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Meet Alex: the brilliant new addition to our creative team

 

Alex started drawing as a kid, and design hasn’t stopped being fun yet. “Great design is all about seeing differently, finding those visual gems, and catching people by surprise,” he says, “and it still doesn’t feel like a job.”

It’s that playfulness and wonder that makes Alex’s creative approach so compelling – exactly what we look for in our studio team.

Coming to us from one of our longstanding clients Save the Children, Alex has a portfolio full of stellar work – from striking social media graphics to identities for mass participation events like Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk.

Before that, he honed his visual thinking at The Barbican: as well as seeing through their rebrand, he was behind all their print advertising for seven years – chances are, you’ve already seen his work on the streets of London…

Underpinning it all is his admiration for his design heroes, like the magisterial Saul Bass, who created iconic posters for films like The Shining and Hitchcock’s Vertigo. “Whether it’s a movie poster or a logo for Kleenex, Bass masters the idea and distils it down to pure simplicity. I always think – I wish I’d done that!” says Alex.

Alex made the leap agency-side to push himself to be more like the greats, and to get under the skin of the leading charity and education brands we work with. It’s that hunger to immerse himself in the worlds of our clients that makes him such a perfect fit.

Outside of the studio, he’s in Essex, spending time with baby Ellis, who’s just celebrated his first birthday. On those rare nights off, he’s exploring London’s food and drink scene with his wife and friends – and occasionally indulging his erstwhile hobby, kayaking.

To date, his best achievement on the water was rowing a staggering 125 miles from Devizes to Westminster Bridge. Life’s busier now – but he’s already taking Ellis swimming, hoping to instil a love of the water in the little one too…