Olly Willans

Creative Director
Olly

Olly is a Founder Director and the Creative Director at Torchbox. His job is to help our clients achieve fantastic things online.

Olly is ultimately responsible for the design, digital strategy, user experience, and information architecture work at Torchbox. Along with Tom, Olly also fulfils the role of MD at Torchbox.

Olly has led our teams creating award-winning sites and campaigns for a roll-call of the most exciting organisations in the development, health and education sectors. Olly tries to ensure that Torchbox doesn't just meet expectations in our projects, but exceeds them. And, after fifteen years, Olly is just as excited about the Internet's potential as a force for social good as he was in the first dot com days.

Olly leads on our user experience team and is hands-on in several UX projects, running workshops, defining IAs, co-creating wireframes, overseeing test programmes, as well as running a programme of ongoing development to ensure that our UX practices are continually evolving.

Olly is a married dad of three. He enjoys sports (backcountry skiing, squash, cycling, cricket, in that order), and the theatre. He is occasionally to be found in the stands of the Kassam Stadium supporting Oxford United.

Olly is a Trustee of the Irish charity Valid Nutrition.

More of Olly's thinking

Sustainability at Torchbox

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Preparing for the Peaks!

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Wagtail, what’s next

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Our Client Disclosure Report

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Miro vs Mural: which is the best collaborative whiteboard?

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Seven tips for running better remote meetings

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Responding to Covid-19

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Torchbox makes the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies List

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New office: Torchbox opens up in Silicon Fen

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We’re out with the school children on Friday #climatestrike

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Saying goodbye to an old flame (the story of the Torchbox rebrand)

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The simple hack to make meetings better

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We're supporting Google, NASA, Oxfam & the NHS on Wagtail, now we can support you too

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GDPR compliant? Over one third of charities still need to sort out their data collection before the May deadline.

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A design week with California College of the Arts

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Wagtail's big news, Trumped.

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Introducing our Bristol office

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Improve website usability with effective navigation labels

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Streamfield solves the content management conundrum

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Torchbox's core organisational values

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A principled approach for the University of Oxford

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Meet Wagtail, our new CMS

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Royal College of Art website launched

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Adios, Manuel

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Cher Président

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The Torchbox choir

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Major new website for Nuffield Trust

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