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IE began life in 1994, founded by our MD Ollie Leggett.

As a former teacher, design lecturer, and charity trustee, Ollie had a passion for helping Charity, Health and Education clients to connect with their audiences and gain access to the industry’s best creatives – something that, back then, was all-too-commonly only possible for ‘big business’.

Originally founded as a brand consultancy, in 2002, IE bought a digital agency, after recognising that digital platforms were becoming one of the most important expressions of brand – and we were fed up of seeing our work butchered by techies. 

So the two companies merged and became the agency we are today: A team of around 20 consultants, researchers, developers and creatives based in the historic Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. And we still remain true to our original vision – putting technology to good use for values driven, not-for-profit clients.

Whether it’s working with Government Digital Services to develop the future of digital apps in the healthcare market, helping charities to recruit volunteers and donors, or helping universities to attract and engage students – we’re helping not-for-profits to engage with their audiences – increasing their impact and reach through user research and discovery, UX design, user testing, CMS websites, mobile apps, CRM integrations, and bespoke web applications.

That’s why we’re the digital agency for Charity, Health & Education.

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Our team

Call us big headed, but we’re pretty confident we’ve got the best people in the industry.

Because IE Digital is only as good as its people. Our studio is full of some of the industry’s best digital consultants, UX / UI designers, web developers, project managers, and creatives – all under one roof.

  • Ollie Leggett, Managing Director & Brand Consultant at IE Digital
    Ollie Leggett
    Managing Director & Brand Consultant

    With a strong desire to work with values-driven organisations to make a difference through digital and brand, Ollie founded IE in 1994 and still supports IE’s more complex brand consultancy projects.

    His notable clients include Vax, World Vision, CSH Surrey, First Community Health, Cranfield University and the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

    Having worked in the creative sector for 25 years, Ollie is a regular speaker at CHASE and AGCAS and is an opinion leader in the area of advancing business practices within the creative industries.  An ardent believer of self-improvement and the power of peer networking, Ollie is a graduate of business courses at Aston Business School, London Business School and Cranfield School of Management and, having been awarded a scholarship to study for an MBA at Aston Business School, graduated in 2018 with Distinction. 

    Ollie is a Queen’s Small Business Charter Mark business school assessor for the Association of Business Schools and a Visiting Industrial Fellow and Guest Lecturer at Aston University. He recently retired his position as trustee of Trident: Reach The People Charity (a £14m+ social investment charity in the Midlands) to become a founding member of Christian Aid’s Salt Business Network.

    Lord Young consulted Ollie whilst gathering thoughts for ‘The Report on Small Firms 2010-2015’ and Lord Heseltine for his report, ‘No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth’. Ollie received an invitation to No. 10 Downing Street and to the Queen’s Garden Party 2015 with Lord Young’s gratitude.

    In his free time, he is an avid runner, cook and figurative sculptor. Having raised thousands of pounds running for Midlands charities, he recently completed his first full marathon and strives for a sub 3.5 hour PB before turning 50.

  • Ed Wilkinson, Digital Services Director at IE Digital
    Ed Wilkinson
    Digital Services Director

    Ed holds a MSc in Intelligent Systems Engineering from the University of Birmingham and joined IE as a Web Applications Developer in 2008.

    He naturally outgrew his development role and became our first Digital Consultant. Ed is the best bet for technical consultancy with web builds or integrations. His insight is invaluable on a myriad of projects from e-learning content and videos to user experience design and market research exercises.

    Ed brings his excellent problem solving skills and 10 years of experience working as a developer, consultant and director at IE to bear on each project he leads through the studio.

    When not at work, Ed’s interests include photography, astronomy and most of all – snowboarding.

  • David Crichton, Creative Director and Brand Consultant at IE Digital
    David Crichton
    Creative Director and Brand Consultant

    With 17 years of industry experience under his belt, Dave serves as IE’s Creative Director – leading IE’s brand offering, as well as working as a Brand Consultant.

    Beginning his career as a Graphic Designer and making a gentle transition to consultancy, Dave combines his agency experience – which has seen him work with clients across almost every sector – with his love of design, writing and filmmaking.

