Chris is a highly experienced UX designer and strategist. He applies his unique background in film production to understanding and articulating the challenges faced by our clients and their audiences.
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Chris has spent well over a decade working for both in-house teams, and for a multitude of clients as an Information Architect, Experience Lead and Head of UX. He brings that wealth of award-winning experience to bear at Clearleft, facilitating our teams to work closely with organisations in the design of elegant user-focussed solutions that add value to the business and its customers.

Setting Strategy and Culture

A key part of Chris’s role here is to collaborate with clients to set strategy and embed a culture of digital innovation around products and service delivery. Chris does this through his expertise in qualitative research, systems thinking, workshop facilitation, design collaboration and ideas generation. 

Chris is a member of the UXPA and the IAI. He’s a regular speaking at large conferences including UXPA International and MuseumNext, as well as local meet-ups, including UX Camp Brighton for whom he also mentors new speakers. Chris is an annual guest lecturer for MSc courses at both Brighton University and the University of Sussex.

Away from the studio

Chris enjoys outdoor activities, as long as they involve being in a saddle. He cycles both mountain and road bikes, and he's passionate about horse riding, including competing at mounted skill-at-arms (that's cavalry skills to you and me).

Best of all, from the point of view of the rest of us, Chris also makes his own sausages and charcuterie.

Recent articles by Chris

When the going gets tough, the tough get training


Just because your training budget has stopped doesn’t mean your training should. Instead of making cuts to staff training, I want to suggest some alternative and cost-effective ways to achieve similar results.