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MATT'S STORY

Matt Hart - founder of Better Ideas Faster - is a 6ft2ish, straight talking, t-shirt & jeans wearing, business/social/environmentally responsible, surfing, laid back coffee loving kiwi with 20 years experience galvanising ‘innovators’ within global corporates and beyond.

Matt’s a bit unique in so-called innovation consulting. Where other’s stick within a single domain, his restless curiosity had him ‘follow-the-problem’ - from designing and leading new product development projects, to training people in the behaviours of creativity - ultimately transforming businesses to become more innovative.

It’s these 3 disciplines - Ideas (process), People (creativity) and Culture (purpose) - that coalesce into the behaviours and ways of 21st century innovating known as BIF.

BIF is these 3 disciplines combined to solve the problems of 20th century innovating. And it’s been Matt’s single handed, single minded mission to codify being a 21st century innovator. The BIF products he’s creating serve clients now AND help develop the next generation of creative problem solvers.

 
 
 

INSPIRING NEXT-GEN

Matt travels the world helping people and organisations become more creative so they can produce better ideas, faster. Seven years ago he did 2 things; firstly he put it out there that he was getting into education (watch it here), and secondly he embarked on his best journey, fatherhood. As a Dad, his thinking has naturally focused on his children, their world, and the one they will inherit. Through this focus, and his innate insight driven view of the world, he began with an idea, which has now grown into BIFKiDS.

Starting with Ideas Girl (and coming soon Ideas Boy) BIFKiDS is a creative problem solving platform and ecosystem built using Matt’s professional expertise and products. In his own words ...

“Kids are naturally curious and fearlessly creative and too often we are educating them out of it. BIFKiDS is here to help nurture, educate and facilitate kids into lifelong creativity"

For any BIFKiDS queries, or to connect with Matt directly, please drop a mail in the first instance to... bifkids(at)icloud.com

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TEAM

  Charlotte  is partner to a another great designer, mum to 2 beautiful kids and an award-winning graphic designer/thinker who has been inventing and reinventing brands for over a decade. Most things you see from BIFKiDS has resulted from coffees and chats between Charlotte and Matt - with Charlotte always getting the final say.

Charlotte is partner to a another great designer, mum to 2 beautiful kids and an award-winning graphic designer/thinker who has been inventing and reinventing brands for over a decade. Most things you see from BIFKiDS has resulted from coffees and chats between Charlotte and Matt - with Charlotte always getting the final say.

  Jernej  studied Visual Communication in Slovenia before  focusing on visualisation. Jernej 1st joined BIF to scope, sketch and design the BIF People Program app, during which Matt and Jernej discovered a mutual love of illustration. Jenrej is now our BIFKiDS illustrator realising all IdeasGirl and IdeasBoy projects.

Jernej studied Visual Communication in Slovenia before  focusing on visualisation. Jernej 1st joined BIF to scope, sketch and design the BIF People Program app, during which Matt and Jernej discovered a mutual love of illustration. Jenrej is now our BIFKiDS illustrator realising all IdeasGirl and IdeasBoy projects.

  Jamie  recently moved his beautiful family including art painting wife and 2 adventurous kids to Wales. Yes Wales. Primarily to build upon his 2 decades in sustainable innovation to realise his life long project in a field, 10 mins walk from his house.  For BIFKiDS Jamie works with Matt to accelerate the impact of our 'by kids, for kids' brand collabs.

Jamie recently moved his beautiful family including art painting wife and 2 adventurous kids to Wales. Yes Wales. Primarily to build upon his 2 decades in sustainable innovation to realise his life long project in a field, 10 mins walk from his house.  For BIFKiDS Jamie works with Matt to accelerate the impact of our 'by kids, for kids' brand collabs.

  Al  is our BIF lensman. Matt and Al are brothers from other mothers. They connected on the same life path over a decade ago through a shared love of surfing. Since then Al has gone on to become a world class photographer, travelling the globe in search of perfect locations, light and swell. Most of our BIF photos are care of Al. 

Al is our BIF lensman. Matt and Al are brothers from other mothers. They connected on the same life path over a decade ago through a shared love of surfing. Since then Al has gone on to become a world class photographer, travelling the globe in search of perfect locations, light and swell. Most of our BIF photos are care of Al. 

 
  Leah  6 years ago Matt was visibly moved by a piece of design in the end-of-year graduation showcase in NZ. He chased down the designer and offered her a job on the spot. That was how Matt met Leah. Leah went on to design for BIF client projects and realise the 1st BIF People Manual. Now Leah is in London, Matt is thrilled to have her back on BIF & BIFKiDS stuff.

Leah 6 years ago Matt was visibly moved by a piece of design in the end-of-year graduation showcase in NZ. He chased down the designer and offered her a job on the spot. That was how Matt met Leah. Leah went on to design for BIF client projects and realise the 1st BIF People Manual. Now Leah is in London, Matt is thrilled to have her back on BIF & BIFKiDS stuff.

 
 

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