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.

Sounds like a good fit? Drop me an email


Freelance – Design & Development
July 2015 - January 2020

The Telegraph – Senior UI Designer
April 2015 - July 2015

BBC – UX Designer
May 2013 - April 2015

The Times – Digital Designer
March 2011 - May 2013


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

UCL Degrees of Change

Campaign, Web

Degrees of Change is a collaboration with UCL’s Sustainability Team, based on research by Dr Tom Cohen. The site forms part of a consultation on the future of UCL’s carbon emissions, inviting students and staff to submit an approach to the university’s Carbon Management Plan.

Users are given a virtual budget of £10m, which they can choose to spend on a variety of green priorities for UCL, updating financial spend and carbon savings in real-time.

Winner of UCL Professional Services Award for Innovation 2016

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