Robert Stringer

A User Experience Designer from Belfast

Skills

Puppet

User Experience Architect

May 2017 — Present

At Puppet I’m working on the next generation of DevOps tools. My current focus is researching and architecting the user experience of a cloud discovery product. My work involves regular interactions with lots of component teams. I working closely with product and engineering architects to deliver wireframes and prototypes of user facing interfaces. I take an active role in the design of high fidelity mockups and even enjoy working in front-end code.

Like housework, designing and building software is never finished. There’s always something to learn from our users and these insights help us to align our product and engineering priorities.

Kainos Group plc

Senior Associate — User Research & Design

October 2014 — May 2017

My work at Kainos is primarily focused on the delivery of web services for devolved governments in the UK. I joined a capability of 4 designers in 2014 which has since grown to a team of over 30.

My role is client facing and involves regular consultation with suppliers and stakeholders. Responsibilities vary project to project, but typically include user research, content design, visual design, preparing prototypes for testing, front end development, creating and maintaining styleguides and accessibility testing.

Notable projects — Defra CAP Reform, Countryside Stewardship, nidirect: Angling licences, Department of Justice Compensation Services, Student Awards Agency of Scotland, Welsh Assembly Government - Business Wales, nidirect: My Portal

Vello Systems Inc.

UX Lead

September 2013 — July 2014

Vello was a Software Defined Networking (SDN) company. My role was to work with engineers to design and develop new ways of planning, commissioning and maintaining high-speed, high-capacity links between data centres with our optical and electrical networking equipment.

As lead designer of Vello Systems’ Application Framework, I was involved in all aspects of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design for Vello’s web products.

Beyond R&D, I led front-end development and user testing. Turning prototypes into fully designed and developed, responsive, scalable web products.

Crafty Devil

UI/UX Design Lead

March 2012 — September 2013

At Crafty Devil I was responsible for researching, designing, prototyping and building lightweight and responsive front-end systems for web applications and web sites.

Notable projects — Flowlens, Planzai, CDE Global, Survitec Group

Frank
(Big Motive)

Creative Developer

March 2011 — March 2012

Notable clients — Channel 4, The MAC, Loughshore Investments

Bluecube Interactive
(AV Browne)

Creative Developer

July 2010 — March 2011

Notable clients — Power NI, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Almac, BT NI, Jameson, Tennent’s and Meteor

University of Ulster

Instructional Technologist

July 2009 — July 2010

Researching and developing innovative e-learning solutions based on the needs of learners and teaching professionals.

CCEA

Senior Designer and Developer

July 2006 — July 2009

Designing and developing educational websites and applications. Projects ranged from subject micro-sites to online examination systems.