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Here are some of the people you are likely to meet.

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Graham Shearsby

Graham ShearsbyChief Creative Officer, London

Responsible for Design Bridge's creative reputation and quality across all of our studios. Has been likened to a 'talkative attic' and is a keen collector of the curious, unusual & bizarre. D&AD Trustee.

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Emma Follett

Emma FollettDeputy Chief Creative Officer, London

A love of the beauty in a big idea right down to the finer detail. Living life through a palette of grey, which is just the way I like it.

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Claire Parker

Claire ParkerExecutive Creative Director, Amsterdam – New York

Leads the way in imagining familiar things in a new light, digging below the surface to find what others may have missed, all powered by a great deal of curiosity in many things. Co-President of ADCN.

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Tim Siro

Tim SiroExecutive Creative Director, Singapore

Leads the Singapore Studio. A cultural bridge linking international design with local emotion. Aspiring oil­painter and budding whisky buff.

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Claire Robertshaw

Claire RobertshawExecutive Creative Director, London

A red wine lover with a questionable handbag habit. Possesses a relentless desire to exceed the expectations of our clients and realise the potential of our creative team.

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Tom Gilbert

Tom GilbertCreative Director, Shanghai

Responsible for quite literally 'thinking outside the box', bringing brands to life through all possible brand elements.

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Hannah Carvosso

Hannah CarvossoManaging Director, London

Northern girl with a love of gin, beautiful books, a good coat and forest walks. A passion for problem solving and realising the potential of our London Team.

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Mark Budden

Mark BuddenAsiaPac Regional Chairman, Singapore

Founder of the Singapore business. Originally a jewellery and silversmithing designer with a keen eye for detail and an inexplicable desire to rebuild two-­seater English roadsters.

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Kasia Bannon

Kasia BannonSenior Vice President, New York

Polish roots, raised in South London and now a Manhattanite. Is passionate about our client relationships, enjoys the finer things in life, rooftop bars and finds awkward situations hilarious.

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Simon Black

Simon BlackChief Strategy Officer, London

Responsible for the quality of our Strategy work across all of our studios. Enjoys mentoring & museums. Strangely excited by data!

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Joanne Tay

Joanne TayManaging Director, Singapore

Committed to bringing the best out of people and helping them realise their full potential, a lover of fashion with a twist and has a huge soft spot for excellent red wine.

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John Morris

John MorrisChief Executive Officer, London

Leads the day to day running of Design Bridge. Works across key clients and genuinely enjoys managing the chaos.

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Jo Nixon

Jo NixonBusiness Development Director, London

Dislikes talking about herself, loves learning about other people. Partial to a fancy dinner and a nice glass of wine.

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Sir William Goodenough Bt.

Sir William Goodenough Bt.Group Chairman, London

Always on the move between offices, helping to ensure we raise the bar across all areas of the business whilst maintaining our culture and values. Now that's got to be fun.

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Greenly Lu

Greenly LuClient Business Director, Shanghai

Building strong relationships and bonds with our clients in China to help make great creative work happen. Loves painting and calligraphy, when I can find a spare moment!

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David Annetts

David AnnettsCreative Director, London

Big believer in design that emotionally connects with people. Has early morning running and fancy dress habits. But not at the same time.

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Martha Hutchins

Martha HutchinsClient Services Director, London

Championing the amazing talent within the London Client Servicing team during the week. Intrepid traveller during weekends and holidays.

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Frank Nas

Frank NasManaging Director, Amsterdam

Is a firm believer that marketing might bring you from A to B but creativity can take you everywhere. Chairman of BNO NEXTpack.

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Asa Cook

Asa CookCreative Director, London

A northerner with a snowboarding obsession. Appears frequently on Design Week and on creative judging panels. Is often told he looks like famous people from Gary Barlow to Will.I.Am and many others in between.

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Amélie Boussuge

Amélie BoussugeExecutive Client Partner, London

Looks after people and brands. Curious by nature, likes to explore and discover. Has a penchant for good food & wine and a passion for dancing.

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Sam Cutler

Sam CutlerCreative Director, New York

A Mancunian Cornishman living in NYC with a passion for uncovering the curiosities lurking below a brand’s surface. Lover of good food & drink, and simple, bold ideas.

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Birgitte Woehlk

Birgitte WoehlkHR Director, London

Passionate about everything that makes Design Bridge such a special place. And going for long walks in the countryside with Loki.

