I've been working at Monzo Bank since January 2021 on their two paid accounts, Monzo Plus and Monzo Premium. My team has been working hard on ways to help people manage their money and budget better.
Before joining Monzo I was UX Lead at nez – a startup pioneering bluetooth-beacon-enabled food and drink offers across London. Prior to that, I worked on the Experience Design team at AKQA for clients including Coutts Bank, Volvo and Amazon. Other startups I have worked with include ClearScore, Intruder & Minute Shorts.
My journey as a designer began in Architecture – after graduating from Cambridge University I worked in an architect's office for several years before going digital. Cities, urbanism and the way we use space still fascinate me, and I am always particularly interested in digital projects that are engaged with these topics.
Here are a few of the designers that have had a big impact on my thinking as a designer. They're not all digital, you'll find architects, furniture makers and industrial designers here too.
I've written about many of these designers in my fortnightly newsletter Design Lobster. You can see recent editions and sign up here.
Design reading list
These are some of the design books that have been important to me in my career so far.
Want to chat about any of these books, or have a recommendation for something I should be reading? Do get in touch.