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

Si Keane

UX/UI designer, who also codes, with over 14 years of experience. My happy place is a room full of sharpies, post-it notes, and a challenge to solve. I am currently working with The Code Company and accepting interesting freelance/contract design projects.


Previously, I managed the studio and team at Ecce. I was responsible for all aspects of the UX/UI process, from leading discovery and design meetings, conducting research and testing, wireframing and prototyping, creating high-fidelity designs and design systems. Together we delivered impactful digital experiences for the NHS, Sennheiser Audio, Folkestone and Hythe District Council, the IWSC, and more. 

Work experience

2020 – Present

Lead UX/UI Designer & Front-End Dev – The Code Company Ltd

2013 – 2020

Lead UI/UX Designer – Ecce


  • - Responsible for the creation (and continued improvement) of Ecce’s UX/UI process
  • - Led project discovery and design thinking workshops
  • - Organised and ran research and testing sessions
  • - Creation of wireframes and interactive prototypes
  • - Created high-fidelity UI design ready for development
  • - Regularly presented ideas and results to key stakeholders and decision-makers
  • - Creation of the design system for Ensemble, Ecce’s in-house ecommerce platform
  • - Mentor to ecce’s apprentices, interns and junior team members
  • - Won an award or two (see Awards below)
  • Occasional front-end developer

2016 – 2020

Studio Manager – Ecce


  • - Managed the day to day running of the studio
  • - Responsible for the wellbeing of the team, holding regulate one-to-ones and creating tailored personal development plans 
  • - Responsible for the creation (and continued improvement) of Ecce’s project process
  • - Keeper of the project schedule
  • - Deliver new business through tenders and pitches
  • - Became a PRINCE2® Practitioner in 2017
  • - Worked to maintain our ISO9001:2018 accreditation

2008 – 2013

Senior UI Designer – GForces


  • - 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, research 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

Designer – SiteWizard


  • - Designed and built 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.