Jonathan Baker-Bates

Designing things that other people build

I work for Sainsbury’s.

Before that, I worked for Tes GlobalMailOnline with DMG Media, and Expedia Inc. on the experience design team in London, England.

I was a member of the Experience Design Department at LBi UK (formerly Oyster Partners and then Framfab UK) for over three years prior to that. At LBi I toiled for Sony, the National Health Service, BT Consumer Markets, BT Wholesale Markets, Abbey, Vodafone and others. Previous employers have also included the BBC where I prototyped the back-end publishing UI for BBC News Online in 1998, and IPC Media where I helped create

With a broad involvement in web technologies and online systems development since 1993, my professional interests have passed through systems administration to project management, interaction design to design research, and have touched on various other fields in between.

Jonathan Baker-Bates

Bulgaria Web Summit, Sofia, June 2014

Probably the best way to understand me is to read this blog.

I’m married to Kumi, have a son called Axel, and have a degree in Japanese Language from the University of Sheffield. I’m a founder of the UK’s first server co-location co-operative and like playing with Linux, and writing about things that really only I find interesting.

I also play the drums – currently in The Dead Zoo

 (photo  Michel Bozgounov, Pentax K100 D + Pentax-M F1.7/50mm)