Who we are

Our Story

Hiveworks began life as Orange Digital, a standalone digital agency owned by Orange. We have a long and successful track record in the highly competitive telecommunications sector. In October 2014, we became independent when our CEO Pierre Briffaut led a buyout to create a new collaborative, nimble and flexible company. Since then, we’ve gone on to design service experiences that inspire, invent and innovate.

Pierre worked for 10 years within Orange, playing various roles in sales, marketing, strategy and digital before becoming CEO of Orange Digital in London. Pierre then performed a management buyout to create Hiveworks.

 

Pierre believes that human centered and multi-disciplinary design is one of the most powerful levers given to companies to drive change, growth and success in tomorrow’s world.

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Pierre Briffaut
CEO & FOUNDER

Vincent oversees the design disciplines at Hiveworks ensuring clarity and quality of work across the business. He has over 20 years of experience covering a variety of industries, having worked with clients such as Cathay Pacific, adidas, Land Rover and Nokia.

 

Vincent is driven by collaborating with others to create things, whether they’re services, products, experiences or all of the above.

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Vincent Hudson
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SERVICE DESIGN

Sophie spent 10 years in a digital agency in London with clients such as the Met Police, Virgin Holidays and John Lewis. Prior to this, she was working in Paris in the acquisition department of AOL.

Sophie believes in the power of human-centred approaches, leveraging employees and listening to user needs. Sophie is the mum to 2 children and enjoys travelling with them to discover new places.

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Sophie du Bouetiez
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES AND OPERATIONS
Pierre Briffaut
CEO & FOUNDER
Vincent Hudson
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SERVICE DESIGN
Sophie du Bouetiez
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES AND OPERATIONS

Mael helps organisations co-conceive the right type of environment in which to innovate. He works with clients in designing innovation programs and accompanies teams in identifying and validating business opportunities. He then helps teams evaluate new innovations based on user insights.

 

Mael has worked with clients across several industries, including retail, energy, journalism and transportation.

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Mael Inizan
DESIGN DIRECTOR

Through design, Nicolas helps organisations improve their relevance to markets, support employee development and implement their strategy with agility.

His specialities include intrapreneurship, innovation management and design sprints. Before joining Hiveworks, Nicolas was Design Director at NUMA, France's first start-up accelerator. He holds a PhD in industrial engineering and started in R&D.

Nicolas Enjalbert
DESIGN DIRECTOR

Adeline began her career in the automotive business working in customer relationship management before going on to lead digital marketing initiatives and project management at an energy company.

She then moved to London 3 years ago to start a new life and face new marketing challenges. Once done with such projects, she’s taking care of her 3 children while trying to find time to read the latest novel.

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Adeline Denis
MARKETING MANAGER
Mael Inizan
DESIGN DIRECTOR
Nicolas Enjalbert
DESIGN DIRECTOR
Adeline Denis
MARKETING MANAGER

Following his master’s degree in management and strategy, Yvain started his career in Paris in the Orange Group Digital Marketing Team. He then moved to London where he contributed to the digital transformation of Orange, EE and T-Mobile by delivering large analytics, data and social projects.

Yvain likes to think of himself as a jack-of-all-trades and counts good champagne among his weaknesses.

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Yvain Granier
KEY ACCOUNTS & SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Tristan has been a Hiveworker since Day 1. He comes with a wealth of experience including Consulting & Marketing for the Beauty, Telecoms, Food, Bank & Tourism sectors. 

 

With a background of Engineering & Business, he is the voice of client, crafting the story on how our design recommendation fits into the company’s strategy and business model. Outside of work, he counts music & travel as his main passions.

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Tristan Desplechin
FOUNDER OF THE PARIS OFFICE AND CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR

A lady who relishes a challenge, Claire has tried to reform the finances of the NHS and hospitals in France, while working for 7 years as a Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 2015 she moved to the slightly smaller - but no less immersive - project of Hiveworks where she manages Finance and HR. 

 

Claire is the mum to 3 children, and loves baking and sewing, often baking treats for the hungry Hiveworkers.

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Claire Briffaut
HEAD OF FINANCE
Yvain Granier
KEY ACCOUNTS & SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Tristan Desplechin
FOUNDER OF THE PARIS OFFICE AND CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR
Claire Briffaut
HEAD OF FINANCE

Simone spent 5 years studying graphic and product design at IUAV university in Venice. He has been fascinated by the possibilities of creativity since a child and believes that digital products have the same needs as physical ones: User-centred and cover the usability principles of efficiency, effectiveness and satisfaction.

In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding and reading about science and tech news.

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Simone Menegaldo
VISUAL DESIGNER

Laurent has experience eliciting business needs for digital projects in the Telecoms and Utilities sectors in France before moving to London. He now uses Service Design to help companies to innovate. 

 

Laurent is passionate about uncovering real user needs and helping companies to define the right solutions for their clients or users. Outside of work Laurent is an experienced marathon runner.

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Laurent Dubois
SENIOR SERVICE DESIGNER

Claudia has previous experience developing concepts and strategic advice on future use of workplace environments whilst working as a design strategist at Gensler.  She believes design is more than an act of beautification, it is a way of working, thinking, and living.

 

She approaches her work strategically understanding users, turning their needs into products and experiences that matter.

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Claudia Poma
SERVICE DESIGN LEAD
Simone Menegaldo
VISUAL DESIGNER
Laurent Dubois
SENIOR SERVICE DESIGNER
Claudia Poma
SERVICE DESIGN LEAD

After a few years in industrial design, Lise chose to move towards UX research and Service design. She could then broaden her scope of activities and work for private companies as well as public structures.

 

This variety of experiences became her strength, allowing her to have a global vision on the projects and offer different types of solutions to her clients.

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Lise Carrillo
SERVICE DESIGNER

Megan comes to Hiveworks having spent 4 years studying Design for Industry at Northumbria University. During her studies she worked on a variety of Industrial and Service Design projects with live briefs across sectors such as FMCG, Healthcare, Charity and Packaging.

 

Megan is passionate about the way Service Design combines analytical and creative thinking to create well-meaning and purposeful outcomes.

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Megan Cattley
ASSOCIATE SERVICE DESIGNER

A trained designer with deep empathy, Laureline uses design to create collaborative spaces conducive to innovation and reassessment within organisations.

 

She has managed various projects in the public and private sectors, regarding organizational, territorial and digital transformation issues. She joined Hiveworks in 2019 as Project Manager.

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Laureline Gellie
PROJECT MANAGER
Lise Carrillo
SERVICE DESIGNER
Megan Cattley
ASSOCIATE SERVICE DESIGNER
Laureline Gellie
PROJECT MANAGER
Lise Carrillo
SERVICE DESIGNER
Megan Cattley
ASSOCIATE SERVICE DESIGNER
Laureline Gellie
PROJECT MANAGER

Léa spent her last two years studying innovation management through design thinking. After experiencing service design in a big software company, she joined Hiveworks as service designer to grow with the agency and to contribute to evangelise design on a larger scale.

 

She believes that design brings people together and gives them back the power to create amazing, human-centric solutions.

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Léa Poirier
ASSOCIATE SERVICE DESIGNER
Léa Poirier
ASSOCIATE SERVICE DESIGNER