Codegent acquires Thin Martian close

Mark McDermott
Mark McDermott
In Codegent News
24th January 2013

Boom! Codegent has acquired Thin Martian in a move that will broaden its client portfolio and allow for further expansion.

James Clarke and Bradley Martin, founders of Thin Martian, said,

We’re delighted to join forces with Codegent, it’s truly exciting. Our combined experience and expertise will enhance the services we will provide to both sets of clients.

 David Hart and Mark McDermott, joint Managing Directors of Codegent agreed,

When we first met the team at Thin Martian it was clear there was exceptional synergy between the two agencies. Together, we represent a world-class design, UX and technical development team. What’s more, we continue to be completely independent, which means the management team remains focused on producing exceptional, award winning work for our clients.

The acquisition will see all staff retained from both agencies and the new company will employ around 40 people comprising of staff and regular contractors.   David Hart explained,

Initially we will continue to trade under both names, but we will be running things very much as one company. We will all sit together in one open-plan space and have already successfully collaborated on projects for Time Out and Samsung. This is the best way to integrate the two teams and maintain the high quality service that our clients have come to expect.

The new agency will be based at Thin Martian’s Cowper Street office, close to Old Street, in the heart of London's ‘Silicon Roundabout’.

About Thin Martian

  • Founded  in 1998, Thin Martian specialises in innovative digital marketing campaigns and UI design.
  • Steadily climbing Design Week's top design agencies list, its clients include Microsoft, British Airways, Nokia, OUP and Kingston Technology.
  • Recently focussing on the design of high-profile mobile application it has developed unparalleled expertise in Windows 8 and Windows phone apps.
  • In parallel, Thin Martian has incubated several successful technology start-ups, including Musicmetric (Semetric) and Tweetminster, who have raised significant venture finance.