About uiuxLondonWhat the Dickens is uiuxLondon and what's it all about?
Since 2012, uiuxLondon has provided a range of design services to a diverse roster of creative agencies, blue chip corporates, start-ups and third sector organisations, with a focus on User Interface Design, Visual Design and Hand Lettering.
Hello! I’m Brad — the face and proverbial individual behind uiuxLondon, through which I undertake all of my freelance and contract work. I consider myself to be a ‘designer’, which I’ll happily admit is a very convenient catch-all to easily cover all the professional activities that I love doing: User Interface Design; Web Design; Visual Design; Print Design; Branding; Typography; Hand-Drawn Lettering.
My design career began in 1996 when I started working as an in-house Web Designer for World Careers Network, an early tech start-up and pioneer in online recruitment. The work I was doing there represented the first presence on the Web for many large blue-chip organisations. To be operating in this discipline around the dawn of the Web when people were only starting to cotton on to the Internet was incredibly exciting.
Having continued to work in Web Design throughout the Nineties, I co-founded Thin Martian — one of the UK’s top Creative and Digital Agencies — in 1998. Over the years, we garnered a reputation for devising exciting and beautifully designed online campaigns. Our pioneering design and digital solutions helped us win, work with and develop ongoing relationships with many fantastic organisations including Microsoft, British Airways, The Guardian, Nokia, Xbox, and Sky. Along the way, we set up several successful tech start-ups and incubated another which went on to be acquired by Apple.
In January 2013, Thin Martian itself was acquired by fellow digital agency Codegent to create a combined world-class design, UX and development agency and continues to go from strength to strength. As it approaches its twentieth anniversary, I’m immensely proud of our achievements and that it continues to thrive.
After more than a decade of agency life, I decided it was time to get back to my roots as a designer and set up uiuxLondon as a vehicle for freelance work.