Nick Rigby

I'm tall. I'm British. I live in America. And I'm terribly sorry about the whole War of 1812 unpleasantness. To make it up to you, I create beautiful, user-focused websites that are easy and intuitive to use. I've also contributed to the popular online web standards magazine, A List Apart. So, shall we call it even?

Portfolio

Work

Articles

  • Prettier Accessible Forms

    Forms are a pain. You can make them pretty, make them accessible, or go a little crazy trying to achieve both.

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  • Drop-Down Menus, Horizontal Style

    Multi-tiered drop-down menus can be a hassle to build and maintain — especially when they rely on big, honking chunks of JavaScript.

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Resumé

Experience

Senior UX/ID Strategist, Idfive

—Present
  • Lead a team of developers, to produce industry leading digital products.
  • Integrate designs into CMS platforms such as Drupal, WordPress, T4 Site Manager and SiteExecutive
  • Build responsive websites using a mobile-first approach.
  • Provide UX strategy, wireframing and interaction design.

Senior UX Designer, The Economist / CQ Roll Call

—Sep 2013
  • Planned and conducted research to understand user needs.
  • Designed Information Architecture and workflows to build intuitive interfaces.
  • Produced sketches, wireframes and prototypes to articulate ideas.
  • Developed complex web interfaces, utilising HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to enhance the experience.
  • Used responsive web design techniques to build sites that work on any screen size.

Web Designer, Nick Rigby

—Present
  • Development of accessible, user-focused websites, using HTML, CSS/SASS and JavaScript.
  • Development of Enterprise-level e-commerce sites, using the open-source platform, Magento.
  • Extensive use of JavaScript frameworks, particularly jQuery and Prototype.
  • Development of custom CMS platforms, using open-source PHP-MVC frameworks, CodeIgniter and Laravel.
  • Production of pixel-perfect HTML layouts from PSD files.

Web Technologist, Cimex

  • Client-side development for UK government departments and blue-chip clients, such as Yahoo!.
  • Worked to WAI, WCAG, W3C and UK government accessibility guidelines.
  • Implemented advanced JavaScript techniques to enhance the user experience.
  • Usability testing, and user-centered design approach to ensure products met user needs.
  • Introduction of guidelines and templates for use by all web technologists.

Web Designer / Senior Web Designer, Business Serve

  • Responsible for the design and production of websites for small/medium sized businesses.
  • Introduced standards based design and accessibility awareness across 18-person design team.
  • Promoted to senior web designer, responsible for all internal websites and online collateral.
  • Regularly presented online concepts and ideas to company executives and board members.

Education

BSc Computer Science, University of Sunderland

  • Achieved degree class of 2.1 (second class, upper division) with honours.
  • Extensive object-oriented programming using C++ and JAVA.
  • Solid understanding of software engineering principles.
  • Firm foundation in systems analysis and design.

Technical Skills

  • CSS, SASS, LESS, HTML, JavaScript (inc. jQuery & Prototype), PHP, mySQL
  • Magento, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Wordpress
  • Adobe Creative Suite, GIT, SVN

Contact

Contact me via Email, Facebook, Twitter or Linked In.