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Considered process.
Flexible approach.

We make video products people love to use

Ostmodern work with leading media, broadcast and sport brands to define product strategies, develop innovative solutions and build services that deliver tangible competitive advantage, whether on desktop, mobile, tablet or TV.

Over the last ten years we have proved that strategic thinking, business insight, human-centred design and rock-solid technology are essential to delivering great products that offer real commercial return.

Whether engaged on a complete design-and-build or supplying an integral part of a larger project, we always deliver bold, inventive thinking, guided by our expert knowledge. We work collaboratively, building strong relationships with our clients and partners so that together we can make quality products that can be used by anyone, products that will last and evolve.

Brilliant work requires brilliant people

We are a multi-disciplinary team made up of over 100 consultants, designers, engineers and content delivery experts and our success depends on their talent, dedication and hard work. Many of our team have experience of working client-side, doing the same jobs our clients do, which gives them a great understanding of client needs. Our founders all came from the UK broadcast industry, we have quality assurance experts from the games industry - where QA standards are more rigorous and long-established - and we even have a digital anthropologist in-house.

Jody Allen

Managing Director

Jody has a background in 3 dimensional product design, which gives him a unique insight into what makes real products tick. More importantly though, over the last 15 years he’s learned through experience what it takes to see hugely ambitious digital programmes delivered perfectly. Jody runs Ostmodern’s commercial and operational activities, ensuring that we create robust client frameworks allied with the type of working environments which allow teams to create outstanding work.

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Thomas Williams

Chief Executive

Future broadcasting is an ongoing theme in Tom’s career. The design of future TV platforms formed the basis of his studies at art school, before he began his career at the BBC working on early prototypes for the emerging broadband video space. A key member of the team who introduced User Centred Design to the BBC, the subsequent 12 years have explored approaches to design process and creative problem solving, with the goal of creating uniquely useful and usable digital products.

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Tim Bleasdale

Creative Director

Tim was responsible for creating some of the first ever proper digital products for the BBC and Channel 4 and has recently overseen our work on complex hardworking products for BFI, Sky and All 4. Initially studying fashion design, Tim has been dedicated to digital since 1998. Drawing on his experience in both Interaction Design and Information Architecture, he drives our strategic & creative thinking from concept to delivery ensuring our products simply work for our clients and their users.

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Chris Randall

Design Director

Chris has over 15 years of experience in digital design, having been at the heart of a score of projects for many international brands and broadcasters including Arsenal, BBC, Channel 4, Aston Martin, MTV and Adidas. With a Masters in Industrial Design, his background leaves him well placed in leading the creation of product experiences that are as rewarding to use as they are beautiful to look at. An enthusiast for experience languages, design systems, brand and all things interactive, Chris and his team are dedicated to delivering creative innovation that makes a difference.

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Richard Amos

CTO

Richard has been pulling apart computers for as long as he could walk, and has spent the past decade working for brand giants including Nike, Nintendo, eBay, Volkswagen, BBC, and BT. His experience of running technical departments at acclaimed agencies, keen enthusiasm for UX and devotion to SCRUM and agile, gives Richard a covetable understanding of how to produce class-leading products.

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Sarah Gautier

Head of Project Management

With 10 years of project management behind her for a host of organisations from Google and BSkyB to the V&A and BFI, Sarah has ensured the safe delivery of client projects no matter what the brief or scale. She leads the project management team to ensure the process is fit for purpose, clients are well informed and cared for and most importantly ensuring the creative and strategic vision is realised.

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The studio

Our studio in Shoreditch, east London, was designed to facilitate our collaborative working style. The layout is flexible, with huge moveable whiteboards that we can position to create the perfect project space and get the whole team, including clients, brainstorming ideas and defining solutions together. We encourage our clients to spend as much time with the team as possible; often they move in for the duration of the project.

Let's work together

We love to meet new people and discuss new projects. Get in touch and let's chat.

Ready to talk to us? Interested in visiting?
Contact hello@ostmodern.co.uk or
call us on +44 (0)203 215 0041