Hi I’m Judith,
I’m a multidisciplinary Designer | Developer. I love to make beautiful designs and clean code. I have a long history of working both in-house and agency side.
With a degree in Illustration, I have always found I offered a unique perspective. When I began there were no courses in Web Design or UX so I formed a portfolio with a strong creative identity to stand out. The opportunity to work across a broad range of projects and understand the process from beginning to end has given me the confidence to advise on best practices in design, UI, UX and development, therefore offering better support to designers and clients.
DESIGNER | FRONT-END-DEVELOPER
Rivendell Europe | N Brown Group PLC
2010 – Present
Working in fashion and home I felt like I’d landed my dream job. With limitless scope for creativity, I was working on some of the UK’s most exciting brands. From Home & Gifts to Simply Be and Jacamo I’ve had a chance to work across almost every one of JDs 20 something brands. Some have come and gone and some have lived on to through a changing customer demographic and digital process. I have witnessed huge shifts in technology working with new tools such as Monetate and Amplience used to deliver a better customer experience.
In 2015 NBrown PLC decided to outsource parts of the business to improve workflows and tech input from external sources. Creatively my job remained unchanged, for the most part, I still work across both creative and development. Rivendell Europe sought to introduce new tools such as Monday.com, which has revolutionised the working week and streamlined work allowing more time for creative thinking, faster workflow and more connected client services.
In 2020 NBrown re-insourced the Rivendell team of online designers to restructure the business.
Designer | WordPress Developer
May 2009 – June 2009
1 year of freelancing taught me a lot. One of my first commissions was designing all of the branding for an eco-friendly lightbulb. Very creative and fun it’s something I’m still proud of the feature in my portfolio today. It was also the very first website in which I had to code a webpage from scratch. With just a little CSS and HTML knowledge I was forced through client requirement to learn more coding in a short space of time. Remember those books that used to say learn how to code a webpage in 24 hrs, well I did it in 3 days from youtube videos. Ok well maybe I already had some knowledge, but having a deadline and an open-minded client helped too.
Senior UI Web Designer
July 2008 – May 2009
Launched headfirst into the dizzy world of travel & insurance websites I hit the ground running. As the only designer in a team of 30 developers, it was my first full-time web design job. I was the lead designer making design and UI decisions that formed the backbone for some advanced travel sites.
Graphic | Web Designer
July 2007 – July 2008
I graduated and found work locally in a small company. With their passion for a great logo and brochure design, I learnt the art of pixel perfection and smooth cut logos in Adobe Illustrator.
BA Hons Illustration
2004 – 2007
Liverpool John Moores
Whilst studying Illustration I designed and built a small gallery in Dreamweaver. This inspired an interest in the code behind the design and working with the new trend in CMS systems I created my first portfolio on WordPress. I also gained confidence in Photoshop, developing illustrative techniques which gave me a creative edge when designing in the workplace.