Skills & CV

My CV can be downloaded here: Download CV

Background

I’ve been designing for the web for 15 years. In that time, I’ve seen a huge amount of change and my work excites me every day. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.

I have worked with a number of high profile brands such as Transport for London, Superdrug, The Perfume Shop, Gucci, Calvin Klein and Savers. I have lots of experience designing, managing and delegating across large projects, as well as training and mentoring staff.

Work Photo

My skills

UI/UX:

  • Figma, Sketch & Adobe XD

General:

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

Motion:

  • DaVinci Resolve

Code:

CMS:

  • WordPress, SAP Hybris CMS & HMC

People:

  • Managing integrated design/development teams and mentoring junior staff
  • Communicating the value of human-centred design
  • Developing and running training on design topics for designers and others

Drawings on a whiteboard

My previous role

  • Designing Transport for London’s brand new incident management system, which covers the entirety of London.
  • Using GDS (Government Design System) to create bespoke patterns e.g. incident creation, event scheduling, map search and filtering.
  • Being part of an Agile scrum team and advocating for human-centred design. Developing IA structure and requirements.
  • Building prototypes and running individual and group sessions for user testing. Analysing findings and iterating to improve designs.
  • Managing and mentoring for a UX sub-team embedded in complex transport and infrastructure projects.

What else do I do?

  • Mentoring younger designers and teaching skills they need; creative problem solving, UX/UI, software, code, soft skills (negotiation, empathy, relationship building etc.)
  • Conducting training for team members around the world on design topics; you can see me in the photo in Hong Kong, running a design and UX training course for data scientists.
Dave Robertson presenting a training course

View out to sea from a beach

What makes me passionate about work?

  • The potential to make an impact on someone through thoughtful design
  • The pace of change within UX design; discovering possibilities and new ways of solving problems
  • Meeting and learning from designers, developers and people of all experience levels

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