James McQuarrie is a UK based Product Leader who helps teams discover, design, build and deliver digital products and services that delight their users.
18 years. 26 founders. 15 startups. 5 multinationals. 4 of my own businesses. Over the span of my career I’ve worked with a wide variety of people, teams and companies. Always focused on helping to launch and improve new digital products and services that delight their users. Here are the highlights:
2023 – On going
Imagine if businesses could fight climate change, without it costing them a penny… we’re on it
2023 – On going
I started advising this UK startup in early 2023 - helping with their product strategy and the UX of their product that helps you see how your digital-self may be perceived online.
2021 - 2023
In November 2021 Eporta joined Shopify and I joined the Shopify product family helping to make commerce easier for everyone.
2020 – 2021
I joined this B2B focused marketplace for interior design related products as a Senior Product Manager to help accelerate the world’s access to design.
2020 – On going
I launched this solid shampoo for men brand in 2020 as a response to my own struggles finding plastic free alternatives to liquid shampoo for men.
Teach Your Monster
I worked with the team at this non-profit company, who make educational games for children, to help them test different pricing strategies for a new game that’s soon to launch.
2018 – 2019
I joined the product team at Cookpad’s global headquarters in Bristol, UK in 2018 to help them realise their mission of making everyday cooking fun.
I spent 10 days helping the founding team at this cyber security startup to develop their early product concepts.
2017 – 2018
I helped this London based property maintenance company improve their customer’s experience of hiring tradespeople to help them fix and improve their homes.
2015 – 2021
I co-founded this startup in 2015 with the aim of changing the way Freelance Digital / Tech Contractors and Consultants share their availability for new work with recruiters.
2015 – 2017
I helped this London startup take their business from idea to implementation, focusing on customer experience and validation of service and product designs.
I helped the Learning and Development team at this global consultancy to define and understand the requirements for their new intranet site.
Dream It Get IT (DIGIT) – Now “Visii”
2012 – 2015
I joined the founding team at this startup to help design and build an exciting new visual search technology.
I helped a new startup bring their ideas for a new digital consumer product to life with a focus on User Experience and Interface Design.
Sweet & Maxwell (Part of Thomson Reuters)
2011 – 2012
I worked as a contract Interface Designer helping their internal development teams design and build new features for their online document search tools.
I provided contract Information Architect consulting services to this South London based web design agency.
I provided contract User Experience and Interface Design consulting services to this East London based web development agency.
I provided User Experience and Interface Design consulting services to this Edinburgh based, award winning startup.
The CV Nurse
I designed and built the website for The CV Nurse who offers email and telephone CV review services.
From The Red Carpet
I provided some technical consulting services to Digital Cinema Media to help them set up their new blog.
I joined the ProcServe team as their Front End Architect responsible for the User Experience of their products and services.
I joined PA Consulting as a graduate IT Analyst, having worked as an intern in their Training & Development department during my degree.