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We believe that technology is a tool to make the world a happier, fairer place. We build smart, inclusive, usable digital products to improve people's lives.

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Who we are

We’re a duo based in Scotland with three decades of design and development experience.

Matt is our Chief Technical Octopus, a software developer and vintage motorcycle enthusiast. Sarah is our Chief Design Octopus, a graphic and product designer with a penchant for bold colours and impractical footwear.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we do great work.

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Sarah and Matt discussing cufflinks.

What we do

Strategy

Visual Design

Product Design

Accessibility

Mobile Apps Development

Websites Development

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What we’ve done

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#Design system

Nautilus

An open-source and inclusive design system and React component library.

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I’ve worked with Sarah at both HB Studios and Triggers and Sparks. She is an extremely talented and hard working graphic designer. She is a perfectionist at heart and tries to do whatever she can to make her clients happy and make their sites beautiful. She also has a remarkably strong technical background for a designer and is able to develop robust sites using the latest web technologies. I worked as a frontend programmer to her graphic design at HB and her skills, perfectionism and technical knowledge made my job so much easier. I can’t imagine another graphic designer that I would prefer to work with.

Blair Doyle · Senior Software Developer, HB Studios

The company we keep

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What we're up to now

Date Published

13 January 2020·

Reading time

4 minute read

The year in review: 2019

A little late, but there’s no expiration date on thoughtful reflection, right? We take the opportunity to review our first (short!) year in business: what we accomplished, what we didn’t, and where we’re headed next.

Date Published

22 November 2019·

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4 minute read

Making ethics the beating heart(s) of our business

Saying you're all about ethics is one thing, but actually quantifying it and holding yourself accountable is another thing entirely. Let's get specific about what "ethical business practices" actually means.

A sketch of our mascot, Bubbles: an octopus wearing a hard hat and safety goggles.

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