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

Designer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Member since April 24, 2020
Ben is a passionate and creative professional with over 15 years of experience designing for world-leading brands, including Microsoft, the English Premier League in football, and ASOS. He specializes in mid to large digital platforms for global and local brands in a wide range of industries, including eCommerce, logistics, 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
    • Engaged as a 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 UI/UX solutions clients loved and that delivered results.
    • Won several pitches, securing new business and renewed long-standing contracts.
    • Designed a new digital platform for RSA insurance which produced over 4x the client's revenue target after go-live.
    • Won a 2019 Effie Award for the UI/UX work completed.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), UX Design, Design Thinking, Design Sprints, UX, Google Design Sprints, App Design, UI Design, Web App Design, User Testing, Product Design, Remote User Testing, Desktop App Design, Redesign, UI Branding, Iconography, Mobile Apps, Mobile App Design, Mobile Design, Web Design, WordPress
  • Creative Director

    2016 - 2018
    TenTwenty
    • Engaged as a 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.
    • Achieved several international awards for the website, apps, and branding work produced. Awards include 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, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), UX Design, Design Thinking, UX, App Design, UI Design, Web App Design, User Testing, Product Design, Desktop App Design, Redesign, UI Branding, Iconography, Mobile Apps, Mobile App Design, Mobile Design, Web Design, WordPress

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in Design
    2004 - 2007
    University of Central Lancashire - Lancashire, England

Certifications

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

Tools

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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