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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 and Design Trustee for D&AD. Has been likened to a 'talkative attic' and is a keen collector of the curious, unusual & bizarre.

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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 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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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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joanne-tay

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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kasia-bannon

Kasia Bannon

Kasia BannonManaging Partner & 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Greenly Lu

Greenly LuFounding Partner & Vice President, 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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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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nick-dunton

Nick Dunton

Nick DuntonChief Financial Officer, London

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

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cristina-tazza

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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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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Jim Burton

Jim BurtonPartner, 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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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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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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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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Alexandra Farkas

Alexandra FarkasPartner, 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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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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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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oliver-stokes

Oliver Stokes

Oliver StokesVice President of Innovation and Strategy, London

Expert train commuter and unraveller of innovation challenges.

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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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emily-hudson

Emily Hudson

Emily HudsonBusiness Development 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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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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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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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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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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alice-dall

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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holly-kielty

Holly Kielty

Holly KieltyCultural and Visual Planning Director, London

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

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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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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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Asa Cook

Asa CookCreative Director, London

A northerner with a snowboarding obsession. Regularly features on creative awards 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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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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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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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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evie-zhao

Evie Zhao

Evie ZhaoSenior Strategist, 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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alex-normanton

Alex Normanton

Alex NormantonCreative Director, Amsterdam

A tall, ginger British Northerner. Loves the BIG, simple and exceptionally crafted ideas that challenge conventions. Also loves coffee, old Kodak cameras and his wife (but not necessarily in that order).

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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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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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bridie

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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laura-ford

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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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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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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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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mike-hawkins

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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tom-hildesley

Tom Hildesley

Tom HildesleyCommercial Director, AsiaPac Region, Singapore

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

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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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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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joy

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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