    Dave’s passionate about making sure that ‘the brand experience’ is as effective online as it is offline – helping to create compelling user experiences, and beautifully crafted digital design work. 

    Dave can often be found knee deep in research for a brand project, locked away in a room writing key messaging, art directing a visual identity project or website storyboard, on location for a campaign video, or bringing clients up to speed and running workshops.

    Dave has spent his life and career obsessed with the power of brand, and helping clients to connect with their audiences by standing out from the crowd, and telling their story to the world.

    Over the last few years, he’s been thoroughly immersed in the worlds of charity, health and education – and before that worked on a wide range of brand and digital projects for a number of blue chip clients, including investment banks and building societies, record labels, TV production companies and retail.

    Dave and his wife are the proud parents of two young daughters, who take up the majority of his time outside of work. However, he tries to find time to indulge his passion for playing piano, and creative writing – he is often to be found working on speculative screenplays, and is a published non-fiction author.

  • Kate Stone, Director of Operations and Finance at IE Digital
    Kate Stone
    Director of Operations and Finance

    Kate's been with IE for over 15 years and always aims to find ways to improve.

    A Chartered Accountant, Kate previously enjoyed working with clients in her role as a Business Services Manager at Grant Thornton.

    Her financial expertise partners brilliantly with her passion for precision project management. Kate is PRINCE2 trained and is a fervent exponent of the ‘Agile’ project management philosophy. Partnered with the Consultant, Kate ensures your project is well resourced and presented.

    Outside of work, she enjoys boot camp sessions in all weathers.

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  • Balthazar Frost
    Balthazar Frost
    Seasonal Merriment Manager

    Snow Kidding – Balthazar joins the team on a one-month placement for December as IE’s Seasonal Merriment Manager

    We first met Balthazar in late October, and although the first encounter was a bit chilly, the actual interview went well and things just snowballed from there!

    Hobbies: Listening to the Arctic Monkeys, cycling to work on his by-icicle, long walks in the air

    Fave food: Brrrr-itos

    Gym nickname: the Abdominal Snowman

    Family: Wife and three chill-dren

    Fave joke: What do you call ten Arctic hares hopping backwards through the snow together? A receding hare line.

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  • James Marsh, Senior Digital Consultant and Head of Support at IE Digital
    James Marsh
    Senior Digital Consultant and Head of Support

    Senior Digital Consultant, James earned a BA in Interior Architecture and an MA in Design Management and brought his varied experience to IE in 2012 to a diverse group of clients.

    Due to his expertise in user experience, he tends to specialise in projects that require a more detailed understanding of audience.

    For the last fifteen-plus years, James has designed, built and managed mobile platforms, intranets and internet sites for some of the UK’s most well-known FTSE companies.

    When not at work, James drives a VW Camper, bakes bread and volunteers as a Governor at one of Birmingham’s top primary schools.

  • Jodie Pryce, Digital Consultant at IE Digital
    Jodie Pryce
    Digital Consultant

    Jodie began her career as part of Keele University’s Student Support team on all things digital media.

    Having discovered a passion for learning about different technologies, she moved into a Digital Producer role at a Birmingham agency. She’s produced websites, apps and ecommerce platforms, working with blue chip clients in fashion, insurance, children's products, education and technology. She has a degree in Business Management and History.

    Jodie was attracted to IE’s values driven ethos and the chance to make a difference for charity, health and education clients. She takes great pride in building strong client relationships, believing in transparency and communication as the keys to success. She’s always striving for excellence and looking for ways to improve.

    Outside work, Jodie loves to travel, having visited New York, Thailand, Barbados, Finland, Egypt,  Malta, Sweden, Spain, France and Belgium to date.

  • Nathan Powis, Head of Development at IE Digital
    Nathan Powis
    Head of Development

    Nathan joined IE with five years’ experience as a programmer and web developer, working in design agencies. 

