Associates

Specialist skills,
outstanding results

Nile is proud to work with a global community of freelance designers, researchers and futurists.

We work in heavily regulated industries, solving some of today’s most complex design challenges.

To do this, we’re proud to be supported by some of the best freelance associates in the business.

Pattern

Associates turbocharge our work

Nile works across multiple sectors, addressing varied challenges, and flexing our approach and toolset to meet each client’s unique needs.

To work in this way, our core team have built longstanding relationships with a wide range of talented freelance associates based in the UK and around the world. We bring in their skills and deep expertise to support specialist projects and deliver remarkable outcomes for our clients.

Many have worked alongside us for years. None of them are ‘just contractors’. We call them associates.

It’s such a treat to work with reliable people who are good at what they do and work smart. Nile people just get it.
Associate Designer

Stats from last year:

  • 61

    Nile associates on projects

  • 51

    different teams supported

  • 16

    different clients

I’ve worked with many agencies in my 22 years in digital: AKQA, Sapient, Fjord (Accenture) and Saatchi to name a few. Nile is absolutely up there with the best of them.
Associate Design Director

Why we’re different

Benefits of working with Nile

It has been refreshing to work with a team like Nile. They add value not only to clients, but to the associates they work with too. That’s a rare thing.
Associate Principal Researcher

Most associates work with us again and again

Meaningful work. Mutual respect. Camaraderie. You’re never ‘just a contractor’ when you’re working with Nile.

Get in touch with Susie or Laura find out why associates love working with us.

Head of Talent

Susie Walker

Susie leads our talent operations, and is Nile’s expert at finding outstanding, mission-focused people to match with meaningful and impactful work.

Talent Acquisition & Executive Assistant

Laura Sheen

Laura supports our associate teams, and assists our executive group at Nile. Having lead research and marketing for several big brands before joining Nile, she’s focused on helping high performing teams find success.

I strongly believe in Nile’s vision and love how they treat their team, clients and associates. I’ve referred a number of fellow freelancers to work with Nile.
Associate Design Lead

Small things, big differences

Why associates say they love us

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.

The CoFoundry

We’re backing big ideas we believe can change the world

Innovation is broken. We’re changing the game.

We support changemakers in start-ups, scale-ups, and corporate innovation teams through the Nile CoFoundry, using novel and flexible funding models to deliver early stage design interventions.