High Values

our success is not only due to the quality of our work; it’s down to attitude, our approach and the way we treat our clients.



We have a 100% commitment to making all our sites the best they can possibly be, no matter what it takes to get there.



Our desire to produce good work runs deep – that’s what lets us handle every project with fresh energy and enthusiasm.



While we share our knowledge and experience, we listen hard to understand your business and your needs.



We are united with you in the drive to get the best from your project – think of us as extra members of your team with all the skills you need.

Meet the team

Phil Shackleton

Digital Director

Phil is a co-founder of Mixd and a creative at heart who has become more technical over the years. He’s a graphic design graduate who felt the lure of digital early on. An expert in web accessibility and standards-based web design, Phil oversees all the technical aspects of our projects.

You could describe Phil as a mountain biker, road cyclist, outdoor pursuits instructor and owner of a dog called Surprise.

Mike Danford

Creative Director

Mike is a co-founder of Mixd and a lover of simple, effective design. His critical eye oversees all the creative output of the agency and he works closely with our clients to make sure their needs and his drive for design excellence coincide.

You could describe Mike as a non-fiction book-lover, inspired bin-the-recipe cook, sans serif font aficionado and eternal seeker of inspiration.

Aaron Thomas

Front-end Developer

As a front-end developer, Aaron helps to lead the company in responsive design and front-end strategy. It’s a role his all-or-nothing approach to getting things right suits perfectly.

You could describe Aaron as an enthusiastic traveller, new-technology lover, keen photographer and worshipper of craft beers.

Jason Hobbs

Front-end Developer

Jason left the world of biochemistry to pursue his love of technology. He quickly developed a passion for design and front-end development which has never left him, and now acts as our master of all things WordPress.

You could describe Jason as a retired band member, back-bedroom drummer, video game fiend and zombie connoisseur.

John Polling

Ruby Developer

John has many years’ experience as a web developer, and loves to try out the latest technologies – which makes him ideally placed to decide precisely which one will provide the optimum input for our clients’ projects.

You could describe John as a sports-watching fanatic, fading five-a-side star and Olympic-level Xbox gamer.

Jim Wardlaw

PHP Developer

Jim is a Computer Science graduate, but moved into ‘web design proper’, as he calls it, a couple of years into his career. He can exercise his powers with an armful of web skills, which makes him an extremely useful member of the team.

You could describe Jim as a messy cook, bass player, allotment escapee, scrum-half and indie-film lover.