I’m Rich Williams, founder of Richly, a freelance UX designer & design thinking consultant with over 7 years worldwide experience on a range of design thinking-led projects, now specialising in facilitating small-to-mid-sized, local (SME) businesses & startups research, ideate & develop user-centred design solutions & processes that connect to their business goals/issues.

As an ideator I also help people conceive ideas for projects and develop an 'innovation mindset' & with a solution-based approach to problem-solving.

I’ve worked with clients on a range of projects within the UK, as well as in Australia, New Zealand & South Korea. I’m now based in York, but also serve clients in Leeds & London.

Richly UX Design brings my experience and the combined skills of other creative professionals together to help you deliver efficient sprints and other design services within a bespoke package that has your local business covered. Richly's vision and mission extends further through Richly Ventures that aims to provides platforms to inspire people to take action in unearthing & developing their creative potential and output in work & life.

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Hi. I’m Richly Wills


I write about human psychology, adventure and innovation topics that aim to inspire & provoke people to be more open, imaginative, purposeful and forward-thinking in life.

I also founded interactive platforms that enable action towards both achieving our goals and in developing more impacting ideas, create adventure stories, ideate solutions for various clients as I've ventured around the globe (with ADHD), and help with a cultural immersion program for kids.


So, how does Richly help?

Consider this site a look into the psychology of what holds us back in life and in what we need to be more impacting with our goals, ideas and bucket lists (that we all have but few really follow through due to fears and conditioning stopping belief or action). It leads out to resources which are either stories which fuel imagination or inspire change, or more 'actionable' development platforms that challenge change and develop ideas.



The aim of Richly is to help people become ‘proactivators’ that find it easier to actively challenge their comfort zones & to explore surroundings further instead of getting stuck in set conditioned ways, and ‘ideators’ whose fueled imaginations help develop impacting ideas & sustainable solutions the planet needs.

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    ideation

    Challenge our minds to create more solutions in life. Richly has years of experience in creating ideas and innovating solutions, both in business & design contexts. Richly also provides local businesses design services that help develop their online presence & brand.

    We can start with the concept stage where we can inspire creative thought and help initiate concepts and solutions to a variety of creative problems both within business, and through helping individuals develop more ideas and solutions for individual projects.read more..

    We can start with the concept stage where we can inspire creative thought and help initiate concepts and solutions to a variety of creative problems both within business, and through helping individuals develop more ideas and solutions for individual projects. Richly can provide your local business or startup with a full design service package, which includes brand identity, print, web & content editing design solutions, or you can choose only the elements that suit your needs and fit to your budget.

    Design Thinking & UX

    concepting ideas & running sprints

    I've years experience as a design thinking consultant (in both UX design & social innovation) that cohabitated nicely with other ventures in my journey.

    I specialise in facilitating design sprints for local SME-sized clients and startups, helping them ideate, prototype & iterate more efficient design systems, spaces, products & services that deliver a better overall user experience to empathise with both users needs and client goals.

    I also help clients generate, brand and develop feasible ideas for their personal or business projects.


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    Design & SEO

    branding, print, web, copy & local SEM

    Creating content. Freelance. Richly places consideration into the potential need for brand identity, online registration requirements, current industry trends & competition, and of course, local design thinking & user experience practices that can set you apart in your local industry.

    Design thinking practices don’t have to be for the giant corporations, it can work on a local stage too, and as micro-businesses are starting to boom there’s a lot of scope for local design thinking practices.


    find design thinking services

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    Having a recognisable identity isnt just for a large scale corporation. A local business can give a lasting impression to its customers with the right branding message and image.

    Visual communication is an important part of business. Much of what we perceive about a product, service, or even an individual, is done before we are even consciously aware of it.

    This is especially true today where any local business can gain an online presence, and where we have to take in so much visual information before making a conscious decision of what we want.

    The subliminal messages behind our branding can really help a potential customer connect your product to a positive message and image. Give the wrong message and customers might not understand what it is you are even offering.

    Createups & CWS

    inspiring meetups for creatives


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    Creatics are a type of createup, but involves finding someone else as a disruptor who can give constructive criticism by pulling out problems with your ideas to help you iterate towards more valid solutions. We need this just as much as a shoulder of inspiration and praise, as disruptors help us pick out the problems we might have missed due to being too attached to an idea that either just does not work or there is a need for. Having someone there to look from the outside-in can be an invaluable resource (& mentor) that leads to more output than going it alone.

    Createups work in conjunction with Cafe.Work.Study (an extended Richly Venture partnership in progress), that aims to help make it easier for freelancers and students to find cafes to work or study on-the-go, and which fit their personal needs and learning styles better than generic chain cafes.

    Healinno

    world-impacting innovation topics

    We can all do more to innovate ideas & solutions the world needs. Healinno's innovation articles spark foresight & debate to get us involved in generating more sustainable solutions.




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    The app allows users to come together to inspire, generate, improve, collaborate, feedback, and develop innovations either the world needs, or which users want to see an improvement for.

    There is even a Healinno Kids version in the pipeline that gets kids to be creative, forward-thinkers, important as they are the future and have so many creative ideas that could be utilised better in the world.

    As this project is still in development, details cant be realised yet, but much more will follow.


    proactivation

    Richly helps companies design solutions to their business problems through considering user needs and innovative thinking to better solutions.

    Richly is a creative design thinking agency, so aims to inspire creative thought to help local businesses, startups & individuals on a variety of projects, whether through initiating concepts which lead to good design & business solutions, or by unearthing more creative output in different areas of life.read more..

