About me

I am currently Director of New Business at award-winning digital strategy agency Clearleft.

With a digital career spanning the last 13 years, I help clients unlock new opportunities through good old-fashioned user-centred design.

Away from work I ride bikes up on the South Downs and live by the seaside where I'm husband to a wonderful wife and father to two incredible girls. I'm Canadian by birth, English by heritage, and I like making my kids' lunches a bit more fun.

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As a Design lead I help to set the vision and guide the delivery of digital initiatives, from complex services to new-to-market products.

I draw from a wealth of knowledge and methodologies in user experience, interaction design, UX strategy, and user interface design to help create world class digital products and services.

I work across multi-disciplinary teams, product owners and managers to enable them to conceptualise, create, and deliver world-class products and services for their customers and stakeholders. I mentor junior designers to help them reach their maximum potential.

Some other things...


I run a monthly meet-up in Brighton called F+F for designers in the London and Sussex areas. F+F is aimed at designers on the creative side of UX and design, with 2 speakers per event plus networking. The venue is 68 Middle Street, Brighton

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I run a medium collection called WIKN: (what I know now). It’s a collection of advice and learnings from designers, for designers. Submissions are open to anyone.

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Let's work, together. For project inquiries, drop me a line.