I’m a consultant and digital solutions architect based in the UK who helps global organisations from big to small with their discovery, planning, transformation, and strategic digital decisions.
Originally starting out as a generalist web developer (front-end/back-end/Flash), I later focused on back-end development and architecture for several years before moving into management and consultancy roles, working my way to Head of Technology at a global full-service agency.
During this time I most enjoyed working alongside UX designers and strategic consultants in order to complement their work with a technical perspective. This merging of user thinking and technical principles is what drives my work today, helping clients to understand what they need, the choices they have, and how to practically make these happen.
Websites are no longer the be-all and end-all, and are usually just the starting point for my work; an indicator of wider opportunities or challenges. I find it important to dig under the public-facing surface - into improving older systems and processes, admin/back-office user experiences, and helping people to gain the skills and knowledge that they need in order to best support their teams. Technology and systems are an important piece of this puzzle, but my goal is to never talk about them in a way that’s scary or boring.
I now operate through my company Records Sound the Same Ltd, which I founded in 2014, and work alongside trusted collaborators when there’s a need to scale up. I’m also the author of my own book, I write for industry publications including net Magazine/Creative Bloq, and regularly speak at global industry conferences as an invited expert. Outside of work I’m a gamer, cook, jasmine tea zealot, and I tweet as @sjenkinson.