About usWho we are and what we believe in
We’re a strategic content, digital and design studio. We’re people who love content. We help people make beautiful experiences with content at the core. We help people do amazing things, to change the web, and to change the world.
We believe in doing digital experiences differently and doing them better. We believe in Slow Content.
We can be found in the sunny place where content strategy meets user experience. We work with purpose-driven organisations. Often these are B Corps or charities.
We believe in clarity, but not in dumbing down. We aspire to be useful and interesting. We speak plain English, not consultantese. We want to transform the relationship between organisations and humans. We think that content can make the world a better place.
We don’t like unnecessary capital letters.
Contentious has a small core team, and a wider circle of associates. This enables us to flex and take on projects large and small. Have a look at our portfolio to get a sense of the sorts of projects we generally take on.
Julius is our director and strategist. His blend of technical know-how, content genius and big picture thinking makes him super handy to have around.
He’s previously worked in digital and content roles for ActionAid, Bond, the Commission for Racial Equality and the government of St Kitts and Nevis. He’s a co-chair of Digital Charities.
Julius writes and takes photos; he’s written and edited more than 50 books and lived and worked in Bolivia, Italy and Morocco. He’s also been commissioned to photograph the queen. He’s still working towards the perfect sourdough crust.
Get in touch with Julius at email@example.com.
Evan is a writer and brand strategist who specialises in collaborating with companies on their products and their business. He writes the words for user interfaces, gives voice to digital products, and helps organisations build brands with meaning.
As a content creator, copywriter and editor, when Sarah’s not busy asking: “Is that what your users need?” you’ll find her heroically slaying passive sentences, and stamping out unexplained acronyms.
Sarah recently returned to the UK after living in the canal-laced Dutch city of Utrecht. She’s has previously worked in digital communications roles with nonprofits including World Press Photo, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and VSO.
Sarah is also a longtime screen printer, and founder of creative community, Utrecht Print Exchange.
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