About Crystal Hinam – Director of Little Birdie Studio

crystal-hinamMy background is in graphic and web design, and I have been luckily enough to work for some brilliant companies in Cardiff, Wales. I gained a wide range of skills and knowledge and I specialised in Website Design.

My interest in User Experience Design began whilst working at Rantmedia in Cardiff with a team of designers and developers creating large websites and mobile applications. I feel UX helps everyone in the team considerably throughout the whole design process and enables the best final outcome. I graduated from Kingston University, London in 2014 with distinction classification ‘MSc User Experience Design’.

My strengths and main interests

I have a keen interest in user behaviour: online decision making, engagement, emotional decision making, brand engagement in particular. I believe the better the user is understood, the better the design will be. My background in website design allows me to create attractive, easy to understand visuals to accompany research findings and produce strong prototypes in user testing.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I have a keen interest in film, art and design, and enjoy visiting galleries and exhibitions. I like to keep fit, I have run 6 half marathons and the London Marathon in April 2013.