Hi. I'm Ollie. I'm a UX and PRODUCT DESIGN mentor.
I offer paid mentoring to people who want to improve their UX and design practice.
Are you someone who wants to change your role and develop your career in UX?
Are you a human that wants to use design to change the real world with digital?
Are you a product team who wants to find better ways of working, so you can deliver better products, faster?
If the answer is yes, I can help.
What is my version of mentoring?
Practical, pragmatic support and guidance around UX process and digital best practice.
Includes support with;
Role development and career progression
Dealing with change
I have a toolkit of models and processes that you can learn and use.
My mentoring is built around your needs.
How it works
I create a safe, confidential and objective space and become an expert sounding board, often providing training in context to help solve specific relevant challenges.
Initial kick-off to assess your competency, so I can see where you’re at and discuss your goals and personal development for the mentoring.
Ongoing sessions are usually 1-2-1, 1 hr per fortnight, remote with an option for 'walk and talk' near Bristol.
You can email me between sessions or I can set up a Slack channel setup aid communication.
I set up a reflection journal to record your challenges, wins and development.
I suggest a minimum of 6 months to see the benefit.
Current issues or challenges
Business or career challenges
Rules of engagement
Turn up on time
Agree on time slots 2-4 weeks in advance
48 hr reschedule, otherwise you will be charged for the session you miss (except in exceptional circumstances)
Setup a monthly standing order or pay the fee via BACS on the day of your session
What will you get from working with me?
Become more confident in your role as a UX designer, with tools and processes to engage more with your users
Product design knowledge to build workshop facilitation skills, plus develop research and testing methods
Learn how to work better in your team and develop a more empowering relationship with employers
An understanding of the path to the job and career you want to have
The life you always dreamed of - well, we'll see what we can do!
Why work with me?
I am a UX consultant and product designer with over 20 years of experience. Check out this page for more about me.
I wrote a 10-week UX course with Becky Taylor and training - this has become a bedrock for my mentoring practice.
At present, mentoring a digital product team at the largest housing association in the UK, helping them to improve their project process and learn UX best practices.
I recently mentored a group of product designers at the clothing brand H&M, helping them to embrace their new product design roles, embed UX process, develop their personal skills, team communication and confidence.
I have mentored and continue to mentor individuals in various different product roles and agencies, to help them develop their processes and confidence. One of whom, Mark Jones, has developed significantly over 12 months, with fortnightly support, going from Lead Designer to Head of Brand & Creative.
Frequently ask questions
What will we talk about in our first session?
We'll have a chemistry session to get to know each other. Some of the things I'll ask you:
Tell me about your role...
Why are you interested in mentoring?
What support do you need?
What are you hoping to learn?
What are you hoping to change?
Anything you struggle with?
Tell me about a recent project?
Explain your design/project process to me
Fast forward 3 years, what is your role like now?
What does it cost?
I will share pricing once we have had our first call; I have pricing tiers dependant on need and team size.