Hey! I'm Stuart, a remote freelance digital designer

It's great to meet you

I run Stu-dio Design (see what I did there?). Now living in Finland, I was originally raised in the beautiful Isle of Man. 

About Stu-dio

Who is Stu-dio Design?

Stu-dio specialises in creating beautiful web and app experiences for products and users worldwide. I provide conversion rate optimisation (CRO) consultation, user interface design and user experience consultation for a variety of clients. 

Previous clients I’ve worked with have included The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios, Zipcar, Betsson, HAYS, Smiley Movement, The Co-operative Insurance and Travis Perkins.

With 5 years experience in Central London agencies and 6 years as a digital freelancer, I’m looking forward to connecting with web businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups whom may require design services.

Remote working

In the past 5 years I’ve had the pleasure of working in multiple countries. This included working remotely in Romania, Barcelona and Estonia in the past few years alone.

As most of my clients are based elsewhere, I ensure a highly collaborative process of working whereby all communication levels are kept to a very high standard. 

I also write on my experience whilst remote working over on my blog Soft Office

Skills

Interpersonal

Enthusiastic

Empathetic

Emotionally Intelligent

Passionate

Curious

Cooperative

Organised

Innovative

Observant

Design

Product Design

UX Design

UI Design

Conversion Rate Optimisation

App Design

Wire-framing and Prototyping

User Journeys and Sitemaps

Email Design

Brand Copywriting

Logo and Brand Identity

Creative Direction

Print Design

 

Software

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe XD

Sketch

Zeplin

Marvel

Slack

Skype

Figma (learning!)

Super Hi! (learning!)

Adobe Dimension (learning!)

Employment

Experience

Moken

Freelance Lead UI/UX Designer & CRO Consultant

June 2016 – Present

Onthree Design

Graphic Designer

March 2016 – June 2016

RedEye International

UI/UX Designer

October 2014 – March 2016

Codegent

Graphic Design Internship

July 2014 – September 2014

Cannell Print

Freelance Graphic Designer

August 2013 – September 2013

WaxWing Marketing

Freelance Graphic Designer

May 2013 – June 2013

Degree Education

Education

University of Chester, UK

Graphic Design BA (Hons)
2011 – 2014

First Class Honours

Testimonials

What my colleagues say

Stuart is an excellent member of the UX & CRO team and has done a really great job as one of our UI/UX Designers. His passion and enthusiasm for all things UX makes him a real pleasure to work with. His design work has resulted in some excellent results and uplifts for our biggest clients. He's one of those guys you can always rely on, and also who never fails to put smile on our faces with his great sense of humour and positive attitude.
Chris Gibbins
Director of UX & Experimentation, Baobab
Stuart is a talented and enthusiastic designer who is willing to get involved in all aspects of the design process. We works hard and has a genuine desire to push himself to produce work of the highest standard at all times.
Mark McDermott
CEO, ScreenCloud Digital Signage

A bit about me

On a personal note, I have many passions outside of design; this includes vinyl collecting (see image), setlist collecting and attending too many gigs.

Not only this but I’m an avid magazine collector of beautiful, independent publications. These include Offscreen, Backstage Talks, Eye on Design, Perfect Strangers and Market Cafe. Check them out!

Other passions include travelling, podcasts, meeting pugs and receiving my magazine subscription from Stack Magazines.

Earlier in 2019 I was interviewed by 8px Magazine about me, my practice and what drives me to get up in the mornings. You can read the article here.

I'm also on Dribbble

In addition to client projects, I also upload concepts and ideas to Dribbble. Follow the link below to stay up to date with my latest designs.

Soft Office

Soft Office is my remote working, mental health, design and culture blog. I focus on UI and UX, alongside current design topics and events. 

Mission

Become a mental health advocate for the design industry and beyond.

Writing Services

Over the past 6 years I’ve wrote for some of the top fashion and culture publications. Specialising in music journalism, I’ve interviewed the likes of Linkin Park, Texas, White Lies, Dan Croll, Tom Walker and many more.

If you’re looking for a writer, I’d love to hear from you. Below are some of the magazines I have collaborated with.