Our multidisciplinary agile teams have been successfully delivering high profile content managed websites and digital products since 2001. Our clients include Johnson & Johnson, ITV, BDO, Robbie Williams, Royal Collection Trust, Imperial War Museum, and the National Crime Agency.
Using the Deeson Agile Framework we design and build open source platforms including public-facing websites, intranets, data platforms, business systems and system integrations for some of the biggest brands in the UK.
We work hard to cultivate an open and transparent culture, which means sharing what we're thinking about even if it's a work in progress.
In 2016 we published our team handbook so that both clients and prospective team members can understand how we work, what our values are, and how our approach to work is evolving as we learn even more about what helps us be successful.
Our communication channels are open too. Our clients have access to the same messaging systems we use, so you'll always know the latest status of the project and have direct real-time communication with the team delivering it.
He is one of three founders of DrupalCamp London which runs the largest (600+ attendees) community organised Drupal event in Europe. He has a degree in software engineering.
His digital strategy work includes Future Publishing, BRIT Awards, Medtronic, Jimmy Page and Open University.
Since 1999 Simon has worked with digital technology in client and agency roles to deliver lasting transformational change in areas including marketing, e-commerce, business systems, publishing, customer service and internal communications.
Professionally qualified in marketing, public relations and change management, he has been awarded Chartered Marketer status by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Accredited Practitioner status by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. He's also an APMG accredited Change Management Practitioner.
In 2013 he was recognised in the top 100 UK Digital Leaders National Awards. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Technical Director - Delivery
John leads Deeson's delivery of technical projects and our software development teams. He is the senior expert specialising in integrating complex systems and technical architecture. He establishes, shares and maintains technology best practice across the agency.
John is also an active member of the global Drupal community contributing code to Drupal core, modules and Drupal 8.
He has been delivering PHP web applications projects since 1998, holds a Masters in Software Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer.
In 2015 John won the prestigious Wirehive 100 'Engineer of the Year' award. He is a keen advocate for equal access to engineering careers and is a STEM ambassador.
Andrew is responsible for the creative output of the agency and acts as the senior owner during the discovery and design phases of the project before assuming a client and user advocacy role during delivery.
Andrew has been working in creative industries for 18 years. He started as a visual effects artist for the film and television industry. He taught game design theory, mathematics, and theoretical physics before taking a role at Microsoft Research as a human/computer interaction developer. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University.
He then had a short stint working in the museums sector before moving agency side as a creative technologist, digital strategist, and creative director.
His client list includes The Royal Household, SKODA, Google, Microsoft, The British Library, The National Archives, Kew Gardens, GOV.UK, Robbie Williams, Porsche, The Natural History Museum, Ofcom, The Public Catalogue Foundation, City & Guilds, Westminster Palace and Nationwide.
Andrew has won a BAFTA for his design for The National Archives, as well as twice winning Site of the Year for the culture sector.
Technical Director - Strategy
Ronald develops technical strategy at Deeson. Analysing emerging enabling technologies and market trends he identifies new opportunities and improved methods for solving problems.
Ronald holds a PhD in Computer Science from Southampton University where he subsequently worked as a senior research fellow, collaborating with BT Research, SRI International and Stanford University. His research dealt with complex distributed systems, artificial intelligence, and Semantic Web technologies. He has authored and co-authored a number of academic articles on these subjects as well as book chapters on computer programming and a book on Agent-Based Software Development.
After moving from academia to industry Ronald focused on the use and integration of content management tools within large organisational settings. He has worked with clients such as UCLA, McGill University, Indiana University Libraries, the NHS, the Italian Government, TripAdvisor and Solarcentury.
Ronald is a frequent speaker at technology and especially Drupal-related events. Prior to joining Deeson, Ronald held roles including CTO and startup founder.
Head of Delivery
Holly is a Certified Scrum Master and is heavily involved in the digital project management community. She co-founded DOxPM, an Oxford-based meetup for digital project managers as well as The Big DO, a one-day conference. She is also a founder of the UK's largest digital PM community on Slack and writes extensively on the topic of project management and leadership.
Holly's focus at Deeson is on providing agile delivery leadership to complex projects. She's also responsible for the Deeson agile project management framework and is one of our three agile coaches.
She has worked with clients such as NHS, Bupa, Oxford University Press, Foyles, Nominet and the Open Data Institute.
A Fellow of the ACCA, Julie has more than fifteen years' post-qualification experience in the marketing sector.
She uses this wealth of experience when overseeing the finance function and working with the board to develop and deliver its strategic plan.
Prior to joining Deeson, Julie was involved in a number of acquisitions, management buyouts, fund raises and balance sheet restructures. Julie also founded and ran a multi-channel fragrance business that included retailing in over one thousand Boots stores.
Head of Design and User Experience
Mike leads our User Experience and Design team. He also takes the project lead role on some of our highest-profile projects and is one of our agile coaches.
He has worked both agency and client side - previously as Digital UX Specialist at Smiths Medical, global manufacturer of medical devices.
Mike has worked with clients including the National Army Museum, Imperial War Museum, Mercedes Benz, Persil, Shepherd Neame, and the National Crime Agency.
We're open by design. That's why our team handbook, processes and information is all published under a Creative Commons license.