Si Keane - Designer and Front-end Developer | London and Kent

Si Keane

Graphic designer / Front-end developer

Graphic designer and front-end developer with over 14 years of experience based in London and Kent. I like to get hands-on with all aspects of product discovery, design, and delivery. At home in Sketch, Photoshop, and Visual Code Studio.


Currently working on freelance and contract projects. I previously managed the super talented cross-disciplinary team at ecce. Customers include the NHS, Sennheiser, Folkestone and Hythe District Council, and the IWSC.


Before joining ecce, I designed websites and applications for the automotive industry. Working with some of the world’s leading manufacturer and dealer groups.

Work experience

2006 – Now

Freelance Graphic Designer / Developer


- Branding, web, and graphic design

- WordPress developer

- Craft CMS developer

- Front-end developer (Scss, Twig, Vue.js, Npm, Grunt)

2016 – 2020

ecce. Studio Manager



- Manage the day to day running of the studio

- Look after the team to ensure they can deliver the best for our clients

- Created (and continued to evolve) Ecce’s project process

- Hands-on with all aspects of project discovery and delivery

- Deliver new business through tenders and creative pitches

- Became a PRINCE2® Practitioner in 2017

- Work to maintain our ISO9001:2018 accreditation

2013 – 2020

ecce. Lead Designer



- Designer of award-winning websites and mobile apps

- UI design for Ensemble, ecce’s in-house ecommerce platform

- Front-end developer

- Created Ecce’s front-end development process

- Mentor to Ecce’s apprentices, interns and junior team members

- Run design workshops and presentations with our customers

2008 – 2013

GForces Senior Designer


- Designed websites and applications for the automotive industry

- UI design for NetDirector Auto, GForces automotive focused CMS

- Designed and built interactive touch screen displays

- Running design presentations and pitch workshops with customers

- Mentoring of junior members of the team

- Worked with clients including Nissan, Vauxhall, Mazda and, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors

2006 – 2008

SiteWizard Designer


- Designed and developed websites using their bespoke content management system

- Undertook numerous print and branding projects

- The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service became my first international client

Notable achievements

2019

Wirehive 100

Consumer site of the year, shortlisted for the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)


W³ Awards

Food & beverage website, silver award for the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)

2018

The Drum DADI Awards

B2B sector website, app or campaign, highly commended for Daro Ltd


Wirehive 100

B2B site of the year, winner for Daro Ltd


IBAK Awards

Digital business of the year, winner for ecce.


IBAK Awards

Innovation award, runner up for ecce.

2017

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Became a certified PRINCE2® Practitioner

2016

Kent Digital Awards

Best entertainment blog, gold award for Outdoor Swimmer Magazine (Formally H2Open Magazine)


Kent Digital Awards

Best online retailer, silver award for Flackley Ash Hotel


Kent Digital Awards

Best website, silver award for Flackley Ash Hotel

2015

Kent Digital Awards

Best mobile app, gold award for Kimono


Kent Digital Awards

Best responsive website, gold award for Coolmore Collection


Direct Commerce Awards

Menswear & Accessories Website, winner for Coolmore Collection

2011

Car Dealer Magazine

Independent Dealer of the year, winner for The Ferrari Centre

2003 – 2006

University of Kent, UK

Graduated with a BSC Hons degree in multimedia technology and design

1996 – 2003

St John’s Comprehensive School, UK

Graduated with a good selection of GCSEs, A-Levels and a Swimming cert.