Good design is simple and intuitive; it holds your interest and takes you on a journey.

 
 

My work centres on user-needs and psychology. Visual design is integral to the process. From creating storyboards that help demonstrate the need for business change, to rationalising complexity in software design, UX and visual design methodologies work hand-in-hand. 

 

Key Projects & Clients


Skills & Expertise

A proven record for leading transformative projects
for large-scale organisations.

 

I've been designing for over ten years, initially specialising in typography and copy writing. At the BBC I worked as an Editorial Designer leading the design of major sporting event sites such as the Fifa World Cup, 2012. In BBC News I led the design of the current Responsive News navigation. I then worked for WAE as a UX Consultant leading large scale projects for organisations, such as the Met Police. 

 
 

UX & UI skills

  • Information architecture

  • Ethnographic research

  • Lab and guerrilla testing

  • Agile and Lean UX methodologies 

  • Wireframing and prototyping

  • Data visualisation & analytics

  • Copy writing & editing

  • Co-creative workshop facilitation

  • Project and team management

  • Brand and interface design

Expertise & soft skills

  • Turning complex tasks into visually simple and delightful experiences

  • Managing complex business and customer requirements

  • Advocating best practice under pressured timelines

  • Time management on multiple work streams

  • Team management and collaborative working.

  • Understanding drivers of technical and business teams in order to gain stakeholder buy-in


Alistair is an extremely talented designer with considerable talent in turning ambitions and ideas into reality. Alistair has built up an impressive portfolio of projects at the BBC and both his work and attitude reflect the BBC’s commitment to excellence. Alistair is a natural manager of people with a clear and confident style of dealing with people at all levels of the organisation.
— 2011, Tim Plyming Director of Digital Arts and Media at Nesta

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Interests

 

I'm interested in film making and photography, and on occasion these skills have been useful in my work as a consultant.

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