    He'd already earned a degree in Information Technology and Physics from Loughborough University, which instilled in Nathan a logical approach to problem solving. This helps him build elegantly crafted, bespoke, digital solutions to client problems using state-of-the-art web technologies and frameworks. After just under two years at IE Digital, Nathan has progressed to become our Head of Development, and is an Acquia Certified Drupal Developer

    In his free time, Nathan is an avid gym-goer, and loves listening to a wide variety of musical genres, attending concerts and gigs.

  • Kat McElroy, Helpdesk Analyst at IE Digital
    Kat McElroy
    Helpdesk Analyst

    Kat joined IE as a Helpdesk Analyst to put her varied educational background to good use. 

    Her undergraduate degree at was a multimedia BSc that covered a little bit of everything, from photography, filmography and design to programming and industry knowledge. Her interest in web design and development came from using creative forums and making them pretty and user-friendly. For her dissertation, she built a prototype for a web app that creatively displayed story data for authors. She then completed an MA in Creative Writing.

    Kat went first into a developer role, designing and building email templates, before moving into the marketing department as the company’s dedicated copywriter. This combination of tech and writing experience (as well as her love of a good chat) make her well-suited to a being the face of IE Digital's client support desk.

    In her spare time she enjoys entertaining her young son, playing video games, watching terrible TV, crying over her novels-in-progress and intimately discussing people’s star signs.

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  • Jen Pell, Digital Producer at IE Digital
    Jen Pell
    Digital Producer

    Following her first class English Language degree and a range of eclectic A-levels, Jen joined a digital agency, where she managed digital projects and content for healthcare clients such as Glasgow Local Medical Committee and Coventry University Medical Centre.

    She then moved client-side, first in marketing operations for a medical device manufacturer, and then became PRINCE II qualified and moved into their product management team. After another in-house marketing role, Jen decided she missed agency life, which brought her to IE Digital. She runs on sugar, and has earned a reputation as the 'positivity fairy'.

    When she’s not managing digital projects for IE’s values-driven clients, Jen loves a wide range of sports. She’s competed at national level in gymnastics, coached football and is a qualified trampolining instructor. As well as taking annual snowboarding trips, she has an ambition to travel to as many different parts of the world as she can.

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  • Emma Lanza, Project Manager at IE Digital
    Emma Lanza
    Project Manager

    As IE's Project Manager, Emma is positive, proactive, and people-focused. She strives to balance the needs of her internal and external clients to deliver projects that add value for all parties.  

    Emma is an experienced multi-tasker with a background in corporate communications – digital and print – so she's used to working in a deadline-led environment. Her natural curiosity and drive for quality means that she's always seeking out more effective, efficient ways of working. 

    With a strong desire to make a difference, Emma has managed third sector community projects, both at home and abroad. She loves to challenge herself, and has taken on sponsored mud runs and abseils in aid of charity. She's also fluent in British Sign Language.

    When she's not organising calendars and lists, Emma loves a night at the theatre, and singing along to Disney. 

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  • Dan Lewis, web developer at IE Digital
    Dan Lewis
    Web Developer

     

    Having dabbled in a bit of self-taught Java and Ruby from a young age, Dan jumped at the chance to take up an apprenticeship with a local web development agency.

    In his 4.5 years there he delivered bespoke WordPress sites and custom Laravel applications for a range of clients, from a nationwide childcare company, to the McDonalds Maintenance & Repair Department.

    A life-long member of the Scouting community, first as a Scout and now as a leader, IE’s focus on values-driven organisations appealed to Dan. As our newest recruit, he’s building on his existing skills to quickly get to grips with projects in Drupal 8, CiviCRM and SOAP integration, as well as continuing to work on our WordPress sites. 

    When not coding, Dan can usually be found hanging off the nearest climbing wall, strumming his guitar, or exploring a good open world RPG.

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  • Eli Stone, Senior Web Developer at IE Digital
    Eli Stone
    Senior Web Developer

    Eli’s been programming since the tender age of 10, when he started out developing simple Flash-based games, working his way up to develop more complex applications on Android and i0S devices.

    Pursuing his passion for music, Eli earned a triple distinction studying Sound Engineering at college while working lighting at a nightclub. He subsequently earned a degree in Multimedia Technology at Birmingham City University, including programming, animation, photography, film and web design.

