Me

My name is Andrew Barsoum. For over ten years, I have been helping a wide range of businesses develop online solutions. Sectors I’ve worked in include local government, automotive, property and financial services.

My particular areas of interest are user research and developing user experience strategies.

What motivates me most is seeing someone struggle with bad design. A poorly designed service can ruin someone’s day. It reminds me that real people are affected by the design decisions I make.
Contact details:

andrew.barsoum@gmail.com
07581455880

Some history...

  • Web Manager

    July 2001 - Dec. 2004

    Association of London Government

    Content strategy
    Writing for the web
    Managing content editors
    Information architecture
    Usability testing

  • Sabbatical

    Jan. 2002 - Oct. 2002

    Oaxaca, Mexico

    Spanish
    Anthropology
    Mezcal

  • Project Manager

    Nov. 2005 - May 2006

    Hobsons

    Project management
    Functional specs
    Managing technical teams
    Stakeholder management

  • Web Project Manager

    May 2006 - April 2008

    Hamptons International

    Multi channel strategy
    Dealing with senior stakeholders
    Managing overseas teams
    Managing large budgets
    Managing agencies

  • UX Lead

    May 2008 - Dec 2009

    Wolters Kluwer

    SEO strategy
    PPC strategy
    ROI dashboards
    Landing page optimisation
    Shopping carts
    Prototyping

  • UX Lead

    Feb. 2010 - May 2011

    Capita Registrars

    Product management
    Product strategy
    Product backlog
    Market analysis
    Managing releases
    Service design

  • UX Consultant

    May 2011 - present

    Freelance

    Business analysis
    Management consultancy
    Research design
    Contextual research
    Pitches