Francois Bredenkamp

ABOUT ME

I am a UX Designer based in London UK, with a degree in Fine Art, User Experience Design Circuit Certificate from General Assembly and a member of the Interaction Design Foundation. I have experience in collaborating with teams and working on my own to create full lifecycle digital projects as well as physical Customer Experience (CX) for companies from a wide range of industries.

BACKGROUND

My name is Francois Bredenkamp and I am a UX designer based in London, England with over 20 years of experience in design in all different guises, from print to UX. I am a qualified fine artist with a 3 year National Diploma gained in my native South Africa.

I have worked for a diverse range of industries ranging from Software Development Houses to traditional Design Agencies and even applied my UX skills in a non-digital way working for a leading hotel brand.

User centred design and usability are my key design priorities. I have been involved in developing a wide range of responsive websites, user interface for Software as a Service (SaaS) application, Social Portals in in-house and contract/freelance capacities as a solo UX Designer or part of a team. I have been fortunate to learn from very knowledgable and talented individuals and teams.

I continue to learn and read subject matter relating to UX Design and digital application development as the industry evolve. I recently completed an intensive mentor led UX Design Certification in order to ensure that my skills are up to date and relevant with the changing landscape of User Centred Design.

I am also currently a member of the Interaction Design Foundation completing relevant courses to broaden my knowledge and benefit from the forum by receiving and providing feedback.

I am proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver as well as Sketch, Invision, UXPin. I have knowledge of and the ability to work within code and modify the CSS, HTML and javaScript libraries and as a designer I have UI Design skills that I use as my secondary skill set now after UX Design.

If you are interested in finding out more about my skills and what they could offer you please contact me to discuss this.

Tools & Tech

  • inVisionSketch

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Dreamweaver

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Microsoft Office

  • Cascading Style Sheets

  • HTML

Skills

  • End User Research
  • User Flows
  • User Interwiews
  • Persona Creation
  • UX Research
  • Style Guides
  • Design Direction
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • User Scenarios
  • Visual Design
  • Site Maps
  • User Journeys
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Sketching
  • Qualitative Research
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Design Thinking

Industry Knowledge

  • User Centered Design
  • Wireframing
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Information Architecture
  • Usability Testing
  • Design Strategy
  • Interaction Design
  • Usability
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Experience Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Data Visualization
  • User Experience Design (UED)
  • Graphic Design
  • Sketching
  • Web Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Product Design

Lets work together

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