Atomic Smash is a specialist WordPress and WooCommerce agency based in the heart of Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. Founded in 2010, the company has grown from its two co-founders into a 10-strong team of digital designers, developers, and problem solvers.
Piers Tincknell, Co-founder
David Darke, Co-founder
“The whole project was planned thoroughly by Atomic Smash, allowing plenty of time for detailed planning sessions with our hole team and keeping us involved and informed at every stage. The feedback on our new website has been overwhelmingly positive, from existing audience members (many of which discovered our massive audio archive for the first time because of the new website) and new audience. Atomic Smash have been hugely supportive in the year since we launched the new site, and are always thinking about ways we could develop in the future.”- Zoe Steadman-Milne, Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, Project Producer
One of Atomic Smash’s recent projects for Positive News magazine
Having graduated from university together, founders David Darke and Piers Tincknell wanted to build a studio that placed the unlimited potential of the internet into the hands of individuals, companies, and charities to tell their stories online. Being passionate creative-technologists, they quickly identified WordPress as the platform upon which to achieve their vision, and remain advocates of OpenSource technology to this day.
Atomic Smash now manage over 30 enterprise-level websites for clients ranging from art galleries to financial services organisations, and focus on providing a cycle of continuous improvement: namely starting by identifying missed business opportunities for their clients’ websites, designing solutions, building, testing, implementing, and measuring—before beginning the process again.
This model of delivery means that their projects are more than just static content showcases— rather they are online platforms that can evolve with the ever-changing business needs of their clients.
Recent projects include a complicated membership system and e-commerce store for Positive News magazine; a ground-up overhaul of the bookings system for holiday-lettings site Sawday’s, and a new platform for Spike Island Artspace.
Outside of the day-to-day running of their busy studio, the team are active members of the technology community, speaking at local WordPress events, contributing to charity hackathons, and supporting other causes such as Kerning the Gap, a movement to address gender inequality in design leadership roles.
Highly commended as Best Place to Work in Tech at the 2019 Sparkies Awards, Atomic Smash also take workplace culture seriously. With a monthly film-night, lunchtime boardgames sessions, and plenty of after-work drinks, the close-knit team love spending time together, and not just in daily stand-up meetings. Always on the lookout for talented and passionate individuals to join their team, they’d love to hear from you if you think you’d be a good fit. Check out atomicsmash.co.uk/jobs to see the latest vacancies.