Hi. I'm Si, a highly experienced digital director and design lead.
I do research, strategy, service design, product design, interaction design, team building and management. I help people, teams and organisations work out what they need to do, design it, and make it happen.
Currently I work as a freelancer, contracted as an interaction designer at DWP Digital until the middle of October 2018.
In my free time I:
- coordinate the Leeds gov design meets (a regular meet-up for people in and around Leeds who are designing and making public services),
- help teach service design at Leeds Service Jams and Leeds GovJams,
- guide young people to design and make with code and technology at Bradford CoderDojo,
- am a part-time lecturer on design and communication at Leeds Beckett university, v. write posts on my blog.
In previous roles, I have:
- helped with designing at NHS Digital on the NHS Beta programme,
- been lead interaction designer at HMRCDigital
- held director positions at the agencies Home, Bloom, and Brahm.
I am proud to have been one of the co-founders of award-winning Grimsby Town fanzine Cod Almighty. I do not contribute to it these days. Still read it, though.
Get in touch and links
My contact details are here.
Recent posts on my blog
Weeknotes s03e01 - week commencing Monday 30 December 2018
Leeds Gov Design meet number 5 – and onwards
Leeds gov design meet number 4, done
Discovery then alpha. Always.
Lunchtime chats offer for people designing gov services