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

The Bodgenator


The Bodgenator is a script for Adobe Illustrator that exports a rough HTML layout from layers, to act as a foundation for a rapid prototype.

I wrote this for myself (as an interface designer), on the basis that I was keen to use my preferred tools – Illustrator, and raw HTML/CSS/JS – to prototype in the leanest way possible, without investing time in a tool like Quartz Composer or Axure, that has its own 'world' that locks you in.

Design Build