Peak Design

UX / UI designer David Howell

Hi, my name is David and I’m a UX Designer (whatever that means)…

Every job I’ve had and every project I have worked on has taught me something about design, and there are so many awesome designers out in the world of all ages, genders, backgrounds and expertise, and they all have something to teach. That’s the cool thing about design, if you’re being creative then you can learn something new.

I’ve never really settled into a particular area of design that I like the most. I started off loving animation and Flash (rip) and the power of Actionscript during my time at TAFE, then my first ‘proper’ design job was working for a print magazine designing layouts and ads as well as magazine covers which pushed my creativity and taught me a new skill set and tools.

My work since then has moved increasingly towards the web, designing websites and creating full branding and marketing strategies. Most recently I have been creating User Interfaces for web based applications and delving into User Experience models. With the advent and subsequent all encompassing rise of mobile and tablet devices I now find myself working on responsive designs and needing to learn more and more about the front end web development world so that I can create the best design for my clients, and their users.

I love what I do, and I look forward to continuing to learn new skills and trying new things.

Skills

UI/UX

90%

Web Design

90%

Graphic Design

85%

Branding

75%

Photoshop

90%

Illustrator

80%

InDesign

70%

Wordpress

90%

Html

85%

CSS

80%

Javascript

60%

PHP

60%

Blog

January 28, 2016 in misc

Keeping up with Design

I thought I’d compile a list of sites and newsletters I use every day to keep on top of all things design related, both inside my industry (web) and outside it…

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September 20, 2013 in industry news, news

Thoughts on Pinterest 2

Back in November last year, when Pinterest was just starting to get some traction in the media I wrote a little post about what I liked and didn’t like, this is v2…

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July 9, 2013 in industry news, misc

Design Review – Run That Town App

I stumbled across a new app for the iPhone whilst browsing through Flipboard the other day that I thought might be a bit of fun and I was pleasantly surprised…

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November 13, 2012 in misc, news

Star Wars & the Expanded Universe

The Star Wars torch has been handed over to Disney by George Lucas and I’m really excited to see where they take it.

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Get in touch

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