Andrew Hercules
UX Researcher & Designer | Digital Strategist

About Me


Hello there!

My name is Andrew Hercules and I am a Cambridge-based user experience (UX) researcher and designer and digital strategist. And yes, in case you are wondering, my last name really is Hercules!

Currently, I am the UX Lead for Open Targets and focus on researching, designing and testing features for the public platform, a free web-based resource that integrates numerous public domain data sets and helps researchers identify and prioritise therapeutic drug targets. Prior to joining the Open Targets project, I worked in UX- and design-related roles for various Canadian and European organisations. I have also been a front-end developer specialising in research and data repositories, a communications coordinator for Canada's largest university, a writer and presenter for a radio station in the Netherlands, a freelance digital consultant, and a social services caseworker and youth employment specialist.

Outside of work, you will find me dabbling in some creative writing, checking out the newest hot yoga studio, playing tennis, tumbling at a gymnastics centre, or practicing circus arts on a trapeze.



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My Skills


UX Research/Design

Conducting interviews. Developing personas and journeys. Prototyping designs. Testing with users. UX research and design is at the core of everything I do.

Web Development

While I specialise in front-end development and designing and building intuitive user-friendly interfaces, I can also understand back-end code and database structures.

Digital Strategy

Backed by comprehensive user research and design and solid web development fundamentals, I help organisations create and execute their digital strategy.

Industry Experience

I have worked with a range of organisations in the higher education, research, transportation, insurance, legal, direct sales, and publishing industries.

Portfolio


UX Research and Design

Web Development

Print and Digital Design

For samples of my graphic design work for both print and digital platforms, please download my Print and Digital Design Portfolio.

Contact Me


To get in touch, please feel free to call me by phone or Skype or send me an email.