Always gotta be starting something — right?

For as long as I can remember I’ve had side projects on the go — I think I just like to always have a second canvas. They tend to be little hacks, big events, small branding projects or good old-fashioned graphic design projects.

  • Design+Banter

    A couple of years ago I started a design event with Sam in a small karaoke room in the basement of a bowling alley. We started it to meet other designers and to get to know the design community in London. Now, twenty events later, Design+Banter regularly attracts over 200 attendees, sells out in under a minute and has features world-class design speakers from across the globe. I guess you could call it a success.


    Since my days working back at EDITED, producing interactive fashion-data journalism I’ve been intrigued by the intersection of design, data and “the internet”. In Verena I found a kindred spirit. So we started a event to bring these disciplines together IRL. So far we’ve had speakers discuss everything from generative, art to slow data and how data will help to solve youth homelessness.

  • Seven Stops South

    After was acquired in the summer of 2015 we got to move out of our old ramshackle office and into a shiney new space. As part of the move I worked with our CEO to develop a flexible event space in the new office that we and other startups could use for free events and meetups. To help get the word out we started running some open lunchtime events in late 2015 under the banner of “Seven Stops South”.

  • Penny

    Back in 2012, Alex and I decided to enter the London leg of Angelhack to see how good a product we could hack together in 24 sleepless hours. Our hack was a browser plugin and web-app that helped a user track when clothing they wanted went on sale. We called it Penny. It was judged one of the top 3 hacks and won us a 10-day trip to San Francisco to demo to some amazing people at Google, Facebook and Twitter.

  • The Daily Measure

    London is full of great things to see and do on any given day. Too many to be able to decide sometimes. Inspired by the Dublin Almanac from Brian and Lily, I worked with Dom on a daily email for Londoners with a simple proposition — it told you three great things to do that day in the city, one thing in the morning, one at lunchtime and one in the evening. Over it’s lifetime it racked up almost 25,000 subscribers.

  • The Audience Project

    A couple of years back I worked with Henry and Alex to help them define the proposition for their next startup — Listora. At the time however, “Listora” as a entity didn't exist so we formed a research team focused on figuring out how event organisers conceptualise, interact with and analyse their audiences. We wanted a place to share our findings so I built an online hub for our work called "The Audience Project".

  • Au

    One of the first hacks to come out of the Audience Project was Au — shorthand for “Audience” and the chemical symbol for Gold. It was designed for people who use the Eventbrite ticket platform and aimed to bridge some of the gaps in Eventbrite's own cross-event reporting. It allowed organisers to better understand repeat attendees and their ticket purchasing patterns and to segment their pre-sales appropriately.

  • Engage

    Another quick hack with it’s origins in the Audience Porect. Engage was a small tool designed to help event promoters understand what content best engaged the event audience on facebook. It addressed at-the-time shortcomings in Facebook's own tools but ultimately become redundant as these tools improved. It was a good example of how not to approach building a product on someone else’s platform.