    Previous to joining IE, Eli created a heating control app, an online gaming organisational app, and a flash video player that streams government meetings live.

    In his free time, Eli is interested in film, TV and music, experimenting with fresh, new technology and playing the drums.

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  • Joëlle Symons, Senior Front End Developer at IE Digital
    Joëlle Symons
    Senior Front-End Developer

    Graduating with a first class honours degree in Sound Engineering, Joëlle was intrigued by the programming modules on the course and explored web development further on her own.

    After graduation, she taught herself PHP, CSS, HTML and JavaScript. Shortly thereafter, she joined IE as an intern before becoming a full-fledged member of the team as our first female developer.

    Three years on, she’s now IE’s front end specialist, working closely with our digital designers to ensure designs are technically feasible and meet UX best practice. Always up to date with emerging front-end technologies and frameworks, she creates highly polished user interfaces and interactions.

    Having grown up in France, Joëlle moved to back to the UK to study at Birmingham City University. She loves performing, teaching and composing on the piano, in addition to learning other musical instruments. She also enjoys dancing and will happily challenge anyone to a game of table football.

  • Nelson Okurukpe, Support Engineer at IE Digital
    Nelson Okurukpe
    Customer Service Engineer

    As IE’s Customer Service Engineer, Nelson is always keen to solve problems with a smile. 

    His inquisitive nature and attention to detail led him to a career in tech after graduating from The University of Wolverhampton with a First Class Honours in Computing.

    With over three years of experience in computing and web development, Nelson is a great addition to the IE team. He’s always on the lookout for new challenges using his ‘can do’ attitude to finding creative solutions to tackling technical problems.  

    The family orientated Nelson spends his free time playing football with his young son, and writing suspense-thriller fiction, which he publishes on his self-built website. 

    An avid reader, he loves to explore articles and opinions on diverse topics from politics and business to sports. 

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  • Josie Evans, Senior Designer at IE Digital
    Josie Evans
    Senior Designer

    Josie is passionate about telling stories through beautifully crafted designs that inspire an emotional response. 

    She has a first in Graphic Design from Falmouth University, plus over four years experience at a top London agency. She's worked in charity, health and the arts, as well as with blue chips, luxury hotels and digital startups. 

    Design for print is Josie's first love, but she's equally adept at applying her designs to the digital world too.

    She's interested in fitness, enjoying running, yoga, and teaching kids to swim. She also experiments creatively outside of the studio, experimenting with colour concrete plant pots, which she hopes will one day be good enough to sell. 

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  • Justin Williams, Brand Consultant & Senior Designer at IE Digital
    Justin Williams
    Brand Consultant & Senior Designer

    Justin brings over 20 years of international design experience to IE – from London and Dublin, to Hong Kong and Dubai. 

    In that time, he's built a reputation for delivering exceptional brand communications across multiple channels, working with clients such as BT, Habitat, Hilton, NBC, LloydsTSB, TDIC, Unilever, Meteor and SuperValu. 

    Having begun his career selling duvets in a South London street market, Justin's fascination for colour, type and music led him on a journey of creative discovery. He explored London’s design scene, went on to art school, and then rose through the ranks at advertising and design agencies around the world.

    He loves to combine business strategy and creativity to shape the future of brands and help them fulfil their potential. 

    When he's not working, Justin is a devoted husband and father to his young son.

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  • Denise Atkins, Head of Marketing at IE Digital
    Denise Atkins
    Head of Marketing

    For over 15 years, Denise has worked in a variety of B2B marketing roles – in particular for professional services.

    She is passionate about working with talented professionals in their area of expertise, promoting them to clients through events, thought leadership articles, social media or high-quality proposals.

    After having spent many years with commercial clients, Denise now fulfils a long-held ambition to work with values-driven clientele in the charity sector.

    In her free time, she enjoys regular trips to the theatre, cinema, music and comedy gigs and dabbles in photography. Combining her marketing skills with her passion for animals, Denise also volunteers with her local branch of Cats Protection. She lives with her husband and their rescue cats.

