The Team

Honest to goodness specialists who simply love what they do.

Keith Forbes

Partner

Simply Put

30 years as a designer, art director, writer, educator and thinker has taught me something, but not everything.

Honest to a fault

I still feel like an imposter.

Love

Happy Family. Nature’s Telly. Design Classics. Simple Rugby. Original Film.

Articles by Keith

Chris Lumsden

Partner

Simply put

20 odd years rattling around agencies in client servicing, planning and management.

Honest to a fault

I tend to look for the downside in everything first.

Love

Life’s simple pleasures.

Articles by Chris

Julie Murdoch

Managing Director

Simply put

15 years looking after (mostly) lovely clients. 

Honest to a fault

Still feel too young to have a grown up job.

Love

Laughing. Throwing a barbell around. Holidays. Gin! 

 

Articles by Julie

Stewart Steel

Digital Director

Simply put

Trained as lighting designer, invented the Internet, got stuck into digital challenges.

Honest to a fault

I didn’t invent the Internet.

Love

Gadgets, problems, laughing, people, gadgets.

Articles by Stewart

Helen Forbes

Marketing Manager

Simply Put

Client side marketer to agency marketer. It’s been a twenty year+ journey of discovery to hone and recognise what I’m good at.

Honest to a fault

I still don’t know what it is I really want to do.  

Love

Being a mum. Family and friends. Cosy nights in. Soft scarves and scandic blankets.

Articles by Helen

Gail Finlayson

Creative Director

Simply put

20+ years working on the world's biggest and smallest brands.

Honest to a fault

I cheated on my art history pre-limary exam.

Love

Hoarding print samples. Whisky. Extremely hot chilli sauce. Hats. Double denim.

Articles by Gail

Darren Adams

Creative Director

Simply put

Keeping it simple, being responsible and always trying to create work that lasts.

Honest to a fault

I’ve told the same jokes for 20 years.

Love

Telling really old jokes. 

Articles by Darren

Jim Campbell

Design Director

Simply put

Simply putting ideas into other people’s heads.

Honest to a fault

I steal regularly from my kids' goody jars.

Love

YouTube rave-ups with the family.

Articles by Jim

Mike Hunter

Senior Designer

Simply Put

Designing, writing and discussing for over ten years. Drawing and making for a lot longer.

Honest to a fault

I spend my life constantly realising that I know less than I thought I did.

Love

Design, Music, Art, Football, Gaming. In that order.

Articles by Mike

David Brownlie

Senior Designer

Simply Put 

Over 10 years as a designer and art-director. Former Londoner, now a reformed Glaswegian, working for agencies and clients, big and small. A champion of making things move, but still loves the smell of a freshly printed book.

Honest to a fault 

I tell my wife I love our cat. I don't really.

Love

Drum machines. B-movies. Tinkering with bikes. Big cats. Playing other people's records. Sweaty clubs. Surprises. Colour. Minimalist design. Colour. Spaghetti bolognese and tiramisu.

Articles by David

Andrew Simpson

Junior Designer

Simply Put

Recent Art School graduate with a point to prove.

Honest to a fault

I don’t really like the taste of whisky.

Love

My guitar. Beer. Orange. The circus. Vintage logos. 

Articles by Andrew

Naomi Aylott Harvey

Junior Designer

Simply Put

Began my career on the client services side of the agency, retrained, and have now upgraded to a mac!

Honest to a fault

I’ll eat the whole pack of biscuits/crisps/chocolate if no-one’s watching.

Love

Design, London, starting new projects, friends, family, pubs in the summer, pubs in the winter, good booze, good food (with a bit of junk food on the side).

Scott Graham

Head of Backend Development

Simply put

Seamlessly combining the complicated programming bit and the pretty design bit to produce tremendous websites and user experiences.

Honest to a fault

I think an average burger is more appealing than the finest steak.

Love

Gadgets, Lego, T-Shirts with obscure movie references, Star Wars, and a nice cuppa tea.

 

Articles by Scott

Jamie Boyd

Head of Frontend Development

Simply put

12 years of making websites feel fitter, happier and more productive.

Honest to a fault

My personal year of peak excitement about the internet was 1996.

