lucy rigley freelance senior designer york
Lucy Rigley - York based freelance senior designer

Working in the digital space since the mid 1990s, I am an expert it comes to design.

I take problems and sort them into high quality, easy-to-use, appealing digital and print design solutions.

I get important information across simply and create services and products which customers enjoy using.

My design services include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Mobile Design
  • Web Design
  • Usability Audits
  • WordPress Templates
  • App Design
  • UI / UX Design
  • Logo Design
  • Interactive TV Design
  • Ecommerce Design
  • Email Design
  • Illustration
  • Social Media Design
  • Interactive PDF Creation
  • Ebooks

I have always loved art but was never really that good at it. Looking back at my paintings, they were screaming out to be created on a computer! I was trying to create transparencies and gradients for instance, much easier to do in Photoshop.

After my A’levels in 1995 (I won’t share my art grade) I studied Graphic Design as part of my Art Foundation at York Technological College. My love for things digital stepped up a level when I managed York’s first internet cafe in 1996 and I worked at its sister multimedia company creating and designing simple websites using HTML and the Adobe suite.

Having gaining a first class degree in Interactive design in 2000 (my final project was a CD-Rom – times have moved on!), I joined the BBC for 6 years as an Interactive TV Designer. There I worked across departments such as CBeebies, did branding, usability including writing and setting up user testing, and designed across various tv platforms.

I started designing for the web in 1996, before most people even had an email address!

Next I sidestepped into web design and specialised in e-commerce for a London marketing agency where I designed for big online shops such as Start-rite, designing websites and emails and setting up user testing and multivariant testing.

I have been freelancing since 2009 and have had a variety of clients from sole traders needing simple wordpress sites to designing SaaS for Merseyrail. Here are some of my early designs including for Rock Hero and a couple of ecommerce websites I also ran.