A Little Bit About Me
Hi, my name is Rob Palmer, I am 28 and I am a web & UI designer based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I started designing from a young age with basic pencil and paper drawings, sketching, painting and product design. Most of my design skills and knowledge are self taught and I only moved in to designing for digital media while doing my Multimedia Design Course at Newcastle College. On the course we learned a range of skills and software including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, Cinema 4D, Flash, typography, future trends, new media and advertising.
- In Design
- Action Script
After graduating from my course, I had a wide portfolio of design skills which could take me into many different sectors of business. But I chose to follow the web design path. I started off going freelance while looking for a permanent job, creating websites such as Diamond Scientific.
I spent a lot of my time researching the W3C web standards and building sites to meet all accessibility guidelines. I then started work as a web designer back in 2006 at Blackprint, a print graphics and web design studio in Sunderland.
My role at Blackprint was heading up the web design department. I worked closely with the team of graphic designers, and I designed and developed all of Blackprints web sites. A full portfolio of work and of course the Blackprint website can be found here.
I then joined a Newcastle based agency called Guerilla as a senior web designer, and after 1 year of employment I was promoted up to Head of Digital. My role was to manage the digital department whilst being heavily involved in client briefings, writing proposals and helping to secure new business. I also carried out full UI and UX designs the layouts, worked on graphics and interactive media and built all the XHTML sites ready to be developed into the in house content management system.
My current role see’s me working remotely for an agency based 3352 miles away in New York called Fueled. I am employed as the lead designer for the company, seeing me create user interfaces for mobile applications, traditional web sites and for a range of alternative and experimental media.
Fueled is a team of designers, developers, strategists and architects who are all passionate and at the cutting edge of what they do. It is fantastic to work for a digital agency so diverse and forward thinking.
I joined Fueled in January 2011 and I am loving the experience so far!
So…Thanks for Reading!
Please, take a look around my site, keep up to date with my ramblings on my blog, have a look at some of my basic tutorials covering a range of media, or stop by my portfolio for a look at some of my latest web design work…And don’t be a stranger!