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 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 BathCamp, Bath Digital Festival, The 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.
I’m so pleased we made the decision to appoint Thirty8 Digital to run our website development project; they had brilliant creative ideas, were great communicators and really importantly they understand the challenges of developing a museum website (especially doing so on a tight budget!) The end result is fantastic, and the ongoing support they’ve given us since the launch has also been brilliant. ...
Project: Jewish Museum website
Working with Thirty8 was an absolute pleasure. They are friendly and approachable, but totally professional and delivered what we asked them for on time and to a standard that exceeded our expectations....
Project: JISC Netskills training resources
We knew we made the right decision to work with Thirty8 Digital from the get go. Their knowledge of the heritage, digital and marketing world is second-to-none and their friendliness and enthusiasm for our complex project made the experience all the more enjoyable....
Project: Handel House Museum website
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