Robert Stringer

A User Experience Designer from Belfast

Skills

Kainos Group plc

Senior Associate — User Research & Design

October 2014 — Present

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.