Hi, my name is

ARRAN KING
UI/UX Designer

Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life!
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About Me

Problem Solver

You know those little dogs that hang on to your trouser leg and just won't let go? That's me! I hate being beaten by a problem and will work relentlessly until I solve it.

During the first day at a previous role (Woolworths), I solved a problem they had been struggling with for months, and solved two more problems by the end of the week. All of this while working in a custom CMS that I was previously unfamiliar with.

Passionate

How much do I love what I do? On average, I spend over 8 hours a week just keeping up with all the latest trends in UI/UX design and web development.

Truth be told, I'm a little OCD when it comes to UX. Hardly a week goes by where I don't email some company with tips for improving the UX on their website/app.

I even find myself trying to apply UX principles in my everyday physical life - I really can't stand it when things don't function the way they should. I'm the sort of person that will ask where a friend's toolbox is so I can fix their broken door latch before I go home.

It's true, I sometimes forget to eat when working on a project, but is it really working when you love what you do?

Team Player

I love working collaboratively in a team, sharing what I have learned with others, and learning new things from them.

I "fell" into teaching during my Graduate studies at CPIT after regularly helping my classmates with their work.

That led to peer support tutoring, assistant tutoring and, after graduation, being asked to stay on as a teacher. I enjoyed it so much I spent 13 years teaching part-time.

Team Leader

Over the years I have also spent 1000's of hours running a digital agency and freelancing, so I'm quite comfortable liaising with clients, managing projects from ideation through to delivery, and taking responsibility for my own, and others, productivity.

All rounder

Design, of any kind, has always been a passion with me. I started doing small graphic design jobs while I was still in school, later spending over seven years as a freelance graphic designer before moving to web.

I've always been involved in some sort of design, even making little forays into interior, architectural and furniture design.

So, to me, UX is the ultimate job. I get to continually solve problems, and make things look good in the process.

I still do some print work whenever I get the the chance, so I'm fully competent not only in Photoshop and Illustrator, but also InDesign and Acrobat.

 

Testimonials

Arran created a modern, high-end website for us that is very easy for us to update, and clearly explained the design process and requirements to us.
The finished website exceeded our expectations, and the ongoing support Arran has provided, including comprehensive tutorials and training, are awesome.
Jo-Anne Kek-Pamenter
Marketing Manager
Westside Hotel
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of your work and delivery over the past 6 months. What a journey! Thank you so much, the fact that the feedback was how easy the front and back ends are and the positive feedback we have received already from customers and staff, is testament to your efforts.
Callie Evans
Head of Customer Experience
Assure Programs
Apart from creating a professional and visually engaging website, Arran responded immediately to our needs and offered sound advice during all stages of the project. I highly recommend Arran.
Paul Sinclair
Owner/Manager
Mirri Mirri
What a transformation to our old unprofessional looking website Arran made! We now have a very appealing, easy to use online presence of which we can be proud.
Anneli Laitinen
Marketing Manager
South Tweed Caravan Sales
Arran produced a fantastic site for us that went straight to the very number one spot in Google and has stayed there ever since.
Garry Vereb
Owner/Manager
Apricot Seeds Australia

What Do I Do?

UI/UX Design

UI/UX Design

Use elegant UI design and effective UX methods to create responsive (mobile friendly), user centred websites and apps that have low bounce rates and high pages per visit and conversion rates.

Digital Design

Digital Design

Use Sketch, InVision and Axure to create wireframes and prototypes. Use Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign to create posters, brochures, business cards and other print collateral.

Search Engine Optimisation

Search Engine Optimisation

Use effective SEO tactics to get my clients’ websites to the top of the first page in Google.
After all, what’s the point of building a great looking website if no-one will ever get to see it?

Full Stack Designer

Everything

OK - I can’t do everything . . . yet.
But my love for problem solving and learning new things means I will learn whatever I need to in order to get the job done.

Resume

Education

Bachelor of Arts: Multimedia Design & Application

(1995)

Graduate Diploma in Design (Digital)

(2002)

Certificate III in Adult Teaching

(2003)

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

(2005)

Bachelor of Training

(in progress)

On-going Training

Because web development is a constantly changing environment, I know there will always be more to learn and master. So, I hold memberships to multiple tutorial sites (Lynda.com, learnable.com etc.), and spend hours each week keeping up with current trends and educating myself in the latest technologies.

Some of my favourite UX resources - UX Collective, User Focus UK, UX Mastery

Key Skills

    UX/UI Design

    Responsive Design

    User Centred Design

    HTML5/CSS3

    JQuery

    Adobe CS

    Balsamiq/Axure

    Sketch/InVision

    Wireframing

    Prototyping

    WordPress

    Agile

Portfolio

Featured Projects

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