Belief

We develop new business units and propositions for Ford, Google and Nikkei, using design to navigate the 21st-century deluge of data. 

We believe there is massive opportunity in data, for every business or organisation. Our design and prototyping-led approach identifies and maximises potential for new ventures, de-risking investment through market testing and validation. 

 
Expertise
Data expertise

We uncover and specify the right data to fuel unique propositions. Our cross-sector experience in finance, mobility, media and sports enables an understanding of data as the key material of the 21st-century business.

New service development

We use unique user research methods, data-auditing and brand strategy to invent new propositions, intellectual property, products and services. 

Go-to-market consultancy

We work with clients to develop and take propositions to market, analysing market and customer opportunities, and modelling structures and revenues.

Design thinking

It's an established term, but design thinking is a useful toolkit, consisting of user-centricity, testing-and-learning, and demystification of the ultra complex.

Rapid prototyping

An iterative approach allows us to prototype concepts at speed for user validation. We work across the spectrum from strategy and information architecture through to product design and branding. 

Collaboration

We work with company leadership, product and engineering teams as well as external partners to deliver solutions that will grow and scale with the business. 

Capacity building

We help clients hire the right specialists and acquire the right skills. We leave behind a Playbook of methods for clients.

Opportunity in uncertainty

Clients come to us with open problem spaces. Our methods allow us to quickly dispense with inefficient areas of investigation and identify the real opportunities.

From business to government

We are experienced in working with business-to-business, business-to-government, and business-to-consumer clients, across the financial, sport, and media industries.

At home with complexity

We collaborate with client teams to understand highly complex domains. Our experience across finance, health, government allows us to join the dots across these areas.

Leadership
Max Gadney
Founder
Former design and product leader at BBC. 20+ years experience creating data-driven products and services. Winner of 11 Webbies and 4 BAFTA awards.
Nick Cross
Chairman
Strategic brand and marketing leader. 25+ years working with organisations through market disruption, including Selfridges, Egg, Tesco, Not Impossible Labs, National Grid, Co-op and The Guardian.
Mike Gallagher
Design Director
Previously at Dubberley Design in San Francisco with clients such as Amazon, Google, National Geographic and Alere. 13+ years experience, including teaching at Yale, University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers.
Sabih Ali
Strategy Director
Engineer and nanotechnologist from the University of Cambridge. Previously Head of Brand and Digital Analytics for a leading, global software firm. Extensive experience commercialising digital products.
Tom Pearson
Technology Director

Formerly Principal Developer at BBC News and Financial Times. System architect and engineer with 20+ years experience in product and mobile app development.

Teona Teodorescu
Designer

Information Designer from Reading University, specialised in data and user experience design. Previously at medical consultancy, Costello Medical London. Winner of D&AD One to Watch Award.

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