1. Played in a metal band called Nuclear Apocalypse when 18 and we were AWFUL.
  2. Runs for actual fun and will talk about it for hours if allowed.
  3. Hasn’t been clean shaven in 8 years and has genuinely forgotten how to do a wet shave.
  4. Used to show rabbits when young and won some trophies (think a rubbish crufts but with bunny rabbits)
  5. Has a wardrobe that is around 85% monochrome.
  6. Actually from Essex but has a weird London / New Zealand accent.
  7. Can think in 24 hour time if no one talks.
  8. Will likely try to steal your dog.
  9. Has a signed photo of ex-Arsenal and England goalkeeper David Seaman
  10. Knows all the words to Green Day’s 1994 album ‘Dookie’

Work history

Karmarama

August 2018 x Present

Working across multiple clients making beautiful things.

Kingfisher Digital

June 2017 x July 2018

Worked on multiple projects the latest being Plan My Bathroom. A new tool from B&Q that enables users to create the bathroom of their dreams.

I previously worked in a team working on Design My Space, a website that enables people to improve their homes by giving them the knowledge and tools to do so. Also based in the design system team, known around the office as 'Team Lego'. My main responsibility was to ensure all digital touch points have a consistent look and feel.

AirPortr

July 2016 x June 2017

I was tasked with creating a new digital identity for the brand to be used across websites, apps & other digital touch points. Took the lead on a redesign of the new airportr.com website as well folding feedback from senior stakeholders, marketing and sales teams into updates.

Began user testing to explore ideas within the Portr booking system which needed to be expanded to accommodate a new product in partnership with British Airways. Further built on the new digital identity to create a set of guidelines for all employees with information about typography, colour, iconography, tone, style & illustrations.

Seven Seconds + BBH

July 2015 x July 2016

I was brought in to work primarily within Boots BetaLab — an ideas lab made up with members of Boots, Seven Seconds, and Accenture. The workload consisted of quickly prototyping and testing ideas such as digital advantage cards, weight loss programmes, and package tracking + delivery methods. Any ideas that worked and tested well were then combined into a full redesign of the Boots app with a fresh new UI kit.

As well as working on Boots I worked on other clients such as British Airways, Virgin Media and PayDashboard.

Basically I designed a lot of cool stuff.

Burberry

February 2012 x July 2015

Working as part of the Digital Platforms Team, I was tasked with creating visually stimulating and engaging web interfaces.

Notable contributions to the company include design lead on a new checkout process, design lead and UX support on Burberry World (an internal social network), design support to other projects including burberry.com, a stock lookup app, an MPOS app and updates to the visual language and identity used throughout all platforms.

I also got a few sweet trench coats too.

Mr Site

May 2009 x February 2012

Over the years my role in the company developed and evolved which enabled me to work on a wide variety of projects. These have included: A redesign of the company and product identities, website development and maintenance, web application interfaces and creation of print advertising such as tube adverts, flyers, tees and trade show stands.

You're still here? Excellent. If you’d like to chat or simply interested in finding out more, email me at hello@paulhuxen.co.uk or get on the blower and call me on 07905 897 024.