Founder, Creative Director
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.
As Hello’s Design Director, 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 allows him to not just interpret briefs, but to wring the most elegant and effective solutions out of them.
Sharon is a creative brand strategist with 25 years experience in brand, communications and innovation. During this time, she has worked on some of the world’s most famous consumer brands; from cars to sweetcorn, chainsaws to bubble bath. Sharon now leverages her experience to help our clients create a lasting legacy. To do this she believes brands need strong roots and works with owner-founders to develop their brand story, personality and voice, so they retain their founding spirit as the business grows.
Adam is an intensely multi-faceted designer, intelligent, a great thinker, highly creative and versatile. Adam works across all media from illustration and animation, to typography and film. As happy bringing brands to life in virtual worlds as he is developing real-world retail environments — Adam’s bold vision and aesthetic mastery brings real individuality to our studio's output.
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.
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 and runs the show with an air of calm that would be the envy of the Dalai Lama.
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.
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 south west’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.
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, West of England Design Forum, lectures across the world and is columnist on various design publications, as well as our in-house publication Dossier.
Bryan comes to Hello straight from the coal face, battle scarred with years of experience founding startups (uSwitch) to running FTSE50 companies and 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.