About us
We are bringing back the trust and love for the agency model
Clear deliverables, transparent pricing
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Our foundations, back to 2013 are as a small mobile product studio based in Reading, UK. Fast forward to today and we are a product studio fully remote with a part time base in London, UK where we work with passionate startup owners and teams to design and build their digital products. Airbyte the brainchild of James and Luke who reignited the brand in 2020 have grown the business exponentially continuously braking down the barriers of typically client agency relationships. In 2022 Airbyte became the first product studio to offer transparent clear pricing for a subscription offering in the UK.
Meet our core team
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James Farnfield
Founder & CEO
James' first business was a web design company built when he was 16. Where he headed up the sales and marketing side of the business. Fast forward to University where he co-owned a successful events company before moving to Vancouver. Moving into the world of startups as a career in marketing, he rose through the ranks to Head of Growth at motorcycle training marketplace RideTo where when he left he turned around a loss making business to profit generating, market leader and supplying 93% of UK postcodes. Then it was time to go out on his own, purchasing the dormant brand Airbyte, a successful mobile product studio. In the first 12 months generating 6 figures revenues, a healthy profit and a path to future 7 figures.
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Luke Hawkins
Co-founder & CPO
Lukes' passion for startups started at Tutor House. An education tech platform that raised funding through Fuel Ventures. Luke started his career as product designer where he honed his skills as a user-focused designer. After a few years, his talent was not overlooked by management and was promoted to lead the product and design team where he hired and led a team of over 10+ designers, developers and contractors. In 2020, Luke felt the time was right to take a break from full time employment. Not too long afterwards, he met James through a mutual friend and quickly established himself as product lead and co-founder of Airbyte. Luke is all about delivery and by using his own design skills and by managing 20+ contractors has built 10+ beautiful digital products within 12 months.
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Chris Martyr
Development Lead
Chris for the past decade has followed his passion for technology and design. Taking him round the world working for businesses and as a freelancer as a Front End engineer, from Australia to Canada and everywhere in between. After a year long toe-tip with a large organisation,  Chris followed his desire to create beautiful digital products and joined James and Luke at Airbyte. From minute one making a significant impact in customer retention and delivery. James often describes Chris as "the most extroverted engineer he has ever met." Chris specialises in web and mobile technologies, React, Javascript, CSS3, data visualisation and build/deploy strategies.