12th November 2013 | London
Glug London: Beautiful Data


Hello you lovely bunch, here’s the lineup for Thursday’s Glug London.

They're a handsome bunch and we think you’ll agree....

Signal Noise is one of London’s leading independent information design agencies.

Working with the likes of Nokia, BMW, and TEDx, their user-centered approach, combined with a constant desire for innovation, enables them to help global clients understand and communicate complex data through content, tools and installations.

Hem Patel, Co-Founder of Signal Noise


Hem Patel has over 12 years experience within art direction and graphic design, working within the corporate and philanthropy sectors for clients including bloomberg, Deutsche bank,Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, and the Whitney Museum. He has also been a visiting lecturer at both Central St Martins and UCA epsom, working with students on design and art direction.


Matthew Falla, Founder of Signal Noise


Matthew Falla is a London based interaction designer. He graduated with a first in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, before completing a masters in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art.

After graduating, Matthew was awarded a grant by NeSTA to set up an interactive design studio, osmotronic (later re-branded as Signal & Noise). The company has worked for clients including Accenture, the BBC, Hasbro, Hermes, HSbC, Mars, Nokia, the NHS and o2 – providing interaction and information design services.

Matthew has exhibited work in London and Copenhagen and spoken at a number of conferences internationally. His work has been featured in Creative review and Design Week magazines and has received widespread web coverage including technology blogs, engadget and Gizmodo. In 2008, he was Designer in Residence at the Design Museum, London.


Signal Noise – Partners




Yves Boussemart – Chief Design Officer at QuantumBlack


Yves has more than 10 year’s experience designing decision support tools in time- and mission-critical settings both from the human-computer interaction and algorithmic perspectives. He has previously worked at Thomson-Reuters in the Finance and Risk division, consulted  for major international mining and aerospace companies, and conducted research in collaboration with the defense and nuclear industries. He also taught Data Visualization at MIT as a post-doctoral associate in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Yves holds a Ph.D. in Human Systems Engineering from the Engineering Systems Division at MIT along with an M.Eng. and a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from McGill University.



David Johnston of Accept & Proceed


Established in 2006. Accept & Proceed is a small creative company, based in East London. Since inception, we have been collaborating with brands on commissioned projects and also generating a variety of self-initiated works.

Our approach is to deliver the obsessively inventive time and again.
To embrace the clinical removal of the unnecessary, and create work that is both complex in it’s craft and artistry, yet clear in communication.


Simon Piehl – Founder / Creative director at Bureau for Visual Affairs


Simon studied typography and Graphic design at the LCC when it was still known as the LCP.

During and after his studies, he worked with Angus Hyland, whom he followed to Pentagram in the late nineties. Following his time there, he focussed on interactive media, working for Imagination ltd before heading Spin’s digital department up to 2002.

Bureau for Visual Affairs is a digital agency focussing on content driven websites with a diverse range of clients, ranging from the Tate Gallery and Damien Hirst at the one end to BMW and fashion brand Whistles at the other.


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