Adrian Austin

Digital Designer


I am a co-founding partner at Activate Capital an innovative digital startup studio helping entrepreneurs build their business into an viable, investor-ready prospect. During a six week programme we help them to design their business model, strategy, and product. I also work at Activate, a digital strategy, design and development agency, working with clients designing innovative software platforms and digital products. We use a combination of business and product design methods, such as, Value Proposition Design, Impact Mapping and User Story Mapping, to deliver solutions that help clients achieve their business goals. I develop product ideas creating development roadmaps, prototypes, wireframes, user flow diagrams, site maps, and performing usability studies. So, I am always on the lookout for the next big innovation in wire framing software or front end development frameworks to improve the speed of my prototyping but am always happy to start with pencil, paper and a great idea. In an industry that develops at a rapid pace I have developed a strong belief that effective digital design stems from having an open and creative mind, and being in a state of constant learning. Keen to share new ideas and techniques with fellow industry professionals and anyone interested in the digital design process, I occasionally teach short courses in photoshop, html and css at the University of the Arts London.


Co Founding Partner

Activate Capital

February 2016 – Present

Design director, digital designer.

Activate Capital

London, United Kingdom

February 2006 – Present

Freelance UX/UI Designer


May 2016 – May 2016

Short Course Tutor

University of the Arts London

London, United Kingdom

2012 – January 2015

Interactive Designer and Developer



January 2005 – January 2006

Interactive Designer

Activate Media

London, United Kingdom

2003 2005

Web Designer

EC&O Venues

London, United Kingdom

2003 2003



University of West London

2000 2003


Christmas Volunteer


December 2006 – Present

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