Dan Sankey


I love taking complex designs and breaking them down into a set of simple, reusable elements.

There's something ecologically gratifying about that.

I'm Dan, a multi-skilled designer (UX/UI/visual/product), highly-experienced in balancing lofty business goals with user-centred solutions that deliver value and efficiency.

Over the last 7 years I have been central to solving problems related to digital transition and design at scale with both Elsevier and Johnston Press both at a strategic and operational level.

I have led multi-disciplinary teams through projects covering product design, visual language development, brand iteration and design system development.

I've a wide toolkit to dig into and tailor every process to the problem in hand. My preferred design tool, aside from pen and paper, is code and I've spent many years working in this way. Prototyping is a highly effective way of communicating with engineers and stakeholders. You just can't beat working in the medium in which designs are rendered.

I enjoy reading and writing about design and share my ideas, thoughts and tips with the design community on Medium.

Beyond my work, I love all the usual things that tend to resonate with creative people.

Photography, art, music, travel, family, friends, the great outdoors ...

I have a wife, 2 kids, a home in the suburbs, a collection of guitars... now all I need is some interesting design challenges to work on and that's where you come in..

So tell me, what brings you here?