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Our community

Tempo was born from a shared passion for bringing people together through communities to learn and grow.

The community is a group of exceptionally talented content leaders who lead design and content design.

We work to support and elevate each other, sharing resources, solving problems, and learning at events and conferences.

Many of our community members are great conference speakers, and if you're looking for a leader to speak at your next design event, why not view their profiles and make that connection?

Find your next conference speaker

Tempo's founders

Alis Cox thrives on building and supporting communities while advocating for collaboration and sharing best practice. 

In her last role as events director for Clearleft (a UK-based UX agency) she was instrumental in growing the design leadership community – organising regular events, meet-ups, retreats, slack groups and panels.


Alis has worked in leadership teams at board-level helping organisations to shape their strategic direction while embedding a collaborative culture. She brings this knowledge and love for working with the design community to Tempo.

Alis Cox

Rachel McConnell is a design leader with experience working for BT, Deliveroo, Clearleft, Unilever and Flo Health. She's currently leading content design at OVO.

Over her varied career she's had many different content roles – from strategy to design – and has created content for brands such as Virgin Holidays, John Lewis and Lloyd's of London.

She's the author of Why you need a content team and how to build one and Leading content design.


Tempo brings together her passion for building strong content teams and desire to help leaders become stronger as a collective.

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