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Here are some of the people (and dogs) 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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David Annetts

David AnnettsExecutive 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.

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Claire Parker

Claire ParkerExecutive 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.

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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 Robertshaw

Claire RobertshawPartnership 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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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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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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manish-kapur

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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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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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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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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kate-illingworth

Kate Illingworth

Kate IllingworthInternational 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

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Tom Gilbert

Tom GilbertCreative Director of Brand Experience, Singapore

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

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Sophie Neilan

Sophie NeilanCreative Director, Singapore

London born and bred. A world traveller by nature. Likes sketching people without them noticing.

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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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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 PerkinsGroup Deputy 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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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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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.

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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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Zayne Dagher

Zayne DagherCreative Director, Amsterdam

Type obsessive, collector of stories and mementos from an eclectic life. I think life is an adventure, especially on a motorbike.

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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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Sir William Goodenough Bt.

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.

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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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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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john-morris

John Morris

John MorrisChief Operating Officer, London

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

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Grace Ng

Grace NgClient Business Director, Singapore

Responsible for leading and building client relationships. Crazy about travel, food and a good Korean thriller.

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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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Oliver Stokes

Oliver StokesLondon Strategy and Innovation Partner, London

Expert train commuter and unraveller of innovation challenges.

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Mark Budden

Mark BuddenManaging 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.

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Holly Kielty

Holly KieltyCreative Director, Brand Language, London

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

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Leanne Addy

Leanne AddyCreative 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.

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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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Bas Van Herten

Bas Van HertenClient Business Director, Amsterdam

Passionate about vinyl, the curator of my own Adidas shoe collection & an avid hobby cook.

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Birgitte Woehlk

Birgitte WoehlkGroup Brand Guardian, 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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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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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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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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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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Joanne Tay

Joanne TayDeputy 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.

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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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steve-chappell

Steve Chappell

Steve ChappellDirector of Crafting, London

Leads a team of crafting experts across all stages of a project, a fair weather cyclist and country gent...!

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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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johanna-bowers

Johanna Bowers

Johanna BowersGroup Personnel Director, London

Looks after everyone in the company. Is Dutch, loves gardening, particularly likes tulips and lives on a beach in Kent.

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craig-glass

Craig Glass

Craig GlassCreative Director 3D , London

A passion for exceptional 3D brand design. A compulsive sketcher, loves new experiences, Geoffrey Bawa and A.J. Hitchcock.

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tom-hildesley

Tom Hildesley

Tom HildesleyExecutive Client Partner, London

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

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Julia Cole

Julia ColeClient 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.

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Holly Aurelius

Holly AureliusSenior Creative Strategist, London

Curious storyteller connecting brands and culture. Favours the bold, strives for the beautifully simple. Incurable foodie first and last.

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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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loki

Loki

LokiFreelance Dog, London

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

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andy-currie

Andy Currie

Andy CurrieCreative Director, Communications, London

A Scotsman with a passion for taking pictures and collecting anything camera related. Likes to keep things simple, clear and honest.

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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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John Hughes

John HughesCreative Director, Singapore

Travel junkie with a high tolerance to loud rock music and spicy food, but not at the same time.

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Andy Kirk

Andy KirkSenior Brand Strategist, London

Big brand questions; defining stories, architectures with diverse creative thinking, sub-culture, forms of expression and film references.

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Jim Burton

Jim BurtonClient Business Director, 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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Mike Hawkins

Mike HawkinsGroup 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.

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ed-mitchell

Ed Mitchell

Ed MitchellDirector of Realisation, London

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

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jason-kempen

Jason Kempen

Jason KempenCreative 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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anke-liebnitz

Anke Liebnitz

Anke LiebnitzOperations Director, Singapore

Citizen of the world with two passports (German/Australian) and two personalities. A deep passion for Arts & Design, supporting creativity in Asia.

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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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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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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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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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jack-simonds

Jack Simonds

Jack SimondsSenior 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.

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