I Wish specialise in deep, first-hand immersive experiences in physical and digital worlds to develop new products, category strategies and brand thinking. We create winning ideas that last, driven by rich, powerful insights. We work hand-in-hand with end-clients and fellow agencies, typically in the well known innovation ‘black-spot’ between R&D, commercial and brand/marketing teams transforming it into the sweet-spot for innovation.
We are an innovation agency pioneering co-creation. Founded in 2011, we’re a small, highly specialised and experienced team based out of the UK and operating globally. Depending on who you ask, you might hear them call us a future creations agency, front-end/insight-led innovators or even design thinkers. Our clients tend to be large, global, complex, mass-market players.
The scope of innovation is potentially limitless, but the bulk of what we do is new product development (NPD), category strategy, and upstream brand thinking. We do this by tapping into the hearts and minds of consumers and blending creative intuition with strategic thought. We estimate we’ve created billions of pounds in incremental revenues for our clients.
Our approach is centred around profound simplicity and circular (not linear) thinking. It’s not about adopting an intellectual high ground or seeming complexity. Yes, innovation can be complex but it need not come across that way. We operate at street level, using that to build foundations, moving quickly and delivering ‘bang for buck’.
We are fiercely independent and in it for the long run – rare nowadays, we genuinely love what we do, nothing is too much trouble, we are truly there for our clients (and challenge without fear), believe in creating better together and are partial to a cheeky pint at the end of the day.
Responsible for leading and/or strategically anchoring client projects, overall company management, and keeping our core team and ecosystem happy.
From launching prepaid cellular services in India, client-side roles in emerging/high-technology companies in the UK, management consulting, managing a publicly-funded London organisation focused on venture-creation, to working with two leading innovation agencies, before launching I Wish.
Advisory Board for The World Institute of Slowness (Norway HQ), co-creating the award-winning SlowBeer, Non-Executive Director for the Camden Enterprise Agency, and several voluntary roles for Charities/NGOs on a rolling basis.
MBA from the Leeds University Business School, Double Major from St. Xavier’s College (University of Mumbai).
Lives with wife Kate, and sons Arjan and Sid in deepest, darkest Devon. When not on a plane can be found in the woods, on a beach, or propping up the bar.
Responsible for all design activities, visual branding projects, overall design thinking, and bringing ideas to life.
Worked as design lead in various publications, media organisations and design studios in India for over 15 years. A visiting faculty at the National Institute of Design.
Co-founded Brand New Type (a creative company), and Unheard, an independent music company bringing together Art, Design, Music to promote new sounds and talents.
Communication design degree from the National Institute of Design, India. Attended Type@Cooper program at The Cooper Union, New York City.
Lives with partner Uzma and many cats. When not working usually found underwater scuba diving or traveling. Loves to cook.
Responsible for reporting, stakeholder management, planning & logistics, and team coordination, whilst pre-empting slippage and ensuring that projects run on schedule and within budget. The voice for millennials and post-millennials.
Three years in the world of innovation, experiencing countless workshops (NPD, EPD, Strategy), qual consumer research groups, deep-dives, weak-signal scouting (for tech enablers, trends, breakthrough innovations), as well as hands-on Management Consulting projects across Scandinavia working on-site and aiming for production excellence.
Avid collector of street-art from the likes of the Miaz Brothers, Bansky, FAKE, Bisco Smith and Ben Eine. Worked hand-in-hand with Norwegian Think Tank, The World Institute of Slowness.
Studied English Language, Business, Media, and Sociology at Exeter College.
Lives only a stone’s throw from the Devon coastline. In my spare time I’ll typically be found on the golf course, football pitch or in the pub with friends and family.
Responsible for understanding clients’ problems and shaping them into a vision and strategy for a project, designing research studies, generating insights, ideas, and strategies and guiding teams through their implementation.
Worked globally for innovation and strategy agencies (Happen and The Foundation) for 7 years before leading a digital start-up in the Energy Industry (The Energy Loop) from concept to launch.
Founded SwattUp, a peer to peer learning platform that connects students together for all aspects of learning (rational and emotional).
Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.
Lives with wife Nicole, daughters Ivy, and Delilah, two cats, and a dog. Passionate Crossfitter and loves being active outdoors at every opportunity.