nkgpt

About

I’m a User Experience (UX) Designer with a background in computer science, game design and process analysis. My growth has arisen from partaking in a variety of case studies with talented individuals sharing their expertise; from government orgs and blue chip companies through to design agencies and startups.

My previous clients have benefited from an increase in the value of their digital services. Working together, I can help you to understand how better UX can fit into your workflow and tech stack to help your digital real estate transform into functional and desirable products.

Ultimately, the point of UX is to understand users, reducing their pain points and adding value to your mission. Therefore, investing in UX design is vital for success - partner with me and you'll see the dividends paying off sooner rather than later.

Methodology

Research

Client brief + Usability heuristics + Market research + User survey + Contextual interviews + Task analysis + Metrics

Identify

Personas + User scenarios + User flows + User journeys + Scope definition + Design hypothesis

Ideate

Information architecture + Sitemaps + Navigation schema + Affinity maps + Red routes

Focus

Target features + Design studio + Establish 'happy path'

Prototype

Rapid prototyping + Wireframing + Visual design + High+fidelity mockups + Interactive prototypes

Validate

Usability testing + Feature validation + Iterative design

Present

Stakeholder presentation + Specification document + Asset production + Developer collaboration + Brand strategy + Launch support

Software

Sketch, plus associated plugins:

  • Stark- for accessibility standards validation
  • Craft - upgraded design toolset
  • Crystal - USB mirroring for previews on any device
  • Marvel - for interactive prototyping
  • Launchpad - previewing website designs as functional HTML
  • Zeplin - easy value and attribute exporting for developers

Plus: Marvel, Photoshop, Keynote, Sublime Text, Firefox Inspector

Previous experience

Work

Academic

Testimonials

Nik did a very thorough job of helping us diagnose and improve our mobile apps. These change recommendations have been very helpful for us and will improve our user acquisition and engagement.”

- Amit Rai, Co-Founder at Coo

Amit Rai of Coo

He was able to transform complex digital information into easily digestible ideas. As a team, we are really pleased and proud of our new website experience. We cannot recommend Nik enough.”

- Dr. Neeraj Prasad, GP at NHS

Dr. Prasad of NHS

Two things hit you right away about Nik: intelligence and diligence... an excellent communicator always open to fresh perspectives, he works with an enviable blend of precision and adaptability.”

- Nizami Cummins, Lead Instructor at GA

Nizami Cummons of GA