Stephen West Product Designer

Stephen West

Design Software

Figma
Sketch
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Affinity Designer

Front-End Development

HTML
CSS
Bootstrap
Tailwind CSS
Material UI (MUI)

Proficiencies

Design Thinking
Art Direction
Typography
User Research
User Journeys
Wireframe
Prototyping

Commercial experience

Fintech
Consumer Electronics
In-House
Agency
Freelancing
Startups

I’d like to introduce you to Stephen West. He has a wealth of experience in the design industry, having worked his way up from Designer to Digital Design Director.

His career has taken him from a humble website designer to a Senior Digital Art Director and has worked at Publicis Dialog, Chemistry and TMW. Later he had the honour to be hired as Digital Design Director at Embrace where he worked on clients such as Surry Police, BMY Mellon and JP Morgan. Where he honed his user experience skills, creating complex wireframes, design systems and prototypes.

He has regularly freelanced over this career and has often been tempted to take permanent roles and has done so while freelancing at Elevate Credit as Design Manager there, He created and installed a visual design system, substantially reducing the UX debt by 60%-70%. He restructured the design team to create a more user-centric experience by bringing on board a UX designer and starting an optimisation program to seek out opportunities to improve product performance.

Stephen’s passion extends beyond design. He has an enthusiasm for technology and science. Principally about the human journey and how technology is transforming it. The ability to take on board new technologies to create richer experiences is one of his key strengths.

In addition, he runs a mobile coffee service business, which speaks to his entrepreneurial spirit and ability to apply his skills to new ventures.

Looking for a Designer or Illustrator

I’ll take a look and see if this could be the start of something beautiful.