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Nicola Rushton

Product designer - UX + UI + User research

Can work in or around Amsterdam

  • 52.3728
  • 4.8936
  • Rate On-demand
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Amsterdam and 50km


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months


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  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (45)

Nicola in a few words

Hi! I'm a product designer with a focus on lean, agile, research-driven design.

I can help you with UX, UI and user research - the "full stack" of design!

Some of my past clients include Google, Atlassian, Telstra and Service NSW (government), as well as startups including RCRDSHP, :Different, Qualie and Zipline.

My happy places:
☀️Greenfield projects, where I can help validate ideas with user research and create early-stage prototypes and ship an MVP
☀️Enterprise software projects, especially redesigns or digital transformations
☀️Wide-ranging product-focused roles where I can really help drive the product's direction, not just create screens to match specs

I've helped clients and employers from both startups and established companies in many industries including proptech (property and real estate), fintech and banking, B2B, B2C, telecommunications, government, NFTs and more.

The kind of results I've delivered to clients:
👉Designs for the MVP of their product, based on their ideas and iterated on with user research
👉Design sprints to solve particular problems
👉UI designs for web software, iOS or Android apps
👉Research sprints to answer particular questions
👉Wireframes and prototypes
👉Workshops, designed custom to your needs (and of course, I can run it too)
👉Light branding work - mostly "MVP" level for startups

I'm happy to do occasionally join you on site, but I mostly work remotely. I'm based in Amsterdam. I'm also quite happy to travel!





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