Hit the Switch

An out-going, innovative and creative designer from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Craig Allen - UX & UI Designer

A User Experience and User Interface Designer with a passion for creating Human Centered Experiences that can impact everyday life. Currently studying Interaction Design at Belfast School of Art, I am constantly exploring new techniques to expand my design skills and knowledge.

I have worked within a creative team at Paperjam Design, producing responsive websites and digital experiences for client’s needs. Previously I have also worked in the Start-up environment with Aubergine, working in a small team to build and create a digital product for the health and well-being market.

Throughout my experience within the design industry I have learnt and applied many different methods that are key for a successful user experience such as accessibility, user research, user testing, benchmarking and more.

Have a project in mind? Check out my resume or drop me a line at hello@craig-allen.co.uk, I’m always interested in meeting new people and creating new designs.

View my Resume

Experience

UX/UI Designer

Paperjam Design|June 2019 - Present

  • Creation of low to high fidelity wireframes.
  • Prototyping high fidelity wireframes showing clients look and feel.
  • Carryout research including market research, benchmarking and user research.
  • Developing wireframes into fully responsive websites using HTML & CSS.
  • Managing and maintaining CMS websites.
  • Transferring and maintaining of backend data.
  • Set up, managing and maintaining of analytics and events for both clientele and in-house.
  • Designing and developing email signatures via HTML & CSS.
  • Creation and writing of content reflecting voice, tone & storytelling.

Designer

Aubergine|January 2019 - March 2019

  • Designing and redesigning PowerPoints for business, vendors and consumers.
  • Brochure design for introducing Aubergine to businesses and vendors.
  • Iconography to aid text on multiple platforms.
  • Data Visualisation to present data clearly to businesses and vendors.
  • Liaising between departments.

Education

Interaction Design

Belfast School of Art|September 2017 - Present

  • Year 1
  • Interaction Design Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Communication Design
  • Exploring Identity
  • Imaging and Data Visualisation
  • Year 2
  • Creative Entrepreneurship
  • Designing with Content
  • Designing User Experiences
  • Narrative and Storytelling
  • Year 3 - Current Year
  • Placement