My approach, background, experience
and some kind words.

For over a decade I have worked with numerous brands and startups to create ideas driven digital experiences that have shipped across many sectors and markets. I use combined methods such as in-depth research, comprehensive user testing, ideation, considered high-end design right through to production and delivery.


Every design problem is different and therefore deserves a bespoke solution. From working with many agencies this can be achieved through a multitude of variations on the double diamond creative process.


1. Discover

Gathering insight from stakeholders and users allows us to get to the core issue together with in-depth research into analytical data and the competitor / market landscape.

2. Define

Aligning business objectives and identifying users needs to create a clearly defined brief anchoring the north star.

3. Develop

The process of ideation through workshops, low to high-end design and prototypes, validation and iteration based on forms of guerilla and usability testing.

4. Deliver

Finalise the build of the output creating high-end designs, style guides and animations all production ready for test and launch phases with engineering teams in an agile development environment whether in-house or outsourced.
Originally trained as a Graphic Designer I have no set house style and the work I do varies to compliment each project. I'm a firm believer that design should not only be something that is functional and aesthetically pleasing, but that it must also excite and engage with it's audience. Respecting and appreciating the modern movements of graphic design allows me to be more creative and curious. I have my reservations about following trends for the sake of it. If the project has a suitable requirement then I'm all for it.


I have always believed that even good aesthetic design cannot cover the cracks in a digital product with a bad end user experience. A great understanding of human centered design from over 10 years of working solely in the digital field, has allowed me to create interesting and often innovative groundwork.

I have creatively led projects from start to finish working in collaboration with key stakeholders and a variety of team setups. I've worked with an array of clients from many sectors including small startups such as Yoobi, Oakam and uMotif, to large scale global businesses like BlackRock, Google and M&S.

Some kinds words from fellow colleagues.

It's not often someone turns up and can just do it. From soup to nuts. And to a really high standard. If you're looking for a smart, sharp, creative who really knows what he's doing and can make everything you give him work, then Anand's your man. Easily one of the best freelancers I've ever worked with.


ROB LAWRENCE
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR / NATIVE

Loathed as I am to use freelance resource, Anand is one such 'lancer' I'd have no qualms about drafting on to a project. The quality of his thinking combined with the polish of his design work, sprinkled with a strong understanding of the user experience means, if you were to hire him, you'd have a true renaissance man on your hands. Anand - I doff my cap.


SIMON ATTWATER
GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR / DIGITAS LBI

I worked with Anand on a service design project for Shell, in partnership with Wunderman UK. Anand showed great ability in leading the concept generation and remained pro-active during the project. The quality of thinking was high and as a result we delivered a tangible transformational strategy that the client was delighted with.


Dave Dunlop
CREATIVE DIRECTOR & Partner / ELSE

As a Partner and Design Director at Ico Design I worked with Anand for several years on a diverse projects. He was often my key collaborator on the digital side of projects. He always understood the audience and problem and was consistently impressive at working within tight time constraints yet delivering unexpected solutions. He has a complete user focused view of digital which means his ideas are focused and easy to sell to clients. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to anyone.


VIVEK BHATIA
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / ICO DESIGN

Anand has been a real pleasure to work with, delivering highly creative work that fits the brief perfectly. He brings an excellent mix of IA, UX, creativity and service design thinking to the work. He has a great ability to quickly understand the brief and context, and draw on his experience to help improve and develop concepts.


Bruce Hellman
CEO / Umotif

Anand's UX expertise and design nous helped us successfully negotiate a really challenging Android app project. He created of a full set of interactive wireframes and helped oversee their implementation into a working prototype. Essential for proving the concept. He integrated well with the team at rehabstudio and presented clearly and confidently to the client when needed. I'm looking forward to working with him again.


Hayden Peek
ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR / Rehab studio

During my career I've worked with some great clients, brands, startups and agencies. Here's just a few of them.