andypickup

andypickup

Head of Design / Head of UX / Creative Director / Online Conversion Consultant / Online Strategist

  • Location: Hull
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

I'm a designer by trade with over 15 years experience, spending several years as a Creative Director and Head of Design.

I specialise in the strategy, craft and delivery of online conversion focussed solutions for tier 1 and 2 retailers, betting and gaming companies and in store retail solutions.

I went solo about 18 months ago and haven't looked back, yet.

I'm my spare time I'm a keen photographer, love to cook, and to play football.

Work History

Design & Conversion Consultant - EE (Everything Everywhere)

Jun 2013 - Present

Design Consultant - Self Employed

May 2013 - Present

Head of Design - sky betting and gaming

Jan 2012 - May 2013

Contract Designer - CInergy International

2013 - 2013

Creative Director - Summit Media

Jan 2009 - Dec 2011

Creative Director - Clearsilver & Identity Red

Aug 2007 - Jan 2009

Senior Designer - Coolpink.net

Oct 2005 - Jul 2007

Head of Design - Kingston Communications

Jun 2000 - Oct 2005

Graphic Designer - Kingston Inbusiness

2002 - 2003

Education

Graphic Arts and Design - BA(Hons) - Leeds Metropolitan University

1997 - 2000

Field of study unknown - Qualification type unknown - Wyke College

1994 - 1997

Skills

  • Business development
  • Business planning/strategy
  • Business skills/running a business
  • Commercial awareness
  • Compliance and legal
  • Digital content skills
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Management and leadership
  • Monetising IP
  • Networking
  • Organisational skills
  • Pitching/presenting and proposal writing
  • Product management
  • Project management
  • Specific software skills

Network