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Designer, Developer, Maker of things…

I have a background in interaction design, and several years’ experience in news and editorial, working for organisations such as The Times, BBC, The Telegraph and Channel 4 News. Currently I offer creative front-end development and design consultancy for branding and digital studios, both in the UK and internationally.

My specialisms are styling/layout systems, patterns and component libraries, navigation, animation and responsive layout. Favourite tools include: Craft, Wordpress, SASS, Tailwind, jQuery, Vue JS, Git, Gulp, and Webpack. I’m intrigued by the intersection of design and engineering and I’m always working to bridge that gap between disciplines.

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Freelance – Design & Development
July 2015 - April 2019

The Telegraph – Senior UI Designer
April 2015 - July 2015

BBC – UX Designer
May 2013 - April 2015

The Times – Digital Designer
March 2011 - May 2013

About

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

The Times iconography

Identity, Iconography

As a core component of The Times' digital offering, I developed a set of 100 icons to be used consistently across platforms. The icons were designed to be clear and universal, but with a unique touch of personality informed by The Times' brand.

Guidelines on usage explored visual 'grammar' and the icons' flexible role as both indicators (statements) and calls to action (verbs). Each icon was designed to be used alone or in the context of a button.

Design