A team built to give you everything you need

Not just any old digital agency, think of us as your ready made startup team with the experience to help you overcome the most challenging hurdles. We’ll guide you through the process of launching innovative products and services, and make sure we ride that journey together.

Who we are

A passionate group of product managers, creatives and technologists, we’re capable of providing everything you need without having to outsource.

Kirsten Minshall Founder

Kirsten is the founder of UVD and has led the company for over a decade. Initially from a Computer Science background, he’s now the Agile and Lean Startup champion within the company, always striving to refine our approach and leading our clients through the production process.

Ryan Hyslop Frontend Developer

Leading the company strategy for user experience, Ryan has the unique skill of being able to draw together the creative and technical aspects of the studio, being the glue between deep tech and visual design whilst translating requirements into experiences that are a pleasure to use.

Eddy Lane Lead Developer

Eddy is our resident full-stack lead developer and self-proclaimed TDD evangelist. Unfazed by MEAN or LAMP, he’s a tech addict whose passions include Angular, Symfony, TypeScript and RabbitMQ. He’s currently learning Clojure and Ruby in his spare time, often spurred on by a craft beer or two..

Rachael Grocott Head of Marketing

With her multitasking skills, Rachael leaves her single threaded colleagues in the shade, performing her main role as Head of Marketing with aplomb, ensuring everyone on the production team stays organised and motivated whilst running several projects at the same time.

James Dowell Frontend Developer

Joining us from University with first class hons, James was ready to hit the ground running. He’s already spruced up our internal projects, and led the frontend on our project planning tool, Sprinter. When he’s not got his head in the latest Angular book, he’ll be in the kitchen cooking up a storm.

Alvaro Nistal Digital Designer

Originally from Spain, Alv now resides in East London and he’s pretty hipster: bang on with fashion trends as well as design trends. His skills in UI and UX design are second to none and from day one he’s taken the reins of the UVD identity and raised the bar of our visual style.

Alex Longshaw Developer

Alex was the original placement student from our first shared office space. He now joins us as a graduate from UWE with a years’ commercial experience under his belt, bringing with him his skills as a developer as well as his top notch skills in cake baking.

Our culture

We believe in the power of shared knowledge and love learning from each other during our hack days, code Kata sessions and monthly'Interesting Stuff Club'. Based in the heart of Tech City, you'll often find us at industry events and at our co-working space meetups. But it's not all work work work, we like to get out of the office on away days, cinema trips, exhibition visits and even throw the odd party to help us let our hair down.

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We’d love to hear from you!

If you have an idea for a website, web application or mobile experience or think that you may be able to improve a business process using web technologies

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