Chris Butterworth

Developer, UX Design, Strategy

Introduction

Since I built my first website, I haven't stopped trying to perfect the crafts needed to work in the digital industry. Constantly striving to help organisations utilise and grow their digitally output; from small organisations get a foothold in the digital world, helping academics spread their knowledge or attracting people locally and nationally to a renowned venue.

Originally born in Lancashire and moving to Suffolk, I’ve had the chance to work with some amazing clients and teams up and down the country and some amazing projects throughout my career.

Through an almost 10 year career, I've gained a massive amount of experience, grown my knowledge and skills as well as worked on and managed all aspects of digital projects, from UX design and strategy using tools like Axure, Balsamiq, Sketch and rapid prototyping with code; content strategy to make sure the content fits in with the experience a user should have and to extend the brand to more than logo, colours and typography; project management to make sure that budgets are adhered to and projects get finished on time

Skills

Experience

Head of Digital -> The District

July 2015 -> Ongoing

Leading the digital prowess of a highly creative agency; leading most aspects of digital projects. Worked on highly creative and technically challenging visually designed websites for a wide range of clients from a machine learning start up to a start of the art venue and community centre.

Lead Developer -> Cubiq design

March 2014 -> May 2015

Drove the digital offering by undertaking all aspects of development, helping out with user experience and UI design as well as strategy and SEO work. Was a thought leader within and helped gain more traction by being published in magazines the agency published.

Senior Interactive Developer -> Omobono

March 2014 -> May 2014

Award winning B2B marketing company working in a team of
developers and designers to create marketing campaigns and custom web solutions for some of the biggest international companies.
Lead changes to the QA process that allowed for greater trust with our clients.

Senior UX/UI Developer -> netXtra

January 2014 -> March 2014

Working together with designers and back end developers to create websites and web applications for the biggest charities and not for profit organizations in the country; taking the lead with the user experience and prototypes for each project. Also helped out by giving guidance and setting up best practices for CSS and LESS as well as HTML and JS and creating markup libraries for future reference.
Lead changes to their design process implementing a user lead process and used this on the biggest budget project the organization had ever had.

Senior Developer -> Underscore

September 2012 -> January 2014

Award winning London based agency took me on as the sole developer working with some of the biggest property companies in the country as well as small boutique brands. I was the technical lead on many projects and had to help out with strategies including SEO, wireframes and user flows and sitemaps. Responsibilities included: PSD to HTML/WordPress, managing a team of developers, designing in the browser for responsive projects, leading UX/IA/wireframing websites based on the content needed to be displayed.
Becoming a thought leader for the agency and all our clients made us grow the digital capacity of the agency with me leading it – becoming a team of 4 developers, a UX designer and a digital account manager allowed us to be more efficient with the projects we undertook.

Senior Front End/WordPress Developer -> Gooey Creative

November 2011 -> September 2012

Working for a Manchester based agency, specializing in white label services and offering them to a prestigious list of clients including McCann Erikson, BJL, Fuse8, WAA, the Driven Agency and many more. This gave me an opportunity to work on a variety of different projects with many different clients. Being their first hire, the work grew quickly and so did the team; I was put in charge of implementing development workflow, version control and project management tools to help increase productivity and efficiency within the team.