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Meet Lighthouse

An experienced team backed by a network of trusted partners.

Dan Gent

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.

Tom Johnson

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.

Christy Quinn

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.

Russell Bishop

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.

Bo San Cheung

Design and Chocopreneur

I started professionally fourteen years ago. Since then, and now — Digital has changed the way we live, the way we work, and has fully integrated itself in our daily activities. By witnessing this evolutive change, I take all my knowledge and use it to transform your products and services (including my own product).

Here at Lighthouse, the culture is one-of-a-kind and it storms creativity. I’ll be the one mapping out and designing those intuitive experiences. I’ll create a pixel-perfect design language, make it look damn good and usable. If something’s out of place, it’ll be flagged.

Design and products are integrated in me, combined with this and the love for people, planet and animals I co-founded a chocolate company that trades directly with cacao farmers in Malaysia and started the movement, “Chocolate is Changing”.

Francisco Laterza

Designer, foodie and icon master

My career so far has taken me thousands of miles from my homeland of Argentina to England. I’ve had the opportunity to work across a broad range of projects including political campaigns, digital media products, and communication for big businesses and non-profits.

Since settling in London I moved towards UX and UI design, which landed me at Lighthouse. My obsession with detail means I love the challenge of creating solid design foundations to build out complex interfaces on top and suites of gorgeous icons to match.

When I’m out of the office, I love cooking, improvising new recipes and travelling as much as possible. I’m on a mission to discover all the best urban spots, marking them on my super-awesome Urban Map™. TripAdvisor has nothing on me.

John Evans

Web-dev and Pokémaster

My Computer Science degree was great but was lacking in one major area; The Web. So, in my spare time I taught myself how to make a simple yet delicious <div> soup and metaphorical vanilla JavaScript dessert.

At Lighthouse I get given content, designs, (both if I’m lucky!) and create awesome, accessible web-things. I’m a multi-everything (browser, OS, device, even text-editor) developer, and I really enjoy coming up with my own fun technical solutions to interesting problems.

Outside work I catch Pokémon, listen to metal & darksynth, mod video games, and tinker with all sort of electronics from Arduino motion controllers to Raspberry Pi robots.

Elliot du Luart

Building your design foundations

Starting out as an architect I’ve swapped designing buildings for designing interfaces. There’s less difference than you’d expect, although one features a far smaller chance of injury at the end of the project.

At Lighthouse I apply my structural thinking to building design systems, crafting complex layouts to be used across multiple devices and products.

Outside of work I can be found building a side hustle as an oil painter and dance music producer. I have yet to find a way to link the two without appearing overly pretentious.

Anna McLoughlin

Content and marketing strategist

I’ve been wrangling ideas into words since 2001. If there’s one thing I know it’s that everyone finds it hard to explain what they do and why it matters.

That’s why I’m the one who extracts the ideas out of everyone’s heads and bottles their brilliance into copy and campaigns that people connect with.

I’m a massive bookworm, so I’m normally found with my nose in a novel or business book, hanging out with my kids or on a yoga mat. I also have a thing for Cornettos since being fed them for breakfast by my Gran as a kid.

Luke Doran

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.

Charlie Cadbury

Chairman and King of Networking™

I get excited by diving deep into business and product building where I have had considerable experience.

My role here is to help strengthen the business operations and help articulate and execute on the vision. I bring years of practical advice from building and running digital and creative businesses and a proven way of working to achieve great results.

An avid cyclist, I have waterproof trousers that look just like jeans. You wouldn’t know the difference. My spare time is taken up mainly by my little family and big celebrations.

Fun fact: My best dance move is an unlikely “Slut drop”

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!