I've been designing digital products for over 20 years and in this time I’ve learnt two important things…
I drink way too much tea and absolutely love to take all manner of things apart. One of my favourite books is Things Come Apart by Todd McLellan. My fascination with how things work has seen me rebuild engines, design critical motorcycle parts for my projects and arguably destroy a classic Porsche from the 60’s.
This is probably why I gravitated towards Design Systems and find the process of improvement so satisfying. It’s essentially an extension of what I love to do when i’m not plonked in front of a computer.
My previous roles have seen me work in large scale agencies on campaigns for the likes of Sony, Honda and HSBC, client side projects in Sweden for 18 months, and on the odd occasion I’ve been seen camping out under my desk during a pitch.
As the Senior UI Designer on NewsKit design system, I defined, created and grew the system, supporting some of the UK’s biggest media and broadcast brands to design at scale.