CV

Adam Hunt

Product Manager // Designer // Front-End Developer

I'm a Product Manager with a background in design and front-end, with 6 years experience in digital publishing and an agency environment. I enjoy working with various stakeholders in order to find solutions to meet business objectives and in doing so, ensuring user experience is kept to the highest standard. Through my analytical approach I strive to prototype, implement and iterate products with a like-minded team. I hold a passion for designing user interfaces and writing semantic HTML and CSS.

Skills

Design

As my first discipline in the digital world, design is still at the center of whatever I do ever since launching into Photoshop CS3 in early 2007. More of a Sketch user these days, I specifically enjoy creating initial wireframes before covering them in sticky notes. My preferred style is minimal and clean.

  • UI Design
  • UX
  • Wireframing
Tools
  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InVision
  • Sharpies
  • Sticky Notes

Front-End

After dabbling in minor back-end work at University where I built a custom CMS using the CodeIgniter framework, I realised my love for design mirrored a more front-end focus. By converting my designs from PSD's to HTML and CSS, it allowed me to further develop my skills as a designer. I love exploring the world of SASS and creating modular components that are reusable and scalable.

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS
Tools
  • Sublime Text
  • GitHub
  • iTerm

Product Manager

My time as designer and front-end developer allowed me to see how digital products can help various parts of an organisation. Working with various stakeholders and proactively defining new product features through an analytical approach ensures I'm able to influence change, whilst meeting the needs of both the audience and the organisation.

  • Agile
  • Backlog Management
  • Google Analytics
  • Hotjar
Tools
  • Slack
  • Jira

Experience

UX Designer

Switcher.ie // Feb 2017 - Present

After being in a full-time role for the previous 6 years, I decided to make the jump into the world of freelance.

At Switcher, a free, impartial online and telephone comparison and switching service in Ireland, I was asked to restructure the front-end of the Switcher platform.

By moving to an ITCSS architecture and implementing a BEM approach we were able to create a more flexible and scalable platform. In doing so, we could look to make UX improvements to increase conversion rates through A/B testing.

Digital Product Manager & UX Lead

Factory Media Ltd // Feb 2015 - Jan 2017

After my involvement in the directional decisions of our publishing platform in my previous role as Digital Designer, I was promoted to Product Manager in early 2015. This, my current role, enables me to lead the implemention of the platform, apps, new features and functionality across lifestyle publisher, Factory Media's, UK and German portfolio.

In working with stakeholders from across the business including editorial, sales and marketing, I am able to define and manage our team's backlog. But in doing so, hopefully empowering the product team to make their own decisions, with their relevant expertise, based on clear acceptance criteria.

I also covered as Head of Development for 3 months during a period of handover, which coincided with a major release of our publishing platform's front-end. The release saw a complete redesign of the platform to work better on all screen sizes, improving page yield and ad viewability, whilst allowing editorial teams to improve their story telling to our 5+ million strong audience.

In this role, I continue to work on design and front-end, keeping up to date with the latest trends.

Examples

Digital Designer

Factory Media Ltd // May 2012 - Feb 2015

After being acquired by Forward Internet Group, the development team was restructed and I became the sole designer within a team of 6.

It was in this role that I built relationships with editorial teams as we redesigned every one of the 30 sites into an overarching, responsive template.

Following a peer-review assessment, I further immersed myself into front-end as it was suggested that the products we were developing would benefit from final design polish.

Examples

Junior Designer

Factory Media Ltd // May 2011 - May 2012

In my first role at Factory Media, I was responsible for the design and front-end optimisation of the network of sites. This was coupled with creating marketing materials and display advertising units for internal products and external clients.

Freelance

Designer & front-end developer // May 2011 - Present

Since University I've picked up various freelance jobs, from logo design to site builds, and enjoy helping friends, local businesses or start-ups where possible.

Awards

2015

Initiative of the Year // Won

I was part of the Product Development team that redesigned the companies publishing platform, which led to an average 15% increase in pageviews, longer dwell times and improved ad viewability by 35%.


Outstanding Individual of the Year // Nominated

Shortlisted to 3 by company board, I was nominated for the "Outstanding Individual of the Year" Award at the Factory Media annual awards.


2014

Team of the Year // Won

I was part of the Digital team that won "Team of the Year" at the Factory Media annual awards.

2013

Creative Individual of the Year // Won

Shortlisted to 5 by the company board, I won "Creative Individual of the Year" at the Factory Media annual awards for my role in redesigning 30 sites as well as the company website and agency site, Prime & Fire.


CSS Design Awards - Website of the Day // Won

After redesigning Factory Media's company website, the redesign won the "Website of the Day" award from CSS Design Awards in August 2013.

Outstanding Individual of the Year // Nominated

Shortlisted to 3 by company board, I was nominated for the "Outstanding Individual of the Year" Award at the Factory Media annual awards.

Personal

Interests

In my own time, I enjoy socialising with friends and family and am a keen sportsman. I enjoy playing football twice a week, running a work 5-a-side team and as captain of a Saturday 11-a-side team in South East London.

I also like keeping updated on the latest front-end news via. frontendfront.com, design showcase sites like siteinspire.com and reading articles on Medium.

References

Available on request.