About us

Creative, branding & digital design agency

A trusted design and marketing partner for over 30 years

Creative Direction is a team of highly experienced creatives, graphic and digital designers. For 30 years, we have been launching new brands, or reinventing them ready to face new business challenges. We use graphic design, typography, art direction and image making to enable our clients to enter markets with absolute confidence. 

We make every interaction people have with your business memorable, helping ambitious organisations to connect with their audiences and lead across all platforms. We work on projects big, small, internationally and locally, using traditional and digital creative disciplines to get results and ultimately make your organisation more successful.

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A boutique design agency with the broadest experience

We’re a boutique creative agency, but not niche. Our clients are from industries as diverse as security, fashion, professional services and technology. Some clients are large and established, whilst others are start-ups but full of aspiration.

From a small pilates studio to a global manufacturing company operating across all continents – and everything in between. Our ability to bring this broad experience to any project is why we are a strong partner. It sounds like we work with anyone, but in truth we only collaborate with like-minded clients who appreciate the difference we can make.

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Your creative team 

Interesting people make inspired design. Creativity never came from boring. We’re a close-knit team of skilled individuals with a wealth of different interests, quirks and passions. Our music tastes alone are a melting pot of sophisti-pop, electronica, grime and death metal, but we all share a can-do attitude and an enthusiasm to deliver exceptional work that’s human.

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David Major
Artistic Director

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Mark Morris
Web and Digital Lead

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Olivia Poole
Social Strategist

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Dominic Shaw
Creative Lead

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Julie Proctor
Head of Growth

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We are really happy with our collaboration with Creative Direction. They helped us to rebuild our website and we are really pleased with the professional work they have done. They’re a really friendly team and more than happy to help at any point. We definitely recommend Creative Direction 🙂

JOEL MALLOY  MANAGING DIRECTOR, ABEL ALARM
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Our process is built to discover and deliver the idea that makes your organisation memorable

We think that you don’t have to be big to be clever. At Creative Direction, the creative minds that take a client’s brief and are the primary contact, are also the creators of the work. This means that whatever we put our minds to is not only beautiful, but intelligent, authentic and grounded in solid thinking, strategy and commercial reality. In short, we just get it. 

Discovery

Behind every great project is a great brief. The art of the brief is not only in the questions we ask, but in our ability to listen – only by listening do we know what questions to ask. With the right questions and a bit of discussion, we can often uncover the bigger picture, which could mean the creative solution is completely different to what you had in mind.

We try to understand where you want to go, next week, next year and even in the next 5 years. By getting under the skin of a project and having this understanding, we aim to deliver design work that is the best investment your business can make.

Define

We bring together marketing strategy, research and competitor analysis to create a proposition and a narrative that not only communicates your values to your audience, but an idea that you, stakeholders and your team can buy into.

We’ll unlock and inspire you about what is possible for your organisation.

Design

With an approved vision and strategy, we explore and develop bold design concepts that will help you leap ahead of the competition and realise your business goals.

Our expertise in design will ensure your brand comes to life within the boundaries of budget and your service or product’s price point.

Grow

We enjoy working with clients who understand and appreciate the impact thoughtful, emotionally driven design can make. Although it’s not always possible, the greatest results are achieved when we have the opportunity to work with our clients long-term, spotting opportunities to grow and most importantly helping them remain relevant.