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


Editorial, Web

Established in 2001, Fréttablaðið is Iceland's most-read newspaper. As lead front-end developer, I formed part of a 3-person team commissioned to bring the paper online. I saw the project through from design conception to launch, and on-going feature development.

We developed and equipped the editorial team with a huge variety of responsive templates tailored to the newspaper's content including articles, galleries, features and live stories. The design was built on a modular grid with particular care and attention given to typography and imagery to complement the print edition.

In collaboration with Studio Hunter and Josh Angell

Design Build