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Polly Averill

Polly Averill

UI Designer

Clients include UBS, Barclays, Tesco, and IBM.

Polly Averill is a UI/UX designer with over nine years of experience in startups, marketing agencies, and large companies spanning multiple industries, including the technology, automotive, financial, entertainment, and telecommunications sectors. She has expertise working from the initial concept stage, creating prototypes and production-ready designs for apps and websites. Her past clients include Thomas Cook Airlines, Lloyds Bank, Tesco, UBS, Barclays, EE, Sky, British Gas, and IBM. Polly is also proficient in software such as Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Proto.io, InVision, Zeplin, and Overflow.

UI Design
UX Design
Product Design
Interaction Design
Web Design
Mobile App Design
Graphic Design
Motion Graphics
Art Direction
Concept Development
Digital Design
Website Prototyping
Wireframing
User Research
Sketch
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe After Effects
Invision
Zeplin
Polly Averill

Polly Averill

Clients include UBS, Barclays, Tesco, and IBM.

UI Designer

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Employment Highlights

Senior UI Designer

Independent

March 2014 - Present (7 years 6 months)

Product Designer

Faethm AI

November 2018 - July 2019 (8 months)

Interaction Designer

MRM Meteorite

May 2013 - March 2014 (10 months)

Digital Designer

Publicis Chemistry

August 2010 - May 2013 (2 years 9 months)

Education Highlights

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic & Communication Design

University of Leeds

January 2006 - December 2009 (3 years 11 months)

Portfolio

Polly

Tesco Pay+

Polly

Digital Garage App

Polly

EE - My Account

Polly

My Vauxhall

Polly

Matrix Booking App

Polly

Sky.com

Polly

Tesco Pay+

Polly

Digital Garage App

Polly

EE - My Account

Polly

My Vauxhall

Polly

Matrix Booking App

Polly

Sky.com

Resume

Senior UI Designer

Independent

March 2014 - Present (7 years 6 months)

Polly has led UI designs and contributed to UX for apps and large websites for various clients.


As a senior UI designer for Thomas Cook Airlines:

  • Led the app UI design for both iOS and Android, taking design cues from web components.
  • Created a design system for the MVP features to be managed by future teams.
  • Prototyped and tested new patterns to fit with the brand.
  • Animated micro-interactions using Lottie so they could be easily implemented.

As a senior UI designer for Lloyds Banking Group:

  • Redesigned the banking app for both iOS and Android; produced production-ready designs; and worked closely with the developers in an agile team.
  • Created a design system for Lloyds Bank, Halifax, and Bank of Scotland for the wider design team to start using, incorporating new text styles, icons, and patterns.
  • Presented to senior stakeholders to ensure alignment.

As a senior UI designer for Tesco Pay+:

  • Relaunched the PayQwiq retail loyalty payment app for both iOS and Android to become more aligned to the Tesco brand, the largest retailer in the UK.
  • Conducted competitor research to discover features that competitors were doing.
  • Led the rebrand from a UI perspective including prototypes for user testing.
  • Designed the Prepaid feature, partnering with Mastercard.
  • Increased app store rating and users from 170,000 to 350,000.

As a senior UI designer for UBS:

  • Created UI design across multiple devices to improve the MVP.
  • Developed stakeholder management.

As a senior UI designer for Barclays:

  • Improved the banking experience for Barclays customers with new features across web and app.
  • Prototyped UI design for several new features, including international payments.
  • Developed stakeholder management, including presentations and demos.

As a senior UI designer for EE:

  • Redesigned UI of My Account on EE.co.uk across desktop, tablet, and mobile.

As a senior UI designer for Sky:

  • Redesigned the Sky.com, including production-ready UI design.
  • Prototyped with Invisionapp for client demos of website features.

As a senior UI designer for Keytree:

  • Created the UI design of the Matrix Meeting booking app for iOS and Android.
  • Other clients: British Gas, National Grid, Transport for London.

As a senior UI designer for IBM:

  • Designed UI of the internal website for influencer engagement, REACH.
  • Contributed to UX workshops with senior stakeholders based in New York.

Product Designer

Faethm AI

November 2018 - July 2019 (8 months)

Faethm is a data platform creating economic and social value for companies by measuring the impact of emerging technologies using artificial intelligence.

  • Worked as the sole designer working in a small, very agile start-up team.
  • Provided journey mapping for new features, researching pain-points and opportunities.
  • Created a design system to enable rapid prototyping for future products.

Interaction Designer

MRM Meteorite

May 2013 - March 2014 (10 months)

MRM Meteorite is the merger of two award-winning agencies, such as MRM, a top-ten UK interactive agency, and Meteorite, a leading direct communications agency.

  • Developed and led the design for the new Vauxhall Driver's Center responsive site.
  • Clients: Intel, AIG Insurance, Direct Line, and The Guardian.

Digital Designer

Publicis Chemistry

August 2010 - May 2013 (2 years 9 months)

Chemistry is part of Publicis Communications and specializes in CRM/eCRM, sales promotion, online advertising, and social media.

  • Developed digital advertising and email designs for the biggest brand launch of 2012 - EE.
  • Led the relaunch of the Co-operative Banking and Insurance site.
  • Worked on many social campaigns, including the Gü Advent Calendar in 2012.
  • Created digital out of home display videos for Orange and EE.
  • Clients: The Co-operative Bank, EE, Orange, Gü, Cushelle, Emirates, and SSE.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic & Communication Design

University of Leeds

January 2006 - December 2009 (3 years 11 months)