Donna Barbour

UX Designer

Design, Usability, and Accessibility


(2007-Present) Visual Designer at Lexis Nexis, London
(2005 - 07) Web Designer/Manager at Novantas, New York
(2000 - 05) Web Designer at The Open University, Milton Keynes
(1998 - 00) Designer at Newman Technical, Coventry

12/2007 - Present

Visual Designer, LexisNexis, London

Global publisher and online research provider serving 4.5 million customers in more than 100 countries.
Senior member of a large global team of user experience professionals designing online research solutions for LexisNexis divisions around the world. I have been lead designer on many projects including their flagship products for legal research. I also work in a variety of different roles. Highlights include:

12/2005 - 12/2007

Web Designer/Manager, Novantas, New York

Leading provider of consulting, solutions and research services to top banks across the world.

Managed the complete re-branding and re-design of the company’s internal and external publicity materials – both online and in print. The web applications included MindSwift a customer analysis and recording system, and APEX a company information search tool. Working with the managing directors to specify the objectives, I managed the design and build, directing programmers and staff to meet all technical and content requirements

I also managed internal web projects, including the intranet which included a CMS to allow staff to easily update the pages.

12/2000 - 11/2005

Web Designer, The Open University, Milton Keynes

Distance learning university with more than 250,000 students enrolled worldwide.

Working at both strategic and operational levels, I developed the University's web presence. This included acting as a designer, with responsibility for layout, accessibility and navigation. It also included managing project meeting with clients (heads of department) and co-ordinating programming and build. At a more strategic level I was involved in developing standards for the University's internal and external web development.

6/1998 - 12/2000

Graphic/Web Designer Newman Technical, Coventry, UK

During my first job after graduation, I managed the design and production of a quarterly magazine, a monthly bulletin, in-house graphics, and frequent adverts for other publications. In 1999 I built the NTR website to advertise job vacancies.