- Leeds, GB
- £85 /hr
- Available now
Looking for people who want to build their brand both on and offline. We are powered by creativity
Committed to delivering the best possible growth, profile and profit to businesses at affordable prices; our strength lies in our depth of experience and proven success in ideas,more...Committed to delivering the best possible growth, profile and profit to businesses at affordable prices; our strength lies in our depth of experience and proven success in ideas, design, print, web solutions, strategy, copy and analytics.
We have all run our own successful businesses and now, work together within a virtual hub - a focused network of core members and associates employing the best and most robust technology and collaborative software to keep project costs and carbon emissions low. We donâï¿½ï¿½t require a large central office, three heated meeting rooms, a staffed reception, teams of coffee makers, potted plant maintenance, half a forest of paper and an ocean of ink to inspire creative and marketing gold!
Genuinely passionate about what we do, our experts offer businesses direct access to a highly responsive, talented team of marketing professionals as and when they need us. Clients of our team include: ITV Plc, Psion, Hodder Headline, Alomo Systems, ASDA, Thermos UK, Euro Sport, The Big Issue, Random House Group, British Gas the University of York and NestlÃƒ’©.
Each member of our Collective and all our associates have signed up to the Big Ideas Collectiveâï¿½ï¿½s nine point culture statement, describing how we will work with you and with each other.
Through good humour, professionalism and mutual respect, weâï¿½ï¿½ll use what we know to help you achieve your goals on time and on budget âï¿½ï¿½ guaranteed.
Area Covered: UK national and North East UK
Company Name: The Big Ideas Collective
Summary: CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2007 Published article in .psd magazine
Set up The Big Ideas Collective - a virtual design group pooling the talents of top creatives into an accessible creative and marketing agency
Designed promotional portfolio for Ross Halfin, photographer
Our clients include: Random House Group, Hodder Headline, Out-Take/Rolling Stones, Foyles,
IHM Services, Ray Mears/Woodlore, York University, Nick Hern Books, Colman Getty PR, Quantum Books, D&S Books, The Big Issue, Centrepoint, Off the Streets and into Work. International Service, Ryedale Council and Museum of Childhood.
2006 Designed identity and book for Roger Steare Consulting; Ethicability
2005 Photographed and art directed Alison Hepburnâï¿½ï¿½s second book Mosaics for the Home and Garden
2004 2h has been working as design consultant to IHM Services, art directing and designing material to implement their marketing plans. Key projects including; branding and packaging for Danbyâï¿½ï¿½s and SK Foods; promotional material for Best Western Hotels; branding and packaging for The Little Chocolate shop. Logos for Granary Foods, Wedding Box, Stuarts Foods.
2002 Designed Driving Ambition by World Rally champion Richard Burns
2002 2h relocated to York where they now service clients locally, nationally and internationally
2002 Photographed and art directed Alison Hepburnâï¿½ï¿½s first book Beginnerâï¿½ï¿½s Guide to Mosaics
2000 Designed Bushcraft by Ray Mears, since then have continued to work with Ray Mears on subsequent books and packaging items for his training company Woodlore and his own equipment brand.
1988 Set up 2h design and illustration with Alison Hepburn. 2H has extensive experience in design for print including; book publishing in the UK and international markets, corporate literature, advertising, and the museum, charity and council sectors. An important part of our service is a close relationship with the client, whether it be an individual or a corporate committee. We have found this ensures a clearer interpretation of the brief and a better final solution. We provide a tailor made service which includes art direction, project managing from concept to print.
1986 Head hunted by Slatter-Anderson, small design group specialising in design for publishing and general graphic design, to be their studio manager. Key clients included; Century Hutchinson, Hodder and Stoughton, Guinness Book of Records among many. While at Slatter-Anderson designed covers for authors including; Kaffe Fassett, Ruth Rendell, Jeffrey Archer and John le CarrÃƒ’©. Also gained experience in studio photography and project management and design. Outside the world of book publishing designed promotional, packaging material, and corporate literature for Bruce Oldfield (press campaigns, Vogue and Elle) Elida Gibbs (packaging) and Antonia Spowers (corporate identity and literature).
1986 Illustrated a book of the news with cartoons,
Squirrel Run Down Joggerâï¿½ï¿½s Shorts in Search of Nuts
1984 September: employed by Sphere Books as book cover designer, job expanded to cover publicity (P.O.S, trade promotion, press advertising and conference packs) and exhibition design (London International Bookfair, Frankfurt International Bookfair and the Booksellers Annual Conference). While at Sphere designed covers for authors including; Anthony Burgess, Christopher Hope and BBCTV correspondent John Simpson.
Company: Roger Steare Consulting
Description: This was Roger's first book and I have worked with him on various projects ever since. This included. Design of cover and entire book and commissioning of illustration. I have since completed 4 trade editions of this cover and a number or private editions for specific companies
Education Summary: BA (Hons)
Director - art director/designer/marketing consultant