I design, craft and create by using design thinking to discover and deliver innovative solutions. Making lush things is what I do best.

Profile

Hi there! I’m Siân, an experience designer from Glastonbury, the home of the largest greenfield music festival in the world. I graduated in graphic design (BA (Hons)) at Nottingham Trent University and more recently, Digital Experience Design (MA) at Hyper Island, Manchester. I’ve worked as a designer in those fields since 2010. After working in both agencies and businesses across the UK, I am currently interning as a Product Designer at Spotify, London. 

I’ve worked across both print and digital throughout my career and the master’s course has enabled me to change my focus to the user experience side of design, where I use design thinking, human-centred design and agile methodologies to come up with solutions to address the needs of the people I’m designing for. My role as Product Designer sees me overlooking the end-to-end user journey for users looking to sign up to a Spotify Plan.

I am highly inquisitive about everything and my curiosity means I have an unrelenting thirst to explore. By working alongside talented and creative people, I gain inspiration and knowledge, which allows me to learn and grow as a designer. I love the thrill of the chase of keeping up with a constantly evolving industry and enjoy the new challenges it brings. When I'm not making ace user experiences, I like to turn my hands to other design disciplines. I’m passionate about arts and crafts and I build my own jewellery as a hobby in my spare time. Check out my Side Projects. You can also see some of my written work on Medium, where I discuss different aspects of design thinking.

Feel free to get in touch at sian@sianhuxtable.com 

Skills

Design Thinking | Human Centred Design | Service Design | Business Transformation | Experience Design | Interactive Design } Managing Projects & Teams | Storytelling |  
Graphic Design | Art Direction | User Interviews | Concepts | Prototyping | User Research | Workshop Facilitation

Tools
Comprehensive experience

Sketch | InVision | Abstract | Mural | InDesign | Illustrator | Photoshop | Acrobat Pro | Keynotes | Corel Draw | Microsoft Office | operating a digital SLR

 

Basic understanding

Flash | After Effects | Fireworks | Dreamweaver | Ashlar-Vellum (CAD) | HTML

Experience

Spotify | Hyper Island | Now Media | Mark Allen Group (Fonthill Creative) |CIE AV Solutions | BYG Systems | C J Clarks | Crown BC | Asquith and Somerset | Nottingham Trent University | Strode College | The Blue School 

Testimonials
Nicki Havelaar
Managing Director, Crown BC
"Siân is a very talented and mature designer. She worked as part of the creative team and her contributions were greatly valued by her colleagues and clients alike."

 

Simeon Calver
Studio Manager, Clarks
"Siân fitted in well within the team and with confidence met all the briefs which were assigned to her."

 

Steve Collin
Director, CIE AV Solutions
 
"Siân was a breath of fresh air when she joined and continued to produce creative and high quality products for us."