Annabel Lake

Annabel Lake

She/Her

About

As a product designer based in the UK, I am dedicated to designing well-crafted interfaces and thoughtful products that meet the needs of ambitious organisations. I thrive off solving complex design problems that require a balanced consideration of human needs, business goals and long-term sustainability.

Currently exploring the realms of design and emerging technology at Bakken & Baeck. Previously a founding designer at Percent, working on product and brand to innovate in the charitable giving space.

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Work Experience

2020 — Now
London

Designing ambitious digital products that span across, sustainability, medical services, web3 and warehouse automation tools.

Bakken & Bæck is a digital product studio with offices in Oslo, Amsterdam, Bonn, and London. Voted as one of the world's most innovative companies by Fast Company in 2020.

2018 — 2020
London

Percent's core mission is to power purpose and charitable giving into every financial transaction and organisation worldwide.

I joined the founding team as the sole designer, working across product design, brand design, user research and creative strategy, designing our first giving infrastructure from the ground-up across web and iOS. To this date, the platform has successfully raised over £15m in charitable donations.

2018 — 2018

Assisted Miles Aldridge with studio duties and editorial photoshoots.

2015 — 2016
Co-Founder, Designer at Team First

University team and society fundraising platform (Now Percent). Lead product design, user research and visual design.

Projects

2022

Worked with Norwegian Based company, Pio, to bring their long-tern vision to life; to build a product to help SMEs and eCommerce businesses grow through automation.

My role spanned from early stage concept sketching and prototyping all the way to preparing the product and website for commercial launch.

✺ Lead design and maintenance of Pio's design system and interface design for iOS
✺ Closely collaborated with in-house engineering and branding team to implement end-to-end app re-design
✺ Established clear Design Principles for the core product
✺ Optimised complex information architecture and simplified to consistent UX/UI patterns
✺ Communicated design decisions and concepts via Figma, Pitch and interactive prototypes
✺ Managed external collaborations for assets and illustrations

+6
2022

Worked with Nansen on creating Nansen Connect, a web3 powered messaging platform focused on communities, data, and exploration.

My role involved sketching and prototyping early concepts, expanding a new message-based design library, user and market research, facilitating workshops, collaborating iteratively with engineers, and delivering a fully-functional MVP ready for end-users.

+4
2020

Dr Dropin is a digital healthcare provider that makes booking specialist medical appointments more affordable and accessible. Worked on the UX/UI for clinic appointment booking.

2020

Visual design refresh and improved product search experience for the platform. Now acquired by Dropbox.

2020

Flourly is an iOS app that allows avid sourdough bakers to calculate ingredients for baking. Worked on designing the app for iOS.

+3
2020
Design for Skandia Energi

Designed and lead the UX/UI for Norwegian based energy company, Skandia, on an iOS app that allows people to manage their energy consumption.

Side Projects

Ongoing
Freelance Design

Worked with local sporting communities like Be More You and 10IronWomen to help elevate their brand and digital presence. Worked with Flick.tech on their latest logo redesign.

2022
Seen

Seen is an internal initiative that began a year and a half ago, against the backdrop of pandemic-triggered racism against Asians.

Through a collection of personal conversations between Asian practitioners within BB and beyond, the project explores the interplay between race, ethnicity, and our creative practices and careers in the design industry.

+3
2021

Featured in-store and on digital media working with brands including Nike, Rapha, Pas Normal Studios.

+22

Awards

2022

Fast Company named Bakken & Bæck as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2020, together with notable companies like Nike, Webflow and Form Us With Love.

2018

A photography award open to all higher education students in the UK which recognises the best in new creative image making.

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Education

2019 — 2019
London

Completed an 8 week introductory course to front end web development. We covered HTML, CSS, UX Design, framework libraries such as Bootstrap, jQuery and JavaScript.

2015 — 2018
BA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins
London, UK

Specialised in Design & Interaction – Upper Second Class Honours

2014 — 2015
Art Foundation at Cambridge Regional College
Cambridge

Distinction

2012 — 2014
A-Levels at Hills Road Sixth Form College

A*AB (Art & Design, English Language & Literature, Psychology)

2010 — 2012
iGCSEs at Tanglin Trust School
Singapore

4A*s 5As B – Including Mathematics, English and Triple Science

Contact

Are.na
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Teams

Current
Bakken & Bæck