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!

Most recent blog posts

  • Added MWC 2008 posts
    Posted on Monday, 7. September 2020

    Announcing the addition of a collection of old blog posts covering the Mobile Word Congress in 2008.

  • The cobbler's children are the worst shod
    Posted on Wednesday, 19. August 2020

    A summary of recent technical updates made to this website and a look towards its roadmap for the future.

  • Symbian Foundation at MWC 2009
    Posted on Friday, 13. February 2009

    Promo for the upcoming Symbian Foundation at MWC 2009 blog


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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 design you see before you now was released in 2009. It was the first major re-design of this site since this website launched in 2002. I lovingly hand-coded all the XHTML and CSS. All the graphicswere made in GIMP.

Originally, there was (very simple) a back-end written in PHP and it was all hosted on my own webserver . However, as of June 2020 that setup has been replaced with an 11ty-powered static site build that gets deployed via Netlify.

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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