Martin

Martin Gray

Web, UX, UI Designer

ABOUT ME

Welcome to my portfolio website. I am a senior Web/UX/UI Designer who has been designing web pages, emails and online elements for over 15 years. This website highlights my skills and presents examples of my work.

  • Job Title
    UX/UI Digital Designer
  • Experience
    15+ Years
  • Degree
    BSc Media Lab Arts (Plymouth)
  • Hobbies
    Running, Cycling, Photography,

The core of my work is user interface design, usability, web page design, email design (and build), advertising banners and creating sites using WordPress. I also have great knowledge of SEO, PPC and Online Branding..

I am currently seeking new opportunities in and around Bristol.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss a position or how I can help out with your project.

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EXPERIENCE

Visual and UX Design Lead - Muddy Boots Software

2013 to present

I organise and run both Usability and Design workshop sessions with both clients and internal teams to create cross-device, intuitive, user-centred product experiences.

Senior Digital Designer - Healthspan

2012 - 2013

Based in Bristol but sometimes in the Head office in Guernsey. As lead designer I was responsible for the Art Direction of the website, banners and emails.

Lead Designer - Confused.com

2009 - 2012

Maintaining and refining the online branding and style guidelines. Biggest projects included redesigning the homepage and Refining the Car Insurance quote processes. Working closely with internal marketing teams to design and create html emails campaigns, banner animations, product illustrations and various in-house design projects.

Freelance Web Designer, London & Bristol

2001 - 2008

Inhouse – Cisco Systems, SoVision, Screwfix, AddMomentum
Agencies – New Media Maze, SpecialMoves, TRA,

Web Designer, Modem Media

2000 - 2001

Worked on projects for Tottenham Hotspur, Persil and GM Motors including the Opel Agila, Speedster, Astra microsites. Created style guides for internal teams and external agencies

Web Designer, Icon Medialab

1999 - 2000

Completed a successful pitch to redesign Sony PlayStation Europe web site to promote the PlayStation2 console

Web Designer, Dorling Kindersley

1996 - 1997 (placement year)


Testimonials

I’ve had the privilege of working with and managed by Martin. He truly understands brand and how to best use it effectively in the digital space. Martin is a hardworking, forward thinking, has great attention to detail and a a great team player. I would definitely work with Martin again in the future.

Nathan Meek

A fantastic and relatable manager with an inspiring and clear approach to design projects and the communication and stakeholder management involved. I learnt some of the best ways to develop, present and manage projects through Martins examples and guidance.

He also has a coveted ability to work in both an agency and an in-house mind frame and completely understands potentially complex needs of clients and stakeholders.

Polly Reichelt

I reported into Martin whilst at Healthspan and during that time found him to be controlled and professional under pressure, offering solid creative solutions for all aspects of the company. More importantly he was a pleasure to work with.

Lee Evans

More than an artworker, he’s an all round digital creative force! We threw a wild range of stuff at Martin and whatever the project – websites, e-mail templates, Flash, video – he always came up with work that looked great. Eye-catching, smart and on-brand.

Mark Churchill

Martin has an ability to understand the wider business needs when it comes to design, this is reflected in the user centered approach to his work. As a creative Martin can inspire and develop solutions that complement the organisational and commercial needs of a business.

Ben Akin-Smith

WHAT CAN I DO?

Below is an overview of my skill set. Click the button to view my portfolio.

Pixel Perfect
95%
Visual Design, Branding, Interface Design, Web Design and print. I am proficient in the whole of Adobe Creative Suite.

User Interface Design
75%
I can sketchup ideas quickly in Balsamiq  and code HTML and CSS to build prototypes and emails designs.

Userbility Testing
65%
A/B Split Testing, user tracking, user journeys, personas and Google Analytics.

Wordpress
55%
Design and run WordPress websites for both clients and community projects. I love stretching the capabilities with plugins and customising themes.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Below shows a few photographs taken at various times from travels and generally out and about. Although it’s more of a hobby i have been able to take photographs for client work and friends weddings.

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CONTACT

To discuss a prospective contract or find out my availability see my details below or send a message with the form underneath.

  • Phone
    07976 763045
  • E-mail
    martinkgray@gmail.com
  • Address
    131 High Street, Yatton, Bristol

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Please contact me about your project. I am happy to take on banner designs, mobile friendly emails, responsive web sites, interface design or create WordPress based sites.