  • Sara Shailer, Associate Marketing/Brand Consultant at IE Digital
    Sara Shailer
    Associate Marketing/Brand Consultant

    Sara earned an MBA from the University of Warwick and is also PRINCE2 qualified.

    She brings expert support on research, planning projects and marketing strategy to IE. She thrives when given the challenge of developing key marketing strategies to allow clients to shine, often discovering new paths to maximise potential and growth.

    Her track record of delivering high-quality projects in both the charity and commercial sectors is nothing short of impressive, having worked with organisations such as the Amateur Swimming Association, CSH Surrey and CMI Strategy.

    Committed to inspiring insight, Sara is passionate about crafting and delivering research that truly makes a difference, whether it be e-surveys, interviews and focus groups or analysing data. As an accomplished facilitator, she also works with clients and their in-house teams, running scenario-planning workshops, coaching sessions, problem-solving, team meetings and more.

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  • Oliver Westmancott, Associate Digital Consultant at IE Digital
    Oliver Westmancott
    Associate Digital Consultant

    Oliver first started working with IE in 2000 and became a director when IE bought his consultancy business in 2003.

    Although no longer hands on with production work, Oliver still loves technology, particularly when it’s applied to solving real world problems. He provides hands-on consultancy support to key clients, leading co-creation workshops with stakeholders from the likes of including Public Health England, NHS Digital and West Midlands Fire Service. He recently addressed a delegation of Chinese healthcare executives through Nine Health CIC and presented at the HIMSS Executive Leadership Summit.

    Oliver loves to wrestle with the strategic challenges of organisations and to look for interesting digital solutions to those challenges - appropriate for the world we live in today.

    Alongside IE's MD Ollie, Oliver graduated from the Business Growth Programme at Cranfield School of Management. 

    Outside of work, he has an eclectic range of interests from breeding ducks to hand developing photographic film.

    His real passion though is for seeing peoples lives transformed, both here  in the UK and across sub-Saharan Africa. Oliver feeds this by working as an elder of his church (The Forge) and as a supporter and advocate for a South African charity (Hands at Work) working with the poorest of the poor in eight African countries.

  • Iris Keenan, Associate Fundraising Consultant at IE Digital
    Iris Keenan
    Associate Fundraising Consultant

    Iris lends her 20 years of experience in the fundraising sector to key IE client projects.

    She's led fundraising for a number of large charities including World Vision and Oxfam, worked in an advisory capacity developing international marketing strategies, and mentored small charity fundraising teams to drive up donations. 

    She is a visionary leader with a heart to develop and inspire people to achieve their goals and grow as individuals.

    Beyond her consultancy practice, Iris is a part-time Director of Programmes and Supporter Engagement for the International Nepal Fellowship, a small international development charity.

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Our awards

  • Acquia Certified Drupal 8 Developers – IE Digital

    Acquia Certified Drupal Developers

    IE Digital's developers are expertly trained in Drupal web development, and many are Acquia Certified across both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. 

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    Premier Digital Awards 2019

    RUNNER-UP – Best New or Redesigned Website for Clergy Support Trust.

    Premier Digital's mission is to help the Christian community take hold of all the opportunities offered by the digital revolution. They aim to inspire people with what is possible, equip them with new ideas and skills, and connect people and organisations to achieve their aims. The Premier Digital Awards celebrate excellence, share best practice and encourage those serving God online. 

    Read more about our award winning Clergy Support Trust website

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  • Charity Times Awards 2016 – IE Digital shortlisted with Career ready

    Charity Times Awards 2016

    SHORTLISTED – Best use of the web for Career Ready website and volunteer management system.

    The Charity Times Awards  celebrate best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. Other nominees in the category included charity giants Citizens Advice, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and Shelter.

    Charity Times Awards 2013

    SHORTLISTED – Best use of the web for PFEG (now Young Money, part of Young Enterprise)

    Read more about PFEG on IE Brand.

