Paul Huxen

Senior UI Designer

"Oh crikey" I hear you shout. "It's another Designer from east London with skinny jeans and a wardrobe which is 80% black".

Whilst you're right about that I'm also someone that loves the challenge of design and turning concepts into reality. I'm currently at Portr where I get to make a lot of fun things.

My work philosophy is a user-centric design process and apply this to all my projects. The ultimate goal is not only to design intuitive, innovative applications but also delight the user.

When I'm not coming up with witty ways of saying I basically spend my days telling developers what hex code to use, I run my own font foundry, Kraken.

If you’d like to chat or simply interested in finding out more, email me at or get on the blower and call me on 07905 897 024.

Selected works

The stuff I'm allowed to show (can't show everything right?)

Burberry World

Burberry 121

Video player

Boots app concept

Boots Order & Collect checkout

Beautiful You

Kraken Foundry


Work history

The who, what & when


July 2015 – Present

Taking a lead on a new brand identity with a mix of UX / UI design and Art direction and working closely with Marketing and Development teams to create something amazing.

Seven Seconds / BBH

July 2015 – July 2016

Working with a variety of clients from various backgrounds (such as Boots & British Airways), I make a wide selection of websites & apps which do anything from tracking and collecting parcels, finding the perfect makeup or locate a plane.


February 2012 – July 2015

Working as part of the Digital Platforms Team, I was tasked with creating visually stimulating and engaging web interfaces. Notable contributions to the company include design lead on a new checkout process, design lead and UX support on Burberry World (an internal social network), design support to other projects including, a stock lookup app, an MPOS app and updates to the visual language and identity used throughout all platforms.

Mr Site

May 2009 – February 2012

Over the years my role in the company developed and evolved which enabled me to work on a wide variety of projects. These have included: A redesign of the company and product identities, website development and maintenance, web application interfaces and creation of print advertising such as tube adverts, flyers, tees and trade show stands.

Let The Kids Dance

August 2008 – September 2009

Working in collaboration with a new clothing company, designing artwork for a new collections of t-shirts and hooded tops for women which were released in July 2009. Areas of focus involved developing typography, illustrations and hand drawn elements.


Pleasant words from work colleagues

If you're still not convinced I'm the fella for you then why not let my old boss sway you with some kind words:

“Paul has a pretty good beard, Paul wears some pretty stylish clothes, Paul's a bit of a creative genius online. Working with this man was a constant source of inspiration for me over the years. If your employment path crosses Paul's, don't pass up the opportunity to work with him.” Craig Collie
Head of design, Mr Site
“Paul is a talented and passionate designer who really cares about his craft. He's always looking for ways to incorporate new techniques and technologies into his workflow, and as such helps to keep other members of the team on their creative toes. His design work is always aesthetically pleasing, but crucially, he works hard to address user feedback and is a great problem solver too.” Sam Gilbey
Freelance Art Director, Seven Seconds

Skills and experience

Lvl 12 Sketch user

As well as utilising Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign I'm also a strong user of Sketch extended with Craft Manager


  • Sketch
  • Photoshop CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • InDesign CC
  • Axure RP

Web Tech

  • Marvel / Invision
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • LESS
  • Adobe Scene 7


  • User Experience design
  • Interface design
  • Brand guideline creation
  • User testing
  • Art Direction


The bit where I wrap this up

If you’d like to chat or simply interested in finding out more, email me at or get on the blower and call me on 07905 897 024.