Gary Birnie | UX Designer


I build design teams and guide creative talent to produce user-centred products.



Hello, I am a user experience designer with 10 years experience working in the digital industry successfully helping startups, bluechip companies and design agencies create user-centred products for their clients. I specialise in Information Architecture, User Experience, Usability and User Interface Design.

I'm a member of the Interaction Design Foundation and leader of Interaction Design Association Glasgow chapter. I have spoken at various events about user experience and future technology, most notably UX Scotland and GLUG. I am also founder of the Scottish Running Diary.

On the side I love developing my illustration skills & creating promotional material for theatre companies

Notable talks

'Chatbots and their role in the arts'
Culture Republic

'Taking artificial intelligence to clients'
Glasgow School of Art

'The rise of augmented reality and its impact on social media'

'User Experience & Virtual Reality'
UX Glasgow

'Why it's important for your sanity & career to turn your side projects into MVPs'
UX Scotland

'100 Miles & Running: Augmented Reality in Long Distance Running'
UX Glasgow

Clients I have worked with


The Crown Estate
Radisson BLU
Atkins Global
Front Page
P4P Creative
Loch Katrine Running Festival
Vox Motus
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
Cumbernauld Theatre
Theatre Modo
Bard in the Botanics
O’Leary Public Relations

As Head of Digital Design & User Experience at Frame

Scottish Opera
Explore Argyll
No.3 Gin
The Kings Ginger
Charlotte Street Partners
Harper Macleod
New College Lanarkshire
Ayrshire College
Sydney Cricket Ground
Chase Recruitment
Matchpoint Hospitality

A bit more about me..

I compete in ultra marathons ranging from 40 miles to 100 miles.

Next race coming up:
Clyde Stride 2019

Art exhibitions I've been part of:
‘Artech’ Bar Ten
‘Vault Art Show’ The Briggait
‘Ironbbratz’ Trongate 103
‘Mavis’s Shoe’ Ironbbratz
‘Art in the Park’ Southside Festival
‘P.S. I Love You’ Bradford Playhouse
‘Pantomonium’ Tron Theatre
‘YCN Exhibition’ London


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