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

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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