Working on Dovetail and BeWell
Available from Sept 2024
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Hello, I'm Noam 👋

Social Entrepreneur, Digital Designer and No-coder

Hi, I'm Noam 👋

Independent designer for social impact. I build digital products with purpose-led teams.

Ventures

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SIDE Labs

Co-founder

2020 → 2023

SIDE stands for Social Impact Digital Explorers. We used research, design & no-code tools to help charities make an impact.

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Design Club CIC

Co-founder

2018 → 2024

Design Club is a social enterprise and non-profit. Through a network of design mentors, we reached over 2,500 young design thinkers.

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Mint Digital

Co-founder

2004 → 2017

Mint Digital was a digital agency & startup studio. We were a diverse team of strategists, designers and engineers in London and New York.

Skills

Workshop Design & Facilitation

I design and facilitate workshops for teams, partners, and end users. I normally use workshops to educate, gather requirements, generate ideas, or co-design solutions.

User & Product Research

1-2-1 interviews are my go-to research method. I’ll draft a discussion guide to uncover desires, behaviours and attitudes towards an issue, topic, product or service.

Research Synthesis & Journey Mapping

I highlight learning and insights with visual presentations. Typical outputs are personas and journey maps, to help explore the problem and solution space.

Planning & Strategy

I help to plan projects through workable timelines, budgets and other tactical pieces. I think strategically about how we collaborate, approach technology and solve problems.

Design & User Experience

I create wireframes to demonstrate a user experience. I use Figma and Miro for easy sharing and collaboration. I lean on design systems and patterns to test and learn quickly.

Prototyping & Build

I’m a no-code advocate. I build clean, accessible websites with Webflow. I use Airtable for data. Zapier and Make for automations. Carrd, Notion and Super for simpler sites.

Projects

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Dovetail

Initiative Lead

Dovetail helps charities find a digital partner. I've been building and managing Dovetail since 2020, shortly after completing a research project at CAST. Dovetail is funded by Catalyst and lists over 250 tech for good partners.

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Agencies for Good

Working Group Member

Agencies for Good is a community of agencies and freelancers. More than 1,100 of us hang out on a dedicated Slack, supporting each other to do socially impactful work. I helped to shape and govern the space as a Working Group member.

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Spaces for Men

Passion Project

Spaces for Men is a personal project. It's a directory of spaces to help men to connect, reflect and grow. I've become curious and appreciative of these spaces. So, I thought I'd list and share them, in case others find them useful.

Passions

Design Education

I set up Design Club to teach kids design thinking. Nurturing empathy, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. I've also coached many charities.

Migrant Justice

I volunteered in Calais in 2016. I've also worked 6 years in the migrant sector. I'm working with Refugee Action to develop BeWell, a staff wellbeing project.

Mental Health

My experience of burnout in 2022 gave me a greater appreciation of mental health. I made Spaces for Men. I'm inspired by Self Space.

Social Sector

I've worked with CAST and Catalyst to help build digital capacity. I created Dovetail to help charities find a digital partner.

No-Code

I set up SIDE Labs, a no-code studio. We built 40+ digital products for non-profits using  low-code tools, such as Webflow and Airtable.

Cycling

I cycle in the Surrey Hills and love a good multi-day cycle through France. For freedom, adventure and health.

Learning

Currently curious about mental health. Dabbling in AI. Also doing a woodworking course.

Pricing

Day Rate

I charge £500 per day for strategy, research, design and build work. I offer discounts to non-profits.

Project Size

This depends on requirements. Typically, somewhere between 5 and 50 days. That's £2,500 to £25,000.

Partnerships

I'm open to collaborating on early stage ideas and joining purpose-led startups. For steer, see my ventures and passions.

Want to talk about a project?

Email me