What I do
If you would like to introduce vision, direction and focus to your design team or improve process and digital experience I can help.
I can help give guidance, focus on strategy or provide management cover, workshops, training and upskilling for in-house design teams.
I can jump in as a designer, conceive new ideas that respond to understood problems, create prototypes for learning, iterate and develop designs.
I have spoken at numerous events, from local meetups, to big digital design conferences and can tailor my content for lots of audiences.
Why work with me?
I’ve worked in a variety of challenging environments and sectors each time proving my adaptability to creating a workable approach.
I’ve had over 14 years experience from developer roles, design, management and strategy roles.
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I consider myself to be down to earth and enjoy working with a range of personalities and backgrounds.
This is how I like to work, if you feel there could be a good match please get in touch.
I’m a naturally inquisitive person, and the way my mind works, is to ask lots of questions. I love to challenge and work in environments where this is encouraged.
Design through empathy
The best designs emerge from a real connection and empathetic understanding of customer needs. I always design through research, testing and learning as I develop my ideas.
Being authentic and honest
I belive in creating a real relationship with my clients based on honesty and not shying away from any topics. I feel we should be able to discuss any topic, if it helps deepen understanding and makes sure everyone is clear and aligned.
Work life balance
I’m at my best after a good night’s sleep. I believe that creating solid boundaries around work, for down time and relaxation is essential to producing great work.
Move lightly and quickly
Sticking to plan no matter what can get you seriously stuck in a rut. I value adaptability, and the flexibility to pivot in any direction that best suits an emerging need of the project.
I like to make and design things I can feel really good about. There’s always a compromise but I want to ensure it’s done with an understanding of how it impacts the experience.
What people say about me
Danny was instrumental in helping to push the product development process forward. It was impressive to see how he was able to introduce and embed a range of innovative tools and methodologies. I would highly recommend him for guidance, coaching and leadership with product design teams.
Duncan Turner – Product Manager, Buy at John Lewis
Danny is an energetic and passionate UX leader. Always current with the latest UX thinking, Danny has a tenacious attitude and won’t accept the status quo when there is opportunity to do things better. He is a positive agent for change, brings people with him and is a great manager widely respected by his team. Danny is an asset to any organisation and I hope to work again with him soon.
Louis Badcock – Head of Product at Tesco PLC
Danny is a persistent and committed UX professional. I have worked on several projects with Danny now and would highly recommend him for large, complex, goal driven Simon Parbutt UX projects. He has a great ability to work alongside the client, develop a rapport, gather requirements, keep the design focused and deliver results.
Simon Parbutt – Digital Strategy and User Experience
Danny has a clear talent for user centric design and customer experience, founded on a genuine interest in consumer needs. He is an articulate and sensitive communicator. Danny’s motivation and infectious enthusiasm were unrelenting during his time in my team. A real find!
Jonathan Davies – Head of Digital at Vodafone UK
Danny was a real asset to the Eurostar E-Commerce team. He has an excellent understanding of user experience architecture and happily challenges existing processes.
Luke Kingsnorth – President Charles Tyrwhitt, North America
Brands I’ve worked with
Get in touch
If you think we can work together please get in touch.