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


Editorial, Web

Established in 2001, Fréttablaðið is Iceland's most-read newspaper. As lead front-end developer, I formed part of a 3-person team commissioned to bring the paper online. I saw the project through from design conception to launch, and on-going feature development.

We developed and equipped the editorial team with a huge variety of responsive templates tailored to the newspaper's content including articles, galleries, features and live stories. The design was built on a modular grid with particular care and attention given to typography and imagery to complement the print edition.

In collaboration with Studio Hunter and Josh Angell

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