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Faye Littlewood
UX Designer
On the Beach
WHAT DO YOU DO?

I work as a UX designer at On the Beach in the product department. I solve problems through design. I improve the customer's experience on the On the Beach website by making it useable, enjoyable to use, and valuable to them.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design (UI, graphics)
  • User Research (User testing, competitor analysis, UX audits, etc.)
  • Collaboration (Workshops, prioritisation/goals, ideation, feedback, etc.)
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

I have been really lucky to have been involved in lots of different projects. Working at On the Beach has been interesting as it has allowed me to speak to lots of different people in different teams and you can see the impact of your work in loads of different ways.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

Graphic Communications (Leeds Metropolitan accredited). 3 month course - Basics in web design (HTML/CSS) at Bolton University Professional Diploma in UX - UX Design Institute (Glasgow Caledonian University) Facilitating Workshops day course at NNgroup. I also enjoy attending seminars and reading articles from experts within the industry to challenge my thoughts and ideas.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

I was curious about technology from a very early age, fascinated with the web, games, and so on. I have always been creatively minded so started off down a graphic design route and decided to learn more about web design to enhance my skills during a redundancy in the recession. It was a gradual journey then to where I am today but it is so fast-moving and lots of exciting things to get involved in and learn.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

I can genuinely say it is an enjoyable and exciting industry to be in which can be very rewarding. The roles vary vastly across digital and tech but it is fast moving and there is always plenty to learn.


I AM...
LOYAL
OPEN
CURIOUS