I'm Andy Patrick, a Senior UX Designer at Jan Kelley in Burlington, Ontario. I moved from Scotland to Canada over 6 years ago and have worked in digital agencies for 10+ years.
My focus is always on the user and I research everything possible to create the best experience for them. Design, site architecture and research are what drive me but I can turn my hand to responsive code, print design and animation as well.
I love mountain biking, Thai boxing and hanging out with my two boys.
As a UX Designer, defining an objective for the product and deciding what the user ultimately is looking to get from your site are the most important decisions you will make.
That's why I begin by researching the users, creating a brief and developing user personas. This is followed by the wire stage where the site map and wireframes are created, always referencing the user and the objective to decide on hierarchy of information.
The design stage is where we start to bring it to life and gain valuable user feedback on how the site is starting to come together using prototypes to test interactions and the layout. Once the site is developed I monitor the success and test improvements as necessary to address any issues.
My process has varied from project to project to suit the needs of my clients, but ultimately it's all about arriving at the right experience for the user that meets the site objectives.
Iíve had the pleasure of working on some awesome brands like Tim Hortons, Petro Canada, Mattel and SPC Card.
My work has been very varied over the years taking in UX Design, animation, commercials, logo design and print. My main focus now is UX but feel free to contact me for more.
Carpages.ca was looking for some slick templates to offer to clients to plug and play their offered used cars, they needed to be user friendly and appealing to look at.
Blackberry Wanted to revamp their multiple blogs and give them a modern feel and create an obvious visual family. This was a pitch visual that was meant to push the limits on their current blog set up.
Riterate.ca are an online gas and electrical fixed rate provider. They needed to position themselves differently due to legislation changes and appeal to the younger home owner that typically wasn't interested in continually shopping for the cheapest price.
Mackie wanted to take a step forward and refresh their site to appeal to modern users but still speak to their heritage and history.
Arcelor Mittal Defasco provided the steel to create the Pan Am Games cauldron, they wanted to tell the story of how it came to be and create awareness that it was their steel used.
John Wood were looking to improve their user experience and improve the findability of their products with a simple UX design.