we're nerds through and through
(Paul prefers the term 'geek')

we do what we love, and we love what we do

Our team is composed of a bunch of hardworking, clever, creative and downright fantastic geeks. Collectively we have over 34 years of experience and we apply our knowledge carefully and creatively to every project. We work with some equally amazing people too! From large corporates to small independents, they all have something in common: a problem in need of a solution.


  • Chris Keeling


    Director / Solutions Architect

    With nearly 10 years experience working in the elearning industry, Chris is an expert in all areas of production. Starting his career as a developer, Chris has always enjoyed researching and developing new concepts. He's also worked as 'Production manager’, ‘Technical Director’ and 'Solutions Architect'. Giving him the drive to focus on efficiency and user experience.


    When not behind a computer, Chris is still trying to become a pro surfer, footballer, and Olympic marathon runner. He’s also starting to come to terms with the fact that he’ll just be ‘Daddy’ to his 2 young boys.

    “Work hard to keep things simple.”

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  • Nicky Hoyland


    Director / Solutions Architect

    Prior to forming Digital Balance Nicky worked for numerous corporates inside Learning & Development, covering a variety of roles from; instructional design, training delivery, digital learning design and digital learning system management.


    When not in work, Nicky can often be found either out running around the streets of Manchester or catching some waves somewhere on the North East or South West coast.

    “Simplicity of design, an engaging user experience and the quality of our projects is what drives me on a day to day basis.”

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  • Paul Tebbatt


    Technical Director

    Paul has had a wide and varied working history. However since graduating University in 2006 he has worked with the web technology sector from Web Development and Web Hosting to VLE/LMS management and eLearning. He also is a qualified post-16 lecturer and has experience teaching FE/HE and delivering staff development training.


    Outside of work, Paul has a love for music and regularly play gigs in his band Tribute to Nordberg and acoustically on his own. He can also be seen on the “terraces" of the King Power Stadium as well as spending days with his growing little family.

    “There isn’t much that cannot be achieved, it just takes time, hard work and imagination.”

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  • Lucy Clews


    Head of Design

    With a varied history of Illustration and Print Design, Lucy is now making new roads into the digital world. She is an advocate of ‘flat’ design but loves to experiment and obtain the right feel and solution for each individual project. She notes that the simplest of ideas are often the best no matter how complicated the journey is to achieve it!


    Outside of the DB office, Lucy can be found either doodling , crafting and creating in her studio or cooking up a storm in the kitchen, She also loves a good trek through the British countryside and is on the current hunt for a canine friend to take along with her on walks.

    “Everything in design has already been done, but it hasn’t been done by you!”

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  • Shane Baddeley


    Developer

    Before joining the Digital Balance team, Shane worked for an online retailer helping to transform their online store and marketing. He enjoys both design and coding aspects of web development which allows him to see websites from both a visual and technical perspective.


    When not at the office Shane enjoys gaming, whether it be causing chaos on Grand Theft Auto or being creative and building cool stuff on Minecraft. He also enjoys watching great crime drama TV series such as Criminal Minds and Person of Interest.

    “The web is always evolving, to succeed online we need to evolve with it.”

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  • Steven Weir


    Creative Developer

    With more than 10 years experience in the digital industry, Steven's love of blending UX design with smart development has brought him to Digital Balance.


    Away from the office, Steven enjoys reading his comic book collection, playing guitar, visiting the cinema and most of all, gaming. Some of his favourite games are Metal Gear Solid, Battlefield and Legend of Zelda.

    “I believe when you have to explain a design, you've already failed. Good design doesn't need instruction, it is the instruction!”

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  • James Shaw


    Developer

    With over ten years of programming under his belt and five years working in web software development for the telecoms industry, James has a passion for creating software that not only scales and works intuitively as you’d expect it to, but is also fun and delightful to use.


    When he’s not doing battle with PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS in the office, he’s doing battle with dragons, aliens, cyborgs and monstrous horrors around a table-top gaming table with friends. He’s even been known to pen his own stories and take part doing silly voices raising money for charity with some rather silly puppet shows.

    “Good software isn’t just about something that saves you time – it’s something that lets you do what you thought was impossible, improve lives and make you smile.”

