Our creative team is a group of unique and talented designers and project managers. We work closely together, taking advantage of our different backgrounds and abilities.
Kate started her career as a studio manager for a boutique creative agency in London, where she worked on a variety of exciting projects ranging from Sting’s 40th Birthday invitations, to product launches and event materials for brands like Christian Dior and BT. Making a career move, Kate later embraced the world of Account Management at an award winning agency, SAS London, where she managed a team of designers and projects which included for brands such as Marsh & Parsons, BDO Stoy Hayward, Sainsbury’s and Strutt and Parker.
In 2006 PinkGreen was set up alongside her partner Cat, and Kate now leads the Account Management team strategically helping businesses to achieve their goals. Kate brings a wealth of experience to the studio, helps the team successfully exceed clients expectations and deliver projects on time and within budget.
Starting her career in the world of corporate communications as a designer at a London agency, Corporate Edge, Cat worked on bringing Annual Reports to life for high profile clients such as Selfridges, Cadbury Schweppes, Intercontinental Hotels and Pearson. She later joined the award-winning agency SAS as a senior designer where she discovered that great creative ideas can fit into the corporate world and push the boundaries – when applied with a clear business objective. Cat produced strategic and creative work for Sainsbury’s, Ernst & Young and BT, before she took the leap and set up PinkGreen with Kate. PinkGreen has come a long way from where it started (in Kate’s dining room!) and is now a full service strategic communications agency delivering exciting, intelligent, creative solutions for national and international brands.
Simon graduated from Cape Town University with a degree in Business Management and Economics, after which he left his hometown to start his career overseas. Working 4 years as an Event Manager for Sunsail in their Turkey and Greece based offices, Simon worked with clients such as Virgin and the English Cricket Board before he moved on to spend 5 years working with travel giant TUI as their activity sector HR and Operations Manager. Responsible for the recruitment, training, HR and operational support of 200 staff across 11 countries, it was this role that provided the vital skills to bring Simon into the world of Accounts Director at PinkGreen. His experience in working with clients, strong organisational skills and enthusiasm has helped deliver projects for Thomson Reuters, CyberSource and LifeCare Residences.
Gemma graduated from University of Birmingham with a degree in Classical Literature and Civilisations, after which she took up a career in Project Management working for a fashion footwear designer. Her projects included working with international brands such as ASOS, Amazon, John Lewis, Next, and Harrods. But it is Gemma’s bubbly personality and love for organisation (especially spreadsheets) which make her a key member of the Project Management team, helping keep on top of budgets and timelines for clients. Fun Fact: You can find Gemma on Channel 4’s ‘Location, Location, Location’ searching for her dream home!
Claire’s true passion is in print and her vast editorial experience allows her to move efficiently and at pace from initial concept creation, to detailed design layouts, through to artwork and delivery – seamlessly and without fuss. Turning her hand to the digital market, Claire is able to ensure a creative idea has the longevity and legs to survive both on and offline. The voice of reason in a predominantly fast-paced and deadline-driven industry, Claire has the ability to keep calm and carry on with the task in hand with a cool head and a mass of creative flair – an unstoppable combination.
After graduating from University of Brighton, Rachel left her hometown, Reading, to carve her career in design at the heart of London. Specialising in print, Rachel is equally experienced in digital design both of which she has practiced for the last 10 years whilst working for an agency, and as a freelancer. In the past, Rachels work has included creative designs for clients such as John Lewis, Boots, Caffe Nero and Royal Mail. Rachel has an equal amount of experience and enthusiasm for working with clients in the property sector which included Spinningfield and Liverpool One