Padding, prototypes & purpose
I design brand identities, user interfaces & experiences for exciting startups and established brands. In the past seven years or so I have helped a number of companies in varied industries build strong brands and great products. I am now Design Director at Hi Mum! Said Dad.
With family storytelling startup Kindeo I redesigned the iPad app’s navigation and sharing site, as well as designing new features including text and photo input.View Kindeo
Illustration by Alex Mathers
With a few friends I set up #PAY, a frictionless payment service that integrates with Twitter. Users can set up an account and donate to their favourite charities with simply by tweeting the a hashtag.View #PAY
I helped design a multi-language e-commerce and editorial platform for online members’ club Luxup, marrying its brands’ luxury flagship store experience with a premium and energetic digital offering. I’ve also worked on M&S, Mr Porter, Selfridges and Le Chameau.View Le Chameau
Here are four app designs. The closer a designer can get to the real product the better. Even with minimal transitions a fairly realistic impression can be achieved. Feel free to tap around the prototypes.
Brand and product design of Dash Audio’s effortlessly functional and mighty fun podcast player.
Oxfam is one of the larger charities in the UK. This rapid prototype was done to show how their Tag-a-Bag feature could work in the app.
Bespoke audio player for news outlets and events.
Redesign concept of world renowned gig ticket reseller SongKick’s iPhone app.
See what else was cooked upView more case studies
I love working on projects that positively impact people’s lives; by making necessary tasks easier and by simply creating something people enjoy. I aim to make a big impact efficiently, by adding fun and clarity of purpose.
Path to Product
After earning a BA in Illustration I started working in print design, branding, event and exhibition design. At the same time I was designing simple websites. Pretty soon these became blogs, which turned into simple e-commerce sites, which became larger, multi-region responsive e-commerce sites. Then iPhone and iPad apps, desktop software and web apps. I've always worked closely with developers and project managers, adopting best practice production methods along the way.
Day to day I use Sketch and Marvel for wireframes, user journeys and complete designs. I also like to work directly in HTML and CSS and I use Framer a lot for app transitions and flows. I do my illustrations by hand, in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Thought about on a bus in London
Let’s talk if you have an interesting idea for a new service, want help connecting better with your customers or want to increase your users.
Great design can come a long way.