- London, GB
- £45 /hr
- Available now
Full service. One stop agency for all creative needs
My name is Chris Samson and I am founder and creative director of Akimbo Design and Communications. We are full service design, marketing, brand and ad agency (don't get scaredmore...My name is Chris Samson and I am founder and creative director of Akimbo Design and Communications. We are full service design, marketing, brand and ad agency (don't get scared we have a clever little business model that keeps our prices fair).
Every member of the team has worked at some the most important advertising agencies and publishing houses.
Fore example. Before founding Akimbo I was Design Manger of Associated Press (Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, You Magazine, Evening Standard, ES Magazine, Home&Property, Hot Tickets, Metrolife, Metro, Independent etc.) Before that I was Design Manger of the New York Times and Art Director at JR Advertising and JWT Advertising.
That Clever Little Business Plan
Well not so clever. To me, after working 30 years in advertising and design, it seemed very obvious:
When you go to an agency you basically pay for executives and rents and end up being palmed off with a junior.
So the foundation of Akimbo is
1) We each work from our own studios. Why should you pay our rent and tons of support staff.
2) We are made up ONLY of highly experienced creatives. We do not have an executive wing. The creatives always ran an agency so why pay executives salaries.
3) You will never be passed over to a junior designer as we do not have any.
4) You only pay for the staff you work with. I set up a team for you on each project.
5) We always treat people fairly and give everything to the job in hand.
Our business thrives on referrals so it is essential to us that each client loves what we do for them. Plus we are proud of what we do and every job becomes the most important job we have ever done.
Hope we can have a chat
Creative Director Akimbo Design and Communications, Ltd
Fantastic work delivered very quickly. Took what we were looking to achieve and added a great deal of value to it, giving us a beautifully designed flyer for our event.
Great work from Chris, nothing was too big or small and he gave great guidance through the process. Will definitely work together again! Thanks Chris!
Amit is a great client who knows exactly what needs to be accomplished while retaining an open mind to fresh ideas.
So pleased with the work, Chris really went the extra mile and I'm delighted with the finished advert. Chris is a true professional, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Chris did an absolutely fantastic job on this project - he was great to work with, delivered way ahead of schedule and gave us an ad which is clever, catchy and to the point. Really couldn't be happier and can't recommend him highly enough.
Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with. I didn't set any timescale but he exceeded any expectations I may have had. Chris was able to turn my ramblings into a work of art and seemed to know exactly what I was looking for. Highly recommended and I will definitely be turning to Chris in the future.
Has been a pleasure working with Chris! His insight is brilliant and his experience makes him stand out at PPH. Will definitely look to work with again in the future if needed.
Very happy with the Re-Branding that Chris & his team created.
Chris is amazing. Highly recommend him, very fast efficient and talented designer. Cost effective and can't recommend enough. Will be using again and again in future.
Oliver was a pleasure to work with. He is creative and open to fresh ideas.I truly proud of the work we produced and look forward to working with him again.
Chris has been a pleasure to deal with throughout the design of our brochure. With Chris you will be working with one of the best in the field. His work is current, stylish and full of magical inspiration. Chris makes the effort to go the extra lengths to ensure his customers are truly delighted rather than merely satisfied.
Not a great job. This was way over time by over 6 weeks. (I was responsible for 2 of those weeks).
Poor attention to detail and not very good at laying out graphics.
The end result looked good overall but it took a lot of feedback to get there.
Also navigation was not tested. Even after the job was finished I found links that went to the wrong place.