I’m James. A designer and co-founder of Berst, a small studio that helps organisations of all sizes use design to move faster and make big leaps forward.

With over 15 years of experience in UX, product design, creative direction and design strategy. I’ve helped teams and organisations of all sizes solve challenges and create great experiences.

For the last 10 years I’ve been Creative Director at Clearleft, helping build and lead one of the industry’s most respected agencies.

Throughout my career I’ve been fortunate to work with some amazing brands including Virgin Holidays & Virgin Atlantic, Channel 4, Penguin Books, Nordea and the BBC to name just a few.

I'm also sometimes a coach and mentor.

You can drop me an email at [email protected] or find me on Linkedin, Twitter or Instagram.

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