UX & UI

Design

Secrets

Due to the nature of my roles at Microsoft and Adobe many of the projects I've worked on since 2007 are strictly confidential. Consequently, I can't publicly share my best work from the past decade and only a very limited selection of mostly older work is shown here in my portfolio.

Adobe / Microsoft

Teaser

Showreel

Showreel

UX Design Showreel Teaser. Full version coming soon (maybe).
Music by Thismanslife - "Give Me Contrast"

Clients / Agencies / Audiences

  • Adobe logo
  • Microsoft logo
  • Vodafone logo
  • Philips logo
  • NHS logo
  • Morgan Stanley logo
  • Sky logo
  • Unilever logo
  • RBS logo
  • Boots logo
  • BNP Paribas logo
  • BBC logo
  • PC World logo
  • Habitat logo
  • Société Générale logo
  • Saint Gobain logo
  • Coors logo
  • Rabobank logo
  • Advertising Week logo
  • CES logo
  • Cannes Lions Festival logo
  • Nissan logo
  • Procter & Gamble logo
  • Sony logo

Analytics Data Visualisation / Concepts / 2011

Online Trading Community / Concepts / 2011

Compliance Data Explorer / Concepts / 2011

Morgan Stanley Matrix / Trading Platform / 2008–2010

IXDA Interaction Awards 2012

Disrupting - Shortlist

User Experience Awards 2011

Silver

Adobe Max Awards 2009

Finalist

Adobe eBanking / Concept / 2007

For lack of a better title

Illustration

A bit on the side

Projects

So you need a video to fit in your responsive layout but don't know how to get it scaling in proportion? This simple tool calculates an intrinsic ratio and generates code to make your videos scale responsively with simple CSS.

2005

Phiculator

Mac OSX dashboard widget, which given any number, will calculate the corresponding number according to the golden ratio. Nice, eh? Oh, and it’s FREE.

Who is this man?

About

James Mellers, possibly the most handsome man on the planet

James Mellers, possibly the most handsome man on the planet

Senior UX/UI Designer based in Edinburgh, with a background working on projects across Europe and the USA for Adobe and Microsoft.


Currently available. Get in touch.

With extensive industry-spanning experience, I have broad practical abilities and knowledge across the spectrum of design. From creative-thinking, envisioning and conception of ideas, to hands-on design production and project delivery. From overall experience architecture to interaction details. I use design to frame problems, envisage solutions and translate ideas from concept into reality.

Working across desktop, mobile, web and beyond, my primary skills include interface wireframing, visual design, interaction design and UI choreography. I also enjoy prototyping in code, tweaking nuances of animation and obsessing over details.

Previously part of Studio 415/XD at Microsoft and latterly worked on the Office team. What next?

Thismanslife

I've used thismanslife as a URL and online pseudonym since the turn of the century, when I held this corner of the web for personal publishing, micro-blogging back before the days of Twitter and such. Over time it evolved into a place to publish personal work; design, illustration and photography.

Today, this site acts as both a portfolio and a digital dumping ground for things I make, photos I take and CSS rules I break.

More?

An Englishman in Scotland, living beside the seaside with my family and our awesome dog. I like music, films and taking photos, mostly of the beach, my dog, or my dog on the beach.

You should follow @thismanslife on Twitter.