At The Co-op we’re building an in-house design team relentlessly focused on user needs. Andrew will work with me and all the designers here, both digital and in other areas, to define The Co-op’s design direction and standards; establishing a really strong design practice. We need more talent in this area, so look out for us posting job opportunities here very soon.
Over the last ten years Andrew has been leading design teams and working on high profile projects with well-known names including Pearson Education, Method, Cern and the BBC – you can find more out about Andrew on his blog. Most recently he was Interim Head of Design at HMRC. There he led the largest departmental design team in government; setting direction and managing design standards across 25 parallel service delivery projects; establishing HMRC’s design practice and agile design approach.
Andrew is really passionate about working to bring great design jobs to the north west, to give talented designers the opportunity to stay or to return, or to discover the north for the first time.
He’s also written a book about the crucial role of research to the design process.
It’s great to have him here – welcome Andrew.