Meet some of our new members



Catherine Bell "I grew up in Madrid and Hull and went to Nottingham University to study History. Having grown up in Spain and travelled through India, America and across Europe, I’ve always had an interest in languages and travel as an invaluable opportunity to think outside the box and meet people from all backgrounds. I recently spent a few months working in Lima for a contemporary art gallery and as a translator for Peru’s leading translation agency before travelling through Central America and Cuba. I’m now back in Hull working with C4DI for the summer on several PR and marketing projects. After just a few weeks I can already say that I love working within this hub of ideas and creative people. Looking forward to continuing work within Hull leading up to City of Culture 2017 and beyond!"

Joe Bullivant



"Recently set up a new company (provisionally called Avenir Applications) to develop analysis and data mining software specialising in forecasting financial risk. Together with business partner Alan (based in London), we intend to create software to more effectively undertake some of the primarily manual processes used within small banks to rank and score account data.

Moved back to Hull in the last few months, having grown up in Willerby. Previously studied at the University of Sheffield (Computer Science and Mathematics) before moving to the East of London for a few years; whereby I was working as a consultant for small to medium sized banks within the financial risk sector.

Can usually be found watching films, hiking, travelling, reading (mostly science fiction), grabbing a few beers or taking my motorbike for a spin.

I was looking for a friendly work environment with like minded people and a solid internet connection; C4DI more than ticked all of the boxes. The location is very convenient and the views overlooking the river and the Humber are spectacular".

Thom Davy



Thom Davy, co-founder of stashboard a creative storage and organisation tool (think of it like dropbox but with loads more specialised features).

He's worked in leading design agencies in London before migrating to Australia in 2004 which is where he's been for the last 11 years. He has worked across all areas of brand expression with a broad range of iconic and global brands including – AMP, Coke, Dell, IBM, Lend Lease, Qantas, American Express, Jetstar, Medibank, Perpetual, RSPCA, Westpac, Sydney Opera House, Savills, and Vodafone. Originally from Cottingham he's over in the UK at the moment promoting his brand new startup...stashboard.

Stashboard caters to the creative work process making it easier for you to be more productive on a daily basis. It’s a private place for all your creative stuff such as Images, vectors files, textures, sketches, websites, links, video & music - in fact, everything you ever come across or create.

If you'd like to, you can check it out at or watch our brand video and case study video

We launched our beta just over 3 months ago and we have over 2000 users across 76 countries, we recently won few awards at TedX Syd and Amazon Tech Summit, however we still have a long way to go!!

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Joanne Pinkney



I am a marketing and communications professional with over fifteen years’ experience in education software and services across international and UK public sector markets. As a local Marketing graduate, I started my career in 1998 on the Hull University business park working in software marketing before joining SITS Ltd, now part of the Tribal Group and the market leader in the provision of Student Information Systems to the global Higher Education market.

My world has been fast moving, and complex for so long. I now want to make the move to help businesses (and myself) focus and use simple and effective marketing techniques to “stand out”. I am also passionate about new technology to help drive improvements in marketing, and to support businesses in using this and their data to be ahead of their game.

To this end, I am now in the throes of setting up Pinx Creative, and we will support businesses of all sizes with projects of all types across the on and offline marketing spectrum. We are already established as an events logistics business, and have a number of local clients including Kinderland, The Laser Clinic and The Travel Centre.