Here are some of the people 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.
Claire Robertshaw — Executive 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.
Claire Parker — Executive 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Morris — Chief Executive Officer, London
Leads the day to day running of Design Bridge. Works across key clients and genuinely enjoys managing the chaos.
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.
Tom Gilbert — Creative Director, Shanghai
Responsible for quite literally 'thinking outside the box', bringing brands to life through all possible brand elements.
Joanne Tay — 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.
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.
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.
Mark Budden — AsiaPac 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.
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.
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.
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.
Frank Nas — Managing Director, Amsterdam
Is a firm believer that marketing might bring you from A to B but creativity can take you everywhere.
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 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.
Birgitte Woehlk — HR Director, London
Passionate about everything that makes Design Bridge such a special place. And going for long walks in the countryside with Loki.
David Helps — Group Director of Innovation, London
Working alongside clever & talented people to make Ideas that happen. What's next?
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!
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.
Tim Perkins — Deputy Group Chairman, London
Tea drinking obsessive, poster collector and amateur cider maker. Finds time to champion the building of deep client relationships.
Holly Kielty — Creative Director of Brand Language, London
Writer, overthinker and lover of all things 'wordy' and wonderful. Holly heads up our Brand Language team.
Oliver Stokes — London Strategy and Innovation Partner, London
Expert train commuter and unraveller of innovation challenges.
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.
Greenly Lu — Client 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!
Tom Hildesley — Group New Business Development Director, London
Enthusiastic cook, gardener and fading sportsman. Helping clients to build distinctive brands with meaning and relevance.
Julia Cole — Client 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.
Nick Dunton — Chief Financial Officer, London
Oversees everything financial across the Design Bridge group. Enthusiastic squash player.
Mike Flynn — Strategy Director, Amsterdam
Motor City bred. Windy City wise. Hockey obsessed. Living to unite the art and the science.
Emily Hudson — Client 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.
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.
Ed Mitchell — Director of Realisation, London
Brings ideas to life. Design engineer, obsessive creative inventor and tinkerer of all things 3D.
Cristina Tazza — Strategy Director, 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.
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.
Amy Golding — Client 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!
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.
Jim Burton — Executive Client Partner, London
Happiest when working with clients on complex brand challenges. Teller of poor jokes and collector/repairer of vintage wrist watches.
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!
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.
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.
Alexandra Farkas — Executive 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.
Laura Ford — Senior 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.
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!
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.
Matt Thompson — Creative Director, London
Seeker of beauty in all things. Suffers from an obsessive imagination and a desire to climb mountains.
Holly Aurelius — Senior Creative Strategist, London
Thrives on helping big brands think like small ones. Foodie, Scandiphile, Storyteller. Mostly likely to be wearing black.
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.
Linda Rytterstig — Client 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.
Emma Ryan — Client 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.
Charlie Skinner — Strategy Director, London
Believes in the extraordinary and enduring power of brands. Enthusiastic jamon carver and paella maker. Loves a gnarly brand challenge.
Sarah Bustin — Creative Director, London
On a mission to travel the DB globe, spending 3 and a half years in the Singapore Studio, visiting almost every country in South East Asia whilst there. Super competitive, from work pitches to the netball court.
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.
Loki — Freelance Dog, London – Uncategorized
Would love to work here permanently. So many people to get attention from.
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.
Chloé Templeman — Creative 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.
Johanna Bowers — Founder, London
One of our Founders. Originally from the Netherlands, now lives by a beach in Kent. Loves gardening and tulips.
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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.
Siobhan Stoves — Client 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.
Mike Hawkins — Founder, London
One of the Founders of Design Bridge. Also happens to be a versatile keyboard player with a reputation for bad jokes.
Buddy — Junior Studio Dog, London
Loves being DB Junior Dog, but most of all loves people, other dogs, cuddles, mud and balls.
Jon Gibbs — Client Business Director, London
Passionate about brands, creativity and people. Ex-marathon runner. Enthusiastic centre-back. Taller than the average.
Joy — Studio 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.
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.