ABOUT
Hello I'm Stuart, a passionate and enthusiastic designer who loves graphic design, interactive media and making games. I specialise in user experience design and visual design with a strong interest in the psychology associated with this. If you would like to get in touch about a project or collaboration please email me at hello@stuarttait.co.uk.

WORK EXPERIENCE

06.2015 - Present : Newcastle, UK.
UBISOFT REFLECTIONS : UI ARTIST 
04.2016 - 05.2017 : Junior UI Artist
06.2015 - 03.2016 : UX Designer Trainee

My role as a UX/UI Artist on Tom Clancy's The Division was to create designs for next-generation consoles. Each design followed an iterative process from an early wireframe concept to final art pass following direction from leads and directors. Designs focussed on layout, visual hierarchy, iconography, motion design and usability to help validate and inform each design. 


01.2015 - 03.2015 : Dundee, UK.
EVERYBODY'S GONE TO THE RAPTURE : 2D & 3D ARTIST
The 2D & 3D assets were created for a PlayStation 4 exclusive title as part of Student Art Contribution Programme, which were selected from a list available for students who had been put forward by their course leaders. They were produced as outsource assets for the title with feedback from the studio's Art Director and Creative Director.


09.2011 - 05.2015: Dundee, UK.
UNIVERSITY OF ABERTAY STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION : MEDIA & DESIGN ASSISTANT
I was the sole graphic designer of a charitable organisation responsible for designing and producing graphics for events. I successfully branded Abertay Goes Global, which was an annual event organised by Abertay University and the University of Abertay Dundee Students' Association to promote opportunities to study abroad in Europe, America and Malaysia. I was asked to come up with designs to promote the event including, the Abertay Goes Global logo design. I also designed and implemented the rebrand for the University of Abertay Dundee Students’ Association across both digital and print media. In conjunction with the rebrand I also designed the student handbook, which has 2,500 copies distributed around campus each year.
EDUCATION

09.2011 - 05.2015 : Dundee, UK.
ABERTAY UNIVERSITY : BA (HONS) WITH FIRST CLASS IN COMPUTER ARTS
I explored emerging technologies and the different aspects of UX design in order to understand the extent to which these areas can impact upon the flow of gameplay. This was achieved through case studies & user testing to identify any issues before finalising designs.


SKILLS

2D Art, Animation, Branding, Editorial Design, Graphic Design, User Experience Design, User Interface Design 


SOFTWARE

After Effects, Axure, Balsamiq Mockups, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Maya, Photoshop


AWARDS

2016 
Featured in Develop's 30 under 30 Honour List
2015
Nominated for a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award
2014
Abertay University Lothian Family Award, which is awarded to the student who in the opinion of staff, has demonstrated the greatest positive impact within their school

Winner of the 48hr Moray Game Jam, with Vaccine