"Sam is the rare breed of designer who can take an insight and see it through end-to-end."
Jackson Alsop - UX Designer

About me

I have been a designer for over 5 years, during that time I have worked for a range of companies both large, small, freelance and full time. My experience has led me to understand the importance of design and how to empathise with the end user.

I am passionate about user experience and believe that every digital product should not be boring or hard to use. I enjoy making fun experiences through animation, micro interactions and gainng insights through user testing.

Experience

UX Designer - MetLife
April 2016 – November 2016 / Sydney, Australia

UX Designer - New Republique
June 2015 – February 2016 / Sydney, Australia

Freelance Web Designer - sammarchant.com
April 2010 – Present
(thewedgeglebe.com, kmkustomfabrication.com.au, zoerollings.com, f45glebe.com.au, maishadesign.com)

Web/UX Designer - CEE Hydro systems
November 2013 – June 2015 / Sydney, Australia

Web Designer - Colourcentric
January 2011 – June 2015 / London, UK

Web Designer - Global Personals
September 2012 – August 2013 / Windsor, UK

Web Designer - Vorsprung
July 2011 – July 2012 / Windsor, UK

Education

Atlassian/InVision design thinking workshop A one day design thinking workshop ran by Atlassian and InVision at Academy XI (2016).

Gamification course 6 week online gamification course ran by Coursera (2016).

General Assembly 12 week intensive User Experience Design course (2015).

BA honours degree in Graphic Design: New Media (2008 – 2011) from the University for the Creative Arts.

A levels in both Applied Art (B/C) and Information Technology (C) at Collingwood College.

Volunteer experience

I took part in an UX challenge for Oxfam Australia, this included redesigning an online experience for one of Oxfam’s “Design for change” campaigns.

Skills

Advanced
  • Adobe Photoshop and Sketch
  • Sketching
  • InVision
  • Keynote
  • Responsive web design
  • HTML and CSS/SASS
  • Sublime text and Dreamweaver
  • WordPress CMS
Familiar
  • Axure and Balsamiq
  • Foundation Framework
  • JavaScript and PHP
  • Adobe Illustrator and InDesign