About

 
 

I love a challenge

 

...and I like to keep busy and creative.

These are some of the things I love doing the most-

 

 

 

UX Design

I have recently completed the User Experience Design Immersive course at General Assembly where I worked on six agile design sprints. Becoming a part of the Brighton UX community is important to me and have participated in UX Brighton activities in 2017, including volunteering at the UX Camp Brighton event in May. 

 
 
 

Teaching

Facilitating learning and providing opportunities for communication and understanding was my job and passion for more than 12 years. I taught in London, Japan, South Korea, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia both as a primary school teacher and as an English as a foreign language teacher. Read about my transition from teaching to UX here

 
 
 

Photography

Taking photos allows me to express my experiences in a unique way and I relish the challenge of finding the best way to do it every time. I am building up a portfolio of work - both paid and unpaid - and aim to increase the amount of professional work I do in the future. View my photography portfolio here.

 
 
 

Travelling

Not known for visiting the easy places, I have always taken myself into new environments with a smile and an open mind. Whether it’s rural Japan for three years, or western Ethiopia for 18 months, I enjoy getting under the skin of a place, making friends and becoming part of the community. I love learning about people through experiencing their culture. Read about my time in Ethiopia on my blog.

 
 
 

Drumming

I play drums whenever, wherever and with whoever I can. Playing in bands since I was 14, it has taken me on a host of colourful adventures - playing live and making recordings, meeting people who love creating something in the moment. 

 
 
"Making one hell of a racket for a two-piece, Blaklava’s grizzled space-rock flows like hot molten liquid." Left Lion

"Making one hell of a racket for a two-piece, Blaklava’s grizzled space-rock flows like hot molten liquid." Left Lion

 
"Thoughtful and sophisticated indie pop that'll certainly appeal to fans of Camera Obscura, Belle & Sebastien and Prefab Sprout." Exclaim

"Thoughtful and sophisticated indie pop that'll certainly appeal to fans of Camera Obscura, Belle & Sebastien and Prefab Sprout." Exclaim

 
 
 

Brighton Resident

I’m relatively new to Brighton - I moved there in October 2016 - but my love affair with this town shows no sign of letting up. Every time I step out of the house it delights me in new ways. See my Brighton photos here

 
 
 

 

 

Get in touch

I am currently looking for a UX Design role, and am always happy to discuss projects, past and future. 

Feel free to use the form below, or drop me an email at smith.p.kevin@gmail.com