Nile – The Strategic Design Consultancy

We’re the changemaker’s
secret weapon

We’re a strategic design consultancy.

We use design, research, and foresight to help changemakers clear the path to progress.


Who we are

Established in Edinburgh in 2006, Nile is a multidisciplinary team of designers, researchers, and foresight practitioners, supported by a global network of associate specialists.

We help organisations to do what designers do best, at scale. We introduce new perspectives. We break down silos. We zoom in on services, customers, and the planet, turning strategy into solutions.

It’s why we’re known as the changemakers’ secret weapon.

Learn more about what we do >

Case studies

Case Study

Bringing bereavement into the 21st century

We all struggle with bereavement. But probate — the legal process for putting our affairs in order — adds another layer of uncertainty.

Find out how we helped Exizent

Case Study

Driving exceptional growth with service design

Black Circles had saturated the expert-buyer market. Now they needed to find new customers.

Find out how we helped Black Circles

Case Study

A design of note

The design of the RBS banknotes had remained unchanged since 1987. They needed an update.

Find out how we helped RBS
Thanks to Nile, the rate of industry growth we’ve achieved is unprecedented for retail, let alone automotive retail
Nick Leonard, Marketing Director,

What we do

We help changemakers:

Teams we’ve helped recently

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Royal London Logo
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Scottish Government Logo
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Nile helped us reinvent our product by making it customer centric. Their support was pivotal to us ensuring Forrit is world-class Enterprise CMS.
Peter Proud, CEO, Forrit Technology

Talk to us

Find your path to progress

Talk to our client partner team to find out why some of the world’s most influential organisations choose Nile as their design partner.

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Notes from the blog

Focus on

Purpose-led design is here

Download our guide on designing experiences for the greater good while delivering on your organisational purpose.