Working for Automattic as an Experience Producer, my role is donated to the WordPress.org project full time. My background is varied and includes psychology, design, development and user experience. I am passionate about open source and community.

I have spoken at a lot of different places over the years. I talk and run workshops about a wide range of things including design operations, community, experience, psychology, design, frontend development, Open Source, and WordPress. If you’d like to talk to me about speaking at your conference or running a workshop, please get in touch.

Slides: You can find my slides here. 
Videos of talking: There are several videos of me talking on WordPress.tv.

Talks and workshops coming up

  • May – DesignOps Conference, UK: Lessons from growing design in the open
  • May – WordCamp Bristol: Thinking in Patterns

Past talks


  • WordCamp London: Design matters in Open Source
  • The UX Conf, London: The opportunity of Open Source


  • WordCamp USA: Product design through stories
  • WordCamp Manchester: Design matters in Open Source
  • Dibi conference: The user is the casualty of our design process
  • WC Tokyo: Gutenberg design matters: creating open source
  • WordCamp Brighton (England): WordPress future panel
  • WordCamp Boston (USA): The Gutenberg Journey (keynote): slides
  • Learn JS deeply conference (Remote): The experience bridge: slides – video
  • WordCamp Europe (Belgrade, Serbia): Anatomy of a block: Gutenberg design patterns / Q&A workshop: resources and deck – video
  • WordCamp Belfast (Northern Ireland): Building for the stress cases: slides
  • VIP workshop (Napa, USA): Diving into Gutenberg (2 talks)
  • WordCamp London (England): Anatomy of a block: Gutenberg design patterns
  • Cambridge WordPress meetup (England): Diving into Gutenberg
  • January 29th 2018: WP meetup Brighton (England): Diving into Gutenberg


  • Big WP, London (England): Diving into Gutenberg
  • WordCamp US (Nashville, USA): Media Matters [ presented with Mike Schroder ]: slides – video
  • Webdev LDN (London, England): Getting to know Gutenberg
  • WordCamp Milano (Italy): A tale of Gutenberg Usability testing
  • WordCamp Dublin (Southern Ireland): Getting to know Gutenberg
  • WordCamp Torino (Italy): Know your users
  • WP meetup, Montreal (Canada): Know your users
  • WordCamp Bristol (England): People Source
  • WordCamp Bristol (England): Introduction to running a contribution day [ workshop ]
  • UX Scotland, Edinburgh (Scotland): Remote UX, Open Source UX
  • WordCamp Europe (Paris, France): Introduction to the design team [ workshop ]
  • WordCamp Brighton (England): [ workshop ]
  • WordCamp London (England): Know your users


  • WordCamp US (Philadelphia, USA) : Design for humans not robots
  • FrontEndNorth (Sheffield, England) : Design for humans not robots
  • Digital Croydon (Croydon, England): Thinking in patterns
  • Automattic Grand Meetup (annual company retreat):
    Psychology and design [ workshop ]
  • COSCUP 2016 (Taipei, Taiwan) : Designing Inclusive Open Source Communities
  • WordCamp Europe (Vienna, Austria): Emotional Interfaces : video
  • Front Trends (Warsaw, Poland): Pixel Bonding
  • UX in the City Oxford (England): Emotional Interfaces
  • WordCamp London (England): Design Patterns : video
  • WordUp Brighton (England): Get involved in speaking [ workshop ]
  • UXCamp Brighton (England): A tale of user testing themes
  • London Sass (England): Thinking in patterns


  • CSS Conf EU (Berlin, Germany) : Emotion through CSS : video
  • Reasons to be creative: (Brighton, England) Structure for creativity with pattern libraries
  • ThemeConf (Keswick, England):  Thinking in patterns
  • WordCamp Europe (Seville, Spain): Mighty Morphing Design
  • WordCamp London (England): Colour theory and psychology
  • WordCamp Maui (Hawaii): Theme don’t be my everything
  • Brighton WordUp (England): Contributing to WordPress


  • London Sass (England): A tale of Sass in Open Source
  • Brighton WordUp (England): BuddyPress 101
  • WordCamp Toronto (Canada): Level up with theme reviewing
  • WordCamp New York (USA): Get involved in speaking [ workshop ]
  • Montreal (Canada): Get involved in speaking [ workshop ]
  • WP Sessions (Remote): BuddyPress theme development
  • WordCamp Manchester (England): A journey into Underscores
  • WordCamp Hamburg (Germany): The theme is in the details
  • WordCamp Sheffield (England): The theme is in the details
  • WordCamp Miami (USA): Kids workshop getting them started with WordPress [ workshop ]
  • BuddyCamp Miami (USA): BuddyPress theme do and don’ts


  • WordCamp London (England): BuddyPress myth busting
  • Digital Barnsley (England): Herding Humans
  • WordCamp Europe (Liden, The Netherlands): Life of a theme
  • WordCamp San Francisco (USA): Beyond the default Future of Web Design – Beyond the noise of social networks
  • WordCamp Norway (Olso, Norway): Herding Humans


  • Inspire Conference (Liden, The Netherlands): Designing for humans not robots
  • WordCamp UK (Edinburgh, Scotland): Designing with communities for BuddyPress
  • WordCamp NYC (USA): Express yourself with BuddyPress themes
  • WordCamp Netherlands (Utretch, The Netherlands): Design for humans with BuddyPress
  • London WordPress meetup (England) – Designing for humans with WordPress

Conferences Organised

Along with speaking I am passionate about creating conferences and helping others speak at them. I have so far been part of the organising team for the following conferences:

  • WordCamp Brighton 2016 (lead organiser) and 2017
  • WordCamp Europe: 2012 and 2013
  • Brighton BuddyCamp
  • ThemeConf (co-lead organiser)

I also was a co-organiser of the local Brighton WordUp meetup for a while.