Testimonials

Design is a team sport, and I’ve had the privilage of working with some of the most talented professionals in the industry. From thought leaders who’ve seen it all to students who’ve gone onto achieve great things, sharing my career with such accomplished and passionate individuals has been inspiring, edifying, and most of all, enjoyable. Along the way, these people have been kind enough to share some words about my contribution to their team, business, or class. Here’s a small selection, which have been edited for brevity.

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“Steve is a rare combination of talents - an accomplished UX designer, a world-class visual designer, and a brilliant educator. He is direct and persuasive - capable of holding strong opinions lightly, and always happy to be proven wrong by the data.

“He has a deep knowledge of design, psychology and behaviour, but remains charming and down-to-earth - always ready to reach a mutual understanding with anyone from a CEO to a design student.”

Bill Tribble, Head of Product at Endlesss

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“Steve is a rare talent indeed - inspired, insightful and restless. And while he is totally committed to unpicking every detail of a brief to deliver a product that is valuable to business and customer, he is also a great communicator, easy going and fun to be around. One of the best.”

Vassilios Alexiou, Executive Experience Director at Huge

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“Steve soon became an indispensable asset to our team. He is process-oriented and will always come up with brilliant solutions to complicated problems. His collaborative approach and valuable guidance make the relationship between designers and the project teams easy and fun.”

Yasemin Cenberoglu, Lead Service Designer at Digitalist Group

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“Clients absolutely love him - he can coach people through complex UX challenges using his experience and approachable style. His work is always of the highest quality, he won't write/draw anything if he doesn't believe in it or it doesn't deliver an outcome.”

Danny Masting, Strategy Director at Cognizant

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“Steve is not only a fantastic creative but an amazing teacher. I’ve had the privilege of watching Steve take a room of clients through the creative process and see them leave excited for the journey ahead and beaming with pride over the new skills they’ve learnt.”

Callum Smith, Senior Project Manager at Huge

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“I can safely say Steve is one of the most brilliant UX designers I ever worked with! He is passionate about what he does but also great at building strategic relationships with the clients, thanks to his knowledge of the matter, dedication and great listening skills.”

Paola Pisacane, Director of BMW Group at Zone

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“Everybody remembers a great teacher. Steve’s ability to effectively communicate complex concepts is a testament to his understanding of design. His ability to effectively teach these concepts is a testament to his understanding of people.”

Austin Keeble, Lead Instructor at General Assembly

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“Steve brings design theory and research evidence to deliver persuasive and creative solutions to customer problems. A confident communicator who explains why something works. Passionate for his craft yet humble in his approach, he’s a joy to be around.”

Mike Atherton, Content Strategist at Facebook and Author of Designing Connected Content

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“Steve approaches design problems with an enquiring mind, turning them into convincing design solutions based on strong user research evidence. He is always open and proactive, bringing out the best project outcome through excellent communication.”

Jieun Yoon, User Experience Designer at BBH London

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“Steve was a great mentor and teacher. He would take the extra time and effort in giving me constructive feedback, especially in the areas of user research and presentation skills. I can confidently say that his advice and teachings have made me a better UX designer.”

Jonathan Chan, User Experience Architect at FCV Interactive

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“Steve contributed to some of our new business wins both with his thought leadership and craft. His ability to design smart, scalable solutions that move our client’s business objectives forward made him invaluable on high profile digital projects.”

Matthew Chokshi, Creative and Experience Director at R/GA

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“I worked alongside Steve as part of a tight-knit in-house design team, and his measured approach and thirst for knowledge still inspire me to this day. His sense of humor and enviable software skills compliment the fact that he's above all, a genuinely nice guy.”

David Johnson, Senior Graphic Designer