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As a culture of thinkers and creators, we're an imaginative team of idealists, pragmatists, collaborators, strategists, writers and designers. Sometimes quirky, often passionate and always down to earth. Meet the team that makes this place amazing.

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Mark Hickmott

“The opening scenes of Apocalypse Now…
can we talk about what that means?“

I help with the creative and strategic oversight here — it’s exciting because it’s everything from what we do as an agency to what our clients do day-to-day. Winchelsea Sussex, on the south-east coast of England, is the one place on earth where everything makes sense.

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All in stride.

From Yorkshire to Chicago to Toronto, I bring my globetrotting experience and an easy going nature to create useful and beautiful products – everything from identities to websites. I find myself inspired by everything around me being immersed in all things music, sports, travel and exploring the great outdoors.

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Senior art director / digital

Ross Donegan

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“I tend to look at things from many points of view.”

It’s just the analyst in me. My aim is to anticipate what’s next, what’s essential, and what’s at the core of our clients’ needs. When things slow down, I surround myself with good friends, food, and music. Books are in there too – you might even catch me reading a little Freud for inspiration.

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Account Director

Karen Wreford

“Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.”

So much of my life circles back to Harry Potter. Even my work has ties to the story of the boy wizard, a story of not just magic and wonder, but more importantly, of community and belonging. Because whether you’re a client or a customer, everyone wants to be heard. So I listen. Deeply. Always tuned in to the wants and needs of our clients and for opportunities to engage with customers on social media.

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Social Media & Account Manager

Samantha H. Porter

“Colour with a 'u'.”

I live in the big picture and thrive in the details. My thrill of exploration and joy of discovery and design have taken me to the some of the best places in the world and the most unexpected places in music and dance. Digging deep and reaching far to bring the broad into the specifics, I find ways to make information beautiful.

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Senior Art Director

Kathryn Herald Moore

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Ronn Battaglia

“Think of a circus-plate spinner...”

I have the ability to contain the chaos while addressing the needs of the team in a calm and grounded manner. I’m an observer by nature, and I listen to all that is being said and unsaid to understand how I can help move our clients towards success. My home also doubles as a boarding and wellness facility for dogs. Being in the presence of dogs energizes me.

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“Why not?”

Embrace new experiences and crave adventure. This approach brings me fluidity and ambiguity with both design and life. I am happiest when I have a coffee in my left, dog leash in my right, my feet in the grass and the sun in the sky.

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Designer

Ally Hawthorne

“I’ll never forget seeing my first commercial at home!”

It’s still exciting to see creative that I’ve worked on in market. I’m part real-life Nancy Drew, part juggler, unearthing client challenges without dropping the details. Outside of work, I love the magic of discovery that travel allows – I’ve built houses in Haiti for Habitat for Humanity but also love stumbling upon the next best restaurant or gallery in the neighbourhood. 

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Director of Client Services & New Business Development 

Michelle de Clair

Senior Studio Designer

Daniel Barbuto

“I may be dead tomorrow, but I got life insurance.”

Who needs to be a rock star when you’re living it up as a rock star graphic designer and dad? When not spending time with my family, I take the ideas of our best creative minds and turn them into reality. And listen to bands that don’t exist yet.

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Account & Production Director 

Patty Hennessy

“Laugh, live, and know that everything happens for a reason.”

Quick, instinctive and very comfortable in a collaborative environment. As an Account Director, I’m always anticipating and managing client expectations. My background in production informs my thorough approach and helps me to consider things from many points of view. Painting is a passion, it’s freeing and liberating as it allows me to surrender to the unknown and the unexpected.

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“Limfjordscentret Doverodde Købmandsgård”

I’m most interested in digging deep to define what clients need – there’s always more to the picture. My side gig finds me drawing, writing and exhibiting artist’s books in places I can’t even pronounce.

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Associate Creative Director

Maureen Piggins

“Also known as the Hammer.“

I am a lover of details and I enjoy wearing many hats. I am also the voice of reason. Production falls at the end of the process, before an idea has been fully realized and it needs to be done right, the first time.

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Senior Studio Designer

Judy Steinhauer

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Creative Director

Sarah Cosentino

“5, 6, 7, 8”

Great design is like a well choreographed tap dance — strong technique combined with pleasing artistry. It requires precision and control. It resonates clean and clear. And it has the ability to captivate and move an audience. I strive to achieve this effect, guiding the team to create aesthetically brilliant creative that is married to a strong strategic foundation.

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Office/Culture Manager & Producer

Brigitte Martin Cook

“I’ve got this!”

As a virgo who studied art and design, I bring that balance of organization and agility, as well as a good understanding of creative process and mojo. My virgo power is impassioned by strong coffee (Starbucks or bust), photography, yoga, interior design, travel and my posse of fur-babies.

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Strategy & Research

Sarah Robertson

“Indecisive Moon. My latest art piece, not my personality.”

I liken my approach to each project as detective work. Curious by nature, I enjoy trying to find that something which is hidden and undiscovered. Away from work, I ride horses and have recently embarked on a little creative welding.

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“Music and the past are great places to start.”

I like working with a limited palette of typography, colour and composition. I begin all of my work in B&W, stripping things back to their essence in order to unearth their beauty and power. Jazz and blues album covers from the ’50s and ’60s along with political propaganda posters from WWII and the Cuban Revolution inspire my aesthetic.

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SENIOR DESIGNER

Shravan Sadhwani