Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Founder
alex (at) goodnightlamp (dot) com
Alexandra is a product designer, interaction designer & entrepreneur. She has been focused on the “internet of things” and its implications in the design of everyday products since 2005. After working in online strategy & design, she co-founded Tinker London, a smart product design studio. Focused on creating connected product experiences that linked the digital to the physical. She acted as CEO until the studio closed in December 2010. In January 2011, she founded Designswarm an “internet of things” design studio . She works with clients who want to design the next generation of connected products and uses her expertise to help shape early business ideas around smart products. She also works with larger clients who want to know how this area applies to their business. She is co-curator of This Happened London and the organiser of the Internet of Things meetup in London. Her work has been exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair, London Design Festival, The Victoria & Albert Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Find her on Twitter and Linkedin.
John Nussey, Head of Products
john (at) goodnightlamp (dot) com
John is a creative technologist based in London. His work covers many areas, including physical computing, creative coding, interaction design and product prototyping. During his career he has worked on many varied projects with clients such as ARUP, BBC, BT, the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, the National Maritime Museum, Nokia and the Southbank Centre.
He is also a proud advocate of the Arduino prototyping platform and has taught the craft of interaction design and prototyping at Goldsmiths College, London College of Fashion, the Bartlett School of Architecture and OneDotZero.
Adrian McEwen, CTO
adrian (at) goodnightlamp (dot) com
Adrian McEwen has been connecting devices to the Internet since the mid-90s. After starting with cash registers he joined startup STNC who built the first web browser on a mobile phone. In addition to technical work on the TCP/IP networking stack he played a major part in the growth of the company and was Software Manager when the company was acquired by Microsoft. He left Microsoft’s Mobile Devices Division in 2002 to start his own company and has continued to focus on Internet technology – developing a few server-side projects alongside work for set-top box companies and mobile phone manufacturers such as Motorola. Since 2008 he’s been working with Arduino in what has become the Internet of Things, and is in charge of the Arduino Ethernet library. Alongside work, he’s currently condensing what he’s learnt about connected devices into “Designing the Internet of Things”, a book to be published by Wiley UK in early 2013. Find him on Twitter.
Konstantinos Chalaris, Lead Designer
konstantinos (at) goodnightlamp (dot) com
Konstantinos Chalaris is an Architectural and Interior designer. After completing his BA in interior design in Athens he moved to the UK in 2005 to continue his studies in architecture. In 2007 he graduated from the University of Brighton with distinction and was nominated to represent the University at the RIBA Bronze Medal awards. The same year he won the Sustainable Tourism award from the Royal Society of the Arts and was commissioned by the Design Council (Dott07) to visualize alternative ways for a sustainable future for the North-East of England.
In 2009 he finished his MA in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, and upon graduating he co-found Supernova Studio, a London-based creative consultancy delivering bold, compelling and idiosyncratic designs, which represent a response to the unique circumstances of each project’s context. Work includes brand-aware interiors, architectural & product design for hotels, houses and interiors in China, United Kingdom, Greece, Cyprus, Switzerland and Spain. Find him on Twitter.
Jeremy Masmondet, Marketing researcher
jeremy (at) goodnightlamp (dot) com
Jeremy is studying marketing at the International School of Commerce in Dijon, France. He spent 6 years growing up close to New York and returned to France where he obtained his Baccalauréat in Sciences which led him to begin studying Computer Science. He then switched over to a degree in International Commerce and has worked with international companies such as Boisset, studying possible new market opportunities and the best way to approach them.