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Michael Balfour

Michael Balfour

User Experience Designer & Researcher

Services provided: Web Designers , Web Developers , User Experience Design , User Interface Design , User Research

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£30 / hour
Approximate rate


About Michael Balfour:

I am a UX Designer and Researcher with 3 years of experience working on projects from mental health to e-commerce. My background in computer science allows me to do pretty much anything you need! My communication skills are second to none as understanding you means a better product!


I have worked under a variety of different titles over the last 3 years but UX is where I really stand out! Here is an example of my achievements.

  • Currently redesigning and branding the Swappable Mobile App and web page to introduce responsive design.
  • Built a research repository in Notion and contributed to the in-house knowledgebase by conducting, documenting and presenting research to stakeholders using mixed-method approaches.
  • Proposed and designed new app features based on research conducted and insights gathered.
  • Developing the company’s landing page in Webflow and designing custom interactions in HTML & CSS
  • Designed and deployed a location-based search function in Dart that updates in real-time with mobile barbers.
  • Worked closely with stakeholders to fit project requirements.
  • Created a modern, sleek and consistent design system that led to a full-time contract.


My Masters Degree covered topics such as data science, information architecture, algorithm design, IoT, Security and Network topology, Game design/ engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Full Stack Development, mobile app development and deployment, continuous integration, microservices architecture, big data, and agile methodologies. Practising these concepts within a multidisciplinary team where communication and accountability are key. 

  • Achieved a 2:1 overall (1st in HCI module) 
  • Designed and led a research project on affordances in software to improve sector-specific skills.
  • Designed and implemented the front of a student banking app and optimized for developer hand-off.

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