About me

Creative director and designer with 30+ years experience working in the creative industry. I have been involved with leading and inspiring creative design teams within large design agencies both in the UK and US, and worked with some of the world's largest brands (and some of the smallest).

I am calm under pressure and a safe pair of hands when it's needed the most. Patient and thorough with a keen eye for detail. A visionary partner for those searching for creative ideas and inspiration.

Career highlights (so far ... ):
/ Working to develop creative strategies for both national and global brands including: AOL, United Airlines, Lucite International, British Council, Guinness plc, The King's Fund, Standard Life
/ Founder and Creative Director of Pure Design - winner of Scottish Design Company of the Year
/ Associate Creative Director at CKS Partners - an innovative multi-media company set-up by directors of Apple
/ Winner of numerous awards for both creativity and design effectiveness
/ A jury member for several prestigious design industry awards
/ A founder member of the Typographic Circle in Scotland

/ Branding and Brand Development
/ Brand Naming and Name Generation
/ Identity and Logo Design
/ Annual Reports and Corporate Literature
/ Promotional and Sale Material
/ Prospectuses
/ Magazine and Book Design
/ Packaging Design
/ Websites and E-Commerce Sites
/ Exhibition Design, In-store Graphics and Signage Design
/ Infographics and Data Visualisation


Brand / Logo Design, Brand Management, Branding, Creative Direction, Editorial Design, Exhibition Design, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Print Design, Web Design

Sector Experience

Accounting & Finance, Architecture, Banking, Books & Periodicals, Catalogues & Brochures, Charity / Not for profit, Construction, Finance, Food & Beverages, Forestry & Paper, Galleries & Studios, Government, Health, Hotels & Resorts, Information Technology, Logistics, Magazines & Comics, Manufacturing, Museums, Outdoor, Pensions & Insurance, Public Sector, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Research & Development, Security, Telecoms, Transport, Utilities

Currently No Recommendations
Freelance, Part time, Remote
Scottish Borders
Skill Level
Senior, Director
Creativepool member since 12 January 2022