Yan Walton

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Employee, Director User Experience / Design system & Design team, XING SE

Hamburg, Germany

Skills

Manager
Creative
User Experience
Designer
Leader
User testing
Prototyping
Concepting
Pitching
Client facing
Recruitment.
User Experience Design
Design
User Interface
Management
Englische Sprache
UI Design
Deutsch

Timeline

Professional experience for Yan Walton

  • Current 2 years and 7 months, since Mar 2019

    Director User Experience / Design system & Design team

    XING SE

  • 5 months, Oct 2018 - Feb 2019

    UX Team Lead - Design System and Design Team

    XING SE

  • 5 years and 4 months, Jun 2013 - Sep 2018

    UX Team Lead, Web & Brand

    XING SE

  • 6 months, Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

    Freelance designer in Hamburg

    Freelance designer (UX&Interaction)

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  • 1 year and 6 months, Jun 2011 - Nov 2012

    UX & Creative Director

    Pancentric Digital

    In my role as Creative Director I have been managing a UXD team of nine people. I have led winning pitches for The X Factor, Bluewater, DC Leisure, CBBC Newsround and Zurich SME amongst many others. As a member of the ‘Growth Team’ I attend monthly board meetings to shape the direction of the company. Head of the User Experience side of the business, I have grown the team and am working to construct and add user testing labs to our service offerings.

  • 1 year and 1 month, May 2010 - May 2011

    Art Director

    Pancentric Digital

    Art Directing a team of 6 designers in collaboration with and in the absence of the Head of Design. Apart from working on successful pitches for BBC Newsround, Kew Gardens, Burger King and GoPetplan, I have designed fireworks for Disney and redesigned the Radio 2 homepage using the BBC’s new ‘Global Visual Language’. Best moment so far: when the iPhone application I designed for Burger King reached it’s first 100,000 downloads.

  • 7 months, Nov 2009 - May 2010

    Freelance Designer

    Freelance Designer

    Working on a four month project with UK Parliament, ‘Houses of History’ which was short listed for the Design Week Awards 2011.

  • 11 months, Jan 2009 - Nov 2009

    Freelance Designer

    Travelling from Pole to Equator

    A year of exploration, llama farming, glacier climbing, fragmented Spanish speaking and surf seeking in South & Central America. Returning to find that Twitter and Lady Gaga had exploded onto the scene

  • 1 year, Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

    Art Director

    Cimex Media Ltd

    Supporting the Head of Design to run the design studio. Highlights include winning pitches for Five US, working with the Criminal Justice System to build a website about the jury process and being one of the first agencies to work with the much talked about 2012 London Olympics branding by Wolff Olins.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Oct 2005 - Jan 2008

    Designer

    Cimex Media Ltd

    An NMA top 50 design agency, with clients ranging through education, government and pharmaceutical sectors. My first year’s work was on BBC JAM, a schools based project to promote sports. Producing webcam games, interactive tools, motion capture 3D visualisation all delivered via a futuristic 3D sports academy.

  • 3 months, Mar 2005 - May 2005

    Freelance Designer

    Freelance Designer

    Work included an identity for a new flim agency, Hoben.tv and documentary film production promoting the redesign of The Guardian Newspaper from broadsheet to the new Berliner format.

  • 3 years and 7 months, Sep 2001 - Mar 2005

    Designer

    Pearson Broadband

    Working on the redesign and rebranding of KnowledgeBox, an in school digital software delivery system, for a UK audience. KnowledgeBox UK won a BAFTA for ‘Offline Learning’ in 2003.

Educational background for Yan Walton

  • 2 years and 11 months, Sep 1998 - Jul 2001

    Graphic Design

    University of the West of England

  • 10 months, Sep 1997 - Jun 1998

    Art Foundation

    Kingston University

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jun 1995 - Jun 1997

    A Levels

    Esher College

  • 5 years and 2 months, Jun 1990 - Jul 1995

    GCSES

    Teddington School

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • German

    Intermediate

  • JIRA

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Wants

Interactive. Online. Advertising. UXD. Concept.

Interests

Photography. Screen printing. Music. Playing guitar (badly). Interior design. Travel.

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