Will Howat

Bio

A technologist with 20 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 and in-house environments.

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

Most recently managing cross discipline UX, UI and Frontend teams; focused on methods of multi-discipline team integration through common language, patterns, component libraries and design systems.

Roles

  • 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

WorksSee all

  • Bringing Institutional Investor up to date

    Working with the team in the New York office to deliver an updated vision and breathe new life into the founding publication of Euromoney PLC.

    Read more about Bringing Institutional Investor up to date

    • Agile / Scrum
    • Consultancy
    • Frontend development
    • Team leadership
    • User Experience
    • Visual Design
  • A new brand for ITW

    Evolving a new brand and applying it to a new platform to better present and manage this international telecoms event.

    Read more about A new brand for ITW

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

    Mapping consolidated public data with content managed through the Google Sheets API.

    Read more about Mapping Covered bonds

    • Frontend development
    • Team leadership
    • Visual Design
    • User Experience
  • Telling a story for Euromoney PLC

    First challenge in a new role. Take an outdated storefront sending a misleading message and deliver a corporate presence to redress the balance.

    Read more about Telling a story for Euromoney PLC

    • Agile / Scrum
    • Frontend development
    • Team leadership
    • User Experience
    • 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
  • 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