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

Channel 4 News: Inside Aleppo

Editorial, Web

Featuring the work of filmmaker Waad al Kateab, Inside Aleppo tells the story of the bloodiest war of our century.

The piece documents over five years of violent conflict and devastation in the city, intersected with original footage and interviews from the ground. Following Channel 4's coverage, Waad went on to win two Amnesty International Media Awards as well as the BJA 2016 prize for foreign journalism.

Designed and built in collaboration with Felix Renicks

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