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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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Nautilus

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

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Sarah revamped our website with a clean, fresh look that made navigation much easier for users and revealed the wealth of content we had created. We’ve received many compliments from our nationwide network of members.

With her technical know-how and design vision, Sarah created a website that surpassed expectations, all within budget. Our website is now the public face that we want representing our organization.

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Date Published
12 August 2020
·Reading time
5 minute read

How to mute a mic in six months

For a relatively simple app, Mic Drop took a lot longer than you might think to build—and that's not even counting all the time we've spent on marketing! It turns out that there's a lot more to simplicity than there seems—and audio, in particular, is especially complex. Matt explores beneath the surface to share what we've learned from our first foray into macOS app development, from a (mostly) technical perspective.

Date Published
30 June 2020
·Reading time
2 minute read

The Remote Meeting Etiquette Guide

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, it looks like remote working may be here to stay—which means lots and lots of Zoom meetings. Since video calling is our new normal, it’s time we had an etiquette guide for our post-COVID world. Spoiler alert: keep your trousers on and mute your mic.

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Octopus Think

Octopus Think is a design & development agency specialising in user-centred design and React development. We build smart, inclusive, usable digital products that make people’s lives better.

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