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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 travelling with Bluesteel Productions came up, heading their digital projects. Trafalgar Travel came knocking needing a Global Web Designer leading their online overhaul, I answered. Afterwards, contracted for Tesco, TUI, Best Buy Canada and fintech Netwealth Investments. Travel came again, and applied my skill-set for lifestyle brands, Biarritz Paradise and Magnific Rock in Nicaragua. Moving over to Vancovuer and I worked for Glance Technologies as Senior Product Designer flexing my creative and start-up business muscles.

Currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Seeking out FT/PT freelance/remote opportunities.


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Clients

Adam Smith Int'l, Anheuser–Busch InBev, Blink Modelling Agency, BMW, Brunswick Finance, Climate Group, Computacenter, Concern Int'l, Conqueror Paper, Contiki Travel, Decision Tree, EDF, Eat Natural, Esprit Clothing, Eurosport TV, Fenchurch Clothing, G4S Security, GOOP, Keith March Constructions, Living TV Group, London Music Academy, London Natural History Museum, Magnific Rock Hotel, Novartis, PartyGaming, Property Finder, Ride BMX Magazine, Roche, StudioCanal, Subaru, 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, G Suite, HTML5, Illustrator, InDesign, Javascript, Jira, jQuery, Photoshop, PHP, Powerpoint, Premiere Pro, SCSS, Sketch, Visual Studio, Word, Wordpress, XD by Adobe

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, SCSS, PHP, ASP, Squarespace, Axure, Flash, Powerpoint

  • I consult, concept, create and code e-commerce/brochure websites for lifestyle and corporate companies. I add to this skills arsenal by producing brand and graphic design print materials, photography and, edit/animate videos.
  • Work with businesses to start from scratch (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, help improve and clarify their business models.
  • Clients in UK, China, USA, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, France, UAE and South Africa
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GLANCE TECHNOLOGIES

Publicly traded fintech, mobile payment and business platform using blockchain.



Roles: User experience, visual interface design, brand/graphic/print design, frontend development, business development

Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML5, CSS3, Wordpress, Powerpoint, G Suite

  • Glance Pay, app for streamlining mobile payments: Fast-paced startup environment. Working on iOS/Android app UX/UI redesign and flow improvements. Notable upgrades of cryptocurrency integration, pre-ordering, and payment process.
    Set up and implement white label toolkit for asset creation. Support developers and communicate with stakeholders and product owners throughout production.
  • Glance PayMe (née Merchant), app to allow anyone to accept card/crypto payments: On a short deadline; research and design iOS app that feature; dashboard, payments, on-boarding and settings, with concepts features for invoicing and wearables.
  • Glance Coin, reward-based cryptocurrency: Advise and support white paper creation, with proofing, architecture infographic creation and, document design.
  • Glance Tech, parent company: Investor relation graphic design. Rebranding for Glance and 5 business affiliates; design/code brochure and ecommerce websites, presentations creation and, define business requirements and online strategy.
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NETWEALTH INVESTMENTS

Fintech specialising in personal discretionary wealth management via a SaaS web app.



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

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

  • Product design: gather and define requirements from business owners and meld them into user stories and visual designs, within an agile methodology.
  • Depending on deadlines: flows were wireframed then translated to high-fidelity designs or, coded straight into the application with a real-time iterative approach. The latter proved a success with quicker builds (idea-to-live within a week), allowing stakeholders to feel the SaaS web app before sign-off.
  • Graphic design: conceive and create brand’s look-and-feel (logo, colour palette, type etc.) plus, production of print advertising artwork and 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

  • Working in agile to modernise UI of pre/post purchase journey, mock-up high-fidelity designs and conceptual code for enhancement projects across multi-platforms.
  • Work closely with developers, supply direction and sign off on final product.
  • Create the Best Buy Marketplace brand, iconography and usage guidelines.
  • Improve UX for search results and product collections. Source requirements, into wireframe design, presentation to stakeholders 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 for analytics led upgrades.
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TUI

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 apart of the UX team of 3, working in agile to create the full e-commerce journey and information pages, across all devices.
  • Thomson Holidays: Visual designer and co-run a 3-day UX design jam to create an alternative search filter functionality. Design the high-fidelities for mobile and desktop, consult and art direct developer team, quality-check production results.
  • TUI Design Hub: 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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TESCOS 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 weekly interactive marketing materials. Notable accolade having a few designs picked up for a national fashion periodical.
  • Design responsive emails and tools for content teams to improve production process.
  • Research and produce foundation concept materials for ecommerce site redesign.
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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 the B2B and B2C e-commerce sites. Gather requirements and approval from 7 international markets. Wireframe the improved pre/post purchase journey, then into high-fidelity pages including 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

  • Obtain and refine requirements for all digital output and, take-on or manage projects.
  • 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, branding, booklets, advertising, posters, packaging and clothing.



Tools: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Photography

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COAXIAL APPAREL

Side hobby-project: Company sells randomly generated t-shirts (over 3,000 varieties) based on weather and its unpredictability, proceeds from sales going to International Red Cross to help those affected by climate change.



Roles: User experience, visual interface design, front/backend development

Tools: Photoshop, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, PHP