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.
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 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.
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.