Jamie founded Hello to bring ‘big-brand’ experience and strategy directly to founders, business owners and entrepreneurs, to produce genuinely effective and meaningful creative work. Jamie has spent over 15 years in and out of the boardrooms of a hugely diverse range of businesses, working with entrepreneurs and management teams to help them find focus and direction, implement change and define strategies for growth. Jamie blurs the lines between creativity and strategy, helping ambitious businesses design better futures.
Dave manages and leads our creative team, nurturing and developing the creative output of our studio from the front-line. Dave’s fascination with all things visual led from an initial career in photography, to working in design studios in Brighton, Bath and Madrid. Over the years he has worked on everything from record covers to corporate branding. Dave’s instinctive approach quickly turns concepts and strategies into hard-working brands.
Sam has spent over 10 years creating and developing brands, visual identities and communications at some of the UK’s leading agencies. From political parties to overproof rum, iconic video games to transport networks, Sam’s thoughtful approach and solid understanding of strategy and insight allow him to not just interpret briefs, but to wring the most elegant and effective solutions out of them.
Lead Digital Designer
David has been with Hello since University, he joined as an Intern, blowing away far more experienced competition, and swiftly made himself invaluable to our team. A precise, insightful and thoughtful designer, David now leads our UI and digital design projects. With a keen eye for detail and a solid understanding of design principals, he delivers projects as effective as they are beautiful — as well as serving the studio a solid dose of his dry, cutting wit.
After graduating from Falmouth University, Kesia bravely ran the gauntlet that is Werkhouse — our own industry-led design training programme and absolutely smashed it. She then went on to join us as an Intern; quickly becoming an invaluable member of the team. She is now a fully fledged designer at Hello and has her baggy trousers well and truly under the table. Kesia brings bags of positivity to every project and welcomes each creative challenge with a level of confidence beyond her years.
After studying Arts Management and Journalism at university, Kate initially moved into the charity sector, working in development, comms and PR, before taking the decision to focus solely on her writing career. As well as using her deft interviewing techniques to wheedle out insights from consumers and her writing expertise to sharpen the written output of our creative teams, Kate brings the full breadth of her experience to our charity and public sector projects. Kate also runs Hello alongside Jamie.
Gemma is our paragon of efficiency and voice of reason. With a degree in typography, and having been a graphic designer in the past, Gemma fits neatly into the team with her solid understanding of the nervous system of a design studio. Gemma is responsible for project planning and delivery, managing the production and workflows at Hello. She runs the show with an air of calm that would be the envy of the Dalai Lama.
Eminently comfortable delivering complex digital projects and passionate and enthusiastic when it comes to brand, Emma has honed her client services skills within some of the Southwest’s leading integrated agencies. Working closely with our creative and strategy teams, Emma fully understands our clients' strategies and our role in delivering against them — whilst ensuring seamless project delivery and nurturing strong productive relationships with our clients.
"Knowledge is power – but only if it's focused. The kind of work Graham does and the knowledge he has is hard to find anywhere else.” — Sir John Hegarty. Graham has extensive experience working with some of the world’s leading brands. Using a mix of ethnography, consumer safaris, social media listening, focus groups and more, he delivers insights that provide a distinct competitive advantage to our clients. What Graham really excels at is understanding people and what makes them tick.
Lynne has been working with design in relation to business and sustainability for over 15 years. With a strategic understanding of the business benefits of good design, and practical experience working in-house with many businesses as a Design Advisor, Lynne helps our clients maximise the commercial rewards of good design. Lynne has worked with the Design Council and West of England Design Forum, lectures across the world, and is a columnist on various design publications — including our in-house publication, Dossier.
Bryan comes to Hello straight from the coal face, battle scarred with years of experience founding startups (uSwitch) and running FTSE50 companies. He is currently an investor, director and advisor to numerous businesses. Bryan’s experience and guidance helps our clients to grow their sales, profit and valuation. Whether it’s help with business planning, board-level coaching, raising investment or exiting, Bryan brings a wealth of knowledge, along with Hello’s trademark unconventional approach.