Ben Ingram

Strategy Lead

What do you do at &us?

I’m a Strategy Lead focussed on our burgeoning Product Innovation practice. Helping clients identify and take advantage of opportunities to grow through new and/or improved products and services.

What did you do prior to &us?

Got my start in the creative world as part of an experiential agency and still consider meaningful real world interactions to be some of the most challenging to design.

Steadily moved through marketing and creative agencies; looking to incorporate more technology into my work and get closer to that strategic ‘right-hand of the client’ seat.

Helped launch a creative consultancy based on small high-power teams delivering everything from brand and positioning work, to ad campaigns and customer experience design.

Jumped across the spectrum to a large creative agency owned by an IT giant where I built an employee experience practice focussed on the role of design in digital transformation.

What you might not know about me…

I’ve simultaneously been in the top 1% of Spotify listeners for Elton John and Slipknot. 

I’m a closet type 2 fun fan and spend most evenings ‘winding down’ in jiu jitsu and thai boxing classes. Mostly in an attempt to balance out a love of all things meat and wine.

Talk to me about…

Using storytelling and performance to align diverse groups. Bridging the communication gaps between commercial, creative, and technical teams. Making ‘design’ an inclusive and welcoming process for all. Finding the true and harnessable value of emerging technologies. Anything and everything crafted and handmade. 

Also, the trials and tribulations of caring for an English Bulldog.