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My name is Paul but some call me Bob, I am originally from the UK but now live in Hamburg Germany. I build digital brands defined by UX built with beautiful UI always with a user-centric vision, I make modular design systems linking patterns and brand elements together to develop seamless user experiences. I create beautiful stories in the products I design, building brands within experiences, understanding the familiar but also delivering the suprise. I work either remote or onsite depending on the project and have worked in with some amazing agencies in Amsterdam, London, Berlin and LA. 

 

With 18 years in the creative industry, I specialise in Ui, UX and concept, design for digital products, building modular design systems and creating seamless user experiences.

 

I work closely with developers, animators, motion designers and with other creatives to bring to life ideas. Developing designs for IOS and Android, creating digital environments, building digital brands and brand architecture.

 

"brands like Vodafone, Volkswagen, Subway, Mini, BMW, Coca Cola, smart and Adidas ...."

Disciplines

Products & Services
Creative Strategy
Concepting & Ideation
Design & Art Direction
UX & Ui
Web Design & Development
Prototyping
Modular Systems
Art Direction
Animation
Photography
Storytelling
Digital Production

Tools

Sketch
Zeplin
Flinto
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere
Adobe Illustrator
Invision

 

"Head of Design at LLR and Design tutor at Miami Ad School"

 

I have had the privilege to work with agencies such as AKQA, Hi-Res, JvM, Shift, The Attic, Brand Union and many more over the years. Also teaching design at Miami Ad school and being employed as the head of design at the muliti award wining agency LLR. I have been showcased in design books like Los Logos and featured in design magazines such as IdN, Computer Arts, Novuum and Page magazine.

Recognition

Design made in Germany
AWWWARDS
Cannes design shortlist
IDN POTM
Los Logos 4 & 5
Page Magazine
W&V
Big Book of Fashion
Streetwear today
Digital Arts
Computer Arts
Novum magazine
Digit magazine

Worked with

VW
Mini
Mercedes
Adidas
Germanwings
Subway
Neon
Coca Cola
BAT (Lucky Strike)
Nintendo
Activision
Jägermeister 
Nhow
Bench
Philips
Subway
Vodaphone                                                   

Worked for

AKQA
LA Red
DDB
HI RES
LLR
BBM
PUK
Attik 
JWT
G2
Landor
Brand Union
Strichpunkt
Faktor 3

 

 

Other Bits you might like

Below are a couple of interviews and design articles I have been involved in.

 

Why Hamburg? Paul Watmough’s ongoing creative journey

I know from my own experience that life can be hard for a Brit in Hamburg. Whilst we are admired for our teapots, phone boxes, red buses ​and royals, we are laughed out of the kitchen, played off the football field, and on the Autobahn we were overtaken a long time ago and hitched a ride with the Germans instead.

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Point/Counterpoint: To Connect or Disconnect

As we continue to explore the theme of Mobile Creativity for the month of June, we’ll be highlighting all the ways in which mobile and tablet devices have changed the nature of the creative process.

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Better Talk to / Potrait, Designer in focus

I went freelance about 10 years ago, the reason … well to meet more people, travel, be inspired and constantly learn and see new things. When you break out of those 4 walls its always surprising what you will find beyond them.

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