Love

Being a father to two daughters. Tea in the garden. Wikis. A well-seasoned acoustic guitar. Synthwave. Hamilton. Optimism about the future.

Articles by Jamie

David Murray

Backend Developer

Simply Put

Over 8 years of development experience, using various CMSs, but mostly Drupal.

Honest to a fault

I dropped out of Higher Computing.

Love

Gaming. TV. Red Bull. Sarcasm.

Articles by David

Maddy Woodger

Account Director

Simply put

Considerable agency experience across brand, digital and pack. Passionate about bringing projects to life.

Honest to a fault

I never read the recipe.

Love

Good coffee, good food, good wine, good company, galleries and antiques.

Articles by Maddy

Gail Bryce

Account Director

Simply Put 

A decade of experience on both sides of the marketing fence.

Honest to a fault 

A perfectionist with the messiest desk in the office.

Love

To dance – anytime, anywhere. Festive packaging. Floppy eared dogs. Airport drinks.

Jonnie Norgate

Senior Account Manager

Simply Put

I'm big, loud, bold and excitable. A proper keen bean now living a creative dream.

Honest to a fault

I cannot dance. I may dance. But I shouldn't.

Love

Family, Home, Food, Box sets, Christopher Nolan Films, Blink 182 on repeat.. Arsenal.

Articles by Jonnie

Lauren Callaghan

Account Manager

Simply Put

Client side to agency life. Trained in textile design, with a passion for organisation and all things creative.

Honest to a fault

A perfectionist who, ironically, never reads the instruction manual for anything.

Love

Rom-coms, polaroids, peanut butter, laughing, punctuality and shoes.

Articles by Lauren

Nikki Mcintyre

Account Executive

Simply Put

Didn't last very long client side before jumping the fence. Watching, learning and enjoying my job.

Honest to a fault

Too opinionated for my own good.

Love

My friends, my family, my pooch, music, happy memories, holidays and football games.

Mark Cullen

Planner

Simply Put 

Trained as a journalist. 10 years practice in branding, strategy and campaigns.

Honest to a fault 

Not remotely as good at karaoke as I like to think I am. 

Love

Hitchcock. Road trips. Politics. Saying the words "I don't know, let's find out".

Articles by Mark

Michelle Matuza

Traffic Manager

Simply Put 

Passionate about organising everything — from folders and style sheets, to thoughts and time. 

Honest to a fault 

If only my real life was as organised as my office life. 

Love

Grey t-shirts and pizza. Mountains and trees. 

Stephanie Christian

Finance Director

Simply put

30+ years working across many businesses, the last 11+ have been the best so far. Never stop learning or challenging myself.

Honest to a fault

I am a Sagittarian – I can’t help it.

Love

Family. Friends. Making Happy Memories. Where I work and all that it encompasses. Thai Food. Camping. Tennis. Watching rugby although more anxious now with 2 rugby playing sons.

Articles by Stephanie

Jenny Davidson

Finance Assistant

Simply Put

Economics. Paris. Mother. Accounts. Bit of an all rounder.

Honest to a fault

Serial car denter.

Love

Family, friends and laughter. The great outdoors, a dog and a golf club. Friday night and a gin and tonic. 

Annie Runkel

Finance Assistant

Simply Put 

8 years behind the scenes in music and design.

Honest to a fault 

My mobile has real keys.

Love

Vintage fashion. Nina Simone. Artichoke. Obscure postmodern poetry.

Fiona Robertson

Reception/Office Manager

Simply Put

Hyper organised people focused, no nonsense office manager, self-professed super mum, volunteer and recent graduate.

Honest to a fault 

Super mum is possibly a tad exaggerated.

Love

Family. Friends. Good food. Lots of wine. Antique shopping. Tiny dogs.

Sky Smith

Office Manager

Simply Put

9 years of customer service starting in the pubs then corporate hospitality and now Good.

Honest to a fault

Even after 9 years in Hospitality and Customer Service still feel uncomfortable receiving praise or compliment about my work.

Love

Husband, Cosy Home, Grand Designs, Very long walks, Sci-Fi Films.     

We’re always looking for good people.

If you want to be part of the team, get in touch.

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