Give them a brief and they’ll question, probe, explore, delve, search, kick around, challenge, think, try out, persist and solve until the cows come home. We’ve some incredibly talented people, with a diverse range of skills, for you to collaborate with. And with their help, you can change the world.
Alex is a multi-skilled innovation practitioner whose previous experience includes Experience Design/ Strategy Lead at Accenture Interactive, Strategy Director, Havas Media, and Associate, Pembridge LLP (angel investment firm). Currently he works as Strategic Design Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, Platinion, in London.
He and the teams he works with create and deliver high value projects for businesses, with innovation, strategy and creativity at the forefront. He has worked with clients in the healthcare, finance, retail, pharmaceutical, media, education and not-for-profit sectors.
Alex also set up and ran specialist ‘do tank’ The XDs – aka The Experience Design Group. This was the early prototype for Fuzzy.
Signe has a long of experience working in visual design and communication. She is a highly skilled design practitioner who uses graphics, image manipulation and digital photography to help people and organisations communicate more powerfully.
Signe did her MA at the Royal College of Arts and works in London and Copenhagen, helping businesses and organisations like the Tate, Nike, Roskilde Festival, Time Out London and Sony Music address their communication needs.
She has developed a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach, and is able to generate and develop new ideas, concepts and identities that work beautifully across a mix of different formats, including analog and digital.
Dr Olesya Myakonkaya
Dr Olesya Myakonkaya is an innovation and service design specialist. She works at the cross-overs between user-centred design, organisational design, scientific research and communication.
Olesya has over ten years of innovation experience and has designed new services and led organisational design projects for a host of businesses. She has helped organisations such as GSK, Barclays, Vodafone, and Homes England solve problems and innovate at scale.
She is also the founder of Mars Nation, a programme of immersive events which brings together experts and novices to solve grand space exploration challenges. Mars Nation has been featured at TEDx.
Tushar Sinha is formerly of both UCL’s Medical School, and its Computer Science Masters Programme. He brings 10 years of experience as a software developer, technical lead, consultant and director, combined with an in-depth knowledge of the medical field and the inner workings of the NHS.
His previous clients have included IRIS, Experian, Premier Inn, Beefeater, Costa, as well as several start-ups.
John-Henry is an experience designer, with a practice grounded in solid user research and user-centred design. He has a depth of experience, ranging from designing the Guardian newspaper’s highly successful first iPhone news app, to interaction design for various UK government services. Projects include Renew Your Passport, which enabled users to take their own digital passport photo and submit it online, and the Magistrates Court Rota – part of the ongoing digital transformation of the UK judicial system.
John-Henry is a passionate advocate for users. He believes that an elegant, usable web or app experience, one that aligns and connects to business goals and user needs, is the best way to create ongoing value, be that for a business or a not-for-profit, and for the people they serve.
Lee has a wide array of skills in design and development, including in Immersive Media (e.g. VR) and AR, in spatial computing, machine learning, and in generative art, app and web development.
He has spent the last 25+ years working across multiple disciplines and sectors, helping businesses like Ogilvy and Havas as well as not-for-profits explore the creative potential of emerging technology.
Lee has a passion for creativity and technology that is infectious and sure to inspire. He is also a practitioner of quality production methodology, and builds great products that everyone can be proud of.
Karina is a researcher, data enthusiast, and story teller. She uses a data driven approach to understand needs, identify problems, and construct solutions. She believes high quality research and data are an essential part of the user-centred design process, critical to building empathy, informing evaluation, and delivering effective, usable, and delightful tools.
Karina has 7 years of cross-sector experience conducting research to understand user needs and perceptions. She was a researcher on the People Analytics team at Google, and prior to that she worked with nonprofit funders such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation at the Center for Effective Philanthropy. She distills insights utilising both qualitative and quantitative methods including surveys, focus groups, interviews, experiments, behavioural data analysis, and usability testing.
Karina is skilled in defining and measuring user needs, perceptions, and behaviours, and translating data into insights that inform strategy and design. She believes that making high quality user data salient and understandable is an important key to effective design. She is currently an MSc candidate in Human Computer Interaction at the University College London Interaction Centre (UCLIC).
Glen specialises in service design and organisational culture change. He also has over a decade of experience in systems design and process improvement.
On a project, Glen will lead teams and influence stakeholders so they embrace a more innovative, user-centred and design-led approach – one that helps them understand and solve problems.
Work he’s done includes creating multi-site platforms, mobile apps, conversational AI products, technical software and internal interfaces. He’s helped organisations like the US Coast Guard, Halliburton, Nissan and TotalJobs understand the needs, problems and behaviours of the people they serve and to ideate feasible, viable and desirable solutions.
Lately Glen completed his Masters of Design in Service Design Innovation with UAL. He’s also a member of the board of the American Society for Quality’s Design Division, and is co-founder of The Community, a management system audit data visualisation and story-telling tool.
Patrick is a very experienced behavioural scientist who applies psychological science to help businesses solve the challenges they face in a practical, value creating way. He helps organisations understand on a deeper level why people might do what they do and how best to attract, engage and influence behaviour.
When not working on businesses issues, Patrick lectures at a number of London universities, including Goldsmiths and UAL. He has co-authored many papers on topics ranging from Facebook psychology to facial expressions, and has published a book on marketing psychology (Hooked: Why cute sells…)
Past projects have included providing consultancy and research services to household name brands such as eBay, Trainline and Vodafone.
Along with his Fuzzy work, Patrick also currently holds the role of Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder at behavioural science agency Capuchin.
Cathy is a multi-disciplinary, award-winning designer specialising in UX design, service design, creative research and design management. Cathy’s practice blends art, design, and play to bring people and ideas together in value-creating ways.
Past product design work includes projects for wellness, fintech, and education startups. Cathy has also won awards for art direction and UX/UI work, specifically with Dentsu JaymeSyfu (part of the Dentsu Aegis Network).
Cathy holds a Masters of Design in Design Management Innovation from Ravensbourne University London. Currently, Cathy also works as a Communication and Design Specialist at the Boston Consulting Group.
Sven specialises in innovation for difficult and complex urban design challenges where standard planning and design solutions fall short. As co-founder of Bold Tendencies and Frank’s Cafe – a pop-up cocktail bar in Peckham, London – Sven was the strategic visionary behind the transformation of an abandoned derelict car park into a cultural destination with lasting socio-economic impact. Nowadays he runs hackathons and organises specialist events around sustainable building and commercial/ retail regeneration in the built environment. Sven is also the founder of Beispiel, an urban design agency that advises leading development and design teams and local authorities. He also lectures in architecture at Central St Martins.
‘Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.’ Rob Siltanen