Luke trained as a musician at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music and went on to pursue a career as a piano teacher over the next 15 years.
In 2003, seeking a new challenge — and more importantly to help people express themselves and connect with one another on a grander scale — Luke turned to a new career as an entrepreneur and designer in the social digital space. He co-founded groundbreaking blog filtering startup Blog Friends in 2007, then went on to pursue the design and strategy consulting practice that became Weaver.
Fast forward to 2013 and Luke is building a new startup called Wiiv: a social network for makers that helps them showcase their insights and work in the context of collaborations with others.
Luke’s passionate commitment is to create experiences that delight and satisfy in equal measure, and which inspire people to be themselves, but more so, in the constantly evolving medium that is digital.
Luke also speaks Japanese — most often with his wife and Weaver’s Associate Creative Director, Kahori Razzell.
Associate Creative Director
Kahori began her career as a knitting yarn designer after graduating from Bunka Fashion College.
However, Kahori soon came to feel creatively constrained by the conservative use of colour in the fashion industry and decided to take a more colourful direction!
In 2003, Kahori beat off 45 other applicants to work as a graphic designer at Heads Inc. with branding guru Shinzo Takahashi — despite her rudimentary skills and complete lack of experience. Kahori quickly became absorbed in packaging design, working with top brands such as Shiseido, Chanel and Unicharm.
In 2010, Kahori decided to challenge herself once again, leaving Japan for the UK and a new freelance design career.
Meeting and then marrying(!) Luke in 2011, Kahori joined Weaver soon afterwards. Her consummate skills and experience in graphic design, illustration, branding and print design, her easy rapport with clients and her growing experience in digital design all combine to make Kahori an invaluable addition to Weaver’s team.