Who we are

We are Mettle, a small agency with big ambitions formed from award-winning designers, developers and academics with a unique multi-disciplinary skill set.

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What we do

We are a team of product and software designers with a broad skill set that hold extensive experience in the prototyping of innovative, smart products. We work tirelessly with clients to transform their visions into a beautiful physical and digital reality.

Alex Bone

Alex Bone

Creative Director

Alex is an award-winning product designer with three Masters degrees including Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art. He has also co-founded several startup ventures from web apps to sustainable regional product manufacture. Alex is the man for concept generation and beautiful design, and his can-do attitude brings enthusiasm to Mettleā€™s work.

Luke Forward

Luke Forward

Design Director

As a technological pathfinder, Luke loves to understand how things work and where we are going. Trained, practiced and honed as an industrial designer, with experience spanning composites, homewares and award-winning consumer electronics, this knowledge all comes together to form Mettle's diverse portfolio.

Charlotte Heard

Charlotte Heard

Customer Director

Charlotte is consumer obsessed. A science geek and Neuroscience graduate, she's always been fascinated by what makes people tick. Exemplary skills in user research, innovation and communications ensures everything we do at Mettle meets and speaks to a true user need.

Sam Parkinson

Sam Parkinson

Technical Director

Think of something a computer can do, and Sam can make it happen. He has doctorate in computational physics and a degree in mechanical engineering so he has some insane technical and mathematical skills. Sam is the man for technical systems design and implementation, bringing ideas and inspiration to life at Mettle.

Alice Blencowe

Alice Blencowe

Graphic Designer

With ideas left, right and centre, someone needs to harness and communicate them to our clients. With a background in graphic design and visual communications, Alice has adopted the multi-disciplinary nature of Mettle to design anything from exemplary pitches to seamless UX and UI design.

Delphine Claerhout

Delphine Claerhout

Developer

Whatever the problem may be, Delphine can develop a solution. No website or application is too big of a challenge - she makes dreams come true while solving bugs in her sleep. Delphine has a Bachelor degree in Multimedia and Communication Technology, Digital Design and Development which makes her the perfect combination of a designer and a developer.