Russell Kerr UX Designer

About me.

I’m a creative and proactive user experience designer with a track record of leading and scaling high-performing design teams.

I specialise in discovery, validation and design for innovative digital products and services, balancing commercial viability, user desirability and technical feasibility to deliver class-leading experiences.

Recent Experience.

March 2018 → Present Head of Design, Whitespace

Head of UX Design responsible for strategy, process, resourcing and management of the product design and research team within an innovation consultancy. Lead delivery of design thinking, discovery, research and design projects for clients and partners such as Shell, GSK, IBM and the UK Gov', alongside a suite of internal products.

Promoted from Lead UX Designer.

October 2015 → March 2018 Senior UX Designer, Rapid7

Led design for the Application Security product range and first Belfast UX hire. Worked with product and engineering teams on product design, research and strategy, and heavily involved in Rapid7's UX maturity journey: Implementing new processes and tooling, leading design system groups and mentoring junior team members.

Promoted from UX Designer II.

June 2015 → September 2015 Senior UX Consultant, Engage*

User research and UX design for this prominent digital agency, working closely with UI design and engineering teams. Highlights include delivering a research intensive conversion rate optimisation project for a travel provider, resulting in a 400% increase in online conversions.

*Acquired by UNRVLD.

June 2014 → June 2015 Lead UX Designer, Northumbria University

Headhunted by Northumbria University, I joined as lead designer for an innovative greenfield project to deliver a new digital learning environment for over 60,000 students and staff. Responsible for all aspects of UX from research to visual design, and even some FE development 👀.

2008 → 2014 Several more roles, permanent & freelance

From Flash to Figma, I have over 20 years of experience creating digital experiences and have been designing professionally since 2008. View my full professional experience on LinkedIn, or download my CV.

“I've yet to work with a UX specialist who can interface with technical resources more effectively than Russell. An exceptional talent.”

💬 Mark Bridgett, Engineering Manager and Consultant.

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