Cennydd Bowles
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Cennydd Bowles
Digital product designer and writer

Design for the decades to come.

Cennydd Bowles is a London-based digital product designer and futurist with sixteen years of experience advising clients including Twitter, Ford, Cisco, and the BBC. His focus today is the ethics of emerging technology. He has lectured on the topic at Facebook, Stanford University, and Google, and is a sought-after speaker at technology and design events worldwide. His second book, Future Ethics, was published in 2018.

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Ethics consulting


In the coming decades, technologists will demand deep trust from the public; trust we’ve yet to earn. It’s time our field took ethics seriously.

Hire me for an ethical design sprint, an intensive, turbocharged week applying innovative ethical design techniques – drawing on speculative design, futurism, and contemporary practical ethics – to your real business challenges. Or take my new workshop Practical Ethics for Tech Teams to learn key ideas in a single day.


In-house teams and conference organisers rely on me to instruct and inspire their audiences. I’ve been giving keynote talks around the world for a decade; for 2019, my talks focus on ethical design and product development processes, and what lies ahead in the design industry’s next decade.

New book: Future Ethics

‘An eloquent, insightful and utterly readable guide to thinking about the complicated mess we have made for ourselves. A must read for anyone who is inventing the future or cares about living in it.’

Buy Now: Paperback & Digital Editions


Expert training


In the four-hour workshop Rapid Motion Prototyping, you’ll learn the theory of motion design – timing, physics, choreography and more – and the surprising power of Keynote, the rapid prototyping tool you never knew you had.

Meanwhile, Visual Design Fundamentals will teach you the essentials of visual design, including layout, typography, colour, and iconography: an ideal workshop for UX designers, developers, and product managers.

Hands-on design


I offer hands-on digital product design – including UX design, information architecture, interaction design, visual design, prototyping, and motion design – to select clients, across all major platforms, including iOS, Android, and web. If you need a highly senior, versatile, and reliable designer able to hit aggressive goals with little supervision, I might be a good fit.

This week: 15–21 April 2019.

This week, I’m grateful for a non-billable week, in which I’ll do my accounts and consultancy copywriting, and enjoy a bit of sunshine. Happy Easter.

Photo: Paved surface with Japanese ideograms, near Kyoto, April 2016.

Photo: Paved surface with Japanese ideograms, near Kyoto, April 2016.