Hi, I'm Nathan, a detail-oriented UI specialist and design manager working in health tech. I'm solutions-focused, incorporating design into how I learn, work, communicate, and cooperate.
The most important thing I have learnt about being a (Design) Manager is EVERYTHING can be designed. From the obvious - designing a new website homepage or how you want a meeting run, to fostering cross-functional collaboration in a company or designing how to achieve your goals - and most importantly, Celebrating the wins 🎉
A Solutions-Focused mindset to me is not about solving every problem right away. It's the idea that making people part of the outcome by working WITH them (knowing when to lead, listen, encourage, restart, or forge ahead) to achieve a goal together will create an impactful experience.
Adapting 'Design Thinking Principles' to enhance both our team and customer's experience with the product
UX based testing & iteration efficiently progressed to detailed, well-organised designs for any device or technology
Increasingly refined understanding of core development principles, enabling fluent design/engineering collaboration
Impact in my current role
Working both on-site and remotely since 2019 while managing a small team of designers I have;
- Developed, refined and communicated an agile design process within a leading health-tech startup
- Initiated and maintained cross-functional collaboration on multiple major projects
- Introduced both our B2B & B2C customers into the design process for the first time
- Replaced high agency fees with an exceptional in-house design team, inspiring other departments to do the same
- Created/managed/refined entire design system
- Learnt a lot from this process and have since re-imagined what's required in a functional design system
- Increased design output with improved quality backed by relevant research
- Re-designed our flagship product during the most significant project in the company's 10-year history
(plug) - Why hire me
UI/UX designers are increasingly sought-after to create compelling websites/apps.
Even better is a product person* who can utilise those skills to foster a design-led culture amongst the entire team.