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Designer, Developer, Maker of things…

I have a background in interaction design, and several years’ experience in news and editorial, working for organisations such as The Times, BBC, The Telegraph and Channel 4 News. Currently I offer creative front-end development and design consultancy for branding and digital studios, both in the UK and internationally.

My specialisms are styling/layout systems, patterns and component libraries, navigation, animation and responsive layout. Favourite tools include: Craft, Wordpress, SASS, Tailwind, jQuery, Vue JS, Git, Gulp, and Webpack. I’m intrigued by the intersection of design and engineering and I’m always working to bridge that gap between disciplines.

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Freelance – Design & Development
July 2015 - October 2019

The Telegraph – Senior UI Designer
April 2015 - July 2015

BBC – UX Designer
May 2013 - April 2015

The Times – Digital Designer
March 2011 - May 2013

About

Hi there! I’m Rory Pickering, a freelance Front-end Developer and Interaction Designer based in Bristol, UK. Find me on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or drop me an email

BBC Radioplayer

Product, Web

In November 2014 I designed the new pop-out Radioplayer for the BBC’s 17 national and 40 local stations, in collaboration with Simon Meredith and built by magneticNorth.

The redesigned player is adaptive to content (including improved ‘Now Playing’ features for music programmes, related links for speech), with quick links to users’ favourites as well other BBC stations and schedules.

Design