Currently Head of Product at MutualArt in London
MutualArt is the largest online art information service launched in 2008, aggregating auctions, exhibitions and articles from the art world. After we launched the new site I spent a lot of time meeting members to get feedback. There was a clear opportunity to use our data to provide an exhibition discovery app.
Most people visit Lyst via Google then click through to a merchant site to complete the purchase - unlikely to remember Lyst. Working closely with the branding team to support an offline launch, I introduced the concept of user research to a historically data-driven product culture. Delivering a completely new set of visual features iteratively saw an increase in repeat traffic and click through.
My main focus was on responsive BBC News and World Service launches, but I spent a little time integrating our feeds in to the IPTV Platform which would allow an app for Smart TV. Working directly with the manufacturers at Sony, Panasonic and LG to approve the pre-installment on consumer TVs.
Editorial is the backbone of NET-A-PORTER (which is where I first started as a Web Developer). After Apple announced the iPad we were all very excited and determined to see how we could bring our editorial archive to fashion lovers. Our first prototype was on a foam cut out of an iPad because that’s all we had to go on, but seeing the finished product was so much better!
The busiest day of the year for a deal junkie and money saving website is Black Friday. The time of the year where people push each other out of the way to get their hands on the best deals. I wanted to build a product which became a Black Friday destination - A live feed of the best offers and product deals, curated by our in house experts.
A mentor can have a huge impact on your career by helping to break down the challenges you face. I love to connect with experienced and aspiring professionals to improve myself.
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A small selection of photos that I've taken from the sky