Tangram is a software architecture and design consultancy run by Mark Rickerby in Ōtautahi-Christchurch, Aotearoa.

Our Purpose

Tangram helps organisations of all shapes and sizes improve the outcomes of their software development and design projects. We are not a full service agency. We provide specific targeted consulting services and workshops that help businesses get the most out of their investment in technology by solving difficult architecture and collaboration problems.

Where We Work

We primarily work remotely for New Zealand-based organisations. We are available for on-site consulting in Christchurch, and can do workshops, coaching and short-term consulting in Wellington, Auckland and other regional centres.

Who We Are

Tangram is run by Mark Rickerby, a creative and technical leader with nearly 20 years experience designing and developing web applications, publishing projects, games and internal tools for high-growth startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses and large organisations.

Mark specialises in bridging the gap between design and technology. From his background working across the entire spectrum of software engineering and product design, he’s comfortable diving into complex business problems and legacy codebases and very quickly building up the context and understanding required to make a positive impact and guide teams towards success.

Prior to founding Tangram, Mark worked as Head of Product at Digivizer in Sydney where he led the company’s transformation from an agency to a product-centric SaaS business model and juggled problems ranging from design systems in React to analytics pipelines, machine learning and natural language processing at scale.

Before shifting focus to leadership and strategy, Mark led the technical development of commercially successful API platforms for BigCommerce and Flicks.co.nz. He has extensive experience with e-commerce, international payments and shipping services, having worked with online business operations in New Zealand, Australia and Germany.

In a previous era of the web, Mark contributed to interface design of award winning New Zealand websites including NewZealand.com and Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand, and in the era before that, he worked in Wellington’s entertainment and student media, publishing gig guides, music reviews, comic art and electronica.

Interested in what we can do? Drop us a line at hello@tangram.co.nz.