About us

Collaborate with ambitious thinkers and creative problem solvers.

We’re experts in our craft with an eye for detail and the big picture. We’re infinitely curious and empathetic. We are team players driven by making a positive and measurable impact.

We are open and collaborative in the way we work.

Meet our founders.

Alastair & Chris have over 30 years' combined experience across a diverse range of sectors. Working with startups to the highest levels of global organisations from strategy through to execution. They are hands-on to ensure quality and expertise are delivered to our clients on a daily basis.

Alastair Bowers

Managing Partner & Head of Product

18+ Years' Experience in Design
Work Life

Alastair has worked with some of the world's most recognised brands and manages our long-term, strategic client partnerships. He leads our Product Management discipline with a passion for technology and product development and ensures the highest quality service, methodology and thinking across our client work. He is hands-on involved in all projects.

Personal Life

Probably responsible for 1% of the sales of Yorkshire Gold Tea and Uniqlo black jumpers, globally. Dad to three girls with distant memories of peaceful and civilised recreational pursuits. Plays tennis like a dad. Loves the kitchen, the garden and the Lake District "the loveliest spot that man hath found".

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Chris Lewis

Head of Design

15+ Years' Experience in Design
Work Life

For over 15 years, Chris has worked on a variety of projects across digital product, brand, and service design for both global brands and startups.

At Pattrn, Chris oversees the design discipline. He is responsible for recruiting, nurturing and inspiring the team’s design talent. He ensures the highest quality product craft and design thinking across all projects. With a passion for crafting beautiful interactions at a tactical and strategic level and with his hands-on approach he’s always involved at any stage of product development to ensure the best user experience.

Personal Life

Chris is a proud dad and family man. Most of his spare time is spent with his young family and wife. When he has a rare spare moment, he's running, listening to podcasts or playing chess. When he's not designing digital experiences - if it’s a sunny day - you’ll definitely catch Chris cooking up a mean braai. His proudest achievement is running the Comrades marathon (90km) with his brothers.

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Combined Experience

Our diversity of sector experience brings a huge amount of value to our clients. Over the years, we’ve worked with some of the most well known organisations and brands where we've made a lasting impact.

Sketching out early ideas for a design system.

Our Studio.

Nestled in the bustling heart of Angel on a quiet street full of architects and design studios we couldn’t be more perfectly placed. We have designed our internal space to enable focussed and collaborative work.

Our studio is spread on two floors.
Abundant wall space is important for mapping.
A large window of a digital product design studio with a graphic on the window and wooden panels outside.
Our space has modern materials and warm textures.

Remote Working

For many years, we have been continually refining how we work with remote teams. This was long before Covid-19 accelerated the movement towards remote working. We take pride in testing and adopting the latest digital tools and processes that can facilitate collaboration and uninterrupted delivery.

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