User Experience Designer of the Year

Winner of the Yuno Juno Freelancer Award 2015

About me

A small introduction about my self

Adrian Van Cooten

User Experience Designer from London

I'm an award winning User Experience Designer. I have been fortunate enough to work for some of the most innovative brands, start ups and creative agencies. I've worked on projects for YouTube, Google, Absolute Radio, Citibank, Kiss FM, Grazia and much much more.

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Skills

I can say i’m quite good at

Sketching

Wireframing

Prototyping

Sketch App

Illustrator

HTML5 / CSS3

Work Experience

My previous associations

Present
Feb, 2017

AnalogFolk

Senior Experience Designer (Freelance)

I’m currently working on the user experience design for the future state of HSBC's business banking platform.

Present
May, 2016

Veepio

User Experience Designer (Freelance)

Veepio is a real-time monetisation platform for interactive social media content. I’m currently working on the user experience design for groundbreaking and innovative computer vision technology.

Jan, 2016
Aug, 2015

Bauer Media

User Experience Designer (Freelance)

Bauer Media is a multi-platform UK-based media Group consisting of many companies collected around two main divisions – Magazines and Radio. Currently working on the digital products for the following brands Grazia, Empire Magazine, Absolute Radio, Kiss FM, Closer and Heat World.

Aug, 2015
Apr, 2015

The App Business

User Experience Designer (Freelance)

Designed a brand new suite of products and tools to enable Homebase consumers to calculate measuresments to plan their own DIY projects.

Mar, 2015
Mar, 2015

PixelGroup

User Experience Designer (Freelance)

A commercially driven digital agency led by user experience. I conducted user research and user testing for Talk Talk Broadband

Feb, 2015
Feb, 2015

Forever Beta

User Experience Architect (Freelance)

Forever Beta is an independent, integrated creative agency. I produced user research, competitor analysis and prototypes for a brand new tech start up.

Feb, 2015
Nov, 2014

Critical Mass UK

User Experience Designer (Freelance)

Critical Mass is global full-service digital marketing agency. I worked on the online user experience for a major US bank.

Oct, 2014
Oct, 2014

rehabstudio

User Experience Architect (Freelance)

Rehabstudio is a creative technology agency. I worked on the user experience for a major online video platform.

Oct, 2014
Apr, 2014

Forever Beta

User Experience Architect (Freelance)

Forever Beta is an independent, integrated creative agency. I worked on various UX projects for Google.

Oct, 2014
Apr, 2014

McCann Enterprise

User Experience Architect (Freelance)

My primary responsibilities were as follows

  • Wireframe development
  • Competitor analysis
  • Persona development
  • Information Architecture
Mar, 2014
Jan, 2014

Juper

User Experience Designer (Mobile IOS and Web)

Juper is a brand new event driven mobile app. I worked as part of a collaborative product team that gives me the flexibility to sketch, design, prototype and test features of the product.

My primary responsibilities were as follows as follows

  • Rapid Prototyping
  • User research
  • Competitive analysis
  • User analysis
  • Usability testing
  • Wireframe development
Dec, 2013
Sept, 2013

Huge

Senior Digital Project Manager (Freelance)

Worked on Ascot Racecourses responsive mobile website and various Unilever projects.

Sept, 2013
June, 2013

Dare

Senior Digital Producer (Freelance)

Working on user experience and design projects, merging the 2 brands of Orange and T-Mobile across their Pay monthly journeys online EE (Everything Everywhere).

June, 2013
Nov, 2012

Somewhat

Senior Mobile Producer
Nov, 2012
Mar, 2012

Makemedia

Senior Digital Producer (Freelance)

  • Set up process for risk and issue management.
  • Set up formal process from sales to project delivery.
  • Project Managing digital classified platforms and directories.
  • Worked on Brighton and Hove Jobs website.
  • Worked on Kellysearch.
  • Worked on Farmers Weekly Classifieds.

Mar, 2012
Sept, 2011

Skive

Senior Digital Project Manager

Project managed digital campaigns for Lay’s crisps and Cheetos Angry Birds

Sept, 2011
April, 2010

LBi

Digital Project Manager

  • Project Managed BT’s online self service offering, responsible for updating and redesigning help pages.
  • Worked on Electrolux’s global social media and eCRM strategy for 2011.
  • Worked on Capital One’s digital and mobile strategy.
  • Worked on Marks and Spencer’s in store digital kiosk.
  • Worked on comparethemarket.com’s motor insurance user journeys.
  • Worked on Barratt Homes site and CRM campaign.

April, 2010
Oct, 2009

The Good Agency

Lead Digital Project Manager

  • Managed projects for strategic fundraising and awareness campaigns for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, National Autistic Society,RSPCA, American Hardwood Export Council, British Woodworking Federation.
  • Produced Information Architecture for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month microsite and BWF email.
  • Collaborated with digital social media teams on digital strategy to raise awareness for numerous charities and ethical companies

Oct, 2009
Aug, 2007

Underwired

Senior Digital Project Manager

  • Delivered websites and digital campaigns for the following clients Peugeot, Virgin Holidays, Virgin Games, Citroen, Slingbox, Waitrose, The London Paper, Citrix, RESPRO, BIMA (British Interactive Marketing Association), amBX, City Lit, ReadyBed, LA Fitness (monthly email), RESPRO and The Sun Dream Team Fantasy Football League.

Aug, 2007
Dec, 2004

Rise Marketing

Senior Account Executive

Clients included JD Wetherspoon, Travelodge, ADT, Bloomberg, Riley’s, SITEL, RoadChef, Newmarket Racecourses, Punch Taverns, Real Crisps, Abbott Laboratories, Decathlon and SIS.

Aug, 2007
Dec, 2004

Flame Television

Television Researcher

Worked on various TV productions for Channel 5 and Discovery Health.

Oct, 2004
July, 2004

Haymarket Publishing

Television Researcher

Worked on B2B publication called 'Third Sector Magazine'.

Education & Diplomas

What I have done in my academic career

Sept, 2013

User Experience Design Graduate

General Assembly, London, UK

Studied usability principles as well as best practice user experience and design patterns and processes.
General Assembly User Experience Design course syllabus .

June, 2004

Computer Science, BSc (Hons)

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Portfolio

showcase of my latest works

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