An experienced team backed by a network of trusted partners.
Co-founder and lots of other things
I used to be billed as “the developer” but slowly the lines of code have reduced and the meetings and workshops have increased. It’s the classic path from development to management; I’ve quite enjoyed it.
My role is to define projects and understand what clients need from us. I’m always pushing to find new ways of working to help the team deliver better and better results.
Outside the office I enjoy sports, music and trying to understand my 2 year old son.
Co-founder and self-appointed office interior designer
Ex-designer, now concentrating on the ins and outs of running an agency. I’ve been building websites since 1998, which feels like a long time now I think about it.
I’m the one you’ll speak to about getting going on your project. My role is to get people excited about what we should be building and lay down the foundations for an amazing project. You’ll also find me in workshops getting ideas out of people’s heads and onto Post-Its all over the walls.
I’m a chilli sauce addict and a self-confessed vinyl junkie. Despite my obsession with all things music, I’d be kidding myself if I claimed I could still play my guitar with any skill. That said, I will destroy you at karaoke. Maybe.
Captain Code, you'll find me on the bridge
After finishing a degree in Computer Science I found myself in the arms of Dan and Tom. Needless to say, since then, Lighthouse has gone from strength to strength.
The MVP is my domain. I’ll work with you to define your idea, architect the experience and implement the full product.
Every day, since I started working for Lighthouse, I have made and eaten a ham, cheese and pickle sandwich. It’d just be weird to stop now.
Design lead and storyteller.
When a project lands at Lighthouse, I’ll translate your ideas into an experience that people find irresistible.
I’ve been doing so for the best part of a decade – designing for mammoth financial institutes and publishing companies through to education, dentistry and travel.
Christy and I had known each other for years before we started working at Lighthouse, and we fit perfectly into the strictly-best-mates hiring policy that the company owes its success to.
I’m also a huge drum and bass enthusiast and Chess devotee, which makes for a rare venn diagram overlap.
Design and adventure!
After mastering design and typography working in book publishing, I realised that print was passé and reunited with the screen. Drawing, branding, and making and breaking a grid always makes me happy, no matter the medium.
At Lighthouse I turn ideas into visuals. I spend most of the days here matching colour with type, crafting layouts and designing engaging experiences for users.
I love high resolutions and higher mountains. Sometimes that means discovering a new Sketch plugin, other times it means being 2500m above sea level surrounded by 34 wild bulls.
Arrested Web Development
In the pantomime horse of web development, I play the back end. My work makes sure that your website isn’t just a pretty face.
I used to write for magazines. Now I write code. I’ve been a database admin, content manager, and solutions architect – working everywhere from small fluffy arts charities to big blue tech monoliths.
Growing up in East Anglia, respecting the music of ABBA, and having lived in a hotel for six months are among the many things I share with Alan Partridge.
Strategy ninja and resident beefcake
I’m all about finding smart new ways to improve our internal operations. My efforts gets the team working more effectively so we can push projects out on time and on budget.
I’m a JIRA addict and can be found deep in its interface pulling out data for the team to digest. I also help our clients overcome difficulties in the runnings of their businesses by installing processes and tools within their teams.
Outside of Lighthouse I maintain an impressive fringe, look after my son and get max gains in the gym.
How’d it all start?
It began eight years ago when Dan answered Tom’s call for help to “do a database”. They’d both spent their respective careers in various roles across the web industry, but from that moment they turned their mutual love of the web — and a 25-year-old friendship — into a business. Would it fare better than the fanzine they started at school? It’s still too early to tell.
As the projects got more intense a helping hand was required and Russ and Christy entered onto the scene. After recovering from the sudden drop in average age and rise in average talent they went about working together to create the agency they think the world needs. A team built to let good ideas rise to the top and enjoy themselves while they’re at it.
Lighthouse believes in trusting each other to create good work and supporting each other when the going gets tough. We don’t get involved with anything that doesn’t lead to greatness and when a good idea hits us (like hack days, art days or podcasting), we just do it!