We're a team of designers, community-led facilitators, environmental artists, architects, illustrators, web developers and strategic thinkers.

The practice has a community led ethos with a focus on regeneration, enterprise and action.

Charline Roussel

Illustrator / Project Delivery


Charline is a socially-engaged designer with experience working in Scotland and France and a specific interest in creating and facilitating engaging experiences with places. At icecream she has developed and implemented creative approaches to public engagement across a number of projects relating to place and people’s local environment.

Sally Johnston

Social Enterprise / Training


A confident project manager, Sally has worked in the private, public and academic sectors, working with start-ups and also designing and managing training and enterprise programmes.

She is an accredited business and life coach and manages a small environmentally focussed charity. She previously sat on the Advisory Board of the Design School of City of Glasgow College and the UWS School of Computing Industrial Advisory Board. Sally is passionate about
bringing people together to create great relationships and is especially interested in how business can make positive social and environmental change.

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Etzali Hernandez

Etzali is a junior developer with a background in graphic communication design. Their professional experience includes wide-ranging projects for third sector organizations such as the Scottish Refugee Council, City of Sanctuary and Kinning Park Complex.


Etzali is also involved with different migrant-led organisations as a community organiser and social action trainer working for greater representation of migrants and the QTBIPOC community in Scotland.

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Jim Bevington

Software Developer / Tech Lead


Jim is a software developer who leads the development team. His wide-ranging professional background has focussed on the intersection between technology and the arts. working with many clients in the creative/cultural sector on public-facing endeavours.


Despite working closely with tech, Jim is more concerned with using it to enrich our non-digital lives: connecting and empowering people through networks, developing tools that reduce our screen-time or creating rich, artistic experiences. He is also a keen composer, using musical algorithms to explore the perceptual and psychological dimensions of sound.

Emer Tumilty

Emer is a designer and artist with a broad interdisciplinary practice. Her work spans graphic design, printmaking, installation design and community engagement, and strives to explore and uncover the relationships between these specialisms.

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Agnieszka Tarsa

Agnieszka is a web Developer with a background in the health-care sector who believes in developing beautiful and functional web applications.


She is skilled with writing semantic HTML, modular CSS and modern JavaScript. She has experience in developing responsive websites with a mobile-first approach.

Chris Strachan

Chris is an interdisciplinary researcher and designer with a background in political philosophy and design innovation.


Chris’s professional practice and interests have focussed on the intersection of design and democracy, specifically on how people-centred design can be used as a democratic process that embeds collaboration and creativity into our collective decision making.

Neil Fergusson

Neil is a designer with a wide range of experience in different-scaled management roles; leading teams to deliver actions, projects and processes that work towards a greater goal.


After experience in business, Neil studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art and graphic design at Manchester School of Art he has developed a wide skill-set that is quickly adaptable to be applied across the delivery of projects. His design practice has been driven by a want to understand the world. He is interested in empowering people to become more actively involved in shaping the world around them.

Sarah Frood

Sarah is a community regeneration specialist within architecture and design with significant experience working with public bodies and communities to create innovative and thought provoking projects and research.


Working in both urban and rural regeneration projects Sarah aims to aid groups to seek the best out of their spaces and opportunities. Sarah’s experience extends to public art installations, strategy and consultation within disciplines such as regeneration, research, digital innovation and service design.

Desmond Bernie

Desmond believes in people; working to build community ownership and empowerment throughout a design process. He places emphasis on understanding priorities and need in order to create sustainable solutions.


After experience with small and large scale architecture practices, Desmond set up icecream architecture in 2009 and has managed community focused projects that span design, research, regeneration, enterprise, public service innovation and digital engagement.

Hannah Brackston

Environmental Artist


Hannah is a socially engaged visual artist who’s approach to the environment is to consider it across a breadth of landscapes, from the physical infrastructure, to services and from social to cultural dimensions.


It is in the connection between these, that her artistic approaches aims to find resonance and role, where there exists a conflict, the clash, between different agendas, plans and priorities, requiring alternative creative approaches. Hannah graduated from Environmental Art at The Glasgow School of Art, receiving the David Harding Public Art prize.

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