Designer, technologist and product creator

Based in London, UK


I’m a designer, technologist and product creator with over 15 years experience in London's creative and product industries. 

I specialise in combining strategic, design and technical thinking with lean processes and user-centered design techniques.

Throughout my career I've engaged in variation and change.  The journey I've been on has led me to work at award-winning creative agencies, startups, global digital corporations and a daily publication. All the time focusing on creating successful, award-winning experiences through great design, innovative technology, smart processes and engaging in research from the start.

I now run my own company Owl & Giraffe who are a product design studio and consultancy.

I can wholeheartedly endorse the quality of his work, professional attitude and extensive technical knowledge.
— Aline Baeck, eBay
Paul is a creative
and business savvy technologist who sees the big picture.
— Giles Anderson, The Guardian
He has the rare ability to merge technical skill with design ability, resulting in great creative output.
— Mary Martin, eBay

What do I do?

I pride myself on being a flexible, senior creative professional. I can work hands-on in the studio, lead workshops, manage upwards to senior executives or manage teams. At Owl & Giraffe I generally do all of that, and more, on a daily basis.

My real value, however, is delivered through my hybrid background of technology, design and management. I'm equally happy coding up an Angular prototype in Brackets as I am rapidly designing a a new mobile app using Sketch and InVision.

Combined with experience leading design and technical teams, this T-shaped skill set has attracted some of the world’s leading brands including Skype, The Guardian and Virgin Atlantic, to name but a few.

You'll often find me doing...

  • User experience design
  • Interaction design
  • Experience strategy
  • Design workshops and consultancy
  • Sketching and wireframing
  • Advanced prototyping
  • Front-end development
  • Technical direction
  • Agile and scrum consultancy
  • Lean product development
  • Project management
  • Digital operations and organisation
  • Team management
  • Stakeholder management

Brands I've worked with

Putting it out there