As part of our Meet the Team series, today we catch up with Mark Flint, Product Designer here at ThoughtRiver and find out a little bit more about him and his role with us!
Tell us a little bit about you and your background
I started life after university by working as a Digital Researcher for a small company in London who specialised in creating software to help users with learning disabilities. Having completed my degree in all things multimedia and user experience, it was this role which really allowed me to get involved in the entire process of user experience from conducting research interviews with users, through to designing and user testing our products. This role gave me exposure to larger projects thanks to being involved in a variety of cross-country European research projects.
For my next role I moved out of London and took on a more senior role where I led a team across the entire digital process, whilst consulting with organisations to improve both their digital accessibility and overall user experience.
My latest role saw me move out of the accessibility industry and into clinical sciences, where I worked as a User Experience Specialist designing software used throughout clinical trials, including many Covid-19 trials. In this role I headed up the organisations UX/UI team as well as its UX strategy across it various offerings, including both web and mobile applications. I worked on complex applications, as well as integrating an AI interface through user research and prototyping.
What attracted you to ThoughtRiver?
Just a few minutes of research into the company sparked an interest in what TR is doing. A mixture of interviews involving Lauren, Angus, Martin and the product team, made it clear TR was an ambitious, energetic organisation looking to become market leaders with innovative ideas and a clear strategy of the roles they required to get where they wanted to be. The understanding of why they wanted a Product Designer showed that they had a plan, and meant I knew I was joining an organisation where I would feel valued.