Stephen Dudley - UX/UI Designer

Since graduating with first class honours in digital design and UX, I've learnt the importance of implementing user centred design approaches across all aspects of my design work, placing the needs of audience and business at the heart of all our processes and decision making.

Having worked across all design disciplines, I now specialise in the field of user experience design, creating effective, engaging products with great design. I enjoy collaboration, and work iteratively with clients, users, and colleagues to steer our journey through research, information architecture, prototyping and creative design; whilst sharing ideas, playing with code, validating concepts, and giving back to the community through industry events and meetups.

I'm a hard worker with attention to detail, a friendly smile, and always happy to chat.

Stephen Dudley

Key skills

  • Agile working
  • Collaborator
  • Competitor analysis
  • Content audits
  • CSS
  • Detail oriented
  • Empathetic
  • HTML
  • Information architecture
  • Open and honest
  • Persona development
  • Planning
  • Prototyping (low-hi fidelity)
  • Responsive design
  • Sass
  • Sketching
  • Stakeholder and user interviews
  • Style guide and pattern libraries
  • Task analysis
  • Usability testing
  • User journey mapping
  • User research
  • Version control
  • Visual design
  • Workshop facilitation


  • Adobe suite
  • Figma
  • Mac OS
  • Pen and paper
  • Sketchwork
  • Stickies
  • Sublime
  • UXpin
  • Zeplin


Upbeat Productions - UX/Design lead.Digital agency.

Apr 2015 - Present | London UK, Remote. I lead the design team within a digital agency which specialises in software development and video production services, creating experiences for companies, charities and brands of all sizes. Working closely with content, creative and development teams I facility brand, content and structural workshops, project plan with agile methods, hold weekly reviews with a personal focus around discovery, persona development, information architecture, prototyping and building modular pattern libraries alongside developers.

Contractor - UX/UI designer.Self employed.

Feb 2010 - Present. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Seeking fulfilment in work and personal life and a fresh challenge, I stepped aside from full time employment and setup as a contractor. Working with my own clients and collaborating with agencies, I provided project consultancy from concept through to launch, whilst utilising my multi-disciplined offerings by undertaking projects requiring discovery, experience, creative and front end development work.

Bdaily - Lead designer. Online publisher of UK regional business news.

Bgroup - Web designer. Full service marketing agency.

Feb 2009 - Mar 2010. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Working across two sister companies Bdaily, and Bgroup; I was responsible for the user experience, user creative design and front-end development of, an online news service providing the North East business community with daily news via it's website, TV network and daily email bulletins. This involved using appropriate design tools from sketching to early prototypes to test and validate ideas, whilst working with content editors, developers and stakeholders to achieve user and business objective. Whilst at BGroup creative agency, I had the opportunity to work across a range of local and national creative campaigns, playing as significant role within experience, creative and development teams.

Crome Internet - Web designer. Creative agency.

Mar 2005 - Feb 2009. Kendal, Lake District, UK. Working on fast-moving projects I honed my skills delivering quality work on time and on budget, whilst building lasting relationships with customers. Within a small team of developers I worked across experience, creative and front-end disciplines, with content audits, card sorting, content structure and wireframing my key responsibilities.


Cumbria Institute of the Arts

2002 - 2005. Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. Digital Design and UX (BA). First Class Honours.

Tynemouth College

2002 - 2002. Tynemouth, Northumberland, UK. Information Design (BTEC). Distinction. Technical Drawing (C&G). Distinction.

Whitley Bay High School

1997 - 2000. Whitley Bay, Northumberland, UK. 10 GCSE’s. A grade in Graphic Design.

Professional development

The Interaction Design Foundation

June 2019 - Present The IDF is a non-profit organisation, providing online user experience design courses and literature created by industry experts. I'm an active member of the IDF community, and regularly collaborate with peers to share ideas, a shoulder, advice and knowledge.

Courses participating in: Human-Computer Interaction Emotional Design Design Thinking