Will Howat

Bio

A technologist with over 13 years experience creating and developing in the digital media industry.

Leading teams of some very bright people in doing the same, for some great mutli-channel, multi-brand & multi-region clients, both client side and in agency environments.

Background in hands on front-end engineering, promoting accessibility and best practice. Working with major clients across various sectors including financial, retail, automotive, facility providers, government and transportation; ensuring quality, providing team leadership and consultancy for multi-channel, multi-brand and multi-region delivery.

Most recently focused on methods of multi-channel engineering within a hybrid responsive/adaptive structure.

Roles

  • Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC : Head of Design and UX
  • Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC : Lead Creative Technologist
  • Leo Burnett London : Technical Lead
  • LBi : Interface Development Technical Lead
  • Wheel : Senior Developer
  • Tarsus Group : Web developer

Strengths

  • Frontend development
  • Consultancy
  • Agile / Scrum
  • Visual Design
  • User Experience
  • Team leadership

Clients

  • ACCA
  • Always
  • Amnesty International
  • BAE Systems
  • Barclays Bank
  • Barratt Homes
  • Blacks Leisure Group
  • BT
  • Capitol One
  • Cunard Cruises
  • Deutche Bank
  • Dixons Group
  • Ernest Jones
  • Etihad Airlines
  • Experian
  • F1
  • Honda
  • H Samuel
  • Institutional Investor Magazine
  • LBI
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Marks & Spencer
  • McDonald’s
  • NS&I
  • Prudential
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Starbucks
  • Tesco
  • The Food Standards Agency
  • Tour Aid
  • Unesco
  • Unilever
  • Vodafone

Works

Bringing Institutional Investor.com up to date

A new look for a new approach

  • Agile / Scrum
  • Consultancy
  • Frontend development
  • Visual Design

Going BIG screen with McDonald’s ‘Little Piccadilly’

Liasing between the team at Leo, the client’s technical partner and selected third party production agencies to help the very talented team at Leo Burnett put your Little Picca self up on the big screen in Piccadilly Circus.

  • Team leadership
  • Visual Design
  • Consultancy

Amnesty International (Help get them home)

Development of a new promotional execution, temporary microsite and laying the groundwork for a targetted call to action on the new giant screen at Waterloo station.

  • Frontend development
  • Consultancy

1 mot = 1 leçon

Liasing between the client, the development agency and other parties with some hands on early prototyping to provide direction for Always and UNESCO to join forces and empower girls through education.

  • Frontend development
  • Visual Design

Revamping TourAid

Initial prototyping for the re-vamp of the TourAid brand and digital properties. A great piece of pro-bono by the team at Leo Burnett that I would loved to have finished with them.

No longer live

  • Frontend development

Developing a global platform with Honda

A blended responsive/adaptive platform for global rollout of the Honda brand. Content driven, mobile first and all the good things.

  • Frontend development
  • Team leadership
  • Consultancy

Cruising with Cunard

Launching a new design for this respected cruise line, targetted to their core customer base of tablet owners.

  • Team leadership
  • Frontend development
  • Visual Design
  • Consultancy

Going responsive with The Food Standards Agency

Adaption of an existing desktop design refresh. Consultation with clients lead to a simple yet effective responsive build approach.

  • Frontend development
  • Consultancy

A new brand for Barclays Corporate

Developing the new brand treatment for Barclays across desktop and tablet, with multiple partner agencies.

  • Team leadership
  • Frontend development
  • Consultancy

A new platform for Barratt Homes

Front-end oversight for the launch of a new platform across multiple brands.

  • Team leadership
  • Frontend development

A platform for F1 - GP

Consolidating the GP2 and GP3 Series onto a single platform with new designs for the new season.

  • Frontend development
  • Team leadership
  • Visual Design

Crossing borders with Etihad

Initial project oversight of great teams in Copenhagen and Dublin for this luxury airline.

No longer live

  • Frontend development
  • Team leadership
  • Visual Design
  • Consultancy

A redesign for ACCA

A new platform and a new design to tell us why we should get excited about accountancy.

  • Frontend development
  • Team leadership

Vitality - health cover from Prudential

Initial oversight of this vibrant new approach to health cover.

No longer live

  • Consultancy
  • Team leadership
  • Frontend development
  • Visual Design

Quality assurance for Tesco Direct

On-site client consultancy and quality assurance of third party deliverables.

No longer live

  • Consultancy
  • Frontend development

Re-brand of Royal Bank of Scotland’s, Global Banking and Markets product

Re-brand and re-launch for a more maintainable solution.

No longer live

  • Frontend development
  • Team leadership

Re-platforming the online banking solution for Lloyds TSB

Including Halifax and Bank of Scotland. No easy task, including consultancy for the mobile strategy.

No longer live

  • Frontend development
  • Team leadership
  • Visual Design
  • Consultancy

LBi’s Tweet of the Week graduate recruitment campaign

An LBi project, mix the Twitter API with grads looking for a job. Shake, leave to settle and hey presto, one ready made intern.

  • Frontend development