future minded design

Improving education, employability and wellbeing worldwide ...



We are genuine about what we offer and are humans supporting and helping other humans.

We recognise the humanity of others, being understanding, appreciative and supportive.

We are honest and up-front about the work we do. This helps us set expectations that can be met and upheld. Building and maintaining trust is key.

We constructively challenge everything, always looking for the best solution not the first through in-depth discovery. Everyone can be curious, with an open-mind.

We bring firm commitment to help the people we work with and those they serve to deepen the roots of their purpose and to flourish in them through diverse means including education, employability & wellbeing.

We value and seek to nurture sustainable growth through all we do, across social, economic, environmental, time and innovation – driving for valued based and outcome driven work and partnerships.

We champion partnerships which are active, fulfilling and through which we can bring spirited initiative and resourcefulness, to create better ways of working, better solutions and  better services for communities.

01 Meaningful

Effective, enduring and beneficial change and the delivery of future-minded services can only be achieved through establishing strong connection and trust.  We commit to forging these intentional relationships early, planned transformation and sustainable future operational capability can be achieved.

02 Decades of

Across our team, we offer the best of all worlds, with a blend of latest thinking, innovation and practice, flexibility and adaptability to find a way forward together but with an underlying commitment to delivery, all enhanced with years of hard-earned experience and insight.

6bythree team

We provide a blend of core team for continuity and quality assurance, together with the great benefits of a strong and established network of experts across our suite of six service clusters.  This way we can ensure the capacity and capability to deliver great value and benefit, whatever your needs.

Jon Faulkner

Jon Faulkner

CEO | Strategy | Consulting | Change Leadership

Career spanning project delivery and operational leadership roles at Accenture Consulting and Xchanging before moving to CIO level within a large-scale HE organisation.  Most recently as Managing Director, Jon lead the start-up and growth of Domain7 UK, a global Digital Design Agency, with offices in UK and Canada. 

As from July 2021, Jon has founded design consultancy 6bythree Digital. 

Ambitious, capable and experienced in selling and delivering a broad range of people-centric, evidence informed consulting, strategy definition and delivery, and data & digital solution delivery across the public sector. 

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Sophie Pilley

Creative Director | UX Research & Design | Service Design

Sophie is passionate about exploring intricate challenges to create meaningful and impactful work, using a human-centred, value-led approach to design and research to help clients reach their goals. With a broad range of experience as a designer working within start-ups, scale-ups and digital agencies, she helps teams stay focused on the bigger picture using proven methods such as: UX Audits, user research, workshops, journey mapping and prototyping.  

Her work has helped reposition and align products towards business goals; such as helping break down the barriers to healthcare through the development of a remote GP application. Whilst also helping clients turn ideas and concepts into working prototypes and products, such as empowering teachers to sell resources in a growing marketplace and building an accreditation tool for young people to gain employability skills.

Ollie Clark

Technical Director | Digital Solutions | Accessibility | SEO

Accomplished and adaptable web developer dedicated to improving experiences through technology. Delivering pixel-perfect websites and web applications for multiple CMS platforms including WordPress, Drupal and Umbraco, as well as a variety of static-site and headless solutions. Key focus on accessibility and improving user-experience through cutting-edge design and development practices, in addition to training clients on how to better manage their digital content through a tailored CMS solution.

Utilises a keen understanding of the larger relationship between technologies and systems to scope and plan robust, future-proof solutions for organisations that will improve connectivity and the wellbeing of their users.

Tim Sharpe

Strategy | Consulting | Service Design | Innovation Lead

Tim’s passion for design (both the process and the output of it) and the positive impact it can have when leveraged within business strategies has led him to work in Hong Kong, Switzerland, San Francisco and the UK.

Throughout his career he has had the opportunity to work with design consultancies big and small, including Pentagram, NewDealDesign and DCA, as well as holding senior management positions within Speedo and parent company, Pentland Brands.

At these companies he has proudly worked on some category changing projects for a broad range of brands such as Apple, Dell, Elekta, GSK, Hitachi Rail, HP, Kohler, Netgear, Omega, Samsung and TAG Heuer.

Carla Toomer

Business Analysis | Project Management

Carla is an experienced Project Management and  Business  Analysis who has been on both sides of the experience having worked in schools, universities and local councils and also I.T. functions and digital agencies that support them.  She brings significant knowledge, experience and network in the UK local government arena.  Carla’s leadership and facilitations through change management initiatives and ability to engage stakeholders at all levels and stay focused on delivery effective and workable change make Carla a huge asset to the team overall.

Hazel Sharpe

UX Research | Product Management

Helping organisations transform their products and services to bring value to their communities.  Hazel’s specialities include developing and deploying hybrid methodologies to increase cross-disciplinary team productivity and efficiency, keeping the individual at the heart of it all. 

Her core capabilities include user research – focusing on bringing value to individuals by improving clients’ physical and digital products and services; Human Centred Design (UCD), Design Thinking and Agile across digital, physical and print; Developing and deploying hybrid methodologies to increase cross-disciplinary teams productivity and efficiencies; Agile practitioning, adaptable to different environments and methodologies; Workshops, presentations, pitches, communication and negotiations with C level clients/stakeholders alongside strong listening skills; and Transforming organisations by empowering individuals and teams at all levels.

Miranda Llewellyn

Project Management 

A professional, sociable and confident Digital Project Manager – able to lead and motivate a team. Dedicated to protecting the customer experience and driving organisations to digital channels.

Miranda is a first-rate digital content creator who is absolutely committed to improving end-user or customer digital experiences.  Miranda is skilled at planning and implementing digital strategies that deliver results.  She is also has strong project management skills. Experienced across higher education and local council environments.

Laura Phillips

Digital Marketing | SEO | Content

A digital marketing consultant with over 11 years of experience in online marketing, specialising in organic and paid search engine optimisation. With experience in a large range of verticals including education, health and finance, I use data and experience to create and implement successful optimisation campaigns for a wide range of clients. 

Ollie Ewbank

Digital Marketing | SEO

Ollie is an ambitious marketing professional with 18 years’ experience in digital.  He has worked with a range of successful start-ups as well as high profile brands including eBay, Tesco, Expedia, Feefo, TUI, BGL, 3M, Trevor Sorbie and Papa Johns.  He’s also won industry awards and has been featured in a variety of  publications, including BBC News, PPC Hero,  Wordstream, SEMrush & Virgin Entrepreneur.

As a Facebook & Google Certified Partner, he is familiar with leading digital campaigns on all channels including: Paid Search, Paid Social, Google Shopping, SEO, Programmatic, Remarketing, Display & Affiliates

Ollie is experienced with leading large scale web design projects from start to finish and accustomed to delivering board reports and influencing key stakeholders.

Matt Cox

UX Research & Design | User-centric CRO | Information Architecture

Matt thrives on seeing data-led decisions have a positive impact on digital experiences.

Empathetic, inquisitive and inclusive by nature, Matt’s aim is to understand and research needs, then develop evidence based solutions for that positive and impactful experience.

Having been privileged to work with large national NFPs, Higher Education institutions and leading global brands for +10 years, Matt  has a deep understanding of the digital product lifecycle and owns the full design process – from idea generation through to launch and beyond.

Christine Wurth

User Experience Research | Design
Christine is an interdisciplinary designer with a background in communications design, experience design, and interaction design. Her practice includes emerging technologies research, speculative critical design and a focus on design and tech ethics.

Christine has worked for a diverse set of clients on a wide range of creative briefs. She co-founded the Anonymous Lobster Collective, which creates tools and experiences to empower young people to become change-makers towards sustainable futures and teaches as an Associate Lecturer on the User Experience Design course at LCC (University of the Arts London).

Siân Wilson

Capacity and Capability Building | Recruitment

Siân has led the Higher Education Practice at Eutopia since January 2016. Siân has always had an empathy and affiliation with the Education sector, and consistently maintains a genuine level of passion and enthusiasm in supporting her clients within Higher Education, EdTech and Public Sector organisations.

When launching the Education practice, Siân took the time to learn about the unique nature of HE as a sector. Siân pro-actively built a vast CIO and Director level network, and quickly built a reputation for her fresh approach that has set her apart from more traditional recruitment brands. She has invested the time to meet many personally and has since grown a large number of trusted relationships as a result. Siân has also attended several leadership conferences at UCISA to fully comprehend the strategic challenges faced at this level. She is often consulted for guidance on new opportunities at C-level by those within her network. Sian also works with a commitment to always provide diverse and inclusive shortlists for the clients she represents. As well as also being an advocate for Women in Technology and is dedicated to contributing towards a more balanced workforce, both within Technology, and Higher Education.

Sian specialises in Senior Leadership roles within IT (C Level, Directors, Senior Managers) but have also covered both technical & business facing roles within areas such as: Applications & Web, Infrastructure, IT Security, Project Management and Business Analysis.

Joz Ahmed

CMS & Product Developer | Solution Architect | DevOps

Joz is an experienced CMS developer (Drupal, PHP & WordPress) and Solutions Architect, having worked on the web for more than a decade.

A computer science graduate from Loughborough University (UK), Joz’s strong engineering skills have been honed in a diverse range of industries, from public service to fashion to IT.

In addition to CMS Development and Solutions Architecture, he has a focus on Automated Testing, Migration, DevOps and SEO.

Darin Deurik

Darin Dueck

With a background in interdisciplinary studies, leadership development & coaching, Darin draws from a diverse skill set that has been shaped in varied roles across education, non-for-profit and private sectors.  In each of these roles, supporting individuals and organisations to align purpose, identity & values with culture and strategy have been key.

Driven by a desire to see people, organisations and communities move from uncertainty, to possibility to reality, Darin approaches each client and partner engagement with empathy, curiosity and affinity toward pursuing human flourishing, wellbeing and the common good.

Andy Harsent

Andy Harsent

Relationship Management | Business Analysis | Training

Andy’s true passion is people and harnessing relationships to create the greatest success stories for organisations. With almost two decades working as a manager in higher education, he is an experienced leader with a strong track record in IT service management and business analysis, working with stakeholders and customers to investigate, design and oversee the delivery of products and services, facing both internally and externally. A true believer in gathering both quantitative data with qualitative evidence, Andy balances the technical with the personal to truly understand the needs of organisations.

Andy also develops and delivers bespoke training courses spanning IT and management skills, with an emphasis on exploring the needs of individuals to ensure all learning can be truly valuable in their environments. He has a strong interest in diversity and inclusion, and considers accessibility and needs of all users in the work he undertakes.

John Powell

Project Manager | Solution Architect

John has lead implementations multiple large-scale ERP implementations across blue chip companies.  Certified Peoplesoft developer with over 15 years progressive experience in Peoplesoft Financials.  Recognised as a specialist in system integrations, data migration and debugging processes.

John is a conscientious and results driven project manager (Waterfall and Agile) with strong communication skills.  He brings superior time management and prioritisation skills that ensure projects are completed successfully and on time.  Logical, level headed and personable with an ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.

Excellent at reporting and query development, John also has a proven track record of increasing performance of slow running processes by tuning / redesign