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Our Team

Design. Research. Impact.

About us

Our core team are Rebecca and Jonny Rae-Evans (yes -  we’re married). We’re based in Glossop, Derbyshire and live with 5 cats. Yep. We’re those people. You can find our biographies below.

While we’re fairly new as an organisation (making it hard to show you case studies) as a team, we are not at all new at working in designing for social change.

In previous roles we’ve worked with organisations such as the BBC, Alzheimer's Research UK, Terrence Higgins Trust, Age UK, The Trussell Trust, The University of Manchester, Big Lottery Fund, Capgemini, and The Royal Society of Blind Children.

We regularly collaborate with our friends, who have a broad range of skills in ares such as social research, digital development, project management and funding.

 

Get in touch

At Reply, we want to work with organisations and individuals that are creating social change, and having a positive impact on the world.

Are you working on a project that you think we’d be interested in? If so, we’d love to have a chat with you.

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Our Team

 
 

Co-Founder

Rebecca Rae-Evans

Rebecca Rae-Evans has a varied and extensive 15 year background in research and user-centred design, working with blue chip clients on award-winning digital projects. For the past 6 years, Rebecca has transitioned into working exclusively on tech for good projects. Her focus has digital transformation, lean research, service design and product innovation for social good. Clients have included the PZ Cussons, Virgin, and O2 and with non-profits including RSBC, BBC, Age UK, Virgin Unite, Trussell Trust.

A gifted communicator, Rebecca has given keynote talks at international conferences and has been an associate lecturer and mentor at a variety of HE organisations including MMU, The University of Salford and the acclaimed Hyper Island. Rebecca is a leader and senior in her field so has led multiple teams of strategists, researchers and digital experts on projects, but also as head of department within agencies.

Rebecca also founded Tech for Good Live, an organisation that empowers and equips individuals and organisations to use digital for social good. Tech for Good Live is the third biggest active meet-up in Manchester, putting them central to the local community in Manchester and the podcasts have a worldwide listening, featuring renowned guests across this varied sector such as Sara Wachter-Boettcher, Mike Monterio, Matt Edgar and Dr Sue Black.

 

Favourite projects

• Founding, hosting and producing the international podcast Tech for Good Live.
• Helping the Derbyshire town Glossop imagine what it’s utopian future could look like.
•Working with the charity RSBC to improve their service output.

Recent Public Speaking / Media

• Camp Digital, Manchester 2018 & 2019 - Hosting the Tech for Good Live breakout room. Including interviews with Dr Sue Black and Cennydd Bowles.
• BBC Conference Manchester 2018 - Speaking about Tech ethics.
• UX Copenhagen Conference, Copenhagen, 2018, 2019 Running and hosting the tech for good live panels including interviews with Mike Monterio and David Dylan Thomas.

 

 
 
 

Co-Founder

Jonny Rae-Evans

Jonny is a design leader, specialising in social sector causes, social impact and tech ethics.

For the last 10+ years, Jonny has accumulated vast experience in digital product design and user research for the social sector - designing for society’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised people. He has run design teams at award winning digital agencies and managed a product innovation team for The Big Lottery Fund (now The National Lottery Community Fund).

Working predominantly with charities and specialising in service design and cause related product innovation, Jonny has extensive experience in helping teams and organisations design and build effective and sustainable solutions. He is an international conference speaker, and has guest lectured at a number of Higher Education institutions. Jonny has experience in mentoring and coaching individuals within the design community and charity sector.

More recently, Jonny was employed on a six month contract as Head of Creative at Capgemini Global to set up an international design and research team product team.

Jonny also founded Tech for Good Live, a series of events and podcasts looking at how tech can be used for social good and to champion ethical design and research within the tech industry.

 

Favourite projects

• Building a creative team with Capgemini that will work internally to help provide solutions for their 200,000 staff
• A lean research project into the ability to use digital to support individuals in abstinence based recovery for drug and alcohol addiction
•Helping to innovate and build a more inclusive grant product for the UK’s largest funder.

Recent Public Speaking / Media