Martin Charlier

I’m an experienced product management & design leader with a passion for prototyping, innovation and creating great products.

My skills span multiple areas of design, leadership as well as software product management.

I have a particular interest in the intersection of digital and physical touch points. My approach combines analytical and creative methods.


I’m currently Head of Product & Design at Unmade, where I lead a team of four product managers and two product designers.

We are an enterprise SaaS product for custom on-demand apparel production. Our customers are teamwear businesses and clothing brands.

Previous roles

Previously I have worked as a designer in consultancies like Frog Design, FJORD (now Accenture Song) and Method. I have also worked as an independent freelance consultant working with startups. I’ve also worked at art collective Random International. Head to my LinkedIn to see my full cv.

I’ve worked on strategic projects across design & innovation for companies like Sky, The Automobile Association, Nokia, Vertu, The Goodwood Estate and Tesco.

Other projects

I sometimes work on things that are not strictly my “day job”. This work often falls within the themes I am interested in. Here are some examples:

Industrial & interaction design for tech products

I have contributed chapters about this to the O’Reilly book “Designing Connected Products”. My chapters are about Interaction-, Service- and Industrial Design.

Together with my friends Tom and Dev, we have explored ambient connected devices through a project making a weather device called “Rain Cloud”. Using funding from InnovateUK and Creative England, we developed and prototyped a connected device with the benefits of IoT connectivity, but without the burden of a complex screen-based UI.

Experience prototyping

Rapid experience prototyping for connected devices and services tend to be hard to share outside of workshop situations. Tom Metcalfe and I have developed a technique that combines low-fidelity with the share-ability of video.

A good overview is my presentation at O'Reilly Design 2017.

Contact me

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