Leigh Thompson Web / Digital Designer

About Me

Hi! I’m Leigh Thompson a professional Digital Designer, Web Designer based in Saffron Walden, Essex UK. I design and code user friendly and innovative websites and visual digital solutions.

I have a BA Hons degree in Interactive Systems Design which lead me to begin my career as a designer. I specialise in all areas of UI, web design, digital and print design for various retail, lifestyle and financial brands. For over a decade I have been fortunate enough to work for some amazing people, companies and organisations including Farah Menswear, Callaway Golf, Original Penguin, Pery Ellis, Rakuten (formerly Play.com) and the Bank of Ireland amongst others.

I don't just sit behind a screen all day, I do have a life of sorts! I am a highly active person who enjoys playing football on a Sunday morning and snowboarding in the Alps, cycling in fair weather and running in the annual Cambridge half marathon.


  • Adobe suite
  • HTML 5, CSS 3, SCSS
  • Foundation framework
  • Demandware Salesforce
  • Wordpress
  • Shopify
  • Exact Target / Bronto
  • Google Analytics
  • Base Camp / Jira


  • Hand coding
  • Mobile first design
  • Wireframing
  • User experience
  • Email marketing design
  • Social Media graphics
  • Print layout
  • Motion / Animation
  • Hand drawing and sketching

Brands I've worked for...

Original Penguin
Original Penguin
Original Penguin
Original Penguin
Original Penguin
Original Penguin

What people say...

Leigh was very much an integral member of the Design Team at Play.com. His experience and reliability provided those around him with a solid platform from which to operate. Able to turn his focus to any problem - be it visual design or something of a more technical nature.

Jonathan Mitchell, User Experience Designer at play.com