Our newest team member: Martha Henson
We’ve been really busy over the past year. You could say too busy at times – notice the unloved state of this journal for starters. We knew we needed more people but we also knew that we had to get the right person – someone who shared our values, understood the processes but still brought something new to the team.
A couple of months ago, it clicked. We realised that we had already worked with this person , liked them and admired them (I know, this sounds like the plot of a terrible rom-com but bear with me). In fact, they are such a great fit that as I started to write this announcement yesterday, I was reminded me of why we started, how far we have come and still have to go, hence yesterday’s birthday celebration.
So, today, I am delighted to introduce the newest member of our team – Martha Henson. For those in the Museum sector with an interest in digital, mobile or games it’s likely that you either already know Martha or have come across her work. And if you don’t, you can read her blog to see what she’s all about.
We first began working with Martha back in 2013 when, through mutual grumbling, we were inspired to run ME:CA – an event looking at ways to create more honest and open discussion about what really did and didn’t work when it came to mobile. She went on to work with us on projects for the Museum of London, NHMU and the Royal Institute, whilst also working solo on projects with likes of Tate and the Science Museum.
We saw in Martha a shared passion for putting users at the heart of designing experiences, for focussing on what worked for visitors and a strategic holistic approach for organisations. But Martha is also an experienced producer of games in museums, co-founder of Edugameshub and co-organiser of the London Educational Games Meetup group. We are looking forward to her bringing this exceptional experience and knowledge to Frankly, Green + Webb. You can find more about Martha here.