About us

data brick is the brainchild of Alex and Mark

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Alexandra was the first UK distributor of the Arduino, founder of internet of things pioneering product Good Night Lamp, and the author of ‘Smarter Homes: how technology will change your home life’. She has over 15 years of connecting products, services and communities through work as a founder and as a consultant. More about Alex. 

Mark Simpkins

Mark has run Maahee as a technical and design consultancy for over 20 years. He has worked with the BBC, AKQA, CondeNast UK and Accenture. He is a visiting research fellow at Central Saint Martins Design Against Crime research centre and an Associate Lecturer on Digital and IoT design for the MA Industrial Design course. He has been CTO for Lily Cole’s Impossible social network as well as the Creative Passport project which is developing digital identity management tools for musicians and artists working in the creative industries.  More about Mark.