I’m Andrew Couldwell,
a digital designer and developer

Originally from Yorkshire, England. I now live in Winter Park, Florida with my lovely fiancé and two cats. I’ve worked internationally, in-house and remotely on projects for leading brands, agencies, startups and charities. UX 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 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.



  • x1 Site of the Day
  • x3 Honorable Mention


  • x17 Featured in Interaction Gallery
  • x6 Featured in AIGA Gallery

CSS Design Awards

  • x1 Special Kudos

Webby Awards

  • x1 Winner
  • x1 Nominee
  • x1 Honoree

Lovie Awards

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

BIMA Awards

  • x1 Nominee

Pixel Awards

  • x2 Nominee

W3 Awards

  • x2 Winner


I’ve been doing this professionally for 13 years. In 2014 I was invited overseas to the US (on an O-1 visa) to take on a role as the lead product designer and creative director of Adobe Portfolio. Before that, from 2013 I was the lead designer at a charity startup in London called Believe.in. Pre 2013/14 I worked freelance as a web designer and front-end developer for clients around the world. In 2016 I pioneeered system design and digital design guidelines as System Design Lead at WeWork. Most recently, in 2018 I obtained a U.S. extraordinary ability green card, and moved from Brooklyn, NYC to Winter Park, Florida — returning to the greener pastures of freelance web design and development.

Personal work

Back in 2006 I founded Club of the Waves, an award-winning international surfing, surf art, photography and culture website. As a founder and editor I built the world's largest community for surf art. At its peak it received a quarter of a million page views a month and grew a Facebook fan base of 125,000+ people. As a designer and developer it acted as a playground to learn and experiment, be it code, SEO or analytics. Professionally it formed the backbone of my career for a long time. Personally it’s one of the things I’m most proud of.

Charity work

Since 2012 I have worked with the environmental charity, Surfers Against Sewage. Together we've worked on several award-winning environmental digital campaigns and websites that have gained the charity valuable press, new supporters, and campaign victories that have impacted environmental legislation in the UK and built support networks and collaboration between environmental NGOs internationally.

Andrew Couldwell and Meagan Fisher











Pre 2010