About Ngaire Ackerley

Digital UX/UI Designer and Front-end Website Developer

About Ngaire

Hello there!

I’m Ngaire Ackerley, a digital UX/UI web/app designer with front-end development skills. With over 12 years full-time experience in the UK and New Zealand, with clients worldwide, I can help clients seeking a piece of design, a new website, app or some consultancy on how to improve an existing website. I have a strong focus on making websites user-focused to help sites reach their clients goals.

If you need you need a new website or blog, piece of design or even just a bit of consultation on a potential project feel free to contact me at [email protected].

Digital UI/UX Experience

I have been working in the design, digital and website industry for over 12 years now, both in New Zealand and in London, UK. My most recent experience has a strong UX focus on all design work I produce for websites and apps across TV, mobile, tablet and desktop screens. Check out my portfolio »

My experience spans across a diverse array of companies and agencies, from corporates and large institutes like Auckland University of Technology (AUT), NZME and LexisNexis to smaller design agencies that work worldwide with small to medium businesses and charities. I love the hands on experience dealing directly with clients and making a difference in the world through their projects.

I’m a self-starter, multitasker and well organised person. I have usually taken on the entire end-to-end UX and product design process myself in my roles, so anything from user research/testing, user flows, lo-fi wireframe sketching to interactive prototypes and full detailed designs ready for developers is up my alley. I’m always happy to lend a hand to Product Managers, developers or testers to help make our projects a success.

I hold a first-class Postgraduate Honours degree in Computer Graphic Design awarded by Waikato University and Wanganui School of Design, the result of 4 years of study and an overseas scholarship to Austria’s University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg.


I believe in helping others wherever possible. From charity events to helping organise meetups. I have presented at and co-organised the WordPress London Meetup and the WordPress Auckland Meetup in the past. I’ve also spoken at various seminars and conferences to charities and businesses about design, websites and WordPress in both the UK and USA. Check out design and WordPress development presentations »

More recently I’ve been giving UX presentations in the workplace, attend UX Meetups and I’ve also been creating a series of blog posts about User Experience Design »

Travel Photography and Writing

As you may notice from my website, I’m a keen photographer and travel blogger in my spare time. I’ve worked with various organisations and companies in UK doing photography and guest blog posts where needed. I’ve also been published in the odd travel magazine and published my own photography books called ‘Footprints through East Africa’ and ‘Footprints through Southern Africa‘.

My biggest side project over the recent years has been my travel and photography blog http://kiwifootprints.com.


I’m open to opportunities remotely or in Auckland, New Zealand. If you’re interested in working with me then email [email protected].