About

• EXPERIENCE
Hello, I’m Nick, an experienced design lead specialising in user experience, interface and visual design.

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 to 35 cities, designed touch-table installations, websites, brands, apps, systems and facilitated workshops with clients and colleagues, helping clients develop innovative solutions for digital products.

I’ve deep experience from working with clients, digital agencies, startups and multinational corporations across multiple sectors including retail, telcos, advertising, financial services, luxury fashion, community, charity, property, entertainment, technology and automotive.

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


• 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
Co-founder of Glug — a community of creative networking events, currently active in 35+ cities worldwide, you can see the latest talks here and a vast archive here.

I 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.

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


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

• 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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


John Oswald
Business Lead, Fjord

• ACCOLADES

Some other stuff

A few other things I’ve done along the way



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