a Sunday morning, with the added benefit of building a network of like-minded friends. ThreeContinue reading “The English Creative Writing Group, Frankfurt”

Be who you are, do what you want to do.

I’m in the process of doing a deep-dive into UX Design, cultivating my existing knowledge to find out everything there is to know. It’s been a while since I felt this excited about the future, which triggered some unhelpful thoughts like, “Why couldn’t I have found UXD earlier?” and “What have I been doing theseContinue reading “Be who you are, do what you want to do.”

Your Final Engagement

You sit alone in your armchair, waiting. I’m hiding in the darkest corner of the room as you rest in silence, unaware that I’m staring at you. From the viewpoint of anyone passing by it would appear as though you’re quite content. But from my all seeing eyes, I know you’re riddled with uncomfortable thoughts, andContinue reading “Your Final Engagement”

The Apartment – chapter seven

The following days moulded Esme into a routine of lazy mornings, cooking, eating, further attempts at meditating and pouring over plans in her mind at what she should do next. On occasions she would notice the whirring of the air con’s motor, it’s increasing speed as a sign that she was pointlessly thinking about tooContinue reading “The Apartment – chapter seven”

The Apartment – chapter six

Esme woke up the next morning, unrested and groggy. She put her feet on the floor and looked towards the dressing table. The jewellery box looked lost without any other possessions around it, but she noticed how the two side mirrors were folded inward and were reflecting four images of the box, each as lonelyContinue reading “The Apartment – chapter six”