Steven Urmston

UI Designer & Frontend Developer

+44 7590843170

steve@urm.st

Profile

A passionate hybrid Designer/Developer with excellent communication. Along with core strengths in Frontend Development and UI Design, I have a broad range of skills particularly suited to working in cross-functional product teams.

Steve Urmston - Digital Product Designer

Experience

Senior Frontend EngineerEffective Experiments
  • Worked in a product team rebuilding a legacy application in React/GraphQL
  • Built a React component library to exacting design standards using Storybook
Feb 2019 – Aug 2019
Lead Frontend DeveloperBytemark
  • Senior member of an Agile (Scrum) Engineering team
  • Led the UI design & frontend development of the core company applications
Nov 2017 – Feb 2019
Product ManagerBytemark
  • Helped implement customer-driven product strategy, marketing and vision
  • Provided Leadership and Management for a cross-functional Product Team
  • Revenue per customer grew by 35% and overall customer growth by 15%
Jun 2016 – Nov 2017
UX DeveloperBytemark
  • Introduced a UX and Design focus to an engineering-led company
Jan 2014 – Jun 2016
UI DesignerIndependent Contractor
  • Delivered value for a variety of businesses from day one
Oct 2012 – Jan 2014
Senior DesignerDesignition
  • Visual design, client relations and full-stack development (PHP) for web agency
  • Won two major awards for websites I designed and developed
Jun 2005 – Sep 2012
OwnerClearbar
  • Built a business providing Web design and development services
Oct 2003 – Dec 2005

Education

ILM (Level 5) Leadership and ManagementUniversity of York
2017 – Present
MSc Human-Centred Interactive TechnologiesUniversity of York
  • Awarded a Distinction (>90% average mark)
  • Received a fully funded ESRPC scholarship
2008 – 2009
MA (2.1) Political ScienceUniversity of Glasgow
1999 – 2003

Skills

DesignDevelopmentManagementUX
UI DesignInteraction DesignWeb DesignJavaScriptReactReduxGraphQLRuby/RailsAngularJSHTMLCSSProduct StrategyLine ManagementLeadershipUX ResearchUser Testing