Ben Laurence, Designer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ben Laurence

Designer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Member since March 24, 2020
Ben is a passionate creative professional with over 13 years of experience designing for world-leading brands including Microsoft, Liverpool Football Club, and ASOS. He specializes in mid to large digital platforms for global and local brands in a wide range of industries including eCommerce, online delivery, F&B, fintech, sports, and insurance. He has proven skills in creative UI execution, strategic UX vision, and rational client communication.
Ben is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Digital Design Director

    2018 - 2020
    Wunderman
    • Took the role of digital design director at Wunderman in Dubai, an agency with over 100 personnel locally and 200 global offices in 70 countries.
    • Designed and delivered projects for Microsoft, RSA insurance, Unilever, Dubai World Trade Centre, and Dubai Properties.
    • Set and implemented new design standards, processes, staff, and software.
    • Created and delivered cutting-edge UX/UI solutions clients loved and that delivered results.
    • Won several pitches, securing new business and renewing long-standing contracts.
    • Designed a new digital platform for RSA insurance which after go-live produced over 4x the client's revenue target.
    • Won a 2019 Effie Award for the UX/UI work completed.
    Technologies: Marvel App, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch
  • Creative Director

    2016 - 2018
    TenTwenty
    • Took on the role of creative director at TenTwenty, a 30+ person digital agency.
    • Launched successful projects with clients such as the DIFC, Dubai Future Foundation, Arabian Business, and ITP Media.
    • Won several international awards for the website, apps, and branding work produced. Awards including awwwards.com, CSS design awards, and FWA awards.
    • Led the agency to all-time high standards and achieved new levels of success, creativity, and delivery for the company.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Design
    2004 - 2007
    University of Central Lancashire - England

Certifications

  • Certified User Experience Analyst
    JANUARY 2017 - PRESENT
    Human Factors International

Tools

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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