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“better never stops”

Where was I Educated?

2016

UX DESIGN

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

2012

BACHELOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA

WELTEC - FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY

2011

DIPLOMA IN WEB DESIGN

WELTEC

2009

CERTIFICATE IN DESIGN

 

How you can contact me?

e. andyf430@gmail.com

m. 021 029 63411

linkedin.com/in/andrewpetersonnz

 

Who are my references?

Available on request

 Andrew Peterson - Experience Designer

What am I seeking?

I am seeking a full time contract or permanent role within the UX/UI Experience Design sector.

Who Am I?

Hi I’m Andrew, originally from Rotorua, I have lived in Wellington for 16 years before moving up to Auckland. I have many interests including cars, photography, gym.

What I have done so far?

I have a rich and diverse career background. This includes working in photography, sports television, business management and for the past 5 years I have been working in the experience design industry.

Which has seen me working in agile environments with start-ups to legacy corporates. In each I have been able to bring my toolkit of ux and ui experience to consistently deliver quality outcomes through empathetic use of innovative design approaches.

What makes me passionate about User Experience?

I really enjoy discovering what works (and what doesn’t) for users. I also really enjoy the creativity to design user interfaces.

Do I have any other highlights?

2017 was a big year for me. I started working as Head of User Experience for Continux Limited. While here I really developed my public speaking skills, which was important as I was humbled to be asked to be one of the speakers at the 2017 UXNZ Conference. At which I spoke about cross cultural user experience design.

2017 also saw me starting a Photography/ Photo booth Business servicing the Wellington region. Currently its growing steadily and is regarded as the highest quality offering in the area.

Where can you see my work?

www.andrewpeterson.net

 

What skills, attributes & experience can I offer you?

  • 6 years UX/UI experience

  • Bachelor of Digital Media, Diploma in Web Design, User Experience

  • Highly experienced leading user-centred design and user research efforts whilst incorporating data, customer feedback, and technical constraints.

  • Planning facilitating and observing usability testing, stakeholder interviews, user interviews, observational research and running UX workshops

  • Developing visual design prototypes, wireframes, user interface specifications, site maps which capture requirements and embrace usability best practices

  • Effective communicator and advocator of user problems and user needs

  • Strategic and systematic thinker with experience synthesising research data to inform and lead design direction

  • Undertaken usability activities such as persona and scenario development, and comparative usability analysis

  • Developing information architecture, interface, and interaction requirements

  • Well-organized, passionate people person who is pragmatic and empathetic in his approach to improving usability

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Very experienced in gathering user requirements and synthesising this with the project/client needs

  • Rich experience working in agile cross-functional teams

  • Business Analysis of large projects

  • Public speaking

  • Business management

  • Photography

What’s in my Toolkit?

  • Illustrator

  • Photoshop

  • Lightroom

  • In Design

  • After Effects

  • In Vision

  • OBS Studio

  • Dreamweaver

  • Adobe XD

  • Adobe Spark

  • Zeplin

  • Qualtrics

 

 

What have I done?

USER EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST - VECTOR AUG 2018 – JUNE 2019                    

Here I lead the experience testing and research efforts and work on the UX and UI direction for 10 projects spanning Vectors departments and owned companies.

This includes OnGas e-learning app - EV charging app - Outage Web App -Networks Web - Lone Worker Device - Video Comms - Services Portal – New Connections - Qualtrics - Storm Mode Web/App - Vector Comms Portal.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning and Facilitating User Testing, Moderated, Observational, Guerilla

  • User Interviews, Usability Reporting

  • UX/UI Research

  • UX/UI Planning, Implementation

  • Product Research

  • Planning/ Hosting and Running experience design workshops

  • Analysing/Reporting quantitative and qualitative data

  • Managing Proof of Concept testing

  • Training Video creation script writing and editing

  • Graphic Design/ Layout

  • Business analyst, Vendor analyst

  • User Journeys /Road-maps, User Personas

ACHIEVEMENTS

·         Consistently received praise for UX reporting and insights

·         Refocused development on EV charging project

 

HEAD OF USER EXPERIENCE - CONTINUX LIMITED MAR 2017 - JUL 2018

Here I was responsible for the UX and UI research and design for an experience engine. Which delivers processed data analytics in real time using AI and Machine Learning for the GLAM Sector (Museum) and was in collaboration with Te Papa.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning and Facilitating User Testing

  • Usability Reporting, User Interviews

  • User Personas, User Journeys /Road-map

  • UI/UX Research

  • UI/UX Design

  • Wireframing

  • Prototyping

  • Managing UI changes

  • Analysing/Reporting quantitative and qualitative data

  • Video creation script writing and editing

  • Graphic Design / Layout

  • Public Relations, Promotion, Marketing

ACHIEVEMENTS

Discovering insights for institutions across Australasia

 

 

HEAD OF USER EXPERIENCE - SHUTTERBOX LIMITED JAN 2017 - NOW

I developed the UX/UI for the website, I also created the logo, brand identity and media for the site. In addition to this I designed the photobooth and lead marketing and promotional efforts.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • UX/ UI Design, Product Design

  • Usability Reporting

  • User Interviews

  • Web Design, SEO, Marketing

  • Industrial Design

  • Product Planning & Development

  • Project Management

  • Graphic Design/ Layout

  • Business analyst, Accounting

  • Competitor Analysis Research

  • Photography

  • Event Management

ACHIEVEMENTS

Grew this small business to be the best in class photo-booth offering in the Wellington region

 

UXNZ 2017 CONFERENCE SPEAKER

I was humbled to be asked to present at this conference on cross cultural user experience design.

 

UX RESEARCHER – PANDAUX LIMITED DEC 2016 - JULY 2017

The role here was centred around designing a portal for Refugee services.

 

FREELANCE UX & WEB DESIGNER DEC 2012 - JUL 2016

Here I did the end to end UX and UI for a vintage audio companies website. I also worked on other smaller projects.

 

UX/UI DESIGNER - WELLINGTON UX GROUP JAN 2016 - NOV 2016

In this role I developed the UX/UI experience for the groups website.

 

THE RETRO SHOP - MANAGER 2011 - 2015

This saw me reshaping the online experience for this small business.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Increased turnover by 300 percent in first 6 months

Became the market leader in NZ for certain product lines.