Hello

I’m Andrew Couldwell — a freelance digital designer and web developer. I’ve worked internationally, in-house and remotely on projects for leading brands, agencies, startups and charities. User experience and problem solving are central to everything I do. I care deeply about creating world-class, useful and beautiful products that help people and make a difference. I like to be involved at different stages of a digital project, from the seed of the idea, through to sketches, design and even the front-end and WordPress build. As a freelancer, this means I can jump in at any stage of a project, or take on the whole project, from design to build.

Originally from Yorkshire, England. I emigrated to New York City in 2014. I am now based in Winter Park, Florida with my lovely wife (and fellow designer/developer), Meagan Fisher and two cats. After three years leading the design and creative direction of products, teams and design systems at Adobe and WeWork, in 2018, I have returned to being a remote freelance web designer and developer, Curator of Club of the Waves, and Creative Director at Owl Studios. Please do say hello — I look forward to hearing about your awesome project.

Awards

Awwwards

  • x1 Site of the Day
  • x4 Honorable Mention

Behance

  • x19 Featured in Interaction Gallery
  • x7 Featured in AIGA Gallery

CSS Design Awards

  • x2 Special Kudos

siteInspire

  • x1 Selected Site

Webby Awards

  • x1 Winner
  • x1 Nominee
  • x1 Honoree

Lovie Awards

  • x1 Gold Award
  • x3 People's Choice Award
  • x2 Silver Award
  • x1 Bronze Award

BIMA Awards

  • x1 Nominee

Pixel Awards

  • x2 Nominee

W3 Awards

  • x2 Winner

Pixel Awards

  • x2 Nominee
  • x1 People's Champ

Indigo Awards

  • x1 Gold Winner

Experience

I’ve been doing this professionally for 14 years. In 2014 I was invited overseas to the U.S. (on an O-1 visa) to take on a role as the lead product designer and creative director of Adobe Portfolio. Before that, in 2013/14 I lead design at a charity startup in London called Believe.in. Pre-2014 I was a freelance web designer and front-end developer for clients around the world. Most recently, in 2016/17 I lead a small team of designers and pioneeered system design and digital brand guidelines at WeWork. Most recently, in 2018 I obtained a U.S. EB-1 extraordinary ability green card — returning to the greener pastures of freelance web design and development.

Andrew Couldwell and Meagan Fisher

Honours

2018

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2010

Pre 2010