About the Speakers
Mike Dunn is a user experience consultant who joined Sift Digital in 2013 after a couple of years working in the world of corporate IT, most recently as a business analyst. Before this, he alternated between work and postgraduate study.
As a postgrad, he was also involved in setting up and running blogs and online communities, as well as editorial work. User experience is the perfect role for Mike as it allows him combine his analytical and creative skills with a love for all things digital. He’s worked with brands including Historic England, Bristol Energy and the British Heart Foundation.
Outside of work Mike enjoys riding his bike, listening to podcasts, and trying to breathe life into his allotment. He's also an armchair sport fan and a sitting-on-the-sofa-reading-the-entire-internet enthusiast.
Always looking for ways to improve design, Helen has found her calling as a user experience consultant. She helps clients deliver simple, usable websites. She cares about intuitive online experience, business efficiency and helping clients focus on what is important to their customers and business.
With a degree in environmental science, she has been applying her logical mind to web projects since 1999 and online communities since 2004. As well as user experience and information architecture, Helen has experience of digital strategy, content governance, project management, business analysis, business development, marketing and Geographical Information Systems.
She has previously worked for Ordnance Survey, e-street.com, Landmark Information Group and Virtual Business Networks.
Helen lives in London and enjoys spending time with her husband and two little girls, baking lots of yummy bread, cakes and biscuits, and thinking up things she could make with vintage fabric (if only she had the time).