Hi, I'm Rory

QUICK BIO (TL;DR)

I'm a visual designer and design director.

I’ve been working in the design world for two decades, building my experience from being a young hands-on Designer to leadership roles as a more seasoned Design Director and white-bearded Head of Design.

FULL BIO (THIRD PERSON FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT)

In recent years, at AnalogFolk, Rory focused on product & service design, directing the development of the global visual language and digital standards for HSBC.

Previous design leadership experience includes 5 years as Head of Design at OgilvyOne covering digital comms, CRM, and digital product design. There he grew a successful award-winning design department. He has worked together with agencies like R/GA, AllofUs (now BCG), Sapient, Unit9, Brand Union and Wunderman on clients such as TikTok, Booking.com, Sainsbury's, British Airways, Land Rover, BT Sport, British Gas, Public Health England, BT, Virgin Media and American Express.
 
Rory's leading roles have been in award-winning teams including Campaign Global Digital Innovation Agency of the Year (AnalogFolk, 2019), Campaign Direct Agency of the year (OgilvyOne, 2011-2013), as well as projects being recognised by D&AD, DMA, BIMA, OneShow & Eurobest, amongst others.  

He's been honoured to be part of judging panels for New York Festivals and The Scottish Design Awards.

WORK EXPERIENCE

AnalogFolk  Design Director 2017–2020

AllofUs  Design Director (freelance) 2016

OgilvyOne  Head of Design 2010–2015

Create Liberate  Design Director (freelance consultancy) 2008–2010

R/GA  Senior Designer (freelance) 2009

State of Emergence  Founder, designer 2003–2008

SELECTED AGENCY LIST

AKQA
AllofUs
AnalogFolk
Brand Union
Contra
EMC
Idean
JWT
LIDA
OgilvyOne
Profero
R/GA
Sapient
Unit 9
Wunderman

SELECTED CLIENT LIST 

American Express
Booking.com
British Airways
British Gas
BT
BT Sport
BUPA
Cisco
Diageo
HSBC
Land Rover
Nike
Nokia
Public Health England
Royal Bank of Scotland
Sainsbury's
Sainsbury's Bank
Sony Playstation
Sony VAIO
Sunday Times
TikTok
Unilever
Virgin Media