Mike Kidd

Mike Kidd

Senior Web & Mobile Development Designer

Summary

A Senior Web & Mobile Development Designer with over 15 years experience in digital media & technologies. Currently working at my own company KidDotCo. Previously as part of the Digital Design, Apps & UX team within the Digital Media department at MTV/Viacom. I'm a friendly approachable northerner who's extremely motivated, adaptable & ambitious. I have big ideas but believe it's all in down to execution, which I'd like to think is my forte.

Specialties: Visual Communication, Web & Mobile UX, Design & Development.

Experience

Senior Web & Mobile Development Designer

MTV Networks/Viacom
www.mtv.co.uk
www.viacom.com

February 2012 – July 2015. London, United Kingdom.

As an integral part of the Digital Design, Apps & UX team within the Digital Media department at MTV/Viacom. I specialised in iOS & mobile where I designed, developed & maintained a number of international applications for regions such as UK, Ireland, Australia & New Zealand. I was responsible for the MTV News applications which created a new revenue stream for Digital Media when we launched the first iteration when the Apple App Store launched. I also created promotional applications for flagship MTV programs such as Geordie Shore & The Valleys, which also generate revenue via paid & advert funded models.

Director - Creative Designer & Developer

KidDotCo
www.kidd.co

February 2013 – Present. London, United Kingdom.

I am also currently director of KidDotCo a venture both my brother Paul (kidd81) and I started. This last year we have enjoyed working with a wide range of companies and start up businesses from all over the world. We are also releasing a range of kids games for both iOS & Android which can be seen via our company profile on iTunes. Or via our Ibbleobble website. There are more apps coming soon!

Flash Development Designer

MTV Networks/Viacom
www.mtv.co.uk
www.viacom.com

February 2010 – February 2012. London, United Kingdom.

Responsible for designing, developing & maintaining bespoke websites, microsites, games, promotional material & text-to-screen applications for broadcast for MTV UK's portfolio (MTV Music, Base, Dance, Hits, Rocks, Classic, Vh1 and Viva). Primarily I worked on Flash and web-based projects. I also built broadcast applications such as Love Match & Match Maker using SMS text-to-screen technology which ran on MTV UK, MTV Hits & MTV Base. Viewers could match themselves with their partners to see how they match using a custom algorithm. These improved both channel engagement & revenue.

Designer

MTV Networks/Viacom
www.mtv.co.uk
www.viacom.com

April 2006 – February 2010. London, United Kingdom.

I designed websites, microsites & promotional media for the growing MTV online brand and its other channels such as Viva & Comedy Central. I've been part of multiple MTV UK rebrands, show promotions & worked on various web platforms.

Flash Designer

Channel 7 Media
www.channel7media.com

November 2005 – April 2006. London, United Kingdom.

I worked as a Flash Designer building bespoke microsites for a small, yet growing digital agency. Here I created concepts which led to final executions for clients such as Royale International INC to ITV. Our projects for ITV included their flagship children's programme Captain Scarlet.

Print/Web Designer

First Choice Holidays
www.firstchoice.co.uk

March 2005 – November 2005. London, United Kingdom.

I worked across both the print and web design teams at First Choice Holidays. I designed anything from brochures, leaflets, posters to custom-built user interfaces for their digital services. Building on an already well established brand.

Key Skills

  • Design
  • Development
  • UX
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Xcode
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Drupal
  • Actionscript
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • More...

Education

Middlesex University

Bachelor of Arts, Visual Communication Design (Illustration)

1999 – 2002


The Grimsby College of Tecnology and Arts

Foundation Course, Art and Design Foundation Course

1997 – 1999


The Lindsey Sixth Form

Art and Design, English Literature, English Language

1995 – 1997