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david-helps

David Helps

David HelpsGroup Director of Innovation, London

Working alongside clever & talented people to make Ideas that happen. What's next?

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Tim Perkins

Tim PerkinsDeputy Group Chairman, London

Tea drinking obsessive, poster collector and amateur cider maker. Finds time to champion the building of deep client relationships.

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Jarvis

JarvisStudio Dog, London

Loves bum scratches and lying right in the way. Hates cats and guitars. Throw me a tennis ball - if you're lucky I might look enthusiastic.... But don't count on it.

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oliver-stokes

Oliver Stokes

Oliver StokesLondon Strategy and Innovation Partner, London

Expert train commuter and unraveller of innovation challenges.

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maarten-toussaint

Maarten Toussaint

Maarten ToussaintOperations Director, Amsterdam

Makes the day to day run smoothly for everyone. Ajax season ticket holder and I do a pretty decent handstand.

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tom-hildesley

Tom Hildesley

Tom HildesleyGroup New Business Development Director, London

Enthusiastic cook, gardener and fading sportsman. Helping clients to build distinctive brands with meaning and relevance.

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holly-kielty

Holly Kielty

Holly KieltyCreative Director of Brand Language, London

Writer, over­thinker and lover of all things 'wordy' and wonderful. Holly heads up our Brand Language team.

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Ed Mitchell

Ed MitchellBrand Experience & Technology Director, London

Brings ideas to life. Design engineer, obsessive creative inventor and tinkerer of all things 3D.

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Alexandra Farkas

Alexandra FarkasExecutive Client Partner, London

New York-born recovering theater nerd who relishes helping clients craft meaningful ideas that inspire exceptional design. Never met a metaphor she couldn’t mix.

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Manish Kapur

Manish KapurExecutive Operations Director, London

Prefers to get things done by having lots of conversations - avoids email. A devoted family man with an unhealthy obsession for shoes. Most likely lottery win purchase - a helicopter.

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Anna Hamill

Anna HamillStrategy Director, London

An American-born Londoner who loves a good story and a great beer. Believes life is too short for needless pontificating. Happily spends hours getting lost in a new city. 

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nick-dunton

Nick Dunton

Nick DuntonChief Financial Officer, London

Oversees everything financial across the Design Bridge group. Enthusiastic squash player.

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alice-dall

Alice Dall

Alice DallSenior Brand Strategist , London

On a quest to decipher industry jargon and make it meaningful for brands. Collector of passports, bizarre jewellery and mid-century design.

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Laurent Robin-Prevallee

Laurent Robin-PrevalleeCreative Director 3D , London

Responsible for 3D in the London studio, creative lateral thinking, bon vivant! Loves the sea, the colour blue and motorbikes.

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Cristina Tazza

Cristina TazzaVP of Strategy, New York

Inquisitive yet to the point. Loves exploring people, places & cultures, and getting to the bottom of what makes them tick. Believes that you can summarize most learnings in a well constructed chart.

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emily-hudson

Emily Hudson

Emily HudsonClient Business Director, Singapore

Moved to Singapore for 2 years in 2012 and I’m still here! Manages the relationship with one of our key clients in APAC. Passionate about simple, great creative work, old city photography and fancy dress parties.

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jason-kempen

Jason Kempen

Jason KempenPartnership Creative Director, Amsterdam

Cape Town ­born travel addict that lives for creating compelling brand stories through design. An entirely unhealthy obsession with books, brogues and coffee.

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mike-stride

Mike Stride

Mike StrideCreative Director, London

Somerset born & bred. Hoarder of maps, stamps & all things printed. Still holds a glimmer of hope that one day he could still make it as a footballer!

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Amy Golding

Amy GoldingClient Services Director, New York

Moved from the UK to NYC in 2016, and loving every minute of exploring this amazing city that truly never sleeps. Heads up the Client Servicing Team in our fast-growing New York Studio. Exciting times!

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Bridie

BridieStudio Dog, Amsterdam

Her preferred mode of transport is a bike, she adores cheese and will shake your hand or even faint on cue if that's the reward. Has been known to disembowel a stuffed toy in seconds.

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mike-flynn

Mike Flynn

Mike FlynnStrategy Director, Amsterdam

Motor City bred. Windy City wise. Hockey obsessed. Living to unite the art and the science.

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chloe-templeman

Chloé Templeman

Chloé TemplemanCreative Director, London

Red-haired Scottish lass who thrives on coming up with a big idea and always goes the extra mile. Loves a good collaboration and working with all types of brands to deliver bold, award-winning work.

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Jim Burton

Jim BurtonExecutive Client Partner, London

Happiest when working with clients on complex brand challenges. Teller of poor jokes and collector/repairer of vintage wrist watches.

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bella

Bella

BellaFreelance Dog, Singapore

Slow at warming up to humans. However, for food, I might consider being your best friend. Want to get to know me? Bring some treats in!

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Laura Ford

Laura FordSenior Brand Strategist, London

Blends a natural curiosity for the future with creative problem solving for today. Prefers diagrams to words, but always appreciates a good pun.

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Tim Vary

Tim VaryCreative Director, London

Originally from the North with an affinity for the great outdoors. An eye for detail to the point of obsessive. Collector of Vary interesting and unusual things. Has a taste for Guinness.

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Phil Bordet-Stead

Phil Bordet-Stead3D Branding Director, London

Champion of the value of 3D Brand Design to business. Collector of Belle Epoque poster art & an amateur astronomer.

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alexandra-cerruti

Alexandra Cerruti

Alexandra CerrutiClient Services Director, Singapore

French by heritage, traveller by nature, mixologist by passion. Enthralled by brand stories and committed to taking our client relationships to the next level with the incredible team in Singapore.

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Holly Aurelius

Holly AureliusSenior Creative Strategist, London

Thrives on helping big brands think like small ones. Foodie, Scandiphile, Storyteller. Mostly likely to be wearing black.

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matt-thompson

Matt Thompson

Matt ThompsonCreative Director, London

Seeker of beauty in all things. Suffers from an obsessive imagination and a desire to climb mountains.

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Linda Rytterstig

Linda RytterstigClient Business Director, London

Finds the positive in every challenge and always sees the bigger picture. Envisages living in a city loft apartment with a view.

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charlie-skinner

Charlie Skinner

Charlie SkinnerStrategy Director, London

Believes in the extraordinary and enduring power of brands. Enthusiastic jamon carver and paella maker. Loves a gnarly brand challenge.

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johanna-bowers

Johanna Bowers

Johanna BowersFounder, London

One of our Founders. Originally from the Netherlands, now lives by a beach in Kent. Loves gardening and tulips.

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kate-galle

Kate Galle

Kate GalleCreative Director, London

Finds joy in the everyday. Holder of many random (mostly useless) facts. Avid fan of runny cheese and cloudy cider.

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loki

Loki

LokiFreelance Dog, London

Would love to work here permanently. So many people to get attention from.

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buddy

Buddy

BuddyJunior Studio Dog, London

Loves being DB Junior Dog, but most of all loves people, other dogs, cuddles, mud and balls.

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siobhan-stoves

Siobhan Stoves

Siobhan StovesClient Business Director, London

Once described by a client as “bubbly like champagne”. Gets a lot of satisfaction from solving a complex problem. Always on hand with a plan.

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Julia Cole

Julia ColeClient Services Director, Amsterdam

An outdoor-loving chocoholic with a love of all things Italian. Constantly seeking new and fresh ways to inspire, inform and excite our clients.

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Nicolien Zijp

Nicolien ZijpHR Director, Amsterdam

Loves people and listening to their full story. Curious about the why and can often be found in the swimming pool.

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Mike Hawkins

Mike HawkinsFounder, London

One of the Founders of Design Bridge. Also happens to be a versatile keyboard player with a reputation for bad jokes.

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Emma Ryan

Emma RyanClient Business Director, Amsterdam

Texan-born Brit living in beautiful Amsterdam. Self-confessed geeky fangirl for the brands she works with. Most happy with a hot cup of tea and a plate of spicy food.

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Jon Gibbs

Jon GibbsClient Business Director, London

Passionate about brands, creativity and people. Ex-marathon runner. Enthusiastic centre-back. Taller than the average.

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Joy

JoyStudio Dog, Singapore

As her name suggests, loves bringing joy and laughter to the people around her. Cosies up to anyone who wants to give her a hug or a pat, and loves polishing her canine teeth against marble flooring to get that perfect white smile.

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