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

emma-follett

Emma Follett

Emma FollettChief Creative Officer, London

Responsible for upholding the creative reputation across the Design Bridge group. A love of the beauty in a big idea right down to the finer detail.

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claire-parker

Claire Parker

Claire ParkerManaging Partner & Executive Creative Director, 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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tom-gilbert

Tom Gilbert

Tom GilbertFounding Partner & Executive Creative Director, Shanghai

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

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Graham Shearsby

Graham ShearsbyFounder, London

One of our founders. Has been likened to a 'talkative attic' and is a keen collector of the curious, unusual & bizarre.

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claire-robertshaw

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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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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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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john-morris

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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kasia-bannon

Kasia Bannon

Kasia BannonGroup Executive 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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hannah-carvosso

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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tim-perkins

Tim Perkins

Tim PerkinsGroup 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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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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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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david-helps

David Helps

David HelpsGroup Innovation Lead, London

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

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Birgitte Woehlk

Birgitte WoehlkDirector of Culture and Talent, 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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nick-dunton

Nick Dunton

Nick DuntonChief Financial Officer, London

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

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amy-golding

Amy Golding

Amy GoldingVice President, New York

Moved from the UK to NYC in 2016. Instrumental in the growth of the New York Studio, and loving every minute of exploring this amazing city that truly never sleeps. Exciting times!

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alexandra-cerruti

Alexandra Cerruti

Alexandra CerrutiManaging 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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Cristina Tazza

Cristina TazzaVice President 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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ed-mitchell

Ed Mitchell

Ed MitchellGroup Brand Experience Director, London

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

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oliver-stokes

Oliver Stokes

Oliver StokesVice President of Innovation and Strategy, London

Expert train commuter and unraveller of innovation challenges.

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jarvis

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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Anna Hamill

Anna HamillHead of Strategy, 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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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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Evie Zhao

Evie ZhaoStrategy Director, Shanghai

Combining data with human intuition to create meaningful emotional connections between brands and consumers. Often found hiking up a mountain or through a forest, rarely on a beach.

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alice-goss

Alice Goss

Alice GossBusiness Development Director, London

Excited by networking and establishing new relationships with everyone from multinationals to entrepreneurs. Most happy with a good glass of wine and a sea view.

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sam-cutler

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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david-annetts

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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Alice Dall

Alice DallStrategy Director, Singapore

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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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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brian-jensen

Brian Jensen

Brian JensenStrategy Director, Amsterdam

Strategist who's wandered across cultures, countries and industries. Passionate about the arts and the perfect martini. Usually over-caffeinated.

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Siobhan Stoves

Siobhan StovesClient Services 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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holly-kielty

Holly Kielty

Holly KieltyDirector of Storytelling, London

Writer, over­thinker and lover of all things 'wordy' and wonderful.

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jon-neal

Jon Neal

Jon NealCreative Director, Singapore

On a mission to deliver bold, brave design for our Singapore Studio's clients. Often found with a sketchbook in hand.

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Laura Ford

Laura FordStrategy Director, 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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mike-perry

Mike Perry

Mike PerryCreative Director, New York

A Philly boy in New York who has a love for reviving great American brands. Believes only in telegraphic ideas rooted in heritage. Collector of obscure booze and vintage barware.

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Fabio Milito

Fabio MilitoCreative Director, Amsterdam

Believes in the power of emotional design. Collector of vinyl and strange books. Fan of things that look like other things.

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kelly-togashi

Kelly Togashi

Kelly TogashiSenior Strategist, Singapore

On the hunt for nuances that set cultures apart to better understand what brings people together and creates emotional connections. Dabbles in dancing and plant parenthood. Alliteration appreciator.

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jon-gibbs

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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emma-ryan

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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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 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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Bridie

BridieStudio Dog, New York

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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emma-godfrey

Emma Godfrey

Emma GodfreyClient Business Director, New York

Essex girl in New York, passionate about partnerships and long term growth for brands. Usually found with a Negroni or knitting needles in my hands, but rarely at the same time…

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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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Phil Dall

Phil DallCreative Director, Singapore

South African born and bred. Cut his teeth in London, and moved to Singapore in 2019. Passionate about great ideas, carpentry and photography.

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holly-aurelius

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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jemma-campbell

Jemma Campbell

Jemma CampbellCreative Director, New York

Londoner turned New Yorker. Big believer in taking a strategic approach to design. Loves a good chat and is partial to a single malt whiskey.

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nicolien-zijp

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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rachel-forster

Rachel Forster

Rachel ForsterSenior Brand Strategist, London

A Northern girl on a mission to make the complex painfully simple. Most often found with either a book, pint of cider, or chunk of cheese in hand.

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tim-vary

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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loki

Loki

LokiFreelance Dog, London

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

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lisa-mathews

Lisa Mathews

Lisa MathewsStrategy Director, Amsterdam

Full time strategist. Part time copywriter. Client gone rogue. Builder of brand value, champion of design effectiveness.

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sharan-sethi

Sharan Sethi

Sharan SethiSenior Brand Strategist, London

Sometimes referred to as a “nonchalant sourdough baker”, my approach to brand strategy is the same as my approach to baking: understanding the role of each ingredient, then mixing them up in a way that makes for fresh, exciting and relevant outcomes.

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Phil Stead

Phil 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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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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