About us

We are &Element, a team of developers, designers and creative people working from all around the world for clients with a flare for innovation. We enjoy taking on new projects and working closely with clients to build every aspect of their digital business.

Our passion lies in building beautiful software and designs that empower our client’s users to make their lives easier. With a heavy focus on UX and design, we take special care to add value to all the work we produce.


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&Element Team
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Who we are

We’re a close-knit team of individuals from around the South East of England, all with a passion for innovation. We work together with one goal in mind, to create software that improves people’s lives.

Luke Brown
CEO and Full Stack Developer

Since the start of this decade, Luke has been a full-stack freelancer developer and systems administrator. In 2015, Luke founded Element Softworks, determined to build a reliable name for anyone in need of digital services locally and across the globe.

Joseph Methven
Lead Developer & UX Specialist

Overseeing and directly impacting all creative design aspects (such as graphics, wireframes and UX) in any team is no easy task. Thankfully Joe is here with his wide knowledge of UX/UI and design spreading across over 100+ projects to help bring to life our clients' dreams.

Reuben Westrop
Lead Designer & Web Designer

Reuben, our Head of Design, focuses on working with our clients to build beautiful brand identities for their companies and projects. His creativity builds from the client’s requirements onto his designs, ready to inspire the development team to make beautiful and engaging websites.

Darryl Frost
React.js Web Developer

Originating from an IT technician background, Darryl is now heavily involved in the Web Development tech stack. He works daily with clients to develop bespoke React.js dashboards for a number of start-ups, alongside building our own internal digital solutions.

Full Stack Developer

Since an early age, Jacob has been developing software and is now our Full Stack Developer and specialist in the Python programming language and machine learning. He has an aptitude for problem-solving and developing efficient code.

Abigail McNaught
Marketing Coordinator

Abigail joined the team to assist with managing the social media profile and SEO portfolios for our clients and our brand, alongside assisting our clients in their brand management.

Lauren Sibley
Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Lauren is passionate about creating designs through her illustrations by using software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Procreate to help produce work that will impact our client’s websites and social media.

Archie Edmunds
Client & Project Manager

Archie provides valuable project management skills to our team, organising sprints, projects and the team. He also regularly keeps in touch with our clients to ensure they remain happy and understand their requirements, then translates this to the team.

Sean Stanfield
Web and Mobile Developer

Specialising in React.js and React Native, and with a flare for design, Sean helps our team create flawless frontend websites. He also works with our clients to understand UX pain points and builds reports on how to improve.

How we do it

Planning and research


In the first phase, we work closely with you to learn not only what your requirements are but the reasons behind them. By putting ourselves in your shoes, we can truly understand the problems that need to be solved.

After an initial free consultation, we build a requirements document and build a breakdown of design, development and support needed along with the hourly required. We charge an hourly rate so we can scale up or down depending on your needs. Usually, we will provide recommendations on where we can provide the most value.

Once you’re happy with the quote, we’ll send the contract over and after receiving the first payment we’ll move over to the design phase.



A selection of our favourite projects

Trusted and award winning

We’ve been working as a team for over a decade with hundreds of projects under our belt and multiple challenges and awards we have won. If you would like to learn more about our testimonials and awards click below.

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Ricky Brownlee

Creative Building Design Ltd

We needed a new redesign for our website to keep our online presence active. The &Elements team came into our offices, and we worked together on the requirements for the new website. A few days later, they came back with the design prototype, which after we approved we got our site up and running a couple of weeks later and it even works on mobiles now. Thanks guys!

Ruth Paton

University of Suffolk

We reached out to &Element to help us create the branding strategy for Entrepreneurs Forge, which is an immersive development programme designed to help personal resilience and economic recovery and growth in Suffolk. The team worked with us through many research sessions to build a brand that delivered to exactly how we wanted.

Peter Cochrane OBE

Ex-CTO of BT

There is nothing like a change of career for creating a tidal wave of disruption; and after decades of leading industry, I was ready for a change. This needed capable hands and minds, but serendipitously, I met Element Softworks! After working with them over 2 months we created my new brand and website. Luke and his team are the best I have ever worked with, and therefore come with my full support and highest recommendation.

Want to learn more?

We’re ready to help your dreams become a reality. Let’s make your next Web Development project a success.


We focus on people

Our great ideas wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of the people behind them. We are proud to offer extensive benefits and an environment that allow people to thrive at what they do best.


Our name represents partnerships. Think “Your company and Element” The Element team has partnered with companies of all sizes for many years, becoming technology and strategic partners offering consultancy services and expertise.

We aren’t here for a quick job; we work with you to build your brand and company over time. We want to truly understand you and your company and become your technology partner to maximise your potential and profits.

&Element specialises in Web Development, App Development, Graphic Design and Digital Marketing. We are experts in delivering digital solutions to companies, providing a full-service solution.

We’re a team of 10 highly-motivated creatives; our team specialises in business consultancy and tech strategy advice to help our client’s businesses succeed online. We focus on revolutionising companies through technology.

Over the years, we’ve had the luxury of working with fantastic people from companies of all sizes around the UK, Europe and North America. We help companies to make their ideas a reality using bespoke and innovative technology. We help businesses succeed online.

Our high-profile clients include Asics, Rolls-Royce, IQOS, the University of Suffolk and Philips. But we also work with a range of small and medium businesses as well.

It all began in 2015, when Luke sold his server-hosting company to dedicate more time as a Web Development consultant. In 2017 Luke set up Element Softworks Ltd, and every year since then, we’ve added another 1-2 employees and grown 30% year on year.

Today we specialise much more in React.js and focus on building dashboards and large-scale infrastructure. We work closely with funded tech start-ups and clients in the retail industry.

We focus our hiring strategy on giving talented people in education the opportunities that were not available to Luke when he started out over a decade ago.

Our great ideas wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of the people behind them. We are proud to offer extensive benefits and an environment allowing people to thrive at their best.

We hire Web Developers, App Developers, Digital Marketing Specialists and Graphic/UI Designers throughout the year. We are especially looking for mid-senior developers or entrepreneurs/freelancers to apply, as we want to employ self-motivated individuals who know how businesses work.

Our team is complete with a diverse set of experienced developers and designers who can build rebuild, responsive and scalable websites and apps.

Our skill sets specialise in Bespoke SaaS solutions, iOS and Android apps, Branding and logo design, Animations and illustrations, PWAs and desktop apps, eCommerce websites and Digital consultancy services.

We serve clients of all sizes and are constantly looking at repeatedly using cutting-edge technologies to innovate for our clients.

We are a full-service agency offering everything companies need to launch their ideas and products online. From planning, research, proposal, wireframing, design, prototyping, development, MVP, launch, marketing and support, we cover every aspect of launching a company’s technology.

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