In this time of rapid change, long-term thinking is key to success.

In the face of faster change it is becoming more and more important to develop and implement longer-term approaches to innovation as a route to creating meaningful, and impactful products, services, and businesses. By combining futures thinking and design research, we not only understand the behaviours and needs of people, but also the structures of the systems they live in. We believe that this focus on both the systems level and the human level is required to affect meaningful change.

A flexible way of working, maximising communication, collaboration, and learning.

Our small team is extremely flexible, and we like to establish ways of working with our partners that maximise collaboration and embedded learning, while minimising inefficiencies due to missed lines of communication. Our core team is responsible for managing and delivering projects, and we leverage our extensive network of collaborators to help us deliver added capabilities and plug in to specialised expertise.

Our core team

Santini Basra

Santini is a designer and researcher exploring the crossover between design research and futures thinking. He founded Andthen in 2016 as a platform to develop a new approach to innovation, and has since led projects across the finance, education, retail, manufacturing and mindfulness sectors.

Zoë Prosser

Design researcher
Zoë is a social designer and researcher. She researches design and designs research that considers the human behaviours behind our engagement with new ways of thinking and doing. Her work within rural contexts focuses on sustaining community autonomy through practice-led engagement methods, including a Master of Research (MRes) with the Creative Futures Partnership between Glasgow School of Art and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.


Based in other parts of the world, and committed to other endeavours, our associates work with us to stimulate internal projects and thinking. Every six months, we outline an associate budget, and give them free reign to do what they want with it. While our core team is often focussed on client work, our associates help us keep us fresh and focussed on the big picture.

Our associates

Lewis Just

Lewis is a post disciplinary designer who uses a systems and human-centric approach to explore complex social issues. His work focuses on sustainability in the widest sense of the word, and he is especially interested in the future of money. Lewis is currently working with the Next Nature Network, the Metabolic Foundation, and Butterfly Works, and has previously held positions at Designit in Brazil, and Plan in London.

Will Brown

Will Brown is a design researcher that seeks to create simplicity out of complexity to design for a future in symbiosis with people and place. He believes in combining a creative and analytical approach to imagine shamelessly idealistic visions of the future with pragmatic strategies on how to reach them. Will is currently working with Fahrenheit 212 in London, and has previously worked with Plan in London, and IDEO in Munich.
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