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Designing a better future

We are a boutique firm working with established brands and startups globally to bring world class design & innovation across physical & digital.

Our expertise

We are a mix of Innovation Consultants, Researchers, Industrial Designers, Engineers, User Experience & Visual Designers, and Web & App Developers.

Research & Frame

We help frame innovation opportunities by building insights around people, technology and business

Design & Develop

We explore, ideate, prototype and test until we reach a final design ready for market

Implement & Launch

We help our clients and partners bring real products & services into the world 

Insights & Innovation

User / Consumer Research
Market sizing & segmentation
Technology exploration
Framing & innovation strategy

Product Design

Industrial design
Design engineering / 3D CAD
Design for manufacture
Electronics engineering

Digital Design

UX & UI for Web & mobile
Visual Design (including branding)
Front & back end development
Website design & development

Meet the team

We have a core team of full time people (below) that we supplement from our global network of talented individuals, when needed for specific project requirements.

Blake McEldowney
Founding Partner / Creative

When Blake isn’t creating great stuff for our clients, he’s dreaming…of beaches and BBQ’s…of powder packed mountains…of All Black rugby success! OK, wake up Blake!!

When Blake isn’t creating great stuff for our clients, he’s dreaming…of beaches and BBQ’s…of powder packed mountains…of All Black rugby success! OK, wake up Blake!!

Graham Rittener
Founding Partner / Business

When Graham isn’t running Zinc, he’s a bit obsessed with technology and how it can change the world. We just hope the studio robot doesn't get the wrong idea!

When Graham isn’t running Zinc, he’s a bit obsessed with technology and how it can change the world. We just hope the studio robot doesn't get the wrong idea!

Raffaele Adinolfi
Digital Lead

When Raffaele isn’t running Zinc’s digital projects, he’s a photographer in his spare time, although he still hasn't worked out how to look through the lens yet!

When Raffaele isn’t running Zinc’s digital projects, he’s a photographer in his spare time, although he still hasn't worked out how to look through the lens yet!

Iska Staffler
Client Services Manager

When Iska isn’t keeping clients happy, she tends to be eating…or talking about eating…before eating again. ‘Jamon’ is the favorite, she chose the right country!

When Iska isn’t keeping clients happy, she tends to be eating…or talking about eating…before eating again. ‘Jamon’ is the favorite, she chose the right country!

Rafael Arnalte
Design Engineer

When Rafa isn’t designing models in CAD, he’s peddling like crazy on his bike or tinkering with tools, sometimes both at the same time….which we’re trying to stop!

When Rafa isn’t designing models in CAD, he’s peddling like crazy on his bike or tinkering with tools, sometimes both at the same time….which we’re trying to stop!

Sofia Majan
Product Design Lead

When Sofia isn’t leading the product team, she’s a ray of sunshine holding the clouds at bay. Big responsibility for a little person, but there’s no-one better!

When Sofia isn’t leading the product team, she’s a ray of sunshine holding the clouds at bay. Big responsibility for a little person, but there’s no-one better!

Ana Petrusevski
Insights Lead

When Ana isn’t leading our research projects, she’s running yoga classes on our studio floor. We’re all very Zen at Zinc!

When Ana isn’t leading our research projects, she’s running yoga classes on our studio floor. We’re all very Zen at Zinc!

Aitor Gonzalez
Visual Designer

When Aitor isn’t designing awesome visuals, he’s aspiring to star in a Disney film. At 26 years old, it’s a slight concern for us!

When Aitor isn’t designing awesome visuals, he’s aspiring to star in a Disney film. At 26 years old, it’s a slight concern for us!

Dafne Manzano
Operations  Manager

When Dafne isn’t keeping Zinc organised, she’s dreaming of South East Asia. She wants us to set up Zinc in Thailand. Nice idea Dafne, dream on!

When Dafne isn’t keeping Zinc organised, she’s dreaming of South East Asia. She wants us to set up Zinc in Thailand. Nice idea Dafne, dream on!

Cesare Tamagno
Product Designer

When Cesare isn’t designing cool products, he thinks he’s Roberto Baggio. The truth is we had to glue the ball to his head for the photo!

When Cesare isn’t designing cool products, he thinks he’s Roberto Baggio. The truth is we had to glue the ball to his head for the photo!

Annamaria Greco
Visual Designer

When Annamaria isn’t designing beautiful graphics, she’s copying the alcoholic artist, Frida Kahlo. We’ve now banned vodka in the mornings!

When Annamaria isn’t designing beautiful graphics, she’s copying the alcoholic artist, Frida Kahlo. We’ve now banned vodka in the mornings!

The world of Zinc

Out of our central Barcelona studio, we work with businesses all around the world. We are gradually building a more permanent presence in London too.