Experienced freelance UX UI designer, based in Leeds, available for hire on a consultancy basis across Yorkshire

About me

Hello, I’m Stu Bamforth, a freelance UX UI designer, currently living and working in Leeds.

I’m an industry veteran now in my 17th year working in digital. The first few years of my career were spent learning my craft at various agencies across Yorkshire,  since 2010 I’ve been freelancing for both agencies and companies of all sizes covering a wide range of brands and sectors.

When I’m not at work you’ll most likely find me knee deep in a river fly fishing for the trout, grayling and pike of Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland and (when my wallet allows) Iceland.

Key skills

As an experienced freelance UX UI designer I offer a range of services across the spectrum of digital design. I’ve gained a broad range of skills from creating initial concept sketches, user flows and prototypes right through to final visual design.

  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • Information Architecture
  • User Flows
  • Sketching
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Sketch
  • Adobe CS Suite
  • Invision
  • UX Pin
  • Design Systems
  • Atomic Design
  • Style Guides
  • Wordpress
  • Bootstrap
  • Accessibility

Full CV available on request.


“From our first conversation, right through to the site going live, the service you provided was first class. The design matched what we wanted perfectly, you quickly accommodated the changes we asked for and you also provided some invaluable advice on the best way to achieve our objectives. Most importantly, we ended up with a fantastic end product that has received many compliments from our clients. I would have no hesitation in recommending Stu to people looking for a new website.”

Daniel Silberstein, HK Legal

“I was massively impressed with Stu’s other website’s and knew I wanted some of the same magic sprinkled on mine – and that’s what I got! Stu listened to my ideas and brought lots of his own to help get to the final design. He combined his graphic ability with the patience to help me clarify what I wanted for the site and this is exactly what you need from a good web designer. Compliments have flooded in for the site, especially it’s clean, modern look and its ease of use.”

Greg Perry, Future Behavior

“At Chatter we help organisations create excitement and engagement around their employer brand, and these days that means having a great website that sits at the centre of a multi-facetted communications strategy.

So when it came to the design of our own site, it was important to choose someone who could bring our thinking, our concept and our personality to life. Stu nailed it first time, he worked closely with us to deliver concepts that were bang on brief, fresh and innovative – www.welovechatter.com. His expertise, commitment and attention to detail made the entire process pain-free, and we’re looking forward to collaborating with him on client work very soon”

Paul Ainley, Chatter Communications

“I cannot praise the work Stu has done on our website highly enough! A true leader in his field and a real expert who does not fail to impress. We made the best choice choosing him for our site. He listened to our ideas and created exactly what we envisaged but better!”

Chris Wilson, Jet Art Aviation

“Stu is a designer that we have enjoyed working with and one I personally recommend time after time. A website directly reflects a company and for many potential customers is the first and lasting impression. I cannot recommend Stu enough to ensure that impression is an excellent one. Many Thanks for a great website.”

Mark Frankland, Motor Marque

“We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Stuart’s web design services. After an initial consultation, Stuart put together some ideas for us to assess. I don’t think luck had anything to do with the fact that he pretty much got it right first time, consequently we now have a site which exceeds our expectations.

Not only did we feel Stu was in tune with our way of thinking, but his guidance, based on his obvious experience, was invaluable. Stu provides a very professional service; we were always aware of at what stage the project was, and deadlines were always adhered to. Overall, although Stu did all the work, we felt he was an extension of our business and an integral part to our team.”

Julia Benfield, Sneaky Experience

Get in touch

I’m currently looking for new opportunities and challenges. Whether you’re an agency or a company, big or small, if you’re looking for a professional and friendly designer who loves what they do, please get in touch.