Rhys Merritt
Maker & problem solver.

A little about me

I'm a Designer. Whether you want to call it UI, UX, Product, Interaction... It doesn't matter - I solve problems and craft usable and beautiful digital products. I would like to think that I adhere to the same principles as other great designers like Dieter Rams, and Josef Müller Brockmann, but there is still so much to learn. And that's a good thing.

Case studies available for download

    Giflit available here →          The Sleep School available here →          Curious app  available here →

    What I'm doing right now

    Currently Lead Designer at Streetbees, helping to build a world class data product that enables clients to gather data that has previously been incredibly expensive, and time consuming to gather, while at the same time paying participants a fair price for the experiences they are sharing.

    A day in the life of a designer at Streetbees can go from sketching out interfaces, building complex prototypes, pushing pixels, chatting to users, and sometimes - playing Mario Kart.

    You can see both of the apps live on the App Store as well as the Play Store.

    Recommendations

    "Rhys is a well rounded product designer with a fantastic and genuine understanding of what it means to be user focused. As my first dedicated design hire for the mobile team at lastminute.com his attitude, enthusiasm and knowledge had a huge, positive impact on the way the business views and understands mobile design, impacting product decisions across the group."

    - Neil Dare-Wiliams, Director of Design for lastminute.com

    "Rhys was a pleasure to work with. His designs were both creative and sensible. He's a good team player and had a keen eye for detail"

    - Tim Wright, Facebook software engineer

    "Everything that Rhys delivered whilst I worked alongside him was always backed up with a sound understanding of the business need and rationale, which made my job as BA a lot easier. Along side that, Rhys is a great team player and fun to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend him or work with him again"

    - John Petrie, Business Analyst HSBC

    "Rhys is a problem solver. From a vague business idea, he can create an innovative user experience. He also speaks "Tech" - He is the perfect bridge between Idea and Execution"

    - Idriss Juhoor, Director of iOS Workshop

    "He always puts the customer / users first, thinking widely in what a customer could do and how the experience using the product could be - On top of that, he is able to provide us with animations coded in Framer, which are really useful not only for us developers but product owners and stakeholders, to have a clear idea of what is going to be built and what the product will look like."

    - Luis Fernandez, Senior Android developer for Metro Bank

    "Rhys is one of the most intelligent and talented designers I've had the pleasure of working with. His attention to detail is excellent and he demands only the highest of standards when it comes to his work and that of others."

    - James Clarke, UX Designer for lastminute.com