Experience

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As I work for a digital agency this page is a combination of my roles within the agency and longer term client projects.

Design Program Manager, Tesco via Kin + Carta (Dec '20 - Present)

Working within the Design Systems team at Tesco I support the team on a strategic level.

Design Operations Manager, Kin + Carta Create (Mar '20 - Present)

Role

Leading groups of designers to deliver against design programs that drive change and improvements in the business. I plan and deliver across quarterly goals. I manage the day to day operations of a 17 person design team. I make sure each of our designers can focus solely on their design work. I drive forward best practices on tooling, project setup and also internal frameworks across the business. I’ve created and drive the adoption of an internal knowledge management system.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing all aspects of design operations for the K+C Create Europe Design team
  • Design Strategy and Mission
  • Project resourcing
  • Recruitment & Head count planning
  • Contractor engagement and retention
  • Managing Design Team Ceremonies + Cadence

Senior Product Designer, The App Business (Sep '17 - Dec '19)

Product Design Manager, Kingfisher via The App Business (Sep '17 - Dec '19)

Role

As the Product Design Manager of the Lead a team of 8 Product Designers and Experience Designers responsible for the design and delivery of Kingfishers new 'NextGen' platform spanning mobile and web.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversaw the creation of the Kingfisher Design System
  • Helped with the evolution of the Design System, incorporating multiple brands and roll out to all designers across the group
  • Planning and delivery of Design work across multiple product squads
  • Product Design for key sections of the website including the Product Details Page and Basket page.

Product Designer, The App Business (Sep '17 - Dec '19)