Stephen Rea

Bio

Stephen Rea - photo

Lead Design Manager - Orange

With 21 years of design experience Stephen has worked with numerous clients helping them to envisage their business goals by creating outstanding designs that put the customer at the heart of the product. This encompasses a broad portfolio of design achievements which covers service design, mobile applications, interactive products & games, along with product and architectural visualization. Adding to this Stephen has also worked as an Autodesk and Adobe instructor, teaching and mentoring literally hundreds of people and now give his knowledge away for free on YouTube.

Stephen has helped to introduce, lead and manage User Centred Design practices with an emphasis on lean agile methods which govern all of the design work he directs. The effect of this has been to help the companies Stephen has worked with to be more design lead in their thinking and thus more customer focused in their approach to services and products. This has meant in many instances having to build up or re-structure the design teams and their workflows and practices to make them more agile and customer focused.

At the end of the day Stephen still loves being a designer. At the heart of everything he does is a desire to produce designs that are truly beautiful because they balance both the desire to innovate with business needs and still keep the needs of the user central at al times.

 

He also have a YouTube channel under the name of - Neatsphere - where he gives away over 120 videos on learning 3ds Max and AutoCAD.You can download the project files opposite.

Contact

Selected Work

 

Orange Experience - Homescreen Link to top of page

Description

Orange Homescreen is the mobile desktop that holds the whole experience together. With great features like Gestures, widgets and branded theming it is the personification of Orange brand on a mobile device.

For more detailed information please contact me using the above email link.

Role

Lead Design Manager

 

Orange Experience - Start-up wizard Link to top of page

Description

The Start-up Wizard is the beginning of the customer’s journey with Orange. Helping set their new phone up the way they want whilst introducing all the great apps and features Orange has to offer.

For more detailed information please contact me using the above email link.

Role

Lead Design Manager

 

Orange Experience - Orange Assistant Link to top of page

Description

Making a phone easy for twenty-four millions people to use isn’t easy. Sometimes people need help. For the times when they do there is Orange Assistant, ready to explain the unintelligible and turn it into the easily actionable. Even for those who’ve never used a smart phone before.

For more detailed information please contact me using the above email link.

Role

Lead Design Manager

 

Orange Experience - Apps Orange Link to top of page

Description

Apps Orange is a key application for Orange as a mobile operator. Allowing it to remotely download and install updates over the air to all it’s twenty-four million customers on it’s branded, partner and open market devices.

For more detailed information please contact me using the above email link.

Role

Lead Design Manager

 

Older Work Link to top of page

 

Blackthorn Technologies - Case Notes Link to top of page

Description

Case Notes allows users to capture vital information and maintain a full audit trail whilst on the move. Originally designed for the National Police Agency (UK) it is now used by organisations such as Barclays Bank and Boeing.

For more detailed information please contact me using the above email link.

Role

Head of Design

 

Blackthorn Technologies - Payment Card Industry Link to top of page

Description

Anyone wishing to process credit card payments, either remotely or in store needs to be PCI compliant with how customer’s data is held. This new system helps them do exactly that, with an easy to follow, simple, clean interface that guides the user through the process.

For more detailed information please contact me using the above email link.

Role

Head of Design

BlackBerry - Deloitte Timesheet App Link to top of page

Description

The Time Sheet App is a joint venture between BlackBerry and Deloitte to deliver a mobile time keeping application for Deloitte on the new BlackBerry Z10 platform. For more detailed information about this or any other app please contact me using the above email link.

Role

Project Lead Designer

 

GlaxoSmithKline - connectLeaders App Link to top of page

Description

The GSK connectLeaders app is designed to keep members of GSK up to date with current trends, news & external views of the company. For more detailed information please contact me using the above email link.

Role

Project Lead Designer

 

William Hill - Heads or Tails Link to top of page

Description

Heads or Tails is the first in a new range of online & mobile games from William Hill and designed as fun time waster games to be played on short journeys or on coffee breaks. For more detailed information please contact me using the above email link.

Role

Lead Project Designer

 

Championship Manager World of Football - MMO Link to top of page

Description

Championship Manager World of Football is a free to play browser based MMO football management game that allows plays to build and manage a team to take on the world. Crome + IE.

For more detailed information please contact me using the above email link.

Role

Lead Artist

 

Lara Croft - Geo-chache appLink to top of page

Description

A compainion app for the main Tomb Raider game allowing players to bring the tomb raiding experience out of the game and earn extra DLC inside the game.

For more detailed information please contact me using the above email link.

Role

Lead Artist