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Agency Founder Interview - Simon Bos, Gravitywell

Published on Friday, 5th October 2018, contributed by Gravitywell

Float recently interviewed Simon Bos, of Bristol digital agency Gravitywell for their 'Agency Founder' series.

Topics include: early challenges, turning down work, culture and mobile.

In one sentence, can you tell us about Gravitywell?

Gravitywell is a boutique design and technology agency with a focus on start-ups and innovation for existing businesses.

What made you decide to launch your own agency?

It was always a dream of mine when I was in school. After a year of work in the real world, I arrogantly assumed that I could do a better job of running an agency than the people who were actually doing it. Not surprisingly, the first few years were the hardest!

More recently, I partnered with our Technical Director Jack Hayward, who is the main reason that we’re able to compete on a level playing field with technology agencies many times our size.

What’s the story behind your name?

A “gravity well” was something cool that I remembered from physics lessons at school, and I felt it had a nice mix of mystery and science, which fit the atmosphere we were going for with some of our more technical work and our emphasis on R&D.

Read the full version (as well as interviews with other founders) over at Float.