We build superb web sites, mobile apps, digital tools and online shops by fastening good design to clever technology. We love new ideas. If you've got one for us, get in touch.

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We’re makers
at heart

Sourcing nice material

You don’t need a website. You need a medium for great content. So, we start by getting our hands on some good, raw materials to build with. We source great copy, photography, illustration and video that’s fit for purpose and fit for your audience.

Sharpening the tools

We invest time in researching, playing and keeping our skills tight. It’s like keeping your tools sharp and well oiled. As ‘Honest Abe’ famously said - “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

Crafting the hell out of it

Great craft is where the big bits are intrinsically tied to the small bits and everything feels considered as a whole. It’s easy to explain but a lot harder to achieve. This is the bit that really brings a smile to the face of everyone on the project.

Birds of a
feather.

There are two things that pull us together: we like the work we do and we like working with each other. The rest sorts itself out.

Rich Blake

Rich

Rich is a bit of a unicorn. He can manage an entire technology stack, but that’s not even the best bit…

The best bit is that he doesn't talk like someone who lives in lines of code, even though he does. Rich is the guy that pours the digital foundations – and he builds the framing – and he does the joinery.

He also comes with a no-jargon guarantee. Truly, a mystical creature.

What’s the best bit?
Tom de Groen

Tom

Tom is experienced in experience. He’s ex-industrial design and has brought the tool kit with him…

Some words you’ll hear often when examining the industrial design process are ‘usability’, ‘human-centred’ and ‘lean’. If they sound familiar it’s because they are now vernacular when discussing digital products.

Tom is our voice of the customer in conversations that usually centre around business needs and technology.

What’s in the kit?
Mike

Mike

Mike is our lighthouse. He guides us away from the perilous reefs and sheds light on new horizons…

We like to call him “Dad” because he’s the firm but gentle hand of common sense and wisdom; tempering our excitable dispositions. He looks after numbers, forecasts, maps, plans – that kind of stuff. It’s serious stuff and Mike is a serious guy.

Seriously.

What’s that a metaphor for?
Carlos

Carlos

Carlos is the guy we turn to when our ideas aren’t far-fetched enough.

Carlos draws on his many, many years of experience (at home and abroad) to dream up things that don’t even have a box to be outside of – yet.

He’s our deep thinker. Like a monk: a very well dressed monk – with good hair.

Like, outside of the box?
Matt West

Matt

Matt is our driving force and strategic compass…

Who knows! But if anyone has an idea where it might be, it would be Matt. He is the pointy end of our strategy and provides the litmus test of any idea before it goes out into the world. Including his own, of which there are many. Not keen on sitting still too long, he’s always on the hunt for the next opportunity.

Where’s North?
Jason Wells

Jason

Jason is our ideas man and resident story teller…

He’d give Spike a run for his money we reckon. Jason has an enviably fertile mind for ideas and insights. He’s our King of Concepts, even if we didn’t think there was one to be had. When Jason isn’t plying his craft with our pals at DOT loves data and Eightyone he’s over here with the Kernl crew.

Spike Milligan or Shakespeare?
Paul

Paul

Building an interface that works on any screen, and works beautifully at the same time, is more art than science…

You had better believe it! He’s our resident Rembrandt of responsive. Paul has a background in graphic design which means he analyses the intent of the final experience first and then builds to that specification.

Plus he’s quick. Like, 6-fingers-on-each-hand quick.

Is Paul an artist?
Pat Horsley

Pat

Pat is our silent knight. He doesn’t say a lot – which is probably because what he does is jolly tricky…

He’s busy making things work properly while we’re off making his life more difficult. He’s our saviour in shining hoodie – the strong, silent type – carving a path to a happy code base, one sweep of the sword at a time.

Like Clint Eastwood meets Johnny 5: the perfect mix of hero and technology.

What does he do?

Ready. Fire. Aim?

Ever had the experience of someone telling you that a project was a success based on some data you didn’t even know existed?

We paint the target on the wall before firing the arrow – not the other way around. This means we stay honest to the brief and can produce a measureable return on your investment based on the stuff you and your customers care about.

Build + Measure + Learn…

Building something, testing it in the real world and studying the success of that piece of work means we’re able to adapt our trajectory as we go. It means that every project makes the next one better informed and more targeted.

…repeat

We want to turn projects into relationships – which is why we are so selective about who we work with. We get to know your business better and produce work that matters to your customers.