Head of Product and Design, Wonderbly
Nick Marsh is a product manager and designer based in London. He runs the product and design team at Wonderbly, the worlds leading personalised publisher, where he helps artists, writers, designers and more create unique books and experiences that inspire kids to believe anything is possible. Before Wonderbly he worked in design consultancy on projects for big brands and small startups as well as successfully failing as an entrepreneur with his own digital products multiple times. He went to Goldsmiths University where he studied Design and still lives in South London with his wife and daughters.
On the web
- Leading design from top to bottom
- Thursday 20th Jun 2019
- 15:00 - 15:30
In 2016 Wonderbly was the UK’s fastest growing
technology company, VC backed and totally focused on
top line growth, with a rapidly expanding
multi-disciplinary design organisation to match. Just
two years later, in pursuit of longer term
sustainability, they pulled off an abrupt U turn to
focus on profitability and the bottom line. This shift
forced them to question everything about how they
organised design and creativity - they had to do more
with less across every front - but they survived and
now have a stronger team than ever operating a
business with a long term future.
In this talk Nick will explore some of the practical lessons he learned from their pretty extreme pivot. He will help other creative leaders who are planning for this shift or who are simply trying to do more with less in their design organisations.