Nile. The Strategic Design Consultancy

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Contact Nile

For general enquiries (or if you’re not sure who you need to speak to) you can always reach us at:

+44 (0)131 220 5671

Nile HQ
13 – 15 Circus Lane

Invoicing and finance –

Project enquiries

No two problems are the same. Our client partner team work with you to understand your challenge, then shape solutions that deliver real-world results.


Sarah Ronald

Passionate about technology and psychology, Sarah founded Nile in 2006 to improve how everyday digital products and services are researched, designed, and communicated. Today a team of 50, Nile specialises in regulated industries and is especially focussed on the Financial sector. She has been a special adviser to both the British and Scottish Government, and served on boards for The Design Council, Service Design Network and The British Interactive Media Association.

Head of Client Portfolios

Kirsty Bell

Kirsty steers many of Nile’s key relationships, and has consulted on topics from transformation and people & change, to operating models and their fitness for the future.

Head of New Business

Robyn Johnston

Robyn chose a career in design after studying at some of the top global design universities, majoring in Strategic Product Design. She’s delivered Human Centred Change for NatWest, Shawbrook, and Tesco Bank. An adventure seeker, she’s lived in Italy, Finland, and the US and represented Scotland in Equine sports.

Operations & talent

Our knowledgeable team are here to help you out.

Design Ops Manager

Victoria Johnston

Victoria is head of Design Ops at Nile. Starting out as a photographer, Victoria moved into studio management and business support, and has since built a career supporting creative people get stuff done.

Head of People

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 Manager & 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.

Interested in joining the team?

We’re always open to conversations with people who share our values.

Learn more >

We also work with associates within our Nile network

We work with a hand-picked team of trusted associates, bringing specialist skills and expertise to client engagements.

Read about our associate offer >


Come and see us in the real world

Visit our HQ

We don’t like to boast, but we’re pretty sure we’ve got the nicest office in Scotland.

We’re based on the most instagrammed street in Edinburgh in the city’s New Town (a UNESCO World Heritage site).

Check out what the influencers have been snapping recently.

Circus lane on Instagram