Nicholas Guthrie, Designer in Wellington, New Zealand
Nicholas Guthrie

Designer in Wellington, New Zealand

Member since September 20, 2017
For the past several years, Nicholas has been working as a remote freelance UX designer in Asia. His focus is on designing digital products and shipping them to market. Throughout his career, Nicholas has created apps and websites on a national level in New Zealand, trained in his craft in San Francisco, and engaged in startup activity in Asia.
Nicholas is now available for hire


  • Lead UX Consultant

    2017 - PRESENT
    Clients (via Toptal)
    • Worked as a high-impact design contractor for companies across the globe.
    • Designed products for the entire life cycle from ideation to delivery.
    • Consulted on the UX for businesses looking for an edge in the marketplace.
    • Designed for all platforms: iOS, Android, web, Windows, and more.
    • Developed digital strategies that matched user research with business needs and increased the market fit of the product.
    • Conducted in-depth cross-cultural user research which shaped the product development process.
    • Worked across multiple industries including healthcare, eCommerce, information security, chat & social, education, property, and tourism.
    • Implemented rapid prototyping of solutions combining lightning-fast iteration and feedback loops.
    Technologies: Product Design, Flinto, Principle, Zeplin, InVision, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch
  • UX Designer | Information Architect

    2015 - 2017
    • Designed digital solutions for New Zealand's top businesses including Westpac New Zealand, Co-operative Bank, Transpower, Genesis Energy, Kordia, and the Ministry of Social Development.
    • Created agnostic platform designs working with Android, iOS, web, and Windows.
    • Collaborated with customer teams to provide design leadership and consultation.
    • Met with clients regularly to manage stakeholder expectations.
    • Created rapid prototype concepts and perform user testing.
    • Delivered assets, specifications, and animations to developers.
    Technologies: Product Design, Adobe After Effects, Axure, Principle, Flinto, InVision, Zeplin, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch


  • Certificate in UX Design and Strategy for Emerging Technologies
    2019 - 2019
    NYU Tandon School of Engineering - New York City, NY, USA
  • Certificate in Interaction Design
    2014 - 2014
    Cooper U - San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Communication Design
    2011 - 2012
    Otago Polytechnic - Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Diploma of Communication Arts and Design in Graphic Design
    2008 - 2010
    Design and Arts College of New Zealand - Chirstchurch, New Zealand




Wellington, New Zealand

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