About Oli

Soccer-obsessed, animal-loving, music & film enthusiast with a penchant for the outdoors.

Bio

Born and raised in London, I moved to Austin, TX in late 2016 via way of Melbourne, Australia. I now work at Callaway Golf as an Interactive Designer and have also worked on exciting web projects in the UK and Australia. I believe great design should focus on simplicity, empathize with users, and be accessible to all.

When I'm not designing and developing, I'm watching or playing football (which you might call soccer), travelling to new places, discovering new music, hiking through forests, and fostering animals.

Skillset

UX Design

I try to apply design thinking to my work whenever possible. I like to wireframe and prototype using tools such as inVision and gather feedback from users before commiting to a design.

Visual Design

I love designing simple and elegant user interfaces. I'm a big proponent of minimal design and believe less is more, however I am able to turn out a number of styles and work within brand guidelines.

Front-End Dev

I like to be able to turn my designs into code. I'm proficient in HTML, CSS, jQuery/basic javascript and a little PHP. I have experience utilizing frameworks like Bootstrap and implementing CMSs like WordPress.

Email Development

I'm well versed in tackling the challenges behind building fluid and responsive code for email. I can build live code with nested tables which works in a number of email clients.


Adobe CC + Sketch

My go-to tools for design are Sketch, Photoshop and Illustrator. I used Sketch to build visual comps quickly; Photoshop to edit photos and create banners, and Illustrator for iconography and vector based graphics.

Communication

Clear communcation is vital as a designer. Whether I'm collaborating with a colleague/client or handing work over to a developer, I ensure I listen attentively to feedback and present my ideas openly.