ALAN CURRIE

UI Designer & Web Developer

I’m Alan, a UI Designer & Web Developer from Edinburgh. I dig Design Systems & Interaction Design.

skills and tech

UI DESIGN

I’ve been involved in building simple mobile first responsive interfaces to complex commercial applications for the web and mobile.

I’ve planned, prototyped and executed design systems through close collaboration with stakeholders and team members using Sketch, Adobe XD, Invision and Jira.

FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT

Modular CSS with Sass, BEM and atomic component architecture. Experience with static site generators such as Jekyll and Gatsby. Familiar with most CSS frameworks.

JavaScript (es6), React with styled components, Vue, D3, Node, Express and Webpack

For version control, I am experienced in Git.

ACCESSIBILITY & UX

I’m an advocate for accessibility on the web. I’ve run Pa11y tests and audits to ensure that software complies with WCAG guidelines. I have a solid understanding of User centric design principles for desktop and mobile systems.

LOGO DESIGN

I’m keen on logo design, I enjoy the challenge of creating a brand message using simple shapes and colours.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

I am experienced using Photoshop and Illustrator for creating and optimising assets for the web. I’m enthusiastic about web typography, having come from a print background.

AGILE DEVELOPMENT

I have experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary Agile team using Scrum and Kanban methodologies.

EXPERIENCE

JOBS AND SKILLS

I’m currently working as a UI Designer and Web Developer at Escrivo in Edinburgh.

– Front-end Design and Development
– Sass architecture with BEM and atomic component principles
– Building Design Systems and style guides
– Design Planning and prototyping using sketch, Invision and Zeplin
– Working with front-end technologies such as React and Vue
– Working as part of an Agile team
– UX, Usability and Accessibility – setting up automated tests with Pa11y
– Graphic design for the web and animation with HTML5 and CSS3
– Designing and prototyping for IOS

Escrivo – UI Designer / Web Developer

June 2016 – Present

Edinburgh College  – HND Interactive media (Web Development)

August 2015 – 2017

FLB Group – Quality Control Officer

December 2012 – 2015

FLB Group –  Print Administrator

October 2007 – December 2012

WHEN I’M NOT DESIGNING

I’M MOSTLY OUTDOORS

When I’m not staring at a screen you’ll find me running & mountain biking. Nothing beats a blast on the trails, or a morning run to get the creative juices flowing.

CONTACT ME
Alan-Yosemite

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GET IN TOUCH TO CHAT

Check out my Behance site to see my UI work and GitHub for development projects.

alan@usedfuture.digital

07572 161 450