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A new breed
design collective

Our story begins over a coffee, a conversation that imagined a better, leaner way to work. Bringing intense design ability and seasoned consulting robustness to clients of any scale.

ACID_WORKS allows your organisations to image and execute limitless opportunities. By integrating our core team and orchestrated partners to execute magical, meaningful work… without limits.

Mark Wane - Co-Founder, Strategy & Consulting.

All the credentials
All the experience
All the talent

With over a decade of top tier consulting experience and 30 years design industry experience. Our leaders have the credentials of the biggest names in the business.

Gareth Davies - Founder, Creative & Production.
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We are the future.
A better way of working,
for everyone

More so, we are a collective of hand picked, incredibly passionate and talented creatives, thinkers and technologists. That can be augmented into your project to work intensely and flexibly. Free of any heavy baggage to unleash true design potential.


Crafting great experiences begins with solving the right problems. Our services blend business requirements strategy with a deep understanding of human needs. We embed collaboration and ensure the right strategies and talent to execute truly memorable experiences.

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  • Service / Business Design
  • Rapid Envisioning
  • Customer Research and Direction
  • Product / Service Canvasing
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  • Co-creation & co-design workshops
  • Business Alignment
  • Innovation & Design Frameworks
  • Creative Team Coaching
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  • Product Design
  • Space Design
  • Brand & Content
  • Software Development

The People

We’re a hand picked collective of highly potent design leaders, partners and taste makers.

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Design has scaled to enable incredible things. But with scale comes big challenges. We’re here to help execute to your full potential.
Also… supposedly I’m a kick ass DJ.

Gareth Davies

Founder, Creative & Production

We’re living in an unprecedented time. The power of lean, design-led innovation is crucial to a new world of human experiences.
Also… on a weekend I like jumping out of planes.

Mark Wane

Co-Founder, Strategy & Consulting

With over a decade’s experience servicing the region’s biggest clients and events. I’m more excited than ever for what we can do.
Also… I own a barber shop and we do Dubai’s best fade!

Francesca Krachai

Client Servicing & Event Consultant

It’s incredible to be part of the ACID_WORKS collective and truly bring end-to-end, world class execution to clients.
Also… my cat is an internet sensation (thanks to the wife).

Andrew Thuenissen

Head of Space Design


We’re not just a team, we’re a global collective of the best talent on the planet. If that sounds like you, drop us a message.

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Global Impact.

We’re based in the UAE, but our team has worked across North America, Europe, the GCCE and continues to pour it’s influence around the world. Our work has transformed global services, predicted the future of retail, and created great places to work, play and drink coffee.

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