Michael Pinney

Product Design Lead based in London.

Currently Head of Design at LendInvest.

I have a keen interest in the space where humanity and technology meet. I'm big on empathy, recognising the effects the things we make have on society and how this all translates into a product strategy.

Outside of work I co-host the podcast thistbh with Will Thomas where we discuss product design with leaders from the community.

I also help run a community called Triangles for designers in and around London; If this sounds like you come join us on Slack.

thistbh — A podcast about design

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Here are a few of the projects I've been involved with…

Putting teachers first with Education First

Education First are the market leaders in language education and the people who enable them to hold this title are their world class teachers. Working as part of a team spanning across three continents, I lead the design of an internal tool which provides EF's teachers with the world class experience they deserve.

Details available at interview

Redesigning Eurosport from the ground up

Whilst at Eurosport I led a number of cross team activities which culminated in a rearchitected service IA, a user centric approach to product strategy, their first design system and a unfied vision for the experience which would serve their 200M+ users.

Case study coming soon

Employment 2020 — Now Head of Design
LendInvest
2019 — 2020 Lead Product Designer
Education First
2017 — 2019 Senior User Experience Designer
Eurosport
2016 — 2017 Senior User Experience Designer
Paybase
2015 — 2016 Senior User Experience Designer
Yubl
2015 — 2015 User Experience Designer
TalkTalk
2012 — 2015 User Experience Designer
blinkbox
2010 — 2011 Creative Technologist
Lowe Profero
Education 2006 — 2009 BA (Hons) Graphic Design: New Media
University for the Creative Arts
Skills Programming HTML, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery), PHP, Processing, Arduino
Software Figma, Sketch, InVision, Marvel, Adobe CC, OmniGraffle