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• EXPERIENCE
Hello, I’m Nick, an experienced design lead, with over 15 years experience working within digital agencies, startups and multinational corporations across multiple sectors including retail, telcos, advertising, financial services, luxury fashion, community, charity, property, entertainment, technology and automotive.

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 and design events company and grew it globally to 35 cities, designed touch-table installations, websites, brands, apps and systems to facilitating workshops with clients and colleagues, helping clients develop innovative solutions for digital products.

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

I've been recognised in the BIMA Hot 100 and The Drum’s ‘Designerati’ for outstanding contributions to the British digital industry.

Outside of work I’m a guitar playing dad that is quite handy at putting up shelves for my bookworms. And when time allows I enjoy making music, experimenting with 3D and motion design, photography, running, hiking, climbing and pushing my pram cooking.


• RECENT CLIENTS
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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• COMMUNITY
I’m co-founder of Glug — a community of creative networking events, currently active in 35+ cities worldwide, you can see our latest talks here and our vast archive here.

I also co-admin a non-profit freelance design community called Blkbk where potential clients can find creative and strategic assistance; freelancers can stay connected, find work or get advice.


• OFFERING
Product Design (Software)
Interface Design
Experience Design
Prototyping
Brand Design
Art Direction
Strategy
Consulting

• TESTIMONIALS

Join my other successful clients

Word of mouth is everything



“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.”


Gemma Germains
Customer Experience Lead at 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.”


David Gordon
Head of Marketing at 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.”


Rob Lawrence
Global Director of Digital Marketing at Nivea
“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.”


John Oswald
Business Lead at Fjord

• ACCOLADES
A couple of things picked up over the years.

• 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’
2011 NMA Agency of the Year (Saint)

• JUDGING
2019 Fabrik ‘Fresh Futures’
2018 Creative Circle
2018 Fabrik ‘Fresh 18’
2013 BIMA

• SPEAKING & HOSTING

2008 — ‘18 Glug Events (Compere, Curator & Host)
London, Amsterdam, NYC.
Over 300 events.