James Box

User Experience Director

James has been a UX Designer since gaining his MA in Interactive Media in 1999. In 2010 he published his first book Undercover User Experience Design.

James has been with Clearleft since 2006, his speciality being digital product design, heavily flavoured by UX and Lean thinking.

At Clearleft, James’s work includes a fundamental change in direction and responsive redesign for Channel 4 News. New product development, from early vision through strategy to implementation, of Channel 4’s Scrapbook service. New product development, UX and interaction design for Family Nest; and interaction design and prototyping for the What Car? Car Chooser. For Family Investments, James led a cross-disciplinary team through conception, design and front end build; and for NBC Universal he created a framework and architecture for four international channel rebrands (Syfy, Diva, Universal Channel, 13th Street).

Strategic user experience

James excels when it comes to helping clients with their digital strategy. He combines all his experience of lean startup, workshop facilitation, collaborative design, rapid prototyping and testing to enable our clients to make the very best of their digital presence.

James has an MA in Design for Interactive Media and is a member of the IxDA. He has spoken at numerous conferences, including Tech4Africa, UX Australia, SxSW, Design by Fire, @Media, UIE’s Web App Summit and UX London.

James organises Skillswap Brighton, a regular speaking event. He also mentors up-and-coming designers in both UX and Lean Startup.

Away from the office

James swims, runs, bakes and watches NFL from afar.

Published books


Recent work

  • The Holiday Place

    Clearleft delivered a rethought, rebranded and redesigned responsive luxury holiday travel website.

  • Channel 4 Scrapbook

    Clearleft helped Channel 4 invent a brand-new online lifestyle service.