Personal Profile Pat Godfrey
I am Pat Godfrey. I design successful universal solutions to meet your business and digital consumer needs.
As a strong advocate for the way consumers think, learn, and behave, I design inclusively for accessibility, usability, usefulness, and learning preferences to advantage your business across all channels, devices, and abilities.
I consult with your design team, your stakeholders, and your engineers with a users’ perspective toward delivering the responsive, mobile-first communication and content your customer needs, and your business wants.
Quality platform and website design, hi-fidelity prototyping, best practice techniques, and research build on the success of your company and its services and products.
I am a qualified designer, teacher, and manager specialising in learning and customer transactions in the digital paradigm.
My hobbies include digital painting. I will hold my first art exhibition in July 2017. I am also being coached in how to paint with acrylics and will in turn hold workshops using Microsoft PowerPoint to produce vector graphics. (Find out more at Facebook @artofpatgodfrey).
Relevant Work Assignments
User Experience Design / Technical Writer
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, February 2012 - February 2017
Provided UX, LD, IxD, and CD consultancy to agile teams adding new features to legacy and new platforms. Demonstrated and tested designs using wireframes and high fidelity prototypes. Designed and developed HTML solutions and user support adjuncts.
Note: Extended eleven times with discontiguous titles to give a continuity of service as the organisation changed.
Line, April 2011 - Nov 2011
Creating learning schemas and episodes for new HP server equipments and procedures (Full ADDIE/SAT Process).
Supplied Instructional and Creative Design, photography, and high-fidelity vector illustrations to the project and team.
Note: Extended twice.
MSc Electronic Learning Technologies, Distinction
University of Portsmouth, UK, 2004 - February 2007
Equipping designers to operate both practically and strategically in the development and promotion of eLearning resources in the widest range of educational environments. Including:
- Human Computer Interaction and Interface Design for Cognition and Education
- Design for diversity
- Practitioner Research in Education
- Instructional Design
- Strategies for the Development of Online Courses
- Use of media in Educational Materials
- Networks (Internet and Intranets)
Graduate City Guilds Institute, Leadership and Management
City and Guilds, UK, 2006 - 2006
Comparable level to a British honours degree. Recipients prove operational ability and expertise at a middle management level.
Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education)
University of Portsmouth, 2002 - 2004
Core professional teacher qualification in the area of post compulsory education.
"Pat is a well-educated, hardworking and innovative person, who has been re-assigned by our client for 5-years. He has performed a variety of roles, including Learning Designer, Lead Designer, User Experience Consultant and Interaction Designer, specialising in the UX and IxD of platforms for multiple Agile teams. He has a passion for Learning, he is self-motivated and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking to utilise his skillset in the foreseeable future."
Business Development Consultant, Triad Resourcing
"Pat possesses the key traits of a great design lead: a team player who listens and is an active practitioner. I have worked with Pat intermittently over the years and never failed to learn something. I was impressed with his enthusiasm to overcome challenges with a smile, and to go the extra mile to delight the BAs and Product Owner. I hope we cross paths again."
Business Analyst, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
"Pat follows a fluent methodology when investigating and designing, synthesising information well and conceptualizing solutions in a usable and often visual way. He... writes succinctly and clearly, has excellent diplomacy and people skills and demonstrates the ability to discern business development opportunities."
Senior eLearning Developer, Service Now
"I worked alongside Pat for a year and in this time he showed himself to be diligent, intelligent and determined. He has a creative mind and a strong academic learning design background that he brings to bear with an infectious enthusiasm."
"Pat brought creative UX design to our help landing pages, coordinated and implemented Google Analytics across multiple projects (divided among 5 Tech Writers), performed every task and responded to every request with thoroughness and follow-up, and, in general, brought freshness and humor to our team discussions that I will truly miss. He was a pleasure to work with!"
Technical Writer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt