I am an award-winning designer, speaker and writer from the UK. I help global organisations innovate.

I’m passionate about solving big problems with disruptive thinking. I work with organisations around the world, driving innovation through user-centered design.

I am driven by ideas – the kind you uncover by exploring, taking risks and discovering something new. This is what led me to travel 2517 miles to try and solve 50 Problems in 50 Days using design.

I am a regular speaker and attendee at design events, contributing author to two books on design, regular writer on UX and best practice and have received a number of top industry awards.

Think you might have a challenge for me? Get in touch.

Writing
  • .NET Magazine: The Future of the Web: and how to prepare for it now, December 2014
  • Smashing Magazine: 50 Design Problems In 50 Days: The Power of Not Knowing, January 2014
  • GOOD Magazine: A Cross-Continent Design Adventure, June 2013
  • Smashing Magazine: 50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation, May 2013
  • Mindjet, Conspire: Mind Mapping for Innovation, April 2013
Recognition
  • D&AD Best New Blood
  • .NET Magazine: Site of the Month
  • Design Taxi: Site of the Day
  • Awwwards: Winner Site of the Day
  • Design Licks: Site of the Day
  • Design Charts: 18th Most Visited Design Site Worldwide
  • CSS Lounge: Site of the Day
  • CSS Awards: Site of the Day
  • Best Website Design Awards: Site of the Day
Interviews
  • Fast Company: This Former Mozilla Engineer Turned London Into SimCity, With Real Data, April 2014
  • Fast Company: Flat Maps Don’t Tell The Whole Story: View The World’s Cities In 3-D, March 2014
  • ITV News: 3D real time map brings the London Underground to life, February 2014
  • Pull the Metal: Because design is problem solving, February 2014
  • Yahoo: A better boarding pass? One frustrated flier’s idea, January 2014
  • NPR: A Boarding Pass Design That’s So Much Better Than What We Have, January 2014
  • Wake Up Australia, Network 10: 50 Problems in 50 Days, January 2014
  • Computer Arts Magazine: Project Focus: 50 Problems in 50 Days, August 2012, Issue 204
  • Business Boom Collective: 50 Problems in 50 Days – Graphic Designer Peter Smart, August 2012
Workshops
  • Innovation by Design – Smashing Magazine, Freiburg – October 2013
Books
  • Rethinking UX, Smashing Media, 2013
  • Successful Freelancing for Web Designers, Smashing Media, 2010
Speaking
  • Break Conference, Belfast – November 2014
  • Smashing Conference, Freiburg – September 2014
  • HAVAS LYNX, Manchester – August 2014
  • UX London – May 2014
  • WebVisions, Barcelona – June 2014
  • Microsoft, Seattle – April 2014
  • Dutch Ministry of Economics and Welfare, The Hague – March 2014
  • Smashing Conference, Oxford – March 2014
  • Edge Conference, London- March 2014
  • Awwwards Conference, 50 Problems in 50 Days, February 2014
  • Twitter: Innovation by Design, October 2013
  • Google: Innovation by Design, October 2013
  • O2 Arena, Campus Party EU: Bringing real world cities to life using the power of the web, September 2013
  • GeoMob: ViziCities – bringing real world cities to life using the power of the web, July 2013
  • GOV.UK: 50 Problems in 50 Days – Rapid Innovation, May 2013
  • Front Trends: Bringing real world cities to life using big data and WebGL, April 2013
  • Reading Geek: Bringing real world cities to life using the power of the web, March 2013
  • A Better World by Design: Rapid Prototyping, October 2012
  • Lawton Group: Rapid Innovation, August 2012
  • The Partners: 50 Problems in 50 Days, August 2012
Press
  • Design Taxi: A Designer’s Brilliant Redesign Of The Airline Boarding Pass, April 2014
  • Fast Company: This Former Mozilla Engineer Turned London Into SimCity, With Real Data, April 2014
  • Fast Company: Flat Maps Don’t Tell The Whole Story: View The World’s Cities In 3-D, March 2014
  • ITV News: 3D real time map brings the London Underground to life, February 2014
  • The Daily Mail: London Underground is brought to life in a mesmerising 3D map, February 2014
  • The Next Web: ViziCities helps developers bring data visualizations to 3D cityscapes, February 2014
  • Yahoo: A better boarding pass? One frustrated flier’s idea, January 2014
  • NPR: A Boarding Pass Design That’s So Much Better Than What We Have, January 2014
  • Slate Magazine: Somebody Finally Redesigned the Boarding Pass, January 2014
  • Gizmodo: Airlines, Listen Up: Here’s the Boarding Pass You Should Be Using, January 2014
  • Core77: Peter Smart’s Better Boarding Pass Redesign, January 2014
  • .NET Magazine: Gallery / Javascript, May 2013
  • Google Developers: Showcase, April 2013
  • Creative Review: D&AD New Blood: Our Picks, July 2012
  • The Drum: The Standout work from D&AD New Blood 2012, July 2012
  • Stylus: D&AD New Blood Exhibition: 50 Problems in 50 Days
  • FormFiftyFive: New Blood 2012, June, 2012
  • Smashing Magazine: Smashing Newsletter, Issue 61