Head of Design and Product, CAST
April 2017 – Present
Digital Product Designer and Strategist, Freelance
October 2012 – March 2017
Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST), London and UK-wide
Devised and ran a twelve week accelerator programme to support non-profits in identifying gaps in their service provision and then in deploying creative uses of technology to fill the need. Oversaw nine charities graduate from the process throughout 2016-17.
Telegraph Media Group
Planned and facilitated a series of idea-generation workshops with employees from across the organisation to gather responses to shifting trends in the media landscape. Identified the most promising ideas and fleshed them out for further development. Wrote the plan to role out the workshops as a regular digital innovation initiative within the organisation.
Ran a series of two week innovation sprints to understand how ‘nudges’ could be deployed in the branch environment to encourage adoption of digital channels. Managed a team of designers, developers and motion graphics artists to rapidly prototype approaches and test in the target environment with customers.
Using grounded theory, synthesised customer interviews from four countries into a customer experience needs map for Clubcard programme directors. Developed a process to capture and create a 360o service ecology map of Clubcard – the first in its 20 year history. Devised, prototyped and tested with customers new approaches to distributing Clubcard loyalty rewards in store.
Task Squad, vinspired
Designed a platform for the youth volunteering charity to extend their services into paid work placements for their 100,000 young volunteers. Task Squad was shortlisted for the Google Global Impact Challenge Award and awarded £100,000. Grant funded initially, Task Squad reached profitability within three years of launch subsequently becoming a revenue generating arm to the charity.
Co-founder, Head of Product, Kopi
September 2011 – May 2014
Designed all brand materials and managed the digital aspects of the UK’s first solely online coffee subscription business. Oversaw logistics and devised processes to manage 14 suppliers to ensure the coffee was delivered on time every month. Grew the company to multiple-thousands of subscribers and sold the business to Cafédirect in 2014.
Service Designer, Made by Many, London
November 2008 – August 2011
Oversaw a number of digital innovation prototyping, design and build projects for luxury fashion retailer Burberry as well as Skype, Audi and Robinsons.
Creative Director, Pancentric, London
September 2007 – October 2008
Managed the digital agency’s design function and introduced new working practices whilst growing the team to six. Led the business to some of their most significant project wins, including site design and build for Burger King UK and internal comms initiatives for Cadbury’s.
Creative Director, Interesource, London
February 2006 – September 2007
Art Director, View, London
October 2003 – January 2006
Interaction Designer, Freelance
January 2002 – September 2003
Designer, Senior Designer, Quidnunc, London and New York
October 1999 – December 2002
A (very) short list of previous clients
Telegraph Media Group
Breast Cancer Care
… and a bunch of startups over the years who often turned out to have ambitions beyond the generosity of their funders.