Behold: Thisman


Curriculum Vitae


James Mellers


Nottingham, UK


Edinburgh, UK


Email to request





User Interface design
  • Visual design
  • Interaction design
  • Animation/choreography
User-centric design processes
  • Experience Architecture
  • Information Architecture
  • Wireframing & process flows
  • User interviews & requirements gathering


  • Site design
  • RIA design
  • HTML/CSS coding
  • Knowledge of accessibility issues and SEO basics


Sep '12 - Present

Microsoft, Edinburgh / San Francisco


Senior UX Designer


Working as part of Microsoft Advertising and Studio 415, creating innovative marketing solutions that put consumer needs first and allow brands to connect with consumers – for today and the future.

Site, Studio 415

Apr '07 - Sep '12

Adobe Consulting, Edinburgh


Senior UX Consultant & Interface Designer


Designing interfaces, defining user experience and helping to pioneer the use of Adobe technology as a platform for developing and delivering highly usable, visually stunning and innovative applications across desktop, web and mobile devices.



Feb '00 - Apr '07

MEDIAmaker Ltd. Nottingham


Multimedia Designer & Head of Design Dept.


Wide ranging graphic and multimedia design. Produced design work from concepts through to final products. Layout, graphics, typography, illustration, photography, branding. Static, animated and interactive. Extensive use of standards compliant HTML/CSS. Also responsible for managing design workload and overall graphical output from the multimedia design department.


Sep '99 - Feb '00

Evening Post Group Ltd. Nottingham


Scanner Operator


Liaising with editors and designers. Scanning, colour correcting, retouching and general editing of photographs to be included in publications produced by the Evening Post Group.

Work Placement

Mar '99 - Aug '99

Unit 5 Digital Ltd. Nottingham

2 Weeks placement + 1 day per week, March - August '99


Mac Assistant


Assisting in many areas of the photographic retouching studio. Montaging, retouching, and colour correcting photographs. Heavy manipulation, creation of virtual room sets and virtual stages for product images.

Further Education

Sep '97 - Jun '99

South Notts College, Nottingham

BTEC National Diploma Photography & Imaging
2 years full time



Core Modules
  • Photography (Practical, Theory and History)
  • Digital Imaging
  • Design Studies
  • Communication Studies
Other Modules
  • Video, shooting & editing
  • Book-binding

College Awards

Jun '99

Best Student

Awarded by South Notts College & Fuji

Best Digital Imaging

Awarded by South Notts College & Jigsaw Systems

Jun '98

Best Environmental (outdoor) Photography

Awarded by South Notts College & ProColour

Early Education

Pre '97


A-levels in Photography, Art & Design, Physics


9 at Grade A

In the Press

Fast Company

Full article feature about a personal project:
Hey Dummy: This Is What “Responsive Design” Means

The Next Web

Full article feature about a personal project:
This designer shows off the future of responsive web design

Get Addicted To

Full article about a couple of personal projects:
Playful Experiment in Parallax Scrolling & the Mystery of Phi

Andy Clarke

"Another fabulous piece of work..."

Web Standardistas

"...intelligently designed"
"...lovely piece of work"

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Newsletter Issue 55

.net mag

50 Fantastic tools for responsive web design

The Next Web

10 Beautiful examples of responsive web design

Tripwire Magazine

35 Useful responsive web design tools

Young Creative's Network

Interviewed by YCNonline


Computer Arts

Quoted in article on typography: Everyday inspiration


Computer Arts Projects

Featured in "Perfect Portfolios" edition of the magazine

TAXI design network

Awarded website of the day 06 Feb 2006 on TAXI design network


Itchy City Guides

Restaurant photography for Itchy Nottingham guide books

They said...

Social etc

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