Rachel Ellis

Rachel

Rachel has been producing content, both online and offline, for museums, cultural organisations and local authorities since 1997. She has held management roles at London’s Science Museum and Natural History Museum, for Bristol City Council’s Cultural Services Department and for Wiltshire County Council. In these roles she focused on communications, public relations, advocacy, audience research and project management.

Her work at Thirty8 Digital often revolves around writing, editing, auditing and creating online content. For some of our clients she manages social media accounts or creates and manages their social media ad campaigns.

She really likes to help clients to think about the purpose of their digital content and their users needs before they think about what their new site might look like or what functionality it might need. She has an uncharacteristically geeky obsession with web stats.

Mike Ellis

Mike

Mike has been managing and creating digital content and teams for nearly 20 years – beginning his web career in the early days of e-commerce – working for Waterstones Online. He was Head of Web for the National Museum of Science & Industry (Science Museum. National Railway Museum & National Media Museum) for seven years, and worked with government agencies, the higher education sector and museums during a four year stint with not-for-profit IT company Eduserv.

He’s done a lot of work bringing geeks and normal people together: over the past few years he’s founded groups and activities as diverse as BathCampBath Digital FestivalThe Big M and Geek Dad Breakfasts, among other things.

In recent years, Mike has been focusing entirely on museums. He authored the widely acclaimed Managing and Growing a Cultural Heritage Web Presence in 2011 and is Associate Tutor on the University of Leicester Digital Heritage MA.

He dabbles with code, too, just to make sure he can still break things. He’s particularly interested in how technology can be made more usable (ultimately, invisible..) to deliver beautiful and compelling content.


Our Associates

Marc Jenkins

Marc Jenkins
  • WordPress development specialist
  • Exceptional eye for detail
  • Deep understanding of UI / UX

Danny Birchall

  • Content strategy for heritage organisations
  • Editorial commissioning and storytelling
  • Digital museum experiences

Luke Burford

  • Web / mobile-first design
  • Brand / visuals
  • WordPress development specialist

Karen Hamer

  • Brand development
  • Graphic design
  • Print

Jeremy Ottevanger

  • Heritage consultancy
  • Collections management expert
  • Digital strategy

Stuart Chaffe

Stuart Chaffe
  • UX
  • Front-end designer
  • Expert in developing semantic, accessible, fast to load experiences

Partnerships

We work closely with various organisations in order to deliver the most pragmatic, fun and practical digital solutions for our clients.

These include:

The Museum Platform: our sister business – “a beautiful, engaging and integrated way to get your museum and collections online”.

https://themuseumplatform.com/

Noise & Grain: a web design studio focused on building fast, beautiful and user-friendly websites for arts organisations

https://noiseandgrain.co.uk/

Interested in working with us? Let’s have a chat – feel free to get in touch!

What people say

  • Steve Campion, Medical Research Council's Toxicology Unit

    We wanted a new website developed for our unit in preparation for the 100 year anniversary of the MRC. Thirty8 Digital came recommended to us and we are more than happy with the finished result....

    Project: Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit website

  • Danny Birchall, Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Collection

    We worked with Thirty8 Digital to design, host and support an artist’s project commemorating the centenary of the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Flu pandemic. From the very beginning, Mike and the team intuitively understood what we were trying to do, and came up with the goods in the form of both technical and design solutions necessary to help us deliver a complex and multifaceted site....

    Project: Radio Influenza

  • Zoë Hendon, Head of Collections, MoDA, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture

    Thirty8 Digital helped enormously with MoDA’s online presence. They made some great suggestions that have made a big difference in the short term, and helped us achieve greater clarity on new developments in the longer term....

    Project: Museum of Domestic Architecture

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