Alexander James O'Connell
Designer in training at Paddle, Whoever and Kangaroom.
Aug 22, 2013

See you next year, summer.

Jul 28, 2013

We've been building your new, smarter CV.

It's called Skeleton, and we're super excited to be releasing in beta very soon. Pop your email in the box to register, yeah?

Made by Whoever

Jul 20, 2013

Had a pretty good time.

Apr 8, 2013

It's been almost a year now since we started work on Paddle. The team's grown, our product's evolved, and it's a really exciting time for us.

We're committed to making payments as easy as possible, securely from the palm of your hand.

In the coming weeks a national favourite, Marks & Spencers, will be trialling Paddle in-store and we're really proud that they've chosen our product ahead of some worthy competition. There's no shortage of activity in the mobile payments space, but we believe strongly in the experience we've crafted, and there's a lot more to come from us yet.

It was nice to see us featured in Easter Sunday's Independent as well as a host of other reputable industry sources recently, including Pocket Lint, CNN, Computer Weekly, Mobile World Live and Mobile Payments today.

It's available now, and there's a demo store where you can try it out for yourself without making a purchase.

Apr 4, 2013

Ski trip was fun.

Feb 1, 2013

In September I teamed up with my buddy Jinder at TechHub to work on a new interface and identity for his bootstrapped proof of concept, Kangaroom. Here's how it worked out..

It's retina, responsive, live now and it kicks ass. Read a little more about the product and how it was built over here.

Tell everyone.

Sep 5, 2012

I love analogue photography.

Aug 10, 2012

Still working on a little something called Skeleton with my buddy when we can find the time. Should be cool when we eventually get it up & running. Stay tuned yeah.

Jul 22, 2012

online banking

It's horrible. I can be pretty careless with money sometimes, and I've always wished Mint.com would come to the UK.

I bank with Natwest. It's not completely useless, but it's not very useful, either.

I think it's astonishing that banks who control the currencies of our lives refuse to grant us the tools to help ourselves manage and quantify them.

I've been following Simple.com (formerly BankSimple) since they started making a few waves last year. Taking a little inspiration, my continued frustration, and a loose connection at Natwest, I put together a quick concept of something a bit better.

Jun 25, 2012

I designed the identity for Highgate Labs, parent company to our first product; Paddle.

It's close!

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