I'm Paul Huxen a senior designer based in East London.

UI Designer for Kingfisher Digital, previously AirPortr, Seven Seconds + BBH, Burberry & Mr Site.

  • Airportr.com — A new website and booking service for Airportr.
  • Burberry World — The social network that connects all Burberry employees across the globe.
  • Kraken Foundry — A font foundry in which I am able to sell my own type families.
  • Boots

Kingfisher Digital

June 2017 – Present

Working as a UI designer my main responsibility is to ensure all digital touch points have a consistent look and feel.

AirPortr

July 2016 – June 2017

I was tasked with creating a new digital identity for the brand to be used across websites, apps & other digital touch points. Took the lead on a redesign of the new airportr.com website as well folding feedback from senior stakeholders, marketing and sales teams into updates.

Began user testing to explore ideas within the Portr booking system which needed to be expanded to accommodate a new product in partnership with British Airways. Further built on the new digital identity to create a set of guidelines for all employees with information about typography, colour, iconography, tone, style & illustrations.

Seven Seconds + BBH

July 2015 – July 2016

Working with a variety of clients from various backgrounds (such as Boots & British Airways), I made a wide selection of websites & apps which do anything from tracking and collecting parcels, finding the perfect makeup or locate a plane.

I was brought in to work primarily within Boots BetaLab — an ideas lab made up with members of Boots, Seven Seconds, and Accenture. The workload consisted of quickly prototyping and testing ideas such as digital advantage cards, weight loss programmes, and package tracking + delivery methods. Any ideas that worked and tested well were then combined into a full redesign of the Boots app with a fresh new UI kit.

As well as working on Boots I worked on other clients such as British Airways, Virgin Media and PayDashboard.

Basically I designed a lot of cool stuff.

Burberry

February 2012 – July 2015

Working as part of the Digital Platforms Team, I was tasked with creating visually stimulating and engaging web interfaces.

Notable contributions to the company include design lead on a new checkout process, design lead and UX support on Burberry World (an internal social network), design support to other projects including burberry.com, a stock lookup app, an MPOS app and updates to the visual language and identity used throughout all platforms.

I also got a few sweet trench coats too.

Mr Site

May 2009 – February 2012

Over the years my role in the company developed and evolved which enabled me to work on a wide variety of projects. These have included: A redesign of the company and product identities, website development and maintenance, web application interfaces and creation of print advertising such as tube adverts, flyers, tees and trade show stands.

Reviews

Pleasant words from work colleagues

“Paul has a pretty good beard, Paul wears some pretty stylish clothes, Paul's a bit of a creative genius online. Working with this man was a constant source of inspiration for me over the years. If your employment path crosses Paul's, don't pass up the opportunity to work with him.” — Craig Collie, Head of design, Mr Site
“Paul is a talented and passionate designer who really cares about his craft. He's always looking for ways to incorporate new techniques and technologies into his workflow, and as such helps to keep other members of the team on their creative toes. His design work is always aesthetically pleasing, but crucially, he works hard to address user feedback and is a great problem solver too.” — Sam Gilbey, Freelance Art Director, Seven Seconds

Skills and experience

Things that I can do

As well as utilising Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign I'm also a strong user of Sketch extended with Craft Manager

Applications

  • Sketch
  • Photoshop CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • InDesign CC
  • Axure RP

Web Tech

  • Marvel & Invision
  • HTML (I made this site!)
  • CSS
  • LESS
  • Adobe Scene7

Design

  • User Experience design
  • Interface design
  • Brand guideline creation
  • User testing
  • Art Direction

Misc

  • Crap jokes on request
  • Pop culture references
  • Can work in 24 hour date format if no-one is talking
  • Has own nerf gun

You're still here? Excellent. If you’d like to chat or simply interested in finding out more, email me at hello@paulhuxen.co.uk.