Listeners.
Thinkers.
Explorers.

Your design team

As enthusiastic self starters it's refreshing to work with us. No spoon feeding necessary. Just hard work and light hearted banter keeps us going. Oh yes, takeaway pizzas help, along with some great clients.

Each of us has our own strengths and specialisms with support by two administrators. Where necessary, we also collaborate with independent copywriters, photographers and film makers, as well as search engine optimisation and social media specialists with the very best skills for your particular brand and specific project. All fully briefed and art directed by us, they'll know precisely what needs to be achieved. So you’re only paying for their expertise when needed. Which means we scale up very quickly as workloads demand.

Craig Thatcher

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Craig provides unbiased strategic advice on marketing and design and'll help you harness the power of branding to achieve your commercial objectives. He is a highly enthusiastic and capable project director having worked with many large blue chip clients in different market sectors over the last thirty years. He also enjoys copywriting, shooting and editing very short films, and is a popular speaker and workshop facilitator.

He is always sharing his accumulated knowledge and all the new things he's learnt in many different ways and in his book, ‘Continuous Branding'. Which includes a strategic tool with five principles. Useful for anyone in business who wants to grow their company by engaging and motivating their people to build their brand. He enjoys watching rugby union, loves ornithology and wine made from the Merlot grape. Grown up children left home years ago, so weekends are a lot quieter. His gardening skills have been unfairly described by his wife as just like 'council pruning'.

Martin Philpot

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As a talented creative director Martin inspires us with new ideas by keeping up with the latest trends in graphic design, typography and website development. He's also well known for being knee deep in HTML code which means he's very handy and very unusual. As he is equally happy working on multimedia projects and briefing illustrators, animators or PHP coders.

His wide interests enable him to draw upon a multitude of experiences to develop new design concepts and to direct branding projects. He is a great art director of photo shoots as he is a keen photographer himself, which means he knows what he wants and how to achieve it.

He loves mud. The brown stuff not the band, as one of his passions is mountain biking. Although you’ll never see him in lycra nor hear him droning on about f-stops and expensive cameras. When not busy in the studio he is very busy at home with four children.

Debs Daborn

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Don’t be fooled by Debs’ naturally understated personality. She has extensive knowledge and a deep understanding of the design and print industry based on more years than she'd ever admit. She's also responsible for designing and implementing outbound digital marketing campaigns and managing the print production of collateral materials for our clients. Thoughtful, meticulous and extremely talented, she also designs and builds responsive websites using WordPress.

When not in the studio, she is a prize winning watercolourist in the little spare time left after tending to her garden and her family. She loves pruning, mowing the lawn, neat edges and well painted fences! To her, life like design, is all about beautiful simplicity and she’s never happier than in the company of those she loves most, especially her little boy, Samuel.

Rachel Allman

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Rachel thrives on developing commercially effective solutions to your brand’s challenges, whatever they may be. With a background in psychology, she’s fascinated by what makes different audiences tick. Bringing her deep insights to every project. She is bright, intelligent and has a sound strategic mind. Her role is to provide clients with our best creative work to help them to grow their brands, yet never losing sight of the smallest details that could undermine the best laid plans.

Previously she has worked for a couple of the biggest international branding agencies in London and this experience is invaluable for our clients. She loves stretching her skills and enjoys challenging the rest of us to be better. When not problem solving you can find her in the yoga studio or trying to catch up with her toddler, Belle.

Jo Robinson

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As the newest member of the team, Jo brings a wealth of experience of managing branding projects and creative campaigns from both the agency and the client side. With a strong creative eye and a laser sharp commercial focus, she thrives on working with our designers to develop ideas into effective marketing solutions that deliver results.

She always takes an holistic approach to every project and knows which questions to ask to get to the kernel of a marketing problem. Combining this with an in-depth knowledge of different marketing and communications channels helps her to develop strong campaigns that are totally integrated and deeply compelling. When not work hard, she enjoys taking her dog for a walk and skiing in the alps (but not of course at the same time).

She loves a challenge and nothing gets in the way of providing clients with excellent service as she understands this is the only way to build successful relationships.

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