About Us

Our Story

The Optix Digital Academy is brought to you by Optix Solutions, a long standing, full service, digital agency based in Devon, UK. The agency itself has been running for over 20 years, and an Academy has been on the cards for a number of years, in order for the team to share their wealth of knowledge and expertise with the masses. 

The Academy launched in 2019 with a small cohort of students, teaching a different digital marketing topic every month. Within just a year, we've already launched additional services, including e-learning which has been a real achievement for the team. This addition in particular allows to reach far more people, without location or time being a barrier. 

Our aim is to break down Digital Marketing into actionable content that is easy to digest, practical and applies to real world examples. We want our delegates to leave our sessions feeling confident in how to use that tactic or methodology in their own businesses, with the knowledge that they can come back for support should they need it. 

The Team

In front and behind the scenes

Becky Brennan

Head of Learning

Becky heads up the Academy and runs both the day to day and the strategic oversight. You'll see her at Academy sessions occasionally and she even trains on the CRO sessions as this is her background. Becky will often be your first point of contact when enquiring about the Academy so feel free to reach out to her if you have questions!

Jack Warne

Digital Marketing Manager

Jack is our industry guru and delivers most of the training on the Academy. He comes from both a digital marketing and a teaching background which gives him something unique when he's training these topics. He's very patient and engaging, so you can be sure that you'll learn from him and feel confident in asking him questions. He's sometimes said to be the 'face of the Academy' as you'll see him so often!

James Dawkins


James is a founding Director of Optix and therefore very involved with the Academy. He comes from a UX and tech background, so is often the man behind the camera for all our video work. James also edits and creates the e-learning courses for us, and leads work on all our video explainers and animations. 

Alastair Banks


Alastair is another Founding Director of Optix, and is very passionate about the Academy. He's a trainer in his own right on topics and has delivered courses across Europe, so has been desperate to bring an Academy into Optix for years. He still has a hands on role selling the Academy and is often present for the beginning of new cohorts to welcome delegates to our programmes. 

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Great content. Handouts really helpful. Good balance of presenting and interactive content. Nice mix of people and companies in the group. Personas are a great starting topic.


Attended Personas (Foundation)