I have extensive, hands-on working knowledge of a whole array of creative disciplines. From strategic planning, conceptual thinking and branding design to marketing, graphic and digital design, copywriting, photography, art direction and production, I have a long and proven track record of defining and meeting a client's objectives to successfully build their brand and business.
I was promoted to the position of Creative Director of The Core Group - a Top 10 marketing consultancy based in London - in 1990. I retained the title in all the agencies I subsequently worked for and set up. I offer in-depth working experience of; Corporate Identity & Branding, Product Packaging, Advertising, Website & Digital Media, Photography, Film&Video, Print media, Sales Promotion, Direct Marketing and Exhibitions & Events.
The evolution of the Digital Studio has allowed me bring my talents together to provide a multi-faceted, one-stop creative resource. Consulting with clients, identifying objectives, creating concepts, designing, copy writing, artworking and bringing digital and printed media suppliers together, I can ensure consistent delivery of a quality brand message.
I have worked across a diverse market base including; Pharmaceutical & Health, Beer, Wine & Spirits, Science & Technology, Farming & Land Management, Automotive & Motorcycle, Estate & Commercial Agency, Hotel - Restaurant & Licensed Trade, Fitness & Leisure, Fashion & Cosmetics, Banking & Finance, Insurance & Investment, Travel & Holiday, to list but a few.
As for a track record. I have a never failed to succeed but I suppose my single most successful work, was to take a client's drinks product, that was struggling to gain a hold in the market, and turn it on its head. From re-naming and branding to advertising and working with the client sales team to get the product to the shop shelf, I was involved at every stage. 5 years later, I was invited to join the company directors for dinner to celebrate their selling the brand for £36m. This was a particular highlight but there have been many more instances of success.
However, whilst I thoroughly enjoyed London, I knew that when the time was right, I would step away from its frantic pace and come and live in Cornwall. For me, Cornwall is magnificent. Alongside diving, surfing, rock climbing and hill walking I've had a lifelong passion for photography and here on the North Coast I feel 'at home' discovering its rugged and beautiful landscape. Yet design and marketing drives me, and since moving down in 2013, I have also discovered that commercially, Cornwall is a vibrant and exciting place for business too. From helping to launch SME's to re-branding market-leading enterprises, I continue making in-roads into the South West's business community as well as servicing my national client base.
So, whether you are just starting-up or firmly established, if you are looking for a creative resource to help build your business, get in touch and let's talk. I can't promise you a £36m buy-out offer, but I'll do my very best!