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How I Work: Nick Rappolt, CEO of Beyond

Our How I Work series finds out how leading figures from tech, commerce, industry, the public sector and not-for-profit groups get things done so you can be inspired, too.Nick Rappolt is CEO of Beyond, an experience design agency that creates digital products and services for the likes of Virgin, Google and Facebook. Nick co-founded Beyond in London in 2010, and now works between its three offices in London, San Francisco and New York. He also has two kids under 5.

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The Changing Data Landscape: The Future Is Little Data

As we have gone from information scarcity to abundance, data has become a mantra for businesses – but more for their own use than to benefit their customers. Most of it is being used by companies to gain knowledge – and the knowledge they are seeking is the unusual, not the obvious. Supermarkets already know that hot days will stimulate sales of ice cream. There’s no need to invest in expensive data scientists for that – what they are looking for are the little nuggets that shift the needle a little bit.

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Future of Designing: Photoshop vs. Illustrator

Websites are designed, measured and constructed using such pixels, and that’s traditionally why Photoshop has been favoured by designers and developers alike. But now requirements are changing for designing a web property. No longer are websites static entities, ruled by the maximum pixel widths of the most common screen sizes.

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