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  • QMS ISO 9001:2015 Registered cert number 14129916

    ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified

    As a business we are ISO 9001 Accredited and undergo an annual external audit. This is one of a number of internal processes and procedures we have in place to ensure our clients receive a first-class experience with IE. 

    IE has been ISO 9001 accredited since 2008 for the design and provision of web, interactive, design and brand solutions. 

    Last audited April 2019. Certificate number GB 14129916.

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  • W3 Awards silver winners, 2017 – IE Digital with Countryside Classroom and AFTP

    W3 Awards, 2017 

    SILVER – Outstanding User Experience (Websites)Countryside Classroom (Farming and Countryside Education)

    SILVER – Outstanding Education WebsiteCountryside Classroom

    SILVER – Outstanding School/University WebsiteAgriFood Training Partnership (AFTP) (University of Nottingham)

    SILVER – Outstanding Mobile App/Site-Self Promotion –  IE Digital 

    SILVER – Outstanding Website-Self Promotion – IE Digital

    The creativity and quality of this season’s entries raised the bar once again... our winners are a true testament to the power of web creativity across the world. We applaud the talents and dedication our winners showcased and commend all of this year’s entrants for their commitment to furthering the quality of the content we view online.

    Derek Howard
    Director of the AIVA
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  • Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce logo – IE Brand and IE Digital proud members

    Members of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

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  • CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) Sustainability and Resource Awards 2016 – IE shortlisted with WRAP Love Your Clothes

    CIWM Sustainability and Resource Awards 2016

    SHORTLISTED – Most Effective Communications Campaign for WRAP Love Your Clothes.

    Campaign brand, messaging and visual identity by IE Brand. Love Your Clothes website, including video content, by IE Digital. 

    The Sustainability and Resource Awards  are held annually by the CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management). The prestigious awards are presented for outstanding achievement in the sustainability, resource and waste industry and are judged by the most respected experts in the sector, representing the highest level of achievement.

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  • CharityComms Corporate Partner – IE Brand & IE Digital

    CharityComms Corporate Partner

    IE's core belief is that the world’s values-driven organisations deserve access to the best: the best thinkers, the best creatives, the best developers and the best service.

    As an agency partner who understands the needs of charity marketing and communications professionals, IE is proud to be a CharityComms Corporate partner. 

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  • The Living Wage Foundation logo – IE is a Living Wage accredited organisation

    Living Wage Foundation

    IE Digital is proud to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, for voluntarily paying a higher rate of base pay. 

    The real Living Wage rates are independently-calculated based on what people need to get by – higher than the UK governments minimum.

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  • Pantheon Partner logo – IE Digital

    Pantheon Partner

    IE Digital have adopted Pantheon's cloud-based hosting platform for the majority of our Drupal and WordPress websites. Pantheon's state of the art architecture helps us to deliver amazing experiences for our clients and their users, and improve our productivity. Pantheon boasts super fast speeds and 24 x 7 x 365 support, on the very rare occasion that something goes wrong. 

    Our web developers are Pantheon trained.

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  • MemberWise logo in grey

    MemberWise Recognised Supplier

    MemberWise is a thriving professional community that provides practical help and support to over 5,000+ membership organisation and association professionals based in the UK and overseas.

    IE Digital is proud to be a MemberWise Recognised Supplier for our extensive work with membership associations. Check out some of our membership projects and clients

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  • Association of Independent Museums logo – associate suppliers

    Associate Supplier of AIM – Association of Independent Museums

    IE is an Associate Supplier member of AIM, a thriving membership network for independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations across the UK.

    In order to be admitted as an Associate Supplier, IE was first vetted by AIM, and recommended by two of our past charity clients for the quality of our work. 

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  • AMA (Arts Marketing Association) logo

    Proud members of AMA – Arts Marketing Association

    The AMA help arts and cultural professionals to reach more – and more diverse – audiences, including visitors, participants, donors, customers and communities. For over 25 years, AMA has welcomed thousands of members, and trained thousands more across the UK and beyond, through a rolling programme of training, resources and updates on the latest thinking. 

    They play a vital role in supporting the cultural sector, and recently became an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation (SSO). 

