Info

Hello, I’m Nick, a designer + creative director with a focus on craft, driven by purpose and quality that delivers results.

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. I've worked with some great companies of late helping them shape their products and businesses, including Nike, Google, Allergan and Canyon.

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.

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.

How I can help

I can help you make a difference to your business by understanding and then designing products, services and customer experiences that meet the needs of your customers.

Approach

Every project starts with an open and positive mindset, shaped by the belief that I can add value to any business, from the startups to the class leaders. 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.

Assistance

I have a strong network of well respected specialist and generalist creatives that I can rely on to bring into any project or team.

Interests

I'm currently very interested in design for good, sustainability, open economies, metaverse startups/scaleups, ventures, web3, communities, owning our own data/digital footprint, XR/VR/AR, AI and decentralised ways of working.




Offering

Products

Research & Insights
Experience Design
Interface Design
Interaction Design
Prototyping
Ongoing Support
Product Critique
Product Strategy
Design Systems



Branding

Brand Architecture
Naming and Positioning
Art Direction
Logo & Identity
Tone of Voice
Integrated Campaigns



Websites

Architecture
User Experience
E-commerce
UI Design
Motion Design



Select Client Experience

Canyon Bicycles, Defected, Bowers & Wilkins, Pottermore, Microsoft, Nike, IBM, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, British Airways, Visa, Qatari Diar, Samsung, Sony, Allergan Aesthetics,



Studio Experience

Bttr, Brooklyn Brothers, BBC, Cheil, Code & Theory, Eight Inc, Fjord, Havas, Isobar, Koto, Native, Ogilvy, Output, PlayStation, Publicis.Poke, R/GA, Razorfish, Rehab Studio, Saint@RKCR. Various startup incubators such as Soho Garage and Seedcamp.

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Where am I?

I’m currently working remotely from my London garden studio, Bath, UK.



Contact

Email me to see how I can help you solve those big problems.



Find me around the place

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Other Projects

Creative Communities



Glug

I co-founded a community of creative ‘notworking’ events in 2008, it’s still active in many cities worldwide. Visit the talks archive on Youtube︎︎︎

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BLKBK

A non-profit freelance design community where clients can find freelancers. Community members can find a like-minded tribe, find work, build relationships, get business and career advice.

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Testimonials

Client feedback




“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
“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 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


“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

“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.”

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Chris Johns
Founder
Bttr


“Dealing with Nick was an absolute pleasure, it was exactly the working relationship I would hope for when dealing with a senior contractor. He is clearly talented in his craft which can be seen not only in his work but in his professionalism also. I look forward to continually working with him throughout both of our careers.”

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Josh McLean
Recruiter




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