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 with a good technical head too. I’m open to projects ranging from UX/UI design (having had full-time roles in both) to a full developmental build of a site from design spec, when you’re just 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


The Telegraph – Senior UI Designer
April 2015 - July 2015

BBC – UX Designer
May 2013 - April 2015

The Times – Digital Designer
March 2011 - May 2013


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The Reaper

Identity, Editorial, Web

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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