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  • AHCM Communicating Healthcare Awards 2013 – IE Brand & IE Digital shortlisted with CSH Surrey

    AHCM Communicating Healthcare Awards, 2013

    SHORTLISTED – Best Website for CSH Surrey 

    SHORTLISTED – Best Visual Brand for CSH Surrey 

    Read more about CSH Surrey

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  • A member of ACO – logo of the Association of Charitable Organisations

    Corporate Member of ACO – the Association of Charitable Organisations

    ACO is the national UK umbrella body for charities that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need. IE is proud to work with charity clients including the RAF Association, St Vincent de Paul’s Society, Baron Davenport’s Charity, and Clergy Support Trust – who we recently renamed and rebranded from Sons and Friends of the Clergy, and built their new website. 

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  • W3 Awards silver winners, 2009 & 2010 – IE Digital with various clients

    W3 Awards, 2010

    • SILVER – Outstanding Website, Health for Solihull NHS Care Trust
    • SILVER – Outstanding Website, Health for West Midlands Quality Review Service (NHS)

    W3 Awards, 2009

    • SILVER – Outstanding Website, Not-for-profit for Digital Birmingham
    • SILVER – Outstanding Website, Charity for University of the First Age

     

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  • UK Charity Week 2018 logo

    IE is a proud Corporate Friend of #UKCharityWeek 2018. 

    #UKCharityWeek is a campaign designed to get the UK public talking about – and fundraising for – their favourite causes, just before Christmas when people are statistically at their most giving.

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  • British Council – IE Brand winners of Youth on Board Awards 2012 with pfeg / Young Money

    The British Council’s Youth on Board Award, 2012

    WINNER – Inspiring Project for PFEG (now Young Money, part of Young Enterprise)

    Campaign: “Our Money, Our Future”

    Read more about PFEG over on IE Brand. 

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Careers

IE's people are our most important asset.

We believe in investing in the next generation of consultants, designers and developers. That’s why we created the IE Academy – a recruitment programme for newly graduated developers.

Each and every member of the IE team shares our ethos, and we encourage the team to participate in charity / community projects, which are supported by the agency.

Anyone can make a website. We’re making a difference.

Our benefits:

  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Time off in lieu
  • Paid overtime
  • Buy/sell holiday
  • Health cash plan
  • Time off for community projects
  • Pension scheme
  • 4 week sabbatical (after 5 years service)
  • Personal training budget
  • Fun days (from kayaking to BBQs, ice-skating to tobogganing!)
  • Ping pong table
  • Unlimited book buying budget

IE Digital is proud to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, for voluntarily paying a higher rate of base pay.

£35,000-£45,000 depending on experience

We are searching for a values-driven Digital Designer with agency experience to join our award-winning creative team.

The Company:

IE is an award-winning Brand and Digital agency. We help Charity, Health and Education clients to engage with their audiences – increasing their impact and reach through brand research, messaging, visual identity design, campaigns, websites, apps, bespoke systems and behaviour change.

IE has an enviable client list, including a multitude of recognisable names from the Charity, Health and Education sectors. From rebranding universities and creating a new sexual health brand, to working with some of the biggest charities in the UK, our work is as varied as our diverse range of clients. As a team of 20 brand storytellers and digital problem solvers – we’ve been making a difference for over 25 years.

The Job:

We are searching for a Digital Designer with agency experience to join our growing creative team. We are looking for someone experienced in user-led digital design (incorporating UI and UX).

You’ll be a dab-hand at taking wireframes and a client brief, and turning it into an intuitive design for a website or app using Photoshop or Sketch to be passed to web developers for a month long Drupal build or a small Wordpress website.

We're not just looking for beautiful home pages, but someone that shows a flair for each and every element across the site – we want to see beautifully styled, usable forms and buttons and a portfolio that shows how you're pushing the envelope of what's possible with digital design.

But where you’ll stand out from other applicants is in your understanding of the importance of UX. You’ll find yourself working closely with Digital Consultants, and occasionally you’ll be asked to accompany them to a client meeting to contribute your expertise, and to present your solution directly to a client. This aspect of your role won’t dominate an average working week. However, some weeks may be exceptional.

