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Hello, my name is Ian.

I am a UI/UX Designer & Manager
from Malvern in the UK.


I provide creative solutions.

I'm passionate about designing and
delivering engaging UX and effective UI.




04. UX


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© 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Ian Field-Richards, All Rights Reserved


Currently I work for, the world's largest online art community, as Director of the User Interface Department.

In my current role I lead a team of highly skilled UI and UX designers. Being a manager brings its own rewards, but I still remain hands-on in my work too. I love creating simple, elegant web designs and developing the code which powers an intuitive user experience.
As well as working on the full range of apps and features that DeviantArt maintains, including our new Mobile App for both iOS and Android, (cloud storage), writer (document creation) and DeviantArt Muro (image creation). I have also lead projects with other clients such as DreamUp (crowd sourcing) and integrating DeviantArt into Autodesk's Sketchbook.
In my spare time I have also been a consultant on various external projects, most recently digmybrand and leadsingle. I also do random HTML/CSS tutorials from time to time. I've even been known to do silly things like this to amuse myself.


Here are some of my current skills

  • Personal
  • Team Leadership
  • Resource & capability management
  • Remote Team Management
  • Project planning
  • Process Improvement and implementation
  • Design Consultancy
  • Working within Agile environments
  • User Interface
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • jQuery
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Responsive Web (RWD)
  • Mobile design (iOS & Android)
  • Styles Guides & Bootstraps
  • User Experience
  • Responsive Web (RWD)
  • Mobile Design (iOS & Android)
  • Wireframes
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Visualisations and Redlines (PSD, PNG)
  • User Journeys and Use Cases
  • User Testing
  • Disability/Accessibility Compliance


What people say about me

Ian is not only very efficient at managing the design team and ensures that their output is of a high standard, but he also has a strong desire to continue raising the bar - whether it is the aesthetic of the site, the innovative user experience, or the internal processes between design and other teams.

Chinmay Lonkar
Product Manager @ spotify
Ian is a brilliant yet humble artist and designer with compassion for his coworkers, empathy for and understanding of his users' needs and most importantly openness to new ideas. Working with him is fun and educational.

Kirti Chitnis
CEO and Founder @ digmybrand
Ian is an amazingly talented creative [designer] and leader. I am incredibly thankful to have worked with, and learned from Ian. In my time working with him at DeviantArt he was always incredibly insightful in not only bettering the project, but also his team. Long collaborative UI chats combined with the conversation of a friend were a common and welcomed event.

Travis Silverman
Director of UX & UI @ Graphicly


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