Drawing ...
Xavier Akram, UX Freelance

Xavier Akram available

Lead / Senior User Experience contractor
Based in London, United Kingdom.

About me

Currently: available

I create intuitive, usable, deliverable and commercially viable experiences for businesses.

I have been described as a passionate, motivated, self-sufficient, ambitious, creative, tech geek, efficient, effective, multi-talented, deadline driven, proactive, team oriented and an enthusiastic individual.

My key focus in the digital sector is User Experience. I have a background in Design, Development, and Business, and find that User Experience is a great blend of all the aforementioned expertise.

Highly Recommended

Previous clients have stated they would re-hire me to work on projects.

Lean & Agile User Experience

A deep understanding of the Agile principles, and how to apply User Experience within sprint cycles.

Application & Web-focused

Experienced in mobile applications, responsive websites, and web applications.


User Experience

  • Analysis
  • Information Architecture
  • Process
  • Prototyping
  • Research
  • Sketching
  • Strategy
  • User Journeys
  • User Testing
  • Wireframing


  • CSS / CSS3
  • HTML / HTML5
  • jQuery / Javascript
  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails


  • Axure
  • Creative Cloud
  • OSX



I worked with Xavier over a two year period at RS Components. Xavier is an extremely committed and highly dynamic UX designer who always produces high quality work on time. His ability to rapidly synthesis complex information and generate creative design concepts that solve complex problems sets him apart in the field. He shows a passion for understanding the customer and translating insights from research into his design work. His design skills are complemented with an impressive set of technical skills which allow him to delivery highly interactive prototypes - a dream for customer testing. Xavier is also a great team member who is transparent, inclusive and highly collaborative in his design practice. He’s also fun to work with :)

Gerard Oleksik, User Experience Research Manager

Xavier is a a great colleague to work with. He is motivated and always delivers on time. Xavier uses his initiative and is not afraid to work outside of his comfort zone to offer assistance where needed. Xavier is also an excellent team player. He effectively managed and mentored a team of UX consultants and creative designers and delivered quality training on process and creativity. It would be a pleasure to work with Xavier again.

Rachel Perlman, Project Manager

Xavier is one of the few UX people that I have met and worked with that has a firm grasp on the discipline and can get results. If you need your App, or website to be user centric and more successful, use him.

Simon Bird, Technical Director

Xavier is one of those extremely rare people who is able to deliver a combination of UX, UI and Build, all to a very high standard. He listens, takes the initiative, understands objectives and is able to run with concepts and designs under his own steam without constant direction. Furthermore, the end product is of a consistently high standard. Xavier works extremely quickly and efficiently, and takes feedback with complete professionalism. I would definitely recommend Xavier for UX/UI work and will be hiring him again.

Fraser Robinson, CEO

Xavier is a very likeable guy who has an outstanding work effort. Constantly going the extra mile Xavier delivered outstanding results to very tight deadlines whilst adapting to constantly changing requirements, all with excellent good humour. His breadth of skills he brought to the role made him invaluable to the project, he was able to run the full gamut from IA through to front end web development. I have no hesitation in recommending him for future positions.

Anthony Forte, Scrum Master

Contact Me

Use the form below, or alternatively contact me directly
+44 7455 014 477

Thanks for contacting me

I'll try to get back to you as soon as possible


RS Search Redesign
RS - Search
Professional Website of Anastasia Mizgireva Flutist
Anastasia Mizgireva
RS Mobile Website
RS - Mobile
RS Basket Redesign
RS - Basket
RS User Journeys
RS - User Journeys
RS Category Page Redesign
RS - Category Page
RS Visual Filtering
RS - Visual Filtering
mVideo Responsive Website
mVideo - Website
dotmailer marketing automation tool
dotMailer - Automation
hotels.com android mobile application
hotels.com - mobile
dotmailer segmentation tool
dotMailer - Segmentation
Orange Digital Media Repository
Orange - OMDR
Taggstar Image Tagging Solution
Kenya Toruism Board
KTB - Application
Tesco Malaysia mobile commerce research
Tesco - Mobile
Dunelm Mills In Store and Online Strategy
Dunelm Mills - Strategy
BSKYB - Hotspots by the Cloud
BSKYB - Cloud WiFi
ShutterBub - Safe Social
ShutterBub - Social Network