Freelance UX Designer London

I'm Ben Ellis, an experienced UX designer who's been working in digtal media since 1999. My skills span research, strategy & interaction design. 

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Featured UX Projects

A selection of recent projects demonstrating my skills, experience and design process. View more in my portfolio.

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Mobile Website Navigation Prototyping

Redesigning the mobile website navigation to improve usability, discoverability and conversion for the luxury fashion brand Mulberry.

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McKinlay Kidd Responsive Website

A fully responsive website redesign and build for award-winning, Glasgow-based tour operator McKinlay Kidd.

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McKinlay Kidd Responsive Website

A fully responsive website redesign and build for award-winning, Glasgow-based tour operator McKinlay Kidd.

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TalkTalk FX Star App Prototype

iOS App Flinto prototype for the popular TV show The X-Factor (sponsored by TalkTalk). 

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Featured Experience

A few of the brands and agencies I've worked with over the years.

8 Inc, B-Reel, Dare, Glue Isobar, Hi-ReS, Karmarama, MPC, Mulberry, Reason, Rehab Studio, R/GA, Saatchi & Saatchi, Spark 44, Stink Studios, Unit 9

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UX Design Services

 I am based in Bishops Stortford (Herts) and work both in-house and remotely across London, Europe and beyond. My consultancy services cover research, strategy and interaction design.

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Research & Strategy

The digital landscape is constantly changing. I work with clients to help them develop UX strategies that meet their business goals and the needs of their customers.

Heuristic Evaluations
UI Audits
Web Analytics Reviews
Competitor Analysis
User Persona Development

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Information Design

Design isn't just limited to slick interfaces and gorgeous animations. I work with clients to develop solid information architectures, intuitive taxonomies and logical user journeys. 

Content Auditing
Content Strategy
Taxonomy Design
Site Mapping
User Journey Optimisation

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Interaction Design

I help clients create memorable digital experiences for their customers through well-structured, usable interfaces and thoughtfully designed user interactions.

Wireframing
Prototyping
UI Design
Responsive design for web
Pattern Libraries & Design Systems

Featured Testimonials

I've worked with hundreds of people throughout my career, from all walks of life, spanning companies big and small. Below are some kind words from clients and colleagues describing what it's like working with me.

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Robert Kidd
Founder McKinlay Kidd
“We first worked with Ben nearly 15 years ago when he designed our new company's very first website. It is a testament to the quality of service and creativity he offers that he is still a valuable business partner.”
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John Gibbard
DIRECTOR OF USER EXPERIENCE
"There are two things you need to be to work at Dare, good and nice. Addressing the former, Ben is a methodical IA whose work unashamedly leans toward the visual design end of the spectrum. His documentation is arguably among the best I've seen. In relation to being nice, Ben's surf-bred, laconic and thoughtful approach to life makes him the perfect example of a healthy work-life balance. Being both good and nice we worked with him more than once and, in similar circumstances, we'd work with him again."
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Andrew Cowley
Growth Strategy and Innovation
"I can recommend Ben very highly. He is very conscientious and attentive to detail around design itself, but also has a bigger-picture view of what we were trying to achieve as a business. Great client communication skills, and also a good guy to have around on the team for long stints on client site."

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If you need help with a UX design project then I'd love to hear from you.

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