Who We Are

A small group of award-winning professionals, hell-bent on getting the best digital marketing for our clients.

The Sonderlings

We're the geeks that don't actually sound like geeks. It's a strange disposition, but one that makes us quite a unique company. We do incredibly complex and technical jobs and make them sound like normal jobs.

We have over 30 years of experience in working with businesses and helping them achieve their goals online. We've won awards for our marketing innovation and our customer service. 

Our team are fully remote across Devon, Dorset and Somerset. That gives us a fantastic advantage in that we can hire the top talent without worrying about location. It also means our service area is spread all the way across the South West; so we can take the time to actually meet our clients for a coffee and build a personal relationship.

Our Team Ethos

We know the internet and websites can be overly complex, and at times intimidating.

We want to make it simpler.

01 We’re geeks that don’t sound like geeks - we talk in normal lingo!

02 Our business success depends on your business succeeding

03 Building websites excites us

04 We love solving problems. We’re flexible and agile and adaptive

05 We’ve got strong opinions, but love to learn

06 We’re honest

Meet the Team

Just in case you haven't met up with us in person yet, here's our faces. 

Rob Swan Sonder Digital

Rob Swan

Development & Tech Wizard

Rob Fellingham Sonder Digital

Rob Fellingham

Marketing & DESIGN Guru

Jack Turner Sonder Digital

Jack Turner

Digital Dynamo

Becky Cockman Sonder Digital

Brad Ellis


Rob Swan Sonder Digital

Charlie Head

SEO & Marketing Whizz

Rob Fellingham Sonder Digital

Alex Rowe

Chief Integrator

Ange Swan Sonder Digital

Steve Towells

Copy King

Becky Cockman Sonder Digital

Benjamin Oldenborg

The Coding SHINOBI

A Short History


The Beginning

More than 20 years ago - founding Director Rob Swan was commissioned to build his first commercial website, back when the web was for nerds, smartphones didn’t exist, and the hallways of domestic homes hummed with the beeps and clicks of dial-up modems.

Since those early days we’ve watched the internet grow and develop to becoming the beating heart of business and commerce that it has become today.


Fuelled on Coffee

In 2004 Rob Swan established a solid track record of writing trend-setting articles for web design magazines, gained experience of running a successful small agency (we were once called ‘Fuelled on Coffee’, we do sometimes wish we'd kept it with our weekly coffee spend), and spent several years gaining experience working for a range of web design agencies and clients as a PHP developer.


Training the Unemployed

Open Door Internet started with a staff of two to provide web design training and mentoring for the long term unemployed. The coffee-shop-based training scheme saw great success, and the web development arm of Open Door Internet continued to thrive – providing bespoke website and database solutions for customers.


A new platform

Open Door Internet restructured to develop the pay-monthly website platform which now serves as the cornerstone of our technical offering.

This progressive platform opened the door to far more cost-effective client relationships, where our own business success was far more closely linked to the ongoing success of our clients.


More Marketing Services

Rob Fellingham, our Marketing Director based in Seaton, joined the core team to drive the diversification of our online marketing offering. Rob saw that the company gained recognition as an official Google Partner and introduced a range of SEO and marketing offerings. During this period the Open Door Internet’s web and email servers moved from the USA to the UK, to ease the introduction of GDPR and future-proof our planned expansion.


Expanding The Core Team

Open Door Internet continued to grow the core team, with Ange Swan joining us as our Digital Director, based near Minehead.

Our eCommerce platform now processes hundreds of thousands of pounds of online orders for local businesses every year, and Open Door Internet manages 150+ websites on our pay monthly website platform.


The Strangest Of Years

The time was right to rebrand the company to Sonder Digital. Our fantastic admin area fondly became known as 'Envelope', and we launched our 'Canvas Mode', an intuitive website editor that lets you visually change your website as though it were a simple Word Document. 

We also welcome Steve Towells as our copywriter - a fantastic writer, he improves our offering across the board. Later in the year, we were joined by Jack Turner, a fantastic Marketing Exec to help keep our growing client list on track.

We rounded off this strange year with some new awards: 



Starting the year off strong - we've hired a new developer Brad Ellis to work with Rob Swan and make magic happen on our platform. Soon to be followed by Charlie Head, a fantastic marketer and writer and Alex Rowe who will be leading and managing some of our biggest accounts.

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