About Tom Darlow

I’m Tom Darlow — a designer spending most of my time bringing products and companies to life.

A photo of Tom Darlow with Barney dog on the left and Begley dog on the right

I’m the former co-founder and director of product at Fruitful — a marketplace for borrowing and lending.

Fruitful enables investors to fund your mortgage directly — no bank required — so you can make huge savings on the money you borrow.

Before founding Fruitful, I founded Bright Headway, a design firm that helped companies develop websites and online capabilities. We led projects for notable clients such as Countrywide, a University of Manchester spin out company, the UK Government’s BIS Department, and many more.

Outside of the day-to-day

Speaking
Occasionally I speak about the things that I work on. Recently I spoke at The Data Visualisation Summit in London, where I talked about our use visual data at Fruitful.

Demo
Along with the wonderful Matt Richards, I founded the Liverpool based show and tell event for people working on products. Demo provides a platform for people working on products and ideas to showcase their work and gain feedback.

Sage Business Experts
Ocassionaly I produce an article for Sage and their 6million+ clients around the world. Topics include design, technology and bits on business in general.

I also take photos, produce the occasional mix, and ride an outdated red pushbike.


Recognition