We Are Kota

We Are Kota

Kota was founded in 2012 as a design and development agency. At our core, we are a combination of artists, geeks and innovators that provide big agency strategy, creative and tech combined with the flexibility, responsiveness, pricing and 'can do' attitude of a smaller, independent agency.

We love what we do and our passion for launching, rejuvenating and propelling brands is brighter than ever. We grow long and meaningful relationships with our clients that empower their businesses. Everything made by Kota is created in our studio off Brick Lane by our in house team.

James Piper - Creative Director London

James Piper

Creative Director

James fell in love with design when he was 17. After a stint at college where he mostly learnt that college wasn't for him, he busked his way into the industry and had eight great years as a freelance graphic designer contracting for some of the biggest agencies in London before setting up KOTA with Jonny Bradford in 2012.

His main passion outside of work is digital collage: "It's almost like a kind of meditation - I find myself zoning out from the real world and becoming totally immersed.

You can see his work here: www.mrpiper.co.uk

Jonathan Bradford - Managing Directer London

Jonathan Bradford

Managing Director

Co-Founder with over 10 years experience in the industry. Having left school at 16, he was fortunate enough to discover and develop his passion as a developer quickly. Jonathan has worked with some of the most respected brands in the world including Apple, Google, Youtube and Unilever.

You will probably find him eating his way across London or on a lower league football terrace.

Ed Shropshire - Lead Designer London

Ed Shropshire

Lead Designer

Ed is a Graphic Design graduate from the University of the Arts London (LCC). He has a wide range of skills having trained as a Producer in Post-Production TV and had a successful career managing businesses in the Hospitality Industry.

Since teaming up with Kota in 2013, his natural instinct and passion for Graphic Design has flourished and has helped grow the business from its early roots.

You will probably find him making music in his basement.

Liam Neville Technical Developer London

Liam Neville

Technical Lead

Liam is a super talented coder and the driving force in Kota’s development. He works closely with our design team to ensure that every project is handled with care and attention. Liam has previously headed up global email marketing campaigns for HSBC.

You will probably find Liam coding an app in a dark room or pumping some iron in the gym.

Jonny Harte Developer London

Jonny Harte


Originally an email developer with a passion for responsive design. Jonny built, managed and deployed campaigns for many leading brands, including Sainsbury's, EE, French Connection, Carphone Warehouse and HSBC Group. Now focusing on web development, he is a firm believer of the 'mobile first' approach to web design and development.

You'll probably find him either watching or playing rugby.