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I'm Ümit Özcan
Lead UX Designer

About

About me

I am highly passionate about what I do and have a combined work experience of 20 years in the industry, 13 of which are in UX & UI Design with the rest being in Web Design and Digital Marketing.

Disciplines

  • UX Strategy
  • User Experience Design
  • Service Design
  • Product Design
  • User Centred Design
  • Prototype Development
  • User Research
  • Usability Testing
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • Agile Methodology

Skills

  • Sketch
  • Invision
  • Axure
  • Proto.io
  • Adobe CC
  • Office 365

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Turkish

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What I do

Responsibilities

I had the pleasure to work with a wide variety of clients; agency- and client-side with a focus on the financial, telecomms, healthcare and commercial sectors. I am always eager for new experiences.

  • Reporting

    Report/present to senior stakeholders

  • Educating

    Evangelise UX/UI principles

  • Managing

    Manage team members, on- and off-shore

  • Growing

    Grow the team by interviewing, recognising, hiring and retaining talent

  • Collaborating

    Work closely with Optimisation & UX Research teams

  • Steering

    Shape & steer the direction of projects – peer review

  • Communicating

    Eliminate pain-points within the team and between stakeholders, product owners & senior managers

  • Supporting

    Work across the full range of products and services, including native app, web app, adaptive and responsive web pages

Career and Education

My career experience spans from finance to gambling and telecomms, including digital marketing where I had the opportunity to work across UX and UI.

I have enjoyed an incredible European education and studied in Germany, Holland and Belgium.

Experience

2020

Camelot Group (The National Lottery)

Lead UX Designer

2017 – 2019

TalkTalk Plc

Lead UX Designer

2012 – 2016

Barclays UK Digital Banking

Senior UX Designer

2001 – 2011

Various Digital & Marketing agencies

Art Direction & Senior Digital Art Direction

Education

1995-2000

University of Applied Sciences
in Mainz, Germany

Master's Degree

Studies in Communication & Design – Graduation as Designer in October 2000

1997

Royal Academy of Fine Arts
in Brussels, Belgium

Scholarship

Studies in Oil painting, Drawing, Illustration and Photography

1999

Ichthus University
in Rotterdam, Holland

Scholarship

Studies in International Finance, Marketing, Law & Strategic Marketing