Richard James Gleeson
I am a UI and Graphic Designer from United Kingdom living in Dover, Kent.
Starting several years ago with basic cross media design projects including website design, branding and print design for startups and small-medium businesses, I found a great passion and love for design. My ongoing development as a designer continues up until this day with, most recently, completion of a UI design course with Career Foundry, furthering my knowledge and skillset.
Born and raised in Kent, United Kingdom I have a strong passion for motorsport, fitness and the outdoors. I studied Graphic Design at Southampton Solent University finishing with a BA Hons degree, where I learned and perfected the fundamentals of design including typography, design patterns, grids, hierarchy and colour. I used these skills to develop concepts and designs for corporate identity, branding, marketing, print and digital projects, helping me get my first job directly my end of year design show.
My first job in graphic design taught me how to work as part of a team and my responsibilities included building consistent and flexible layouts for print and web material, retouching and colour correction of photography in Adobe Photoshop as well as implementing style guides on all designs. I gained so much valuable knowledge working in the real world.
I have collaborated remotely with Digital Butter, an award winning Hong Kong digital agency to develop a wide variety of cross media projects involving branding, UI design and responsive web design mostly for startups.
I have helped develop The Top Villas from a small vacation rental startup into a multi-million pound business through consistent digital and print design. I lead the design team, building the website layout and guidelines, corporate identity and all marketing material.
Most recently on the UI design course, I have created several apps for both iOS and Android that demonstrate flexibility in typography and UX principles. I developed strong concepts through user research, wireframing, storyboarding and user testing to design UI built for its intended user. I have designed UI elements and animations to build complete applications for multiple platforms and devices.