We are a creative design and marketing agency based in Reading and Bristol. We love helping businesses develop and implement strategic marketing and communication programmes that connect their promise with the expectations of their customers.
We have a wide range of skills and can take on any size of project. We will put together the right team, overseeing all creation, production, logistics and implementation. Our experience extends beyond key communication and marketing needs to include: marketing and brand strategy, business and team development, graphic design, web, commercial interior design, photography and video.
READING, BRISTOL (and London)
+44 207 193 7707
Arthur op den Brouw has extensive experience, skills and know-how of branding, design and marketing communication across a wide range of media. His passion for working in the innovation sector led him to increasingly focus on sustainability and green tech issues. As an early adopter of the Internet, Arthur offers consultancy and mentoring as well as sales and branding strategies for businesses that seek to make the best use of web-enabled technologies.
His core passion is for helping to create clearly branded and profitable businesses. In 2007 Arthur had the privilege to be mentored by brand guru Wally Olins, and also says he owes much of his unique view on branding to the psychology and executive coaching professions.
Adrian is what you might call a down-to-earth blue sky thinker. He has the unique ability to simultaneously see the global picture and understand the constraints and challenges of the here and now. Adrian offers pragmatic strategy advice coupled with marcoms and brand consultancy for businesses in engineering, green-tech, energy and plastics.
Previously, Adrian had a 33-year multi-functional career with GE Energy where he led marketing strategy, innovation and cross-border opportunities for the Europe and CIS regions. Between 2013 and 2019, as S&M Director, he and Arthur worked closely together on the development of the Recycling Technologies marcoms strategies.
Derek has creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines. He works on a variety of projects and activities such as websites, advertising, books, magazines, posters, computer games, product packaging, exhibitions and displays, corporate communications and brand identity.
Derek & Arthur first met in 1988 when they both worked for one of Oxford’s boutique agencies, Designers & Partners. He worked in London for several years before moving to Reading where he was lead designer at the design agency Designation.com, also founded by Arthur. He now leads on graphic design and brand development.
Elena supports the agency with management of resources, Russian and Ukrainian language and general administration.
Elena is Connexxions' newest employee, however, as a qualified MD with a PhD in qualitative clinical research and a deep interest in psychoanalysis, she offers an analytical overview to support the creative process. Additionally, Elena has a global outlook having lived in Eastern Europe, India, Australia and presently the UK.
Jakob has extensive cross-media capability. He designs and develops websites and web applications that are responsive and scalable across a spectrum of devices, screen sizes, platforms and orientations using a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images, and an intelligent use of CSS media queries.
He has over 10 years experience in WordPress, Drupal and their related platforms. Furthermore, he is an outstanding musician and videographer with extensive experience in combining footage, dialogue, sound, graphics and special effects.
With over 20 years experience, Steve offers high-level strategic consultancy on digital development strategies that bridge the gap between sales and web development priorities. Steve has extensive experience managing large-scale web projects. Steve's particular areas of specialism include: SEO, PHP, CSS, JQuery and MySQL.
He offers expert skills level in on-page optimisation, competitor research, link building, keyword research, analytics and assessment reports. Steve provides transparent recommendations for improving website visibility to search engines whilst maintaining the integrity of your website's alignment with best practice – and so the avoidance of black-listing.
Suki uses semiotics when brands are challenged to find new spaces for growth where strong norms and category identifiers dominate the visual category.
By identifying codes in culture and visual communications, he can provide blueprint design triggers that can help inform the development of brand strategy and creative execution. This results in brands that are culturally relevant, progressive and that make sense. Areas of expertise include creative direction, brand visual audits, competitor analysis, idea generation, design strategy, packaging analysis and cultural access to the Indian market.
Viveka is a business consultant with key competencies in sustainable leadership, ethics, human rights and decent work and has over the years worked with social responsibility programmes covering ISO 26000/20400, UN Guiding Principles, UN SDSN SDGs. She has extensive international experience.
She has a deep understanding and passion for branding and communication, especially how it impacts leadership and team values. Swedish by birth and British by nature, Viveka’s passion lies in the Middle East and she has extensive experience acquired from the whole region, having worked and lived in the UAE, Oman, Kuwait and in Egypt.