Luke Medlock


UI / UX & Interactions Designer

Who am I?


"I'm an designer with a passion for interaction. My love for UX stems from my enjoyment of puzzles - finding the best path that solves an issue. Design is a hobby, not a job. My style of work is minimalist, but not minimal. I am from Derby but I live in my sketch book, it comes with me everywhere. I call people 'Duck' quite often."

UI/UX
85 %
INTERACTION
95 %
CONCEPTS & IDEATION
90 %
ADOBE: CREATIVE CLOUD
85 %
PROTOTYPING
80 %

MY FORTE

Below are the skills I own that have been recognised by companies and clients a like.

CONCEPTS & IDEATION

My concept generation and the creation of unique ideas can be seen through out my work. They range from apps to experiential, and emmersive pieces.

Layout & Wireframing

It's crucial stage in any interaction, though mostly in web and app, and something I am often called to do as my skills in UX are well known.

Typography

I have an absolute passion for typography. I have been part of several typeface based projects and generated a few fonts and scripts of my own.

Interaction Design

This is another love of mine. Studying behaviours, market trends and current technologies to create an experience that solves a real user need.

User Journey

In my time as an UI/UX Interactions designer my abilty to plot a user's process through digital platforms has become one of my strongest assets.

Branding

I have been creating personalised, unique brand identites and promotional materials for firms across the UK - examples can be seen in my portfolio.

Graphic Design

Visual pieces are another strength. I've worked in the field for 5 years creating designs from digital magazines to festival tent displays.

Web Design & Development

I can code in HTML5, Javascript, CSS3, C++, Arduino, PHP and XML. This gives me the insight as to what can or cannot be done on a digital design.

Video Edition

Throughout my time at University and in the workplace I have presented concepts through self made animation and video depictions.

App Design

I design at a high level for iOS, Android and tablet devices. I currently work as a UI/UX app designer for a firm in Newcastle.

Time Management

After working in the industry both for agencies and freelance, I am confident in my time management and deadline keeping skills - not one deadline missed.

My Portfolio

A selection of my varying work reaching from experiential design, to app, typography and branding.

Resume

My credentials and experience.

My Education

I grew up in Derby where I got my GCSE's, A Levels & BTEC awards. I then upped and left for the north east where I took Interactive Media Design (BA HONS) at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

My Masters study in Multidisciplinary Design Innovations (MA/MSc) is the next and final step in my immediate plans for education, whilst working in my current design job.

However for the future, I have my eyes on a PHD in the field of Human Computer Interactions.

BA (Hons) Interactive Media Design

Northumbria University / Sept 2013 - July 2016

1st Class with Honours

The course equips participants with the skillset to design the next digital innovation. Working alongside clients to create live projects and designs for industy. Ultimately, learning how to turn creative ideas into immersive and engaging interactive experiences.

A levels: ICT, Music Technologies, Business Studies and Economics.

Chellaston Academy / Sept 2011 - July 2013

A,A*,B,B

From the subjects I took, I learnt a great deal about myself and it finalised my direction down the interactions design route. Also, that I hate economics.

Work Experience

I've worked in pubs and bars, I set up my own digital design company in 2011, I then went to university in 2013 where I worked two jobs alongside my studies: Lecturing for Adobe, and Designing for Hedgehog Lab.

I am very career focussed and goal oriented with a passion for design.

Lead Designer

Hedgehog Lab, Newcastle / February 2017 - Current

1 month

Along side current project design work, my role focuses heavily on current theories & principles within design, leaning to specifics within digital. Then taking those, and applying them into best practices to build up a sound knowledge base for the wider team and strengthen our own process.

UI/UX Designer

Hedgehog Lab, Newcastle / August 2015 - February 2017

1.8 Years

The roll entails working along side other designers and developers on live client projects to create flawless app and web interfaces and experiences. I also work with clients to help develop their brand identity.

Specialist Representative for the Creative Cloud

Adobe / January 2014 - August 2016

3 Years

I host lectures, workshops and events at Northumbria Univerisity, Newcastle University and Durham University on a weekly basis. They range from 80 - 300 people in attendance. I deliver talks on design theory, philosophy and practice. Through my success, Adobe offered an invaluble mentorship with a Lead Designer from Red Badger (experience and technology deisgn firm).

Designer

Swisscom, Switzerland / September 2015 - January 2016

5 months

I was part of a team of 25 consisting of psychologists, developers, programmers, designers and researchers from all over the world invited to work at Swisscom HQ in Switzerland on their iPole project. I created designs for a new concept, website, app (both iOS & Andorid), video promotion, presentations, research papers and documentation, logo & branding and much more. It was intense but well worth the experience.

CEO & Designer

TLM Graphics / January 2011 - May 2014

3 Years

I set up my own company in my first year of A Level studies. The company created responsive websites, graphics and media for new and existing companies. It grew to 6 designers most working full time. I built relationships with clients such as Leeds & Reading Festival, Download Festival and Smirnoff that I still maintain.

Say Hello

If you like what you see, feel free to leave me a message.

Contact Details

To reach me on my phone please leave an email requesting such. I am more than happy to recieve busniess packs via home delivery or email.

Address

Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Email

contact@lukemedlock.co.uk