Paul is a highly experienced Creative Director, a classically trained design graduate of 1997 with over 15 years design industry experience. Even from his early days, Paul’s passion and focus was steadily moving towards strategic brand development, and his creation of the Ascend Studio provided a place from which he can build and develop brands. His experience includes some of the world’s biggest organisations: ExxonMobil, Halifax, HSBC and Sotheby’s.
With 19 years experience working within the design industry, Jim manages the delivery of the Ascend Studio’s client design communications and brand strategies. Jim’s portfolio covers most industry sectors, but his main focus in recent years has been delivering robust creative design solutions within the corporate sector. Bringing big brand thinking to both analogue and digital platforms for clients including: the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, ING and Credit Suisse.
Yarron strives to create communications that are clear, relevant and visually engaging. His fresh, open and approachable attitude provides clients with meaningful, strategic visual solutions. Over the past 7 years, Yarron has built visual communications for a wide variety of industries: from the Arts and Music through to Corporate, Education & Public Sector, across both traditional and digital mediums.
Sven is an fresh young graphic designer from Rotterdam (NL) and recent Masters Graduate from the London College of Communication. At the Ascend Studio his client work is focussed on visual identity and brand development, his design style is classic, clean and minimalist. Recent projects have included the brand development for estate agency Lockwoods and the website redesign for Nutmeg Productions.
Craig’s digital expertise encapsulates the full spectrum of industry knowledge; from system architect and web strategist to technical lead and project manager. His ability to empathise with client requirements, whilst appreciating the technical aspects of delivery make him a huge asset within the Ascend Studio. Craig has recently delivered digital projects within the following sectors: recruitment, tourism, not-for-profit, education, fashion and real estate.
Nick has a wealth of invaluable experience in the world of design and business. As founder and director of several international businesses in the UK and Europe, he has built an unrivalled reputation for business development, but more importantly, as a people’s person – developing meaningful business relationships, opening doors and closing deals. Expect a call from him soon!
Insight + information =
clarity + understanding
We capture the most important competitor information. We audit the most relevant communication channels. We seek out market insights, and we survey and interview the audience and stakeholders to find new knowledge and opinions. We distil all this wonderful stuff down to a structured set of brand parameters.
Generating intelligent differentiation
Imagination is more important than knowledge. We accelerate the What, How and Why, into a powerful way of communicating a brand story – a compelling propositioning at the foundation of all of a brand’s communications.
Expressing your brand in reality
We craft creative solutions to express a brand beautifully. From logo and identity design and corporate communications through to web design and development – we have the skills and experience to be critical, detail focussed and practical, to deliver delight, surprise and satisfaction.
Application, implementation and design support
Strong brands are extremely precious – it takes hard work and commitment to deliver them consistently and imaginatively. We make sure they look fresh and that they continually deliver value and provoke attention and action.
Partnering you now and in the future
We pride ourselves on forming long-term partnerships. A team you can rely on to ensure your brand and communications stay fresh, relevant and effective, way past the first point of delivery. From regular design and website updates, to the occasional proactive ideas to keep you thinking ahead.
Who do we think we are?
Our own brand is defined by your opinion of us – our work, service and cultural fit with you and your team. We always seek constructive feedback to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional customer experience and truly effective design solutions.