With a BA in Politics & Philosophy, an MA in Terrorism & Security and a varied set of work and life experiences, I am not your typical designer.
After working odd jobs in my early 20’s and later becoming a data analyst, at 28 I decided that office life wasn’t for me and left the UK to live abroad and establish my own businesses and pursue my passions.
Several years and countries later I’m back in the UK with a passion for helping others to achieve their goals and dreams by helping to build their businesses.
My personal design style is quite minimalist. Allowing the space to speak volumes about the project and the touches of colour to add gravitas to your brand. However, I always enjoy a new challenge so I revel at the chance to work with new colour palettes and techniques.
Ultimately, it’s my variety of life experiences, from travel to career, combined with the creative and practical skills that I’ve developed that gives me my unique vision as a designer.
All in all, I am an unusual type of designer who loves his job, is always improving and loves working with new clients to make their dreams a reality.
Interview with Aaron
What is Web Design to Aaron?
Web design for me is a way to simultaneously fulfill my to goals in life. To express my creativity and to help others achieve their dreams. By creating beautiful and intuitive websites I get to help my clients express their brands and attract customers, whilst scratching my own creative itch! What more could I want!
UX or UI?
Without sounding like an ancient mystic, to have one without the other is to have an incomplete solution to a problem. So I think that any design must find a balance between the user journey and the interface that they are presented with.
Best piece of design advice that I’ve received?
I recently heard an interview with Chris Do where he was asked whether it’s better for designers to go broad or go deep. Part of his answer was that no matter what type of designer you are, you are a designer and first and foremost you are problem solver. We have to really listen to our clients and understand what the problem is they are trying to solve before we can create a strategy to solve it.