We are BoldLight
// Meet our awesome team
Planning & Insight Director
Ruth joined BoldLight in 2014, bringing with her expertise in research and charity fundraising along with top notch project management and communication skills. During her 8 years with the RSPB Ruth led the Insight and Analysis functions and managed one of the charity’s largest improvement projects, the development of a ‘Single Supporter View’ and communications platform. Alongside her work at the RSPB Ruth helped to set up the ‘Common Cause for Nature’ project to understand how we can better engage a wider public in saving nature.
Ruth’s passion is understanding and, communicating with people. She likes to use research and data to understand audiences and apply this to make the experience of supporting a charity as good as it can possibly be. With experience in audience segmentation and planning, qualitative research and data analysis she uses a range of tools and techniques to do this.
Ruth is a committee member of the ‘Insight in Fundraising’ group (part of the Institute of Fundraising), a member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the International Advisory Panel at Rogaré (the fundraising thinktank based at Plymouth University).
Chris started BoldLight back in 2012 with the aim of combining his expertise in User Experience Design, multimedia production and digital design to create great campaigns for charities. Since then BoldLight have worked on a huge range of projects from targeted ad and email campaigns to in-depth User Experience Design projects, original animations and branded websites.
Chris has the essential good designer's qualities of creativity and an eye for detail, making his work beautiful and persuasive as well as functional. He is passionate about understanding how to meet the needs of users and providing the best possible online experience for charity supporters.
Prior to setting up BoldLight Chris worked as Lead User Experience Designer at Citrix (where one of his innovative interface designs has been patented) and as Web Designer for several non-profit organisations. He is a song-writer and multi-instrumentalist and is currently restoring a 1963 Fender Jaguar guitar.
Web Technology Architect
Alice is our resident techie, with first rate web development skills honed in several non-profit organisations. This includes a number of years as web technology architect at Cambridge Assessment.
In her role with BoldLight Alice has developed several plugins including a bespoke BoldLight WordPress donations plugin which can be integrated with client databases.
Alice has a range of technical skills across the whole web design and development process, from frontend development through to back-end processing and database integration. She enjoys a challenge and is a tenacious problem solver who is always determined to find the best solution for the client.
When she’s not coding Alice plays the violin and enjoys writing, where her inspirations are Diana Wynne Jones, Joan Aiken and M.R. James.
Front end web developer
Karolina is a creative designer and front-end developer with a passion for understanding people and problem solving. She is skilled in working with people to deepen her understanding and has experience in applying research to produce high quality designs. Her eye for detail and sensitivity in interpreting complex briefs help her to produce intuitive products that make an impact.
With BoldLight Karolina has redeveloped Whale & Dolphin Conservation’s children’s site, designed and built an online Art Gallery for ‘Back from the Brink’ a collaborative conservation project aiming to save the UK’s most threatened species and is currently designing a new Corporate Fundraising platform for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Karolina enjoys gaming, especially when the artwork is beautiful and loves painting.
Web Developer & Digital Analyst
James joined BoldLight in September 2018 bringing plenty of experience in the charity sector after 7 years at the RSPB. In his role at the RSPB James delivered the communications journeys across all mass communications with members and supporters.
With BoldLight James has been building websites for a range of clients. He is also our resident Google Analytics and Tag Manager expert.
James is a technical all-rounder with skills in data manipulation, problem solving and analysis. As well as his technical prowess, James is an excellent communicator and likes to work with clients to really understand what they need. He likes to develop solutions for clients that go beyond the immediate brief to consider their ongoing needs.
Before his work at the RSPB James worked in the education sector and is featured in a CUREE research paper for his work on their database. James is also an avid gamer, history geek and "Scottish Laird" (in a bid to save Scottish countryside from development!).
Claire joined BoldLight in November 2019, bringing with her 19 years of communications and account management experience.
She started out in public relations before quickly moving into account management and the charity sector. Having worked both in-house at the RSPB and agency side serving charity clients including Sense, YMCA, Refugee Council, The Bible Society and Blind Veterans UK, Claire really understands what it takes to make sure that the client is happy and that the agency delivers a product that exceeds expectations against the brief.
Claire is an avid runner and has run the London Marathon twice, raising money for the charity Anthony Nolan. With environmental issues front of mind, she is also on a quest to become a plastic free and sustainable household!
Want to join our team?
If you would like to join us, we would love to hear from you. Drop us an email or send us your CV.