About



• INTRO
Hello, I’m Nick, a designer with a focus on craft, driven by purpose and quality. I have expertise in leading projects of all sizes, with a focus on product strategy, visual design, interaction design and user experience.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s biggest brands as a creative director, design director, UX, UI and product designer. I’ve co-founded a startup that was incubated by Seedcamp, ran a creative/design events company and grew it globally, designed touch-table installations, websites, brands, native and web apps, systems, facilitated workshops with clients and colleagues to help clients develop innovative solutions for software products.

Every project is shaped by an open positive mindset shaped by the belief that I can add value to any business from startups to the world beaters. I aim to find a balance between simplicity, beauty, function and effectiveness in the work.


• CLIENT EXPERIENCE
Canyon Bicycles, Defected, Bowers & Wilkins, Pottermore, Microsoft, IBM, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, British Airways, Visa, Qatari Diar, Samsung, Sony, Virgin. 


• AGENCY EXPERIENCE
BBC, Cheil, Code & Theory, Eight, Fjord, Havas, Isobar, Koto, Native, Ogilvy, Output, PlayStation, Publicis.Poke, R/GA, Razorfish.
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• OFFERING
Product Design (Software)
Interface Design (UI)
Experience Design (UX/XD)
Prototyping (Interaction/Motion)
Visual Design
Brand Design
Animation
Research & Strategy
Design Sprints
Design Systems


• ON THE SIDE
Design community initiatives I’ve started over the years.



Glug

I co-founded a community of creative networking events in 2007, it’s still active in many cities worldwide. You can see the latest talks on Youtube.

Visit Glug ︎︎︎




Blkbk

Is a non-profit freelance design community, where potential clients can find creative and strategic assistance; freelancers can stay connected, find work and can get advice.

I can use these talent pools to assist with any challenges.

Visit Blkbk ︎︎︎
• TESTIMONIALS

Word of mouth



“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.”

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Gemma Germains
Customer Experience Lead, Canyon Bicycles
“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.”



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David Gordon
Head of Marketing, Flashpack

“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.”

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Rob Lawrence
Executive Creative Director, Native Design

“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.”

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John Oswald
Business Lead, Fjord

• ACCOLADES

Some other bits


• AWARDS

2015 The Drum ‘Designerati’
2014 Cannes Lions (Gold & Silver)
2013 Eurobest (1 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze)
2013 Creative Circle (Gold)
2013 BIMA ‘HOT 100’

• JUDGING

Fabrik ‘Fresh Futures’, Creative Circle, Fabrik ‘Fresh 18’, BIMA

• SPEAKING & HOSTING

2008 — 2020
Glug Events (Compere, Curator & Host)
London, Amsterdam, NYC. 
Over 300 events






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