This isn’t a consultancy role, but critical thinking will be crucial. Where sometimes you’ll be asked to create storyboards from a consultant’s wireframes in the traditional way, there’s also scope to get involved pre-wireframes, to help the Digital Consultant in the creation of those outputs by bringing your knowledge of UX principles to help solve the problem. This may include the co-creation of digital prototypes, in collaboration with developers.

The role is a deeply collaborative one. While IE’s Digital Designer will be responsible for UI design, and IE’s Digital Consultants will be responsible for capturing user-led insight, both will be expected to work with other members of the team – including developers – to make an exceptional user experience.

Last, but not least, you’ll have an appreciation of the power of brand and campaign design. You won’t need to have a portfolio full of branding, but you’ll have a competency in designing offline. And of course, an in-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a must. Experience of multimedia design and animation will be considered a bonus.

The Person:

You’ll be bright, responsible and self-disciplined – highly motivated and a good communicator who is well organised and excellent at problem solving. You’ll be confident, reliable and able to develop designs for a variety of clients and applications. IE’s designers are always developing their craft, sharing their knowledge and are comfortable working in teams and under their own initiative.

If you’re capable of producing outstanding, fully realised ideas, from concept through to delivery, have a keen eye for detail and a passion for craftsmanship in all aspects of the job, then IE would love to meet you.

The Benefits:

See above

To Apply

Please apply by email to jobs@iedigital.co.uk with your CV and cover letter. 

This role is based in our office in Birmingham, UK. Remote working not supported for this role.

Strictly no agencies please.

£30,000- £45,000 depending on experience + benefits

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The Role

As a web developer, you’ll be working alongside our experienced, talented project team of developers on a range of projects, typically focused on building websites, mobile apps & bespoke systems for an impressive portfolio of values-driven clients.

You will be working as part of an exceptional team of digital consultants, developers, UX / UI Designers, and project managers, who have not only the appetite but also the talent to ensure that clients continue to receive the very best solutions available. 

As an agency, our CMS of choice is Drupal, but you can also expect to branch out into WordPress, Laravel or Vue.js projects. 

The Person

As a mid-to-senior level web developer at IE, you'll need demonstrable commercial experience of building high quality websites using PHP & related frameworks such as Laravel or CodeIgniter.

In addition, you'll need good knowledge of WordPress, Drupal or similar content management systems, together with a grasp of front end web technologies such as HTML, CSS & JavaScript.

Our ideal candidate will be excellent with code, able to work quickly and efficiently and happy to offer a reassuring, expert voice to key clients when required. You will have a systematic approach to problem solving; being able to prioritise issues whilst managing expectations internally. You'll be inspirational and driven, with aspirations to develop your existing technical and commercial skills. And of course, you'll have bags of talent.

If you’re an articulate and bright developer with genuine enthusiasm & a thirst for knowledge and progression, this could be the role for you.

 

Essential Experience

  • PHP & related frameworks (e.g. Laravel, CodeIgniter)
  • CMS e.g. WordPress, Drupal 
  • HTML/CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • Javascript (incl. JQuery)

 

To apply

Please apply by email to jobs@iedigital.co.uk with your CV and cover letter. 

This role is based in our office in Birmingham, UK. Remote working not supported for this role.

Strictly no agencies please.
 

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Location

IE Digital is proud to be a Birmingham agency, but that doesn’t mean we only work in and around the UK’s second city.

With so many UK charities choosing London as their headquarters, it’s no surprise that over 50% of our clients are based in the capital, and IE consultants are in London at least 2-3 times per week on average.

And with UK universities being an area of specialism, we also work across the whole country, with clients as far apart as the Universities of Aberdeen and Southampton’. We’ve also worked with a number of clients in the Republic of Ireland, including University College Dublin.

Our central location offers the perfect opportunity for us to hop on the motorway or jump on the train regardless of your location. Current travel time by train to London is just over an hour – so we can often be with you faster than London agencies can travel across the city: offering you the convenience of a local agency, without their day rates.

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