    Richly is a creative design thinking agency, so aims to inspire creative thought to help local businesses, startups & individuals on a variety of projects, whether through initiating concepts which lead to good design & business solutions, or by unearthing more creative output in different areas of life.

    Comforth

    psychology behind our comfort zone

    Comforth making it count. is, in essence, a comfort zone challenge platform that enhances life productivity, which ultimately helps individuals unearth their creative flow & output to develop more innovative ideas that the world needs. It does this through working on the psychology of conditioning & comfort zones, and through aiming to help people get more out of their life in reaching their goals through actions.

    tell me more

    You tell Richly about your business, and Richly uses years of expertise & creative nous to help you brainstorm ideal names, ideas or outcomes. Rest in mind, research is not forgotten when developing ideas.

    comforth app helps us take action in challenging our comfort zone so we shake, step and strive into getting more out of life. It is a platform that enhances life productivity and purpose, which helps people be more proactive in making their life count.

    Journeyspired

    venturing out further into new surroundings

    Journeyspired is an extended part of Comforth which aims to inspire people to physically step further into new surroundings and learn to be location-independent.

    Writing projects aim to ignite imaginations through adventure stories, or the Journeyspired novel, which takes different characters through a world of travel and sees how each of them connect with a world out of their comfort zones.


    tell me more

    Richly places consideration into the potential need for brand identity, online registration requirements, current industry trends & competition, and of course, local design thinking & user experience practices that can set you apart in your local industry.

    Design thinking practices don’t have to be for the giant corporations, it can work on a local stage too, and as micro-businesses are starting to boom there’s a lot of scope for local design thinking practices.

    Having a recognisable identity isn't just for a large scale corporation. A local business can give a lasting impression to its customers with the right branding message and image.

    read more info

    Visual communication is an important part of business. Much of what we perceive about a product, service, or even an individual, is done before we are even consciously aware of it.

    This is especially true today where any local business can gain an online presence, and where we have to take in so much visual information before making a conscious decision of what we want.

    The subliminal messages behind our branding can really help a potential customer connect your product to a positive message and image. Give the wrong message and customers might not understand what it is you are even offering.

    Cultural Kids & Bearventures

    cultural English immersion & reading series

    My journey led me towards my better half, Daisy, and we have since developed an English immersion vacation program together, Cultural Kids - specifically for Korean kids experiencing the UK (as she's Korean and I'm British).

    While I take more of a back seat within this side-venture, it did allow my imagination to run wild whilst developing a story that was originally meant to help kids learn (but ended up becoming more of a Harry Potter sized adventure story, Bearventures).

    However, we did find a solution to my imagination overload and also ended up with Cubventures too, which focuses more on course material to help students learn English whilst developing life skills and culture.


    ebooks & courses

    Richly has an extended vision to inspire people to be more proactive & create more

    Through idea coaching, creative meetups & other Richly Ventures, Richly can help both individuals and teams develop their ideas and creative potential in work & life.

    Through idea coaching, creative meetups & other Richly Ventures, Richly can help both individuals and teams develop their ideas and creative potential in work & life.

    creative eye course

    develop your forward-thinking creative potential

    Creative Eye is an online course (& periodic face-to-face workshop experience) by Richly founder Rich Williams, where he imparts years of experience in developing a creative-analytical problem solving mindset (using various techniques & activities), so you can generate and apply more impacting ideas in work & daily life.


    what is in the course?

    The online course helps you learn: why & how creativity can be an important asset giving you an edge in business and life; how the creative economy works and why it is important to be involved in; how to be inspired even in uninspiring settings; how to develop many ideas (& building ideas from other ideas); and how to determine good ideas from bad ones.

    The workshop experience teaches you this also, but has more focus on practical application as you learn various techniques to get your creative brain in gear, and work towards a sample brief to develop as many ideas as possible, then learn to narrow down to the best solutions (explaining your process).

    This course is useful for:
    - individuals starting creative projects;
    - graduates & executives looking for a creative edge in business;
    - or anyone who justs wants to open their mind more, have fun, and stop limited thinking.

    throw away the comfort blanket?

    ebook guide to our conditioned comfort zone

    Createups is an initiative by Richly which connects creative people locally (via its network) who are trying to develop both creative & startup projects.

    Through local meetups (or via video chat), users can find a 'creative buddy' to share and offer feedback to each other's respective project, then pool together, streamline and spark improved ideas to help progress each project further.

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    Creatics are a type of createup, but involves finding someone else as a disruptor who can give constructive criticism by pulling out problems with your ideas to help you iterate towards more valid solutions. We need this just as much as a shoulder of inspiration and praise, as disruptors help us pick out the problems we might have missed due to being too attached to an idea that either just does not work or there is a need for. Having someone there to look from the outside-in can be an invaluable resource (& mentor) that leads to more output than going it alone.

    Createups work in conjunction with Cafe.Work.Study (an extended Richly Venture partnership in progress), that aims to help make it easier for freelancers and students to find cafes to work or study on-the-go, and which fit their personal needs and learning styles better than generic chain cafes.

    paint the world a brighter future

    Journeyspired's travel race adventure novel

    Let the race begin! vision of different apps and ventures that seek to help and inspire people to be more proactive and innovative in life.

    Firstly, Healinno is an extension of Richly, which was initiated from the sprint process of UX designers, into an innovation platform that focuses on idea generating, managing and developing for the masses.

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