Meet the core Opendesk Team

Based in London - along Hackney’s ‘Maker Mile’ - we are a group of designers, makers, developers, and creative nuts who spend our time playing with plywood, writing code, and making plenty of noise with our mallets! Follow us on twitter @open_desk.

We are a tiny cog in the Opendesk machine and nothing without the 50 designers, 200+ makers and 200,000 strong community of enthusiasts. Together we work towards making our collective aim of building and enabling a new model of manufacturing known as Open Making to happen.


This guy is warm and fuzzy swiss-army-knife of talents, he’s a service designer, an advocate of user experience and part time tai chi monk.


Production Manager, interested in product analysis and development. Always looking to improve process, quality and output. Likes to design and make his own products, some available through Opendesk. He’s also busy collaborating with local makers.


Once dreamt of being a sculptor, now looking for the next generation of opendesk designers. Buy your way into her affections with black coffee and greek yoghurt.


French Digital Marketing Humanoïd person - Expert in coconut and interested in photography [remember to paste in Tinder description].


Reclusive designer / developer living in Ireland. Not all are convinced of his existence. Who is this enigma? We may never know…


Free spirit and wannabe californian/mexican tech hippie. Rarely found in the office, but when he is around he spends his time automating CAD. Got to go, moustache…


Since fleeing Ireland, Hugh took up Engineering, manufacturing, making, designing and a bit of everything. Sports enthusiast (all of them). Hughgly bad at social media, see for yourself!


Always there for Opendeskers around the world, much missed by the team at home. Currently on an open source mission in Shanghai. Dad of two and avid runner. Speaks several languages but has difficulty making sense in any of them.


James used to call himself a geek generalist but since reading has started using “Lagrangian solver”.


A little too practical marketing Panda Bear that makes deadlines fun. She loves stickers, depressing movies and is an expert in buying birthday cards.


Creative, foodie, lover of the outdoors. In his spare time he delivers awesome Opendesk projects. Jon has skydived but would never bungee jump and lives by the mantra Friday’s are for dancing. Don’t try and talk to me about football…it’s embarrassing for both of us.


Deep-lying playmaker in the Pirlo mould (yeah, right). Design & creative lead, retired architect, keen east-londoner (likes bikes, bread & dabbles with beards). Would rather be in the workshop.

Josh H

Recovering Brummie. Advocate of biscuits. Spends time mashing a keyboard hoping for the best and drawing on whiteboards.

Josh W

Devoted creative thinker, committed problem solver and self proclaimed open design pundit with an incurable addiction for creating things of interest.


Product and User experience enthusiast. Loves organising people and processes and when not doing the former she can normally be found on 2 wheels, drinking rum and eating avocado - not always at the same time.


Our smooth talking process obsessed Greek will take you from mild mannered hipster to open source aficionado in minutes… #wow #romanticnovelist


With her love of curly moustaches, Scarlett is well suited to East London the home of Opendesk HQ. She’s a designer who loves to make complicated things seem simple. When she’s not designing, she’s spinnin’ hoops and showing off her crazy hula skills.


The grey haired business guy. He counts (coffee) beans, manages paperwork and generally tries to keep feet connected to the ground. Cyclist, dad and sports obsessive.


As Coordinator of projects at Opendesk, Will coordinates Opendesk projects and when he’s not coordinating (and sometimes whilst he is) he’s usually eating. If you need something coordinating (or eating) Will’s your man.


If you fancy working with us (or know someone who might be interested) - check out our jobs page