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  • Liam Jackson


    Developer

    Before joining the Digital Balance team, Liam worked for wide range of agencies specialising in bespoke web applications, ranging from games to API development.


    Away from the desk Liam can be found tearing up defences in his local 6 a-side team, in the gym or powering through Diablo 3.

    “Well begun is half done.”

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Director / Solutions Architect


With nearly 10 years experience working in the elearning industry, Chris is an expert in all areas of production. Starting his career as a developer, Chris has always enjoyed researching and developing new concepts. He's also worked as 'Production manager’, ‘Technical Director’ and 'Solutions Architect'. Giving him the drive to focus on efficiency and user experience.

When not behind a computer, Chris is still trying to become a pro surfer, footballer, and Olympic marathon runner. He’s also starting to come to terms with the fact that he’ll just be ‘Daddy’ to his 2 young boys.

“Work hard to keep things simple.”

Director / Solutions Architect


Prior to forming Digital Balance, Nicky worked for numerous corporates inside Learning & Development, covering a variety of roles from; instructional design, training delivery, digital learning design and digital learning system management.

When not in work, Nicky can often be found either out running around the streets of Manchester or catching some waves somewhere on the North East or South West coast.

“Simplicity of design, an engaging user experience and the quality of our projects is what drives me on a day to day basis.”

Head of Design


With a varied history of Illustration and Print Design, Lucy is now making new roads into the digital world. She is an advocate of ‘flat’ design but loves to experiment and obtain the right feel and solution for each individual project. She notes that the simplest of ideas are often the best no matter how complicated the journey is to achieve it!

Outside of the DB office, Lucy can be found either doodling, crafting and creating in her studio or cooking up a storm in the kitchen, She also loves a good trek through the British countryside and is on the current hunt for a canine friend to take along with her on walks.

“Everything in design has already been done, but it hasn’t been done by you!”

Technical Director


Paul has had a wide and varied working history. However since graduating University in 2006 he has worked with the web technology sector from Web Development and Web Hosting to VLE/LMS management and eLearning. He also is a qualified post-16 lecturer and has experience teaching FE/HE and delivering staff development training.

Outside of work Paul has a love for music and regularly play gigs in his band Tribute to Nordberg and acoustically on his own. He can also be seen on the “terraces" of the King Power Stadium as well as spending days with his growing little family.

“There isn’t much that cannot be achieved, it just takes time, hard work and imagination”

Developer


Before joining the Digital Balance team, Shane worked for an online retailer helping to transform their online store and marketing. He enjoys both design and coding aspects of web development which allows him to see websites from both a visual and technical perspective.

When not at the office Shane enjoys gaming, whether it be causing chaos on Grand Theft Auto or being creative and building cool stuff on Minecraft. He also enjoys watching great crime drama TV series such as Criminal Minds and Person of Interest.

“The web is always evolving, to succeed online we need to evolve with it”

Creative Developer


With more than 10 years experience in the digital industry, Steven's love of blending UX design with smart development has brought him to Digital Balance.

Away from the office, Steven enjoys reading his comic book collection, playing guitar, visiting the cinema and most of all, gaming. Some of his favourite games are Metal Gear Solid, Battlefield and Legend of Zelda.

“I believe when you have to explain a design, you've already failed. Good design doesn't need instruction, it is the instruction.”

Developer


With over ten years of programming under his belt and five years working in web software development for the telecoms industry, James has a passion for creating software that not only scales and works intuitively as you’d expect it to, but is also fun and delightful to use.

When he’s not doing battle with PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS in the office, he’s doing battle with dragons, aliens, cyborgs and monstrous horrors around a table-top gaming table with friends. He’s even been known to pen his own stories and take part doing silly voices raising money for charity with some rather silly puppet shows.

“Good software isn’t just about something that saves you time – it’s something that lets you do what you thought was impossible, improve lives and make you smile.”

Developer


Before joining the Digital Balance team, Liam worked for wide range of agencies specialising in bespoke web applications, ranging from games to API development.

Away from the desk Liam can be found tearing up defences in his local 6 a-side team, in the gym or powering through Diablo 3.

“Well begun is half done.”

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