design, strategy, blue-sky thinking

A leading force in strategic design and product innovation

Matthew Cockerill is a highly regarded independent strategic design consultant known for his expertise in bridging the gap between strategy and design teams. His work primarily focuses on helping expert teams extract strategic lessons and guide future design directions. Previously, Matthew works with the likes of Sky, Samsung, Logitech, and he designed the world's first sustainable phone. Cockerill has a notable track record in resolving complex and ambiguous challenges for some of the world's leading brands, agencies, and ambitious scale-ups. He brings a unique approach that combines original, blue-sky thinking with pragmatic and directional design outcomes, aimed at uncovering future opportunities and providing strategic insights to inform current planning and design execution. His approach is characterized by a focus on people's essential needs, creative collaboration, emerging technologies, design aesthetics, and market fit. This philosophy has led him to engage actively with the wider design community through panel discussions, workshops, award judging, public speaking, and opinion pieces​​. Working internationally across multiple sectors, Cockerill has been instrumental in helping brands enhance their business value through innovation and the design of both physical and digital products and experiences​​. His ability to accurately position companies' future directions and focus on identifying 'near future' opportunities makes him a valuable asset in the design and technology sectors​​.

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How does it work?

We get the brief, agree it with the client, invoice you (30 days or less, thanks) and create the product. Thanks to HeyGen technology, the process is fast, and easy to customise to get the best result for you. Turnaround can take as little as 24-hours depending on speaker's availability.

What does it cost?

Every speaker is different, but thanks to no travel costs and other savings, the vast majority of speakers are well below £10k. The speaker gets 80% of the fee, the rest gets ploughed back into Vox Futura.

How many speakers do you have?

Currently +20, soon to be +100. We're continually onboarding speakers and identifying new talent. Find the whole roster here. Know one we should have on the books or are one? Get in touch, we'd love to talk.

Do I own the content?

You can for an extra fee. There are different degrees of rights you can buy because of the many options available. If you just want to show the content once, that's included in the fee, but we don't allow content to be uploaded to sites like YouTube etc without permission. We help you make sure you get the most out of the content created and make sure speaker work gets protected.

Can I still get Q&A time with the speaker?

Yes! We do this in a couple of ways. Either by taking questions before hand and working them into the presentation or agreeing for the speaker to Zoom in at the right time although, as you can imagine, this is more costly.