Hello, I’m Nick, a Welsh born ex-Londoner and a freelance product and brand designer.
I like to make things: whether it's a beautiful, easy-to-use product, an upstart brand or a new approach to solving software problems using strategy, research and narrative. I've worked with some great companies of late helping them shape their products and businesses, including Nike, Google, Allergan, MoonPay and Canyon.
I specialise in designing and developing user interfaces and software products, I use my knowledge of brand and user experience to inform the design.
If your project could use my expertise or you just want to grab a coffee and discuss mountains and metal, feel free to drop me a line over email.
Let’s take things from 0—1.
— Product Design
— User Interface Design
— Digital Design
— Experience Design
— Product Strategy
— Product Critique
— Brand Identity
— Creative Direction
— Art Direction
What I do
I have expertise in leading projects of all sizes with a focus on product design, interaction design, user experience and brand design. I usually work with founders of startups, in-house product design teams and design studios.
I aim to find a balance between simplicity, beauty, function and effectiveness in my work. I’m also a full believer in collaboration being the key to success.
I have a strong network of well respected specialist and generalist creatives that I can rely on to bring into any project or team.
Where am I?
I’m UK based and work worldwide.
Select Client Experience
Allergan Aesthetics, Bowers & Wilkins, British Airways, Canyon Bicycles, Checkout.com, Defected, Google, HP, HSBC, IBM, Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz), Jaguar Land Rover, Journee, Meta, Microsoft, Nike, Pottermore, Qatari Diar, Rolls Royce, Samsung, Sony, Virgin, Visa.
Agency, Studio + Co. Experience
Bttr, Brooklyn Brothers, BBC, Cheil, Code & Theory, Eight Inc, Fjord, Havas, Huge, Isobar, Koto, MoonPay, Native, Ogilvy, Output, Sony PlayStation, Publicis.Poke, R/GA, Razorfish, Rehab, Saint@RKCR. See more.
Plus startup incubators inc. Garage Soho and Seedcamp.
Find me around the place
“Nick is fast, precise and extremely knowledgeable. He works with no fuss, no messing about and no time wasted. He took a brief and delivered on every task far faster than anticipated. We contracted Nick for an interaction design project, however he also delivered great motion and brand development work to deliver a more complete project. Highly, highly recommended.”
Global Experience Lead
“Nick is a fantastic designer, sparring partner and operator. We were incredibly lucky with his guidance, new creative angles and super clean execution of creative concepts. From early stage experiments to finalising guidelines and implementations. His management of projects is calm, controlled and super friendly. We can highly recommend working with him - and look forward to our next collaboration.”
Christian Mio Loclair
“Nick is at the top of his game, his skills and experience make him a key member of any team. Seasoned enough to ‘get it’ and get on with it, Nick has been central to a selection of complex projects with us. He has a great ability to make giant leaps quickly, whilst respecting design principles and process, always delivering best in class work.”
“I worked with Nick on a very rapid prototyping demo project for a complex investment product UI to be used to showcase a new product to gain investors and customers. Nick was fantastic to work with - really flexible, confident, grasped the problem space immediately and produced a beautiful, very elegant UI that the client loved immediately. The company has since secured funding and is using our demo to continue to grow.”
“Nick came in to work on a major UX Design project for us and turned it around quickly and to an incredibly high standard. I was not only impressed by his extensive knowledge of UX & great quality of work but also his work ethic and ability to work through large scale projects swiftly. I highly recommend working with Nick.”
Head of Marketing
“Nick makes things that work. He's a leader who gets it done. His team love him and the results hit the mark on every level. Creatively, he's insightful, on the money and out in front.”
Exec. Creative Director
“When Nick joined the team the difference in the quality of design was day and night. A lot of this was not just down to the great design output, but the great process he implemented. This is driven a lot by one of his defining attributes: his open attitude. He’s not afraid to speak his mind and ask difficult questions. Really hope that we get to work together again.”
Snr Front End Engineer
“Nick has been instrumental to the success of our team. He's a great and impactful designer who's quick to adapt, while also just being a great guy. One of the traits I valued most about him was his open communication. He's very honest and easy to work with while not being afraid to give hard feedback. Working with him was an absolute pleasure and I highly recommend him.”
Michiel Van Eetvelde
“If you get the opportunity to work with Nick, you really should take it. Whether your brand or product needs creating, shaping, or elevating Nick will have an opinion backed up with well-crafted execution. He has the gravitas to lead teams as well as manage senior stakeholders, is personable, knowledgeable, a pleasure to deal with and a good egg all around.”
Naomi Da Costa