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

Rockin’ Stickers

Identity, Web, Commerce

Based in Oregon US, Rockin’ Stickers started in a small garage back in 2013 and has since grown to become the go-to sticker printing company for artists, designers and businesses, providing custom vinyl stickers, decals and more.

I led the re-design and front-end build following a UX audit of the previous site, with a particular focus on improving ordering and checkout flow and to encourage repeat customers.

In collaboration with Josh Angell

Design Build