James Bickerton

James Bickerton

Lead UI Designer at BKTN
London, United Kingdom


Lead UI Designer
BCG Digital Ventures
September 2016 - Present (2 years 4 months)
Host, interviewer and panel curator
September 2015 - Present (3 years 4 months)
Honoured to be working with the excellent Digitized team at this yearly digital design conference.

Interviewed the conference's presenters live on stage after each presentation with questions from the audience and of my own. With no access to the presentations beforehand.

- Researching the presenters before the conference
- Responsible for moving the conversation forward and keeping it on topic
- Ability to tailor questions 'on the fly' to both suit each presenter's presentation and for the audience's needs
- Curate and pick the best questions from Twitter during each presentation
- Cite the audience and keep them involved
- Curate a 30 minute panel around a specialist topic. E.g. UX

At the 2016 event Digitized asked me to be the host and introduce each speaker too. I kept to a 'no jokes' and 'keep it quick' format which made sure the speakers were always the ones centre stage.
January 2014 - Present (5 years)
My limited company I contract through providing design and brand consultancy.
Lead UI Designer
Digital Innovation Group
March 2016 - July 2016 (4 months)
Can't say yet. But cannot wait to tell you. It's amazing.
Lead UI Designer
London, United Kingdom
February 2016 - February 2016 ()
Short sharp global project.
Lead UI Designer
March 2015 - January 2016 (10 months)
Continuing to create the UI design direction and language of their and their clients products.

Developing creative strategy and 'way of working' with clients.

Presenting at Board Level both internally and externally with major music publishers.

Managing design team, interviewing and hiring new designers of all levels from junior to Head of Design.

Instrumental in creating the brand values and company culture.
Lead UI Designer
North Highland UK
February 2015 - March 2015 (1 month)
Working with Tido, a startup, to firstly create their brand and, in turn, their iPad app UI.
Lead UI Designer
August 2014 - January 2015 (5 months)
Lead the iPad app UI design for a financial investment company.
Lead UI Designer - on contract
LONDON, United Kingdom
January 2014 - June 2014 (5 months)
Design lead, client facing role on native apps across financial and travel accounts. My job included leading teams from design concept and brand generation workshops through static mockups, interactive flinto prototypes to final iOS and Android releases in their respective app stores.
Executive Creative Technologist
May 2013 - December 2013 (7 months)
Serving on GolinHarris' executive board my job was to create digitally centric creative work and drive technical innovation within the business.
April 2012 - May 2013 (1 year 1 month)
Senior creative on contract
December 2012 - January 2013 (1 month)
Senior creative on contract
London, United Kingdom
December 2012 - December 2012 ()
Senior creative on contract
November 2012 - November 2012 ()
Senior creative on contract
London, United Kingdom
September 2012 - September 2012 ()
Senior creative on contract
London, United Kingdom
August 2012 - August 2012 ()
Creating big ideas and design mockups for social media campaigns.
Feather & Hammer
August 2011 - July 2012 (11 months)
Responsible for creative direction.
Associate Creative Director
January 2010 - August 2011 (1 year 7 months)
Creating campaigns for among others Volkswagen, Sony Ericsson and Olympic Air
Inbox Award
June 2009 - July 2011 (2 years 1 month)
Founder of email design awards programme Inbox Award. We would love to have your entry http://snipr.com/k502r
Art Director
Athens, Greece
December 2008 - December 2009 (1 year)
Art Director within the interactive team.
Senior creative - on contract
London, United Kingdom
November 2008 - November 2008 ()
Provided part of the design for the Pan-European Electrolux pitch for the brands Electrolux, AEG, and Zanussi. My role was to design the interface and identity for the media asset library.

Great team to work with and I'm very happy for them as they went on to win this huge account.

More can be read about the win here:
Art Director - on contract
Duke Interactive
October 2008 - October 2008 ()
Art direction on campaign work for Nissan
Art Director - on contract
London, United Kingdom
October 2008 - October 2008 ()
Art Direction on pitch for FMCG brand
Senior Digital Creative
September 2008 - October 2008 (1 month)
Design for Ministry of Sound e-commerce site and Haymarket Publishing intranet
Senior Digital Creative - on contract
London, United Kingdom
June 2008 - September 2008 (3 months)
Creating concepts through to design on campaign for Sony Playstation's Buzz The Game. This included banners and a web 2.0 community website where users can create, share and play quizzes.
Senior Digital Creative - on contract
Hyper Happen
June 2008 - June 2008 ()
Designed presentations for Nokia
Senior Digital Creative - on contract
Six to Start
March 2008 - June 2008 (3 months)
Designed identity and supporting online materials (website, banner ads, etc) for fictional and key piece within an Alternative Reality Game (ARG) for the BBC.
Senior Digital Creative - on contract
Wilson Fletcher
April 2008 - May 2008 (1 month)
Conceptualised and designed a web 2.0 search application/website for the financial sector.

