James Nash in a nutshell

Hi there! My name is James Nash and this is my personal website. It's primarily a place for me to share things I have made, am involved in or just find interesting with the world. Who knows, perhaps it will also let long lost acquaintances find me and get in touch.

I chose the subtitle "arty phone geek" because it was the most concise summary of myself that I could think of:

  • I like drawing, doing graphics on the computer and just generally making stuff that looks nice (amazingly, some people seem to think I'm good at it too! I'll let you judge for yourself though).
  • I like gadgets and gizmos, in particular mobile phones (it's like having all the other gadgets combined into one!).
  • I consider myself a bit of geek (when I'm not playing with phones, I'm often found mucking about on the computer).

So there you go, that's me. I hope you enjoy the blog, art & links sections of my site!

James Nash on the social intertubes

Find me, follow me and poke me on...

Please note that I probably won't follow / add / whatever you back automatically unless I actually know you from meatspace! Call me old-skool if you like, but I don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry seeing photos of me on a night out! :-P

Oh yeah, incase you're wondering, I've not bothered with MySpace since I have a perfectly good "space" here (and one that doesn't look like someone barfed all over your browser either)!

About James Nash's site

The page and design you see before you now are the first major re-design of this site since it launched in 2002. I lovingly hand-coded all the XHTML and CSS as well as the back-end PHP code in skEdit myself (none of this WYSIWYG rubbish!). I made all the graphics in GIMP. The site runs on my own webserver (Apache on Linux, naturally!) which I built and configured myself too. I think it's therefore fair to say this really is my personal site through and through! :-)

Admittedly the site is still a bit light on functionality and content but I intend to improve it over time. A proper blog of my own will be next hopefully. After that, perhaps a more sophisticated picture gallery? We'll see...

In the mean time, why don't you go ahead and bookmark this site so you can check by once in a while? Hope to see you here again soon!

James Nash's Work

I am a Creative Technologist for a large consultancy firm. I live at the intersection of UX and technology and help people from each of those disciplines better collaborate. Over the past few years I have focussed a lot of my efforts on design systems as I see them as a major facilitator for such collaboration and also a means to level-up the quality of UX across all of an organisation's products.

Prior to that, I was a UX consultant for 3 years and a mobile software developer for over 6 years (yes, I really am a phone geek!). I therefore like to think I know a thing or two about mobile software, operating systems and the industry in general. However, unless clearly stated otherwise, everything I say and write on this site and elsewhere online is my own, personal opinion and in no way represents the views of my employer!

For other professional networking, please check out my: LinkedIn profile. Please note that I usually only accept people as a new contact if I've actually met them in real life!

Shameless book plug

By the way, on the (increasingly unlikely) off chance that you're into developing multimedia apps for Symbian you may find this book useful:

I wrote one of the chapters for it, so it must be good! ;-)

Obligatory badges

No self-respecting geek's site would be complete without an assortment of badges, banners and obscure codes so here are mine:

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