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RUPERT BURR

Consults, contributes, conduces, concepts, creates, and codes



I am an English multi-disciplined designer. Introduced to the internet and design circa 1989, I’ve seen the digital platform evolve and emerge into something wonderful, functional and inspirational.

From studying and freelancing in London, I founded Coaxial Apparel in the early 00s, one of the first independent e-commerce businesses. From that, joined Extreme Sports Channel as a Creative Lead. During this time started Ginx TV as Creative Founder. Next Bluesteel Productions, heading their digital projects. Trafalgar Travel came knocking needing a Global Web Designer leading their online overhaul, I answered. I was then contracted for Tesco, Thomson Holidays, Best Buy Canada and then into being the Founding Creative for fintech Netwealth Investments. Travel opportunities came and applied my skill-set for lifestyle brands, Biarritz Paradise and Magnific Rock in Popoyo

Currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Ready to get my teeth into something big.

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Clients

Adam Smith Int'l, Anheuser–Busch InBev, Blink Modelling Agency, Brunswick Finance, Climate Group, Computacenter, Concern Int'l, Conqueror Paper, Contiki Travel, EDF, Eat Natural, Esprit Clothing, Eurosport TV, Fenchurch Clothing, G4S Security, GOOP, Keith March Constructions, Living TV Group, London Music Academy, Magnific Rock Hotel, London Natural History Museum, PartyGaming, Property Finder, Ride BMX Magazine, StudioCanal, Teddy Smith Clothing, Transfunction Studio, Venus Motors, Vodafone, Young Presidents' Org.

Skills

After Effects, Agile Methodology, AngularJS, ASP, Axure, BOO, Celtx, CSS3, Dreamweaver, Excel, Git, HTML5, Illustrator, InDesign, Javascript, Jira, jQuery, Photoshop, PHP, Premiere Pro, SaSS, Sketch, Visual Studio, Word

CXLA

Freelance Design Outfit.



Roles: User experience, visual interface design, frontend development, video production, print, apparel, brand, business development, photography

Tools: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, HTML5, CSS3, SaSS, PHP, ASP, Squarespace, Concrete5, Flash

  • Concept, create, code e-commerce/brochure websites for lifestyle and corporate businesses. I've the added arsenal of producing brand and print materials, graphic design, shoot photography, edit and animate video.
  • Work with businesses to make from square one (or improve their existing) off/online visual appearance, usability, copywriting and communications.
  • Consult with smaller companies and start-ups to define project plans, creative objectives and direction and help improve and clarify their business models.
  • Clients in UK, China, USA, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, France, UAE and South Africa
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NETWEALTH INVESTMENTS

Fintech specialising in personal discretionary wealth management via a web application.



Roles: User experience, visual interface design, video production, frontend development, print, brand

Tools: Sketch, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, HTML5, CSS3, SaSS, jQuery, Angular, Visual Studio, Git

  • Product design, gather and define requirements and meld them into user stories and visual designs, within an agile methodology.
  • Depending on deadlines: requirements are wireframed, high-fidelity designed or coded straight to application with an iterative approach.
  • The latter proved a quicker builds (ideas to live within a week), allowing stakeholders to feel the web application before sign off.
  • Graphic design, conceiving and creating the brand’s look-and-feel (logo, colour palette, type etc.), plus production of print advertising artwork and design marketing materials.
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BEST BUY CANADA

Consumer electronics corporation and most visited e-commerce website in Canada.



Roles: User experience, visual interface design, frontend development, iconography, brand

Tools: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Axure, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Visual Studio, Jira

  • Gather and define requirements and meld them into user stories and visual designs.
  • Working between waterfall and agile methodologies, to modernise UI of pre/post purchase journey, mock-up designs and conceptual code for enhancement projects across desktop, mobile and app.
  • Work closely with developers, supply direction and sign off on final product.
  • Create the Best Buy Marketplace brand elements, iconography and usage guidelines.
  • Improve UX for search results and product collections. Source requirements, wireframe design, conduct presentations and, write developer specifications.
  • Help introduce bi-weekly UX/UI/Dev meetings to share work and inspiration, run a design jam/hack-a-thon and, plant seeds with PMs to move from waterfall to agile environment and, analytics led upgrades.
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TUI GROUP / THOMSON HOLIDAYS

Britain’s largest leisure travel group, operating in 180 countries with 30 million customers.



Roles: User experience, visual interface design, frontend development

Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, PHP, Kirby CMS

  • Thomson Airways: Sole UI designer and apart of the UX team of 3, working in agile to create the full e-commerce journey and information pages, across all platforms.
  • Thomson Holidays: Visual designer and co-run a 3 day UX design jam. Create an alternative search filtering functionality. Design polished high-fidelities for mobile and desktop, consult and art direct developer team, quality-check production results.
  • TUI Design Hub: Sole designer and developer for this CMS/portfolio platform for the design department to share visuals and guidelines with internal/external agencies.
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TESCO / F&F CLOTHING

Second-largest general merchandise retailer in the world and leader of groceries in the UK.



Roles: Visual interface design, graphic design, frontend development

Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery

  • Create unique interactive marketing materials for desktop site. Notable accolade having one design picked up for a national fashion periodical.
  • Design responsive emails and lay out new system of working with content teams to improve efficiency of pre-production.
  • Product foundation materials of site redesign with UI research and conceptualisation.
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TRAVEL CORPORATION / TRAFALGAR TRAVEL

Travel and leisure group operating 24 brands in 60 countries with 1.5 million customers.



Roles: User experience, visual interface design, frontend development, video production, photography

Tools: Photoshop, After Effects, XHTML/HTML5, CSS, jQuery, Javascript, BOO

  • UI lead creative for overhaul of B2B and B2C e-commerce sites. Gather requirements and approval from 7 international markets. Delineate through wireframes to improve pre/post purchase journey, then design high-fidelity pages and new UI elements.
  • Design and frontend develop social community platform and, experiment a workflow of going straight from wireframe to development, which proved successful.
  • Work closely with analytics team to monitor user experience and alter designs/code to adapt for maximum conversion.
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BLUESTEEL PRODUCTIONS

Creative agency specialising in fashion and lifestyle.



Roles: Visual interface design, frontend development, video production, photography

Tools: Photoshop, After Effects, XHTML/HTML5, CSS/3, jQuery

  • Responsible for design and development of responsive brochure and e-commerce project. Obtain and refine business requirements and, (project dependent) take-on or manage other’s progress from conception to completion.
  • Run creative think-tank workshops with other designers to brainstorm new ideas for visual design and televised entertainment.
  • Consult and assist with modelling photo shoots, videoing, editing and scriptwriting.
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GRAPHIC DESIGN / PRINT

Collection of graphics, booklets, advertising, posters, packaging and clothing.



Tools: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Photography

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