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Say Hello to Our New UX & Design Director

Andrew | 25/11/2016

This month we welcomed our new UX & Design Director Elaine to the Screenmedia studios.

With 15 years experience in the industry, she is a skilled hand and respected voice when it comes to UX having been invited to write for industry publications such as UXBooth. A Glasgow native, Elaine has spent the last four and a half years in London, working on projects for global companies in a range of industries as well as heading up the Design and UX department at Quidco.

Today we caught up with her for a quick interview before she gets stuck into some exciting projects.

In 140 characters, what exactly do you do?

My job is basically problem solving. Looking at a client objectives and working out the best way to meet them that engages their customers.

Previous experience...

6 years’ client-side experience as a designer, 5 years at a full service digital agency, 3 years at a UX consultancy, and 1.5 years’ product-side as the Head of Design and UX at Quidco.

Why Screenmedia?

I love the principles of Screenmedia. They have strong ethics that dictate the type of work they do, the quality of that work, and there is a real desire to keep moving forward; to be at the cutting edge of design, innovation, and technology.

Oddest job…

Putting little sticky cushions in mobile phone cases while working in a plastics factory. I still have a bump on one of my fingers from that!

On the nightstand…

Water, mobile phone, kindle.

In my spare time I like…

What spare time? I have a little boy who’s 2 who takes up most of my time outside of work, but when I get the chance I’m working on building a mobile app. I’m also a bit of a gamer, an occasional knitter, and eventually I’ll get back to boxing (incredibly effective stress relief).

Favourite tune on the office Sonos…

Hmm, not a specific tune, but I do enjoy when we go through a 90s phase!

Weirdest fact about me…

I have a squinty curved spine. Makes me walk a little weirdly and means half my body is more muscled than the other half.

 

We are always on the lookout for skilled, enthusiastic talent. If we sound like the place for you, check out our careers area to see where you would fit in!

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