About Me

I’m a User Experience Designer with a background in understanding people, their development and learning using technology. Throughout my life I’ve always been fascinated with technology and people. My academic background in anthropology, human resource development and teaching helps me really empathise with users.

During my previous career as an Officer in the military, where I led 20 plus person teams, I have built up expertise in technology enhanced learning, training design, research and facilitation. My desire to be more creative and better intertwine these core elements of ‘me’, led to my pursuit of UX design, something which I not only love and find real congruence with, but also can continually learn and explore throughout the rest of my career.

I’m driven by the potential to make a positive difference to people’s lives through great design and would love to work in a team of people who are similarly motivated.

UX Research Skills

  • User interviews
  • Contextual inquiry
  • Affinity diagrams
  • Personas
  • Storyboarding
  • Surveys

UX Design Skills

  • Prototyping
  • Wireframes
  • Sketching
  • UI design
  • Usability tests

UX Tools

  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Principle
  • Flinto
  • Adobe CC
  • HTML / CSS / JavaScript

Business Skills

  • Communication
  • Presentations
  • Facilitation
  • Teaching
  • Empathy
  • Teamwork
  • Management
  • Consultancy
  • Leadership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Training Management
  • Training Design

What about when I'm not designing?

When I am not designing I am most often learning about something (at the moment I’m starting to learn Swift 4 whilst also reading Walter Isaacson's fascinating biography of Leonardo Da Vinci). However, I guess my learning is often related to design in some shape or form, so the ‘real’ answer to 'what do I do when I'm not designing' is that I love to spend as much time as possible outdoors in nature, exploring.

This usually involves hiking and scrambling, which I also try to integrate as much as possible with another passion of mine: landscape photography. Please feel free to take a look at my Instagram – @tcstanford – for a small selection of my work.

Stair Hole, Lulworth, on Dorset's Jurassic Coast at sunset