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 Reaper

Identity, Editorial, Web

“We need to laugh at Death; if we can’t raise a smile in the face of the Grim Reaper, then he will have achieved his ultimate victory.” The Reaper is an online magazine about death, a partnership between myself, writer Gary Mead and cartoonist Banx.

Our contributors range from forensic investigators, economists and historians, to world-class cartoonists from Private Eye, The New Yorker and The Financial Times.

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