Worked full life cycle from scamping concepts to presenting final designs to client.
Senior Digital Creative - on contract
Holst Digital
January 2008 - March 2008 (2 months)
Covered Creative Director, providing Art Direction on projects for Intercontinental Hotels, Giovanni Rana, Eristoff Vodka and Patek Philippe.

Key team member on Timberland global account pitch, (in conjunction with Leagas Delaney). Providing digital concepts.
Result: Account Won
Senior Digital Creative on contract
London, United Kingdom
November 2007 - December 2007 (1 month)
Site concept and design creation within Future Media & Technology's User Experience Design department.
Senior Digital Creative
Holst Digital
October 2007 - November 2007 (1 month)
Providing Art Direction on projects for Intercontinental Hotels, Giovanni Rana and Nokia
Senior Digital Creative
Albion Brand Communications
September 2007 - October 2007 (1 month)
Created and led GUI design on Facebook application for Ebay. Led workshops wtih client and Albion, created wireframes and look and feel.
Senior Creative on contract
RMG Connect
September 2007 - September 2007 ()
Senior Creative providing concept, strategy and design work.
Senior Creative on contract
London, United Kingdom
August 2007 - August 2007 ()
I created concepts and designs for RBS and Telegraph online campaign work
Senior creative
May 2007 - June 2007 (1 month)
Design work for Thinkbox
Senior Designer / Art Director on contract
London, United Kingdom
March 2007 - April 2007 (1 month)
Working with a traditional media creative team, we created http://www.webnwalk.co.uk .

My role was to work with the team to create the concept for the site along with the design.
Senior Designer / Art Director on contract
Red Bee Media
February 2007 - February 2007 ()
Created conceptual interface work for web and wap devices
Principle Designer
November 2006 - February 2007 (3 months)
Strategic Consulting, creative development of large Ad agency offline campaigns to online environments, recruiting and managing teams
Senior Designer/ Art Director - on contract
SKY television
May 2006 - November 2006 (6 months)
Working in the interactive department I create concepts through to look and feel for pitches on both Sky and non-Sky branded products.
Senior Designer/ Art Director - on contract
Flextech Television
May 2006 - May 2006 ()
Contracted to redesign the corporate website I was given the new logo, the four corporate colours and the company ethos. From this I had 3 weeks to create the design for the website after creating several concepts in the first week I produced an over-arching concept, look and feel and several flexible templates for them to use.
Senior Designer - on contract
The Grand Union
March 2006 - May 2006 (2 months)
Lead designer on campaigns for Hugo Boss, Mini and Energy Savings Trust
Senior Designer - on contract
Red Bee
January 2006 - March 2006 (2 months)
Created online campaigns for CBBC and The Apprentice. The latter created one of the highest responses they have had.
Freelance Concept and Strategy Designer
Virgin Media Television
2006 (1 year)
Senior Designer - on contract
Visual Mechanics
November 2005 - December 2005 (1 month)
I worked as a Senior Designer and Art Director creating campaigns for Canary Wharf and Unilever, strengthing and improving VM's digital offer.
Senior Designer - on contract
May 2005 - August 2005 (3 months)
Senior Designer on redesign of t-mobile.co.uk
Lead Designer
E3 Media
May 2004 - February 2005 (9 months)
Working as part of talented team I created concepts and designs for several blue chip clients. On several of these I would lead the design phase working directly with the creative director and client then supervising junior designers to bring the project to completion
Freelance Senior Designer
Snow Valley
2005 (1 year)
Senior Designer
Seven Interactive
2003 - 2004 (1 year)
Middle Weight Web Designer
John Brown Citrus Publishing
2001 - 2003 (2 years)
Designer for Film and Extreme Sports channels
January 2000 - December 2000 (11 months)
Led design for both the Film and Extreme Sports channels creating template driven designs for Vignette Story Server and standalone promotional flash sites.


B.A. Hons, Visual Communication

1995 - 1998 (3 years)

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