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Digital / Mobile, Design, Planning/Strategy

We are a creative web design and digital agency based in Bath.

Mud are a Curiously Creative, award winning web design agency. Founded in 2013, we now have a team of 11 creatives, designers, developers and project managers all with a real passion for making great websites. In 2014 we were voted one of the top 5 best new digital agencies in the world by readers of .net magazine.

We have strong principles and a belief about doing the right thing. This runs through everything we do – from our thorough research, our user-focused designs, the high standards of our code and accessibility of our sites, to the way we work with our clients and suppliers.

We are a small team of experts, with a belief that our clients should have access to the right people at all times. No hiding behind account managers – we believe in director-led services. So our Creative Director and Technical Director will be involved throughout the project.

Key People

Cole Henley Technical Director

Cole is Technical Director at Mud and a passionate evangelist for accessible, user-friendly and future-proof web design. It is Cole’s role at Mud to oversee the quality of the technical work produced and ensure that it adheres to the latest coding standards.

A regular speaker on the conference circuit Cole is also a frequent contributor to industry magazines and a lecturer in Web Design at Greenwich University. Cole’s rich and varied career has seen him produce work for RCAHMS, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, The Lighthouse – Glasgow, Find My Past and The Prehistoric Society. Cole was an administrator for the GAWDS (Guild of Accessible Web Designers) from 2006 until 2011.

Matt Powell Creative Director

Matt is the Managing and Creative Director of Mud. Having worked as a designer and developer, and now strategist and creative director, he oversees all output at Mud. An experienced digital producer, Matt has worked with clients including Warner Bros, University of Bath, WH Smith, Arjowiggins, National Museums Scotland, Bath Spa University and Easy Fundraising.

Having worked across disciplines in the early stages of his career, Matt’s now ideally placed to look
at the overall visions of a project and guide them accordingly – from understanding the translation of brand to digital design, to the importance of high quality coding standards, and working collaboratively with our clients to ensure our projects are on brief and ultimately, delivered successfully.

Key Skills

  • web design
  • responsive web design
  • web development
  • front end development
  • digital strategy
  • consultancy
  • strategy and planning
  • ux
  • information architecture
  • cms development
  • craft cms

Key Clients

  • Warner Bros
  • Nuffield
  • Lorient
  • Whsmith
  • Godolphin School
  • D Young & Co
  • Prison Radio Association
  • Grant Associates
  • National Museums Scotland
  • Environmental Justice Foundation


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