Here are some of the people (and dogs) you are likely to meet.
Graham Shearsby — Chief 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.
David Annetts — Executive Creative Director, London
Heads up the London Studio and its development. Has early morning running and fancy dress habits. But not at the same time.
Claire Parker — Executive Creative Director, Amsterdam
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.
Emma Follett — Deputy 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.
Claire Robertshaw — Partnership 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.
Tim Siro — Executive Creative Director, Singapore
Leads the Singapore Studio. A cultural bridge linking international design with local emotion. Aspiring oilpainter and budding whisky buff.
Kasia Bannon — Senior 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.
Manish Kapur — Executive 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.
Sam Cutler — Creative 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.
Asa Cook — Creative 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.
Hannah Carvosso — Managing 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.
Kate Illingworth — International Business Development Director, London
Probably the inspiration for the expression ‘going the extra mile’. Now brings that principle to developing new opportunities for great work
Tom Gilbert — Creative Director of Brand Experience, Singapore
Responsible for quite literally 'thinking outside the box', bringing brands to life through all possible brand elements.
Sophie Neilan — Creative Director, Singapore
London born and bred. A world traveller by nature. Likes sketching people without them noticing.
Tim Vary — Creative 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.
David Helps — Group Director of Innovation, London
Working alongside clever & talented people to make Ideas that happen. What's next?
Tim Perkins — Group Deputy Chairman, London
Tea drinking obsessive, poster collector and amateur cider maker. Finds time to champion the building of deep client relationships.
Simon Black — Chief Strategy Officer, London
Responsible for the quality of our Strategy work across all of our studios. Enjoys mentoring & museums. Strangely excited by data!
Frank Nas — Managing Director, Amsterdam
Is a firm believer that marketing might bring you from A to B but creativity can take you everywhere.
Jarvis — Studio 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.
Zayne Dagher — Creative Director, Amsterdam
Type obsessive, collector of stories and mementos from an eclectic life. I think life is an adventure, especially on a motorbike.
Amélie Boussuge — Executive 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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Sir William Goodenough Bt. — Group Executive 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.
Anna Hamill — Strategy 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.
Mike Stride — Creative 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!
John Morris — Chief Operating Officer, London
Leads the day to day running of the London office. Works across key clients and genuinely enjoys managing the chaos.
Grace Ng — Client Business Director, Singapore
Responsible for leading and building client relationships. Crazy about travel, food and a good Korean thriller.
Alice Dall — Senior 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.
Oliver Stokes — London Strategy and Innovation Partner, London
Expert train commuter and unraveller of innovation challenges.
Mark Budden — Managing Director, 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.
Holly Kielty — Creative Director, Brand Language, London
Writer, overthinker and lover of all things 'wordy' and wonderful. Holly heads up our Brand Language team.
Martha Hutchins — Client Services Director, London
Championing the amazing talent within the London Client Servicing team during the week. Intrepid traveller during weekends and holidays.
Laurent Robin-Prevallee — Creative 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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Bas Van Herten — Client Business Director, Amsterdam
Passionate about vinyl, the curator of my own Adidas shoe collection & an avid hobby cook.
Birgitte Woehlk — Group Brand Guardian, London
Passionate about everything that makes Design Bridge such a special place. And going for long walks in the countryside with Loki.
Matt Thompson — Creative Director, London
Seeker of beauty in all things. Suffers from an obsessive imagination and a desire to climb mountains.
Phil Bordet-Stead — 3D Branding Director, London
Champion of the value of 3D Brand Design to business. Collector of Belle Epoque poster art & an amateur astronomer.
Leanne Addy — Creative Director, Amsterdam
South African born, outdoor junkie, constantly trying to counteract a foodie lifestyle with some kind of physical feat. Tenacious, relentless & devoted to getting the job done.
Jo Nixon — Business Development Director, London
Dislikes talking about herself, loves learning about other people. Partial to a fancy dinner and a nice glass of wine.
Joanne Tay — Deputy Managing 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.
Steve Chappell — Director of Crafting, London
Leads a team of crafting experts across all stages of a project, a fair weather cyclist and country gent...!
Bella — Freelance 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!
Johanna Bowers — Group Personnel Director, London
Looks after everyone in the company. Is Dutch, loves gardening, particularly likes tulips and lives on a beach in Kent.
Tom Hildesley — Executive Client Partner, London
Enthusiastic cook, gardener and fading sportsman. Helping clients to build distinctive brands with meaning and relevance.
Craig Glass — Creative Director 3D , London
A passion for exceptional 3D brand design. A compulsive sketcher, loves new experiences, Geoffrey Bawa and A.J. Hitchcock.
Ed Mitchell — Director of Realisation, London
Brings ideas to life. Design engineer, obsessive creative inventor and tinkerer of all things 3D.
Maarten Toussaint — Operations Director, Amsterdam
Makes the day to day run smoothly for everyone. Ajax season ticket holder and I do a pretty decent handstand.
Holly Aurelius — Senior Creative Strategist, London
Curious storyteller connecting brands and culture. Favours the bold, strives for the beautifully simple. Incurable foodie first and last.
Loki — Freelance Dog, London
Would love to work here permanently. So many people to get attention from.
Andy Currie — Creative Director, Communications, London
A Scotsman with a passion for taking pictures and collecting anything camera related. Likes to keep things simple, clear and honest.
John Hughes — Creative Director, Singapore
Travel junkie with a high tolerance to loud rock music and spicy food, but not at the same time.
Julia Cole — Client Business 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.
Andy Kirk — Senior Brand Strategist, London
Big brand questions; defining stories, architectures with diverse creative thinking, sub-culture, forms of expression and film references.
Jim Burton — Client Business Director, London
Happiest when working with clients on complex brand challenges. Teller of poor jokes and collector/repairer of vintage wrist watches.
Mike Hawkins — Group Finance Director, London
Makes sure that Design Bridge's financials & legals are in order. Also happens to be a versatile keyboard player with a reputation for bad jokes.
Bridie — Studio 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.
Jason Kempen — 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.
Anke Liebnitz — Operations Director, Singapore
Citizen of the world with two passports (German/Australian) and two personalities. A deep passion for Arts & Design, supporting creativity in Asia.
Mike Flynn — Strategy Director, Amsterdam
Motor City bred. Windy City wise. Hockey obsessed. Living to unite the art and the science.
Nicolien Zijp — HR Director, Amsterdam
Loves people and listening to their full story. Curious about the why and can often be found in the swimming pool.
Kate Galle — Creative Director, London
Finds joy in the everyday. Holder of many random (mostly useless) facts. Avid fan of runny cheese and cloudy cider.
Buddy — Junior Studio Dog, London
Loves being DB Junior Dog, but most of all loves people, other dogs, cuddles, mud and balls.
Lee Taylor — Client Business Director, London
Team builder and motivator responsible for keeping everyone smiling on both sides of the fence. Likes fresh air, loud laughter, man food, sad music and plants. Still a Northerner after all these years.
Jack Simonds — Senior Brand Strategist, New York
Country boy in the busiest metropolis in the world. Obsesses over beauty in all its forms. Spends every spare minute drawing and creating prints. One time women’s shoe designer.