We clear the path to progress
Nile helps changemakers make bold moves and break new ground, grounded in insight and design.
Combining research, foresight, product and service design, we bring clarity and confidence to new ideas and build them into real, human-centred services.
We’re for the changemakers
Changemakers. They’ve got the hardest job out there.
They’re exploring new opportunities. Breathing life into ideas. Building complex services and experiences.
They’re swimming against corporate or systemic inertia while trying to make things better for their teams, their organisations, and their customers.
These are our clients
We work with changemakers to solve design challenges. We’ve worked with them in the NHS, and up in remote highland distilleries. We’ve helped them build brand new climate-focused startups, as well as revolutionise customer service in big financial institutions.
We’re at our best when our flexible, talented team has the opportunity to partner with you and your team as equals, working with you to clear the path to progress.
The team have radically improved our ways of working and perspective. Nile has a truly fantastic, can-do attitude, and show such creativity in their approach.Head of Channels, Global insurance marketplace client
We’re specialists in:
Research and insight
We lead with insight. So we’re experts at running discovery, proposition, UX and accessibility research. We also build research teams and run research ops for our clients.
The problem-solving engine of digital solutions. We deal with product end-to-end, leading proposition design, product management, UX strategy and design, UI design. We also build design systems.
Our service design team sit at the heart of Nile. We’re experts and in proposition development, complex journey mapping, strategic service design and optimisation, and find-and-fix operations on business-critical services.
Foresight and futures
We help our clients navigate uncertain futures with confidence. Our IFTF-trained team run foresight and signals workshops, coaching and design leadership mentoring, and C-suite strategy consultations.
Solving problems worth solving since ’06
Independent and purpose-driven
Nile is one of the last independent strategic design consultancies in the UK.
Over the years our clients, freelancers, and friends have told us they like us because our work matches the principles we live by. We’re human-centred, inclusive, and focused on making purposeful progress.
How we work
Human at heart
Every decision we make responds to real human needs, because we build our solutions from behavioural insight and data.
We build capability, not dependency. Our process flexes to your internal set-up, and we always – always – work hand-in-glove with your team.
Pace with purpose
We’re fast, focused, and careful, always making purposeful progress towards what’s important. Prioritising for impact, we get things done in the right order.
We embed futures and foresight into our standard services. Change is rapid and exponential – designing with a longer timeframe in mind helps us build more robust solutions.
Building sustainable businesses
Part of a regenerative movement
Nile became a BCorp in 2021.
That means we’re a leader in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy.
We adhere to the highest social and environmental performance standards, and hold ourselves accountable to all stakeholders.
The core team
Nice to meet you
Nilers come from an eclectic mix of backgrounds, bringing diverse perspectives to big problems.
Meet the people who make Nile an inspiring partner to work with.
We’re backing big ideas we believe can change the world
Innovation is broken. Nile’s CoFoundry is levelling the playing field.