Ethical Design Studio Snook Hires Creative Double Dream Team

(ProNewsReport Editorial): – London, UK, August 11, 2021 ( – Snook, the design studio that worked with telecommunications companies to zero-rate access to online government services and created an algorithm to increase the use of free school meals, recruited Rebecca and Jonny Rae-Evans as co -chiefs of design. This move will improve the company’s ability to make public sector organizations more inclusive, accessible and equitable through design.

The new appointment, which begins in October, will be a work-sharing allowing Rebecca and Jonny to balance their work and family commitments as they embark on adopting a child later this year.

Phee Kinnear, Managing Director of Snook, who is part of NEC software solutions, said, “There is a unique culture at Snook where each of us has a sincere determination to drive the change that is needed. Through this common passion and the innovative use of technology, we have helped the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government find new ways to engage with citizens, launched a data sharing initiative of the public sector with the Adur and Worthing councils, and helped the Samaritans improve people’s mental health.

“With so much to do, we are delighted to welcome Rebecca and Jonny to our fantastic team. They live and breathe the Snook philosophy and will help us scale up the work we do to improve the lives and experiences of individuals, families and communities. “

Rebecca Rae-Evans said: “The human element is so often forgotten in the process of bringing new technologies and digital services to market. Jonny and I have always been inspired in creative ways and together we’ll put extra fuel behind Snook’s continued commitment to building research and development strategies around the people who use or depend on these services every day.

Jonny Rae-Evans, who is returning to the company from a previous role as Design Manager, said: “I am really excited to come back to Snook and to be able to work as a team with Bex to design a technology. which is built around helping people and communities.

Answer, the design studio that Rebecca and Jonny currently run has worked with organizations around the world to create services that protect women and girls from online sexual exploitation, support healthcare professionals in war zones. and find solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of clinical inhalers used to treat conditions such as asthma.

The couple helped launch Technology for a good life, an organization led by a team of industry experts and volunteers to empower and equip individuals, businesses and groups to use digital technology for the good of society.

Learn more about Rebecca Rae-Evans

Rebecca Rae-Evans has 15 years of user-centric research and design experience, working with leading companies such as O2, the BBC and PZ Cussons on award-winning digital projects. Since 2014, she has been working exclusively on technology for good projects with a focus on digital transformation, lean research, service design and product innovation for social good. Clients include Dogs Trust, Equality Now, The Trussell Trust, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Relate.

Twitter: @RebeccaWho

LinkedIn: Rebecca Rae-Evans

Learn more about Jonny Rae-Evans

Jonny Rae-Evans has led numerous research and development projects to understand the behavior, needs and motivations of people to access services. Previously, he served as Creative Director at Capgemini, the IT and services consulting firm, where he built and led a multinational team, and Product Innovation Manager at the National Lottery Community Fund.

Twitter: @jonnyraeevans

LinkedIn: Jonny rae-evans


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Snook is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Software Solutions.

About Snook

Snook was founded in 2009 – a design studio whose mission is to make the world more human. Since becoming part of NEC Software solutions in 2019, they have more than doubled in size to form a multidisciplinary team of nearly 100 people. They are committed to designing ethical and inclusive services that are also sustainable for the planet.

They are the user-centered design partner of the Home Office and also work with the Department of Education, NHS Digital and NHSX, as well as various projects with local government. They are currently working with clients such as The Samaritans, Scouts and many others who are committed to putting user needs at the heart of their work. They also have a growing training offering, recently working with DEFRA to enhance the skills of the digital team in user-centered and sustainable design.

About NEC software solutions

NEC Software Solutions has a proven track record in developing revolutionary software for the public sector. Our ability to put vital information in the hands of those who need it is why over 50% of local authorities use us to raise revenue and administer benefits. That’s why 16 different police forces, comprising over 60% of UK police officers, chose NEC’s CONNECT software to improve frontline decision-making, why over 150 housing providers use NEC systems to effectively manage their two million homes, and why the NHS chose our technology to help them screen ten million babies for hearing loss. Based in the UK and working around the world, NEC Software Solutions’ 2,300 employees help improve services that matter most. We are part of NEC Corporation (“NEC”, TSE: 6701), a leader in the integration of computer and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. For more information visit

Joseph E. Golightly