About Andy Budd

User Experience Designer and CEO of Clearleft, Andy is a best selling tech author, curates the dConstruct and UX London conferences and helped set-up The Brighton Digital Festival. Andy created Silverback, a low cost usability testing application for the Mac, and co-founded Fontdeck, a web typography start-up. Andy is a regular speaker at international conferences like SXSW, An Event Apart and The Next Web. Never happier than when he’s diving some remote tropical atoll, Andy is a qualified PADI dive instructor and retired shark wrangler.

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In this episode, we explore many agency leadership issues such as what it takes to solve large business problems with clients. One example you'll hear is how Clearleft transformed Penguin Books recently.

We also explore:

  • what is an agency,
  • why the CEO should be the least talented person in the agency,
  • finding the right team,
  • documenting your agency's core values,
  • how to allow the client to become an engaged part of your agency's team, and
  • how to grow slowly.

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