Testimonials

 

‘Working with Francesca has been a welcome change in the way I think about my own creativity. Over the course of a few sessions, I was able to reflect on pre-existing creative habits, and encouraged to develop new ones in accordance with my personal aims and aspirations. Francesca is an incredibly open, encouraging and inspiring practitioner and I’d recommend working with her in a heartbeat!’

—Marianne Hanoun, Deputy Editor, Lecture in Progress

‘I left each of Francesca’s sessions excited about what I had learnt and the creative possibilities ahead of me. Her experience shines through as she talks about the topics about which she is obviously so passionate about. I hope to attend one of her courses again in the future!’

— Myles Cowper-Coles, Senior Software Engineer, Thriva Health

‘I booked a creativity coaching session with Francesca hoping to feel creatively re-energised at the beginning of the year — and the session definitely delivered.

Francesca has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on, and was very adaptive to my needs and interests as they emerged during the session. She has a calmness and openness about her which made me feel very at home and able to tap into my creative self.

I'd recommend her coaching services to anyone looking to bring more creativity into any aspect of their life.’

—Sarah Henderson, Director of Operations, Echo Ventures CIC

‘Francesca is that rare educator you only come across only once or twice in a lifetime. You will remember her words throughout your career and be inspired to push yourself further and give back whenever you get the chance.

She puts boundless energy and thought into the content covered and how it was delivered. An amazing educator and dedicated thought leader in design.’

— Tim Hazzard, Junior UX/UI Designer at ASOS

‘Francesca is a wonderful instructor. She has a natural way of public speaking that is informal but structured — you feel as though she is speaking directly to you! Her feedback is helpful and encouraging, and she challenges you to make better work.

Everyone in our class made leaps and bounds in both the quality of output and understanding of UX design principles.’

— Aaron Nathaniel Standen, Digital Product Designer

‘Francesca has been a wonderful teacher, she is so kind, patient and experienced. When she speaks she doesn't even need to tell people to be quiet, everyone hangs on her every word!

What I respected the most in the way that she taught UX was her determination to make us understand how important the user is in our design process. This sounds obvious for a UX teacher but I have rarely seen anyone communicate the rewards of rigorous UX practice like Francesca does.

It has been a true pleasure and I really hope that we cross paths again in the future.’

— Anthea Jackson, Product Designer at Monzo Bank

‘Incredible intuition! Frankie is one of the rare instructors who also doubled up as a mentor and inspiration for the whole class. She mentored me through the course, being able to recognise my strengths and improve my weaknesses.

With her confidence to be honest about best practices, her passion for forms will live with me forever.’

— Chidi Nwaubani, User Experience Designer, Burberry

 

‘Francesca is a brilliant person to work with. She is warm and personable and inclusive in her approach.

The most noticeable things about Francesca are her commitment to achieving the right result and her personal integrity.’

— Ryanne Goodman, Researching Trust in Intelligent Systems, City, University of London