Hello

I’m Andrew Couldwell. I’m a designer who codes. I'm also the author of Laying the Foundations (a book about design systems). I’ve worked internationally, in-house, and remotely on projects for leading brands, agencies, startups, and charities. I care deeply about creating world-class, useful, and beautiful products that help people and make a difference. I can be as involved in your project as you need me to be; from the seed of the idea, to sketches, creative direction, design, copywriting, system design, and even the front-end and WordPress build.

Experience

I’ve been doing this professionally for 15 years. In 2014 I was invited overseas to the United States to take on a lead role as the solo product designer and creative director of a new Adobe product. Pre-2014 I was a freelance web designer and front-end developer for clients around the world. More recently, in 2016/17 I led a small team of designers and pioneeered design systems and digital brand guidelines at WeWork.

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Tha’s from Yorkshire, England. I am now based in Los Angeles, California with my lovely wife, Meagan Fisher Couldwell and our three cats. I am currently focussing on what I do best; freelance web design and development, and product and system design. And on the side, I am the founder and curator of Club of the Waves. Please do say hello — I look forward to hearing about your awesome project.

Awards

Awwwards

  • x1 Site of the Day
  • x5 Honorable Mention

Webby Awards

  • x1 Winner
  • x1 Nominee
  • x1 Honoree

BIMA Awards

  • x1 Nominee

CSS Design Awards

  • x4 Special Kudos

W3 Awards

  • x2 Winner

Lovie Awards

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

Behance

  • x20 Featured in Interaction Gallery
  • x7 Featured in AIGA Gallery

Honours

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Pre-2014

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