Designer, Developer, Maker of things...

I have a background in digital 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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Recent experience

July 2015 - present

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 Interaction Designer and Front End Developer based in Bristol, UK. Find me on Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn, or drop me an email

365 Customer portal

Editorial, Web

Iceland's 365 Media operates eight TV stations, five radio stations, and one newspaper. It's also the largest corporate network provider in Iceland - offering mobile, landline, TV, and internet services to its customers.

I was responsible for a design system and front-end build of 365's customer portal - a place for customers to view and amend their current package, as well as to check monthly bills and usage. The design was based on a series of smart tile components which adapt to the user's package, as well as customer support features and promoted content.

In collaboration with Sigur

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