About me

An industrious and adaptable designer-developer-tinkerer, with a keen eye for detail and a passion for problem solving.

I have a solid background in design, and a technical head too. I’m open to projects ranging from UX/UI design to a full developmental build of a site from spec, when you’re in need of a front-end developer with a designer’s eye.

I’m a big advocate of prototyping and designing in the browser - I’m intrigued by the intersection of design and engineering and I’m always striving to bridge that gap between disciplines.

Recent experience

July 2015 - present

The Telegraph – Senior UI Designer
April 2015 - July 2015

BBC – UX Designer
May 2013 - April 2015

The Times – Digital Designer
March 2011 - May 2013


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

UCL Degrees of Change

Campaign, Web

Degrees of Change is a collaboration with UCL’s Sustainability Team, based on research by Dr Tom Cohen. The site forms part of a consultation on the future of UCL’s carbon emissions, inviting students and staff to submit an approach to the university’s Carbon Management Plan.

Users are given a virtual budget of £10m, which they can choose to spend on a variety of green priorities for UCL, updating financial spend and carbon savings in real-time.

Winner of UCL Professional Services Award for Innovation 2016

Design Build