Meet the team

Andrew Armitage

Director

Andrew graduated from UCLAN just as the Internet was becoming 'a thing' with a degree in Business Studies and a passion for all things creative and geeky!

Prior to starting his own agency (back then known as Armitage Online) Andrew's experience was gained with corporate giants including ExxonMobil and BAE Systems. Andrew is involved in all aspects of running A Digital and will often be seen at networking events and industry conferences, as well as planning client websites and digital strategies.

Away from the web, Andrew has been a qualified windsurfing instructor and can often be found enjoying the lakes and fells with his wife and 2 girls, with their flat-coated retriever.

Dean Duffield

Digital Marketer

Dean is responsible for helping develop our range of digital services as well as being heavily involved with our clients' digital campaigns, with a particular interest in Search and Social Media Marketing.

Prior to settling in the Lakes in 2014, Dean's background is primarily in media marketing and advertising having spent the best part of ten years travelling regularly overseas with an international trade publication.

In his spare time, Dean can usually be found playing the drums or out on the Lakeland fells on his mountain bike.

Laura Montgomery

Designer

Originally from Belfast, Laura joined A Digital in 2011 and is one of the creatives of the team. She enjoys all great design, and also beautiful photography, typography and lettering. As well as design, Laura is heavily involved in the front end side of things, crafting beautiful websites with carefully coded HTML and CSS.

Away from the screen, you can usually find Laura outside enjoying the Cumbrian landscape while mountain biking, climbing or running. She also spends time at the allotment, attempting to grow her own vegetables.

Matt Shearing

Developer

Born and bred in Cambridge, Matt moved up to the lake district in 2003 with his family. He joined A Digital in the summer of 2014 and is responsible for a large amount of the PHP and jQuery work that we do here. He has a very active mind and enjoys getting his teeth into challenging projects and tinkering with databases. Matt is often developing custom plugins for us to use in Craft to extend the core functionality of the CMS.

When not developing, Matt enjoys playing card games and walking in forests. He has a high appreciation of the outdoors after growing up in a city. He also loves F1, Vikings and heavy metal.