About Me

  • I've found my niche in building design systems; the perfect mix of pixel pushing and development
  • Some of the titles I've held in my career are Head of UX, Senior Product Designer and Frontend Developer
  • I have lived in Spain and worked in Gibraltar for eight years, however, my Spanish isn't great
  • I started building websites with Dreamweaver MX around the time Internet Explorer 6 was cutting edge
  • I am married, have a wild son that's football daft and I love working out


Phoenix Group
Senior Product Designer
Design Systems, Jan 2022 - Present
Wood Mackenzie
Senior Product Designer
Design Systems, Jul 2019 - Jan 2022
William Hill
Sportbook UX Lead, Sep 2015 - Jun 2019
Interim Head of UX, Jan 2015 - Sep 2015
UX / UI Designer, Oct 2011 - Dec 2014
Other Work
Street Parking Product Designer,April 2020 - Present
Crush, Sep 2008 - Oct 2011
1st Class Media, Aug 2006 - Aug 2008

The Backstory

After completing an Honours Degree in Consumer Product Design, I started freelancing in Web Design and paid my dues to a few agencies.Remember IE6 bug's and designing with tables... yes I did that.

I was fortunate enough to land a role based in Gibraltar with  William Hill, one of the UK's largest bookmakers. During my eight years, I worked my way up to the  Sportsbook UX Lead. My time in the Med allowed me to make significant strides in my career. Building teams, managing in remote and in -house teams all the while championing UX with changing leadership.

After a long time away, it was time to return home with my wife and son into the growing tech scene in Scotland.

Family photo returning to the UK

First Design System

Returning to Edinburgh I was fortunate enough to be focus on building out the design system for  Wood Mackenzie, one of the world's leading energy consultancies. My daily responsibilities moved between building out our design system site in Gatsby, documenting components in React & MDX and transitioning our system from Sketch to Figma.

Our design system teams successfully delivered and governed the Hydrocarbon design system that was used by all of the feature teams.

Second Design System

Moving to Phoenix Group I took on the challenge of migrating their brand guidelines and multiple products into a multi-brand and cross platform design system.

It's early days on this project but we have already released v1.0 of our Figma component library and documentation. In the new year we will be working towards creating the coded component library with our development team.

Side Projects

Throughout my career, I've always loved the technical side of digital design. I continue to build out small sites and side projects to keep my skills on point; you are more likely to find me in Codepen than Dribbble. Over the past two years I have been fortunate enough to provide my design skills to the fitness platform  Street Parking. I was one of their users for two years prior, so getting to work on a project I use daily is a true passion project.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my work, if you would like to discuss a project, please get in touch via LinkedIn  or download my CV above.