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

The Bodgenator


The Bodgenator is a script for Adobe Illustrator that exports a rough HTML layout from layers, to act as a foundation for a rapid prototype.

I wrote this for myself (as an interface designer), on the basis that I was keen to use my preferred tools – Illustrator, and raw HTML/CSS/JS – to prototype in the leanest way possible, without investing time in a tool like Quartz Composer or Axure, that has its own 'world' that locks you in.

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