Clearleft turns fifteen

Richard Rutter
Sep 29, 2020 · 3 min read
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Our special ‘Fifteen’ Beerleft brew, as sent round to the team (soft drinks were also available)

2020 marks Clearleft’s fifteenth birthday. A milestone like this is cause for celebration, and celebrate we must especially amid what is a desperate year for many. This week in particular is momentous, especially for those of us who have been on the journey since the very beginning.

Early in 2005 Andy, Jeremy and I decided to take the plunge and start our own company. We announced our plans for Clearleft in March at South by Southwest and incorporated the company in May. But this week back in September 2005 is when it all began in earnest — we’d quit our full time jobs and started working together for our first clients.

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Me, Andy and Jeremy. Fresh-faced and besuited, back in 2005 [photo: Andrew Robert Fox]
An glass of beer engraved with ‘Clearleft’ next to a beercan displaying the word Fifteen
An glass of beer engraved with ‘Clearleft’ next to a beercan displaying the word Fifteen

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Richard Rutter

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Cofounder of @clearleft, author of @WebTypography, designer of digital things. Please patronise responsibly.

Clear Thinking

Since 2005 our purpose has been to advance the practice of design to transform organisations and people’s lives for the better.

Richard Rutter

Written by

Cofounder of @clearleft, author of @WebTypography, designer of digital things. Please patronise responsibly.

Clear Thinking

Since 2005 our purpose has been to advance the practice of design to transform organisations and people’s lives for the better.

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