Aidan Watt
Technical Director / Partner

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Aidan Watt

Aidan is a director and partner at Hotfoot, delivering best-in-class user experiences and websites, and overseeing all technical aspects of our clients’ projects.

Aidan has a passion for technology and an intuitive talent for solving problems. Prior to joining Hotfoot as Technical Director, Aidan worked for a leading design agency in Manchester and operated as an independent web developer for a range of different clients.


Aidan joined Hotfoot in 2008 and became a Partner in 2012. He lives in Lancaster with his wife and daughter.

  • First job?

    I worked in a shop selling outdoor equipment on a Saturday morning, my job was to get cave hire equipment ready, I also sometimes worked in their climbing wall.

  • Most treasured possession?

    My inflatable tent!

  • Favourite record?

    Oasis - (What’s the Story) Morning Glory.

  • Favourite book?

    Dune, classic science fiction! Written very well.

  • Favourite piece of art?

    I couldn’t pick one but I went to a mind blowing exhibition by Raqib Shaw a while ago, intricate and surreal.

  • Favourite apps?

    Can’t live without Gmail.

  • Favourite website?

    The Google Art Project website, it’s that type of thing the web was invented for.

  • Favourite film?

    Too many to choose! But Inception, Casino and Boyhood are amongst my favourites.

  • What did you want to be when growing up?

    A marine biologist.

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    Awards & accreditations

    • The Drum Recommended
    • Pride Awards
    • The Bibas Winner
    • Prolific North Creative Awards
    • Boost Business Lancashire
    • Prolific North Marketing Awards
    • Awwwards Nominee 2016
    • Digital Lancashire Founding Member
    • Northern Digital Awards Winner 2023
    • Red Rose Winner