James Royal-Lawson

About James Royal-Lawson

I’m James Royal-Lawson, Stockholm-based Swedish and English speaking Design architect, digital analyst, economist and podcaster.

With over 2 decades of experience, I’m one of Sweden’s most senior digital designers, with over 100 consultancy projects spanning small companies to public sector organisations and large multinationals.

I’ve been creating, managing and experimenting with digital activities since going online as a teenager in 1986 and professionally since the late 90s. In 2006 I founded my consultancy firm, Beantin.

I combine creativity with broad technical expertise and a university education in Economics. This allows me to effectively collaborate with management, designers and engineers, understanding their respective points of view.

Shifting perspectives comes easy to me. Switching from individuals and details to the big picture. From design doing to systems thinking.

My work follows a hypothesis-based design process. I use my skills as a digital analyst and researcher to gather evidence. I then use my skills as a designer to create viable and ethical suggestions which can be implemented and tested, leading to new hypotheses and improvements.

I guide and coach people in the organisations I work with, and help educate thousands of individuals across the world through my podcasting with UXPodcast.

As a design architect, I help design leaders and managers who are engaged in upward facing meetings and managing individuals. I do this by being a senior contributor and extending their skillset on an operational level, as a trusted advisor or team member.

I also bake. Hire me and get cake.

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