Hi, I'm a UI/UX designer

My name is Mike Holman. I’m a UI designer based in Cheshire, England. Currently, I specialise in UI and app design for the set-top/television market.

A little bit about me

I’ve not always designed UIs, for many years I worked as a Multimedia Designer and supported every school in the local borough. I created promotional videos, ran a recording studio, attended events to capture footage and take professional photographs.

Created websites for school projects and ran media classes for teachers and pupils.

On a daily basis I incorporate UX into my role whilst designing any User Interface.

Experience

2019 - Now

UI/UX Designer at Core TV Solutions

2011 - 2019

Design Manager at Inview Technology Ltd

2004 - 2011

Multimedia Designer at Runcorn City Learning Centre

2003 - 2004

Web Designer at Greater Merseyside Connexions Partnership

Glide UX

Developed a high-end User Interface for Set-top boxes to be customised for multiple customers

Core UX

Lightweight User Interface for Set-top boxes that can be reused for multiple customers and easily customisable

Core TV Ltd

Built and identified corporate vision for investors and Pay TV operators

Glide UX Mobile

A companion app to be used in conjunction with the Glide UX user interface

STB UI Concept #8

I wanted to create something that users would be familar with, my main inspiration was mobile applications and how they are accessed and navigated

STB UI Concept #7

The concept is grid based with horizontal content discovery

Apps

A collection of various applications designed for TV and Mobile devices

Photography

A selection of images from my collection

Video

Examples of commercial videos

I've had the pleasure of working on projects for amazing companies

I had the pleasure of working with Mike for over 8 years at Inview Technology.

I recruited Mike back in 2011 and it was a decision I never regretted. Mike settled into the company very quickly and from his first day he was giving a positive contribution towards improving the UX of our product.

During his time at Inview, Mike quickly progressed to become the Senior Designer and eventually took the role of Design Manager. He was responsible for the design and documentation of the UX. This involved working closely with the engineering team to realise the team’s designs. This was an area where Mike particularly flourished.

I would recommend Mike for any UI/UX/Design role without hesitation. He is a consummate professional, a talented designer and his drive to improve processes means he would thrive at any company.

David A

Managing Director

I’ve worked with Mike and his work has never failed to be anything other than first class. Mike is incredibly versatile having designed graphics for a wide range of different purposes, designed and built websites to order, captured inspiring photographic images, and produced high quality promotional videos.

He was instrumental in the design and planning of our Media Broadcast Centre, and has coordinated its use for both filmed and live video production, audio recording, and photography. I cannot recommend his services highly enough.

Graham H

eLearning Support Officer

I worked with Mike for a number of years where I gained a lot of valuable knowledge. Working alongside such a talented designer like Mike inspired and motivated me at such an early stage of my creative journey. Mike’s versatility and range of skills in the creative industry; graphic design, photography, UI/UX design, web design, to name a few, provided the whole design team with a clear vision on projects we worked on.

Mike ran a number of courses for the team, with the goal of widening the skill set for each designer. The courses were easy to follow and extremely beneficial – they have assisted in developing my creative skillset immensely.

It was a joy to work with Mike as a colleague. I owe him a great deal for the extensive knowledge that he passed on to me.

George B

Graphic Designer

Whilst working with Mike I have always found him to be completely professional with a great approach to his work and colleagues.

He has an excellent attention to detail and is always willing to help others.

He has a wealth of knowledge and ideas to share and can be relied upon to get a job done properly and in a timely manner.

Ian B

Chief Systems Architect

Mike has a collection of qualities that made him an incredibly reliable member of the team.

Calm, resourceful, creative, conscious of time demands, a great pro-active communicator and the ability/mindset to just get things done.

On top of that he frequently took the initiative to explore how his team worked and the output they produced with a critical eye and a focus on opportunities for improvement.

Graham C

Lead Product Manager

Mike is a gifted UI designer and I have had the pleasure to work with him for over 9 years. Mike is a professional UI designer always seeing the product from the customers perspective and forever challenging his own designs to provide the best customer experience.

I have seen Mike go above and beyond in striving for the best for our customers’ user experience always taking a can-do attitude. Mike is also a great team player always contributing idea’s but also listens to others and helps to bring them to reality.

Paul N

Head Of Engineering

Working all these years with Mike was an absolute pleasure. He shows his incredible efforts in his UI design skills on various set-top box UI for each client’s custom UI requests. He’s a talented designer with the skills that reach beyond just the design as he’s always looking for ways to push the boundaries of how we can make our product better.

I may have moved out from the company but I have no doubt that Mike would have continued to be a solid asset to the team. And on top of all of these, I consider him a friendly colleague, always had a great attitude, & posses all the skillsets that you would want in a highly productive team member. I wish him all the best wherever he goes. I am sure, he would be a star performer anywhere.

Sangeetha R

Java Developer

I'm ready to join your team!