Top Influencers: 17 UK Chief Design Officer’s To Follow in 2022

3 years ago

Founder & Chief Design Officer play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Founder & Chief Design Officer role. We have selected these Founder & Chief Design Officer’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Founder & Chief Design Officer’s. The list is in no particular order!

David Mullett

Founder & Chief Design Officer @ Pupil

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Pupil is changing the world of data capture, creating immersive 3D experiences through revolutionary technology. Read more aboutPupil on Crunchbase…

Tiina Björk

Chief Design Officer @ Anorak

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Tiina Björk is the chief design officer at Anorak Technologies. Learn more about Tiina Björk on Crunchbase…

Anorak offers a smart independent insurance adviser that gives people access to tailored advice about their life and their risks. Read more aboutAnorak on Crunchbase…

Krishan Pattni

Co-founder and Chief Design Officer @ TopHat.Io

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TopHat.Io is a technology-driven modular housing manufacturing. Read more aboutTopHat.Io on Crunchbase…

Krishan Meetoo

Co Founder & Chief Design Officer @ Construct

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Construct helps organizations with learners, like schools and employers, create beautiful, cutting edge digital learning experiences. Read more aboutConstruct on Crunchbase…

Daniel Gratiot

Chief Design Officer @ Third Space Auto

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Read more aboutThird Space Auto on Crunchbase…

Tom Cavill

Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer @

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Bricklane harnesses technology to unlock investment in residential property at scale. Read more on Crunchbase…

Ben Aldred

Chief Design Officer & Co-Founder @ This Place Ltd.

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Ben has a huge amount of experience in running design studios. As the founder of Mylo Design and This Place, Ben built up a client roster of international brands including Luxury hotel group, the Mandarin Oriental and infrastructure conglomerate, the YTL Corporation. Ben’s deep understanding of consumer behaviour and user experience (UX) design in the digital sphere combined with many years of running digital agencies means he has been able effectively build and scale This Place’s service proposition and team from inception to the thriving consultancy it is today. Learn more about Ben Aldred on Crunchbase…

This Place is a digital studio with the desire to design the future. Read more aboutThis Place Ltd. on Crunchbase…

Lloyd Cooper

Founder and Chief Design Officer & Creator @ Movi Medical

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For the past 15 years, Lloyd has led major research and development projects for clients ranging from Medtronic to Yamaha. Specifically relating to ergonomics, comfort and safety, he has designed seating for automotive applications, office seating for work environments and ergonomically advanced equipment in operating rooms. He understands how thought leading companies constantly struggle with innovating within the constraints of market competition, tight timeframes and restricted development budgets. In addition to client projects, Lloyd has spun off companies based on the IP he has helped develop. KontrolFreek, a leading developer of innovative gaming accessories, sold at GameStop and by Microsoft, is another example of carefully designed products that solve unique needs. Learn more about Lloyd Cooper on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutMovi Medical on Crunchbase…

Gideon Bullock

Chief Design Officer @ dopay

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dopay provides a cloud-based payroll service that allows employers to calculate salaries and make payments electronically. Read more aboutdopay on Crunchbase…

Craig Wightman

Chief Design Officer @ Kinneir Dufort

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Craig Wightman has 30 years’ experience in design and, having had previous spells in design consultancy and manufacturing industry, has been Design Director at Kinneir Dufort since 1997. With an enviable track record of international client success and awards recognition. Kinneir Dufort integrate Research, Innovation, Design and Development, balancing creative and technical expertise, helping companies deliver successful new products and brand experiences. A highly experienced design consultant, Craig works closely with companies and organisations of all sizes, including global corporations, SMEs, business start-ups, spin-outs and entrepreneurs. Areas of focus include design management and strategy, healthcare and medical devices, consumer products, packaging and fast-moving consumer goods, business-to-business and industrial products. Learn more about Craig Wightman on Crunchbase…

We combine creative, technical and user experience expertise to deliver world changing products and services for our clients. Read more aboutKinneir Dufort on Crunchbase…

Yusuf Muhammad

Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer (CDO) @ Plumis

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Yusuf is a co-inventor of Automist. He has an Honours Masters degree in Engineering and a double Masters in Innovation Design Engineering. He has won numerous design awards for a host of innovations across a number of industries including the James Dyson Award, the Toyota IQ Design Challenge & Transport Design of the Year by the Design Museum to name a few. He also starred in the BBC 2 Show ‘The Big Life Fix’. Learn more about Yusuf Muhammad on Crunchbase…

Intelligence in the fabric of every building Read more aboutPlumis on Crunchbase…

Katja Garrood

Chief Design Officer @ Brandwatch

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My focus is making sure we use the power of design and innovation to provide our customers with the most meaningful and delightful user experience, and to ensure the design direction of our products and our brand are impactful and meet the business needs of Brandwatch. Learn more about Katja Garrood on Crunchbase…

Brandwatch is a consumer intelligence and social media listening platform. Read more aboutBrandwatch on Crunchbase…

Richard Sedley

Chief Design Officer @ Seren

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We are a Customer Experience Consultancy Read more aboutSeren on Crunchbase…

Zack Hughes

Chief Design Officer @ SafeToNet

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Zack is the principal designer behind the SafeToNet brand and user interface. A serial entrepreneur having started web design and brand building agencies, he has also run companies in the UK fashion market. He speaks with a Northern UK accent, but we don’t hold that against him. Learn more about Zack Hughes on Crunchbase…

SafeToNet makes the digital world safer for children to explore and enjoy. Read more aboutSafeToNet on Crunchbase…

Ariel Tabaks

Co-Founder, Chief Design Officer @

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Read more on Crunchbase…

Adam Collingburn

Chief Design Officer @ Stockopedia

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Stockopedia is an Oxford-based research network & community site, offering tools for investors to analyse, filter, connect investment ideas. Read more aboutStockopedia on Crunchbase…

Ray Clarke

Chief Design Officer @ hedgehog lab

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Ray Clarke is the chief design officer at hedgehog lab. Learn more about Ray Clarke on Crunchbase…

hedgehog lab is a consultancy firm that designs and builds business software. Read more abouthedgehog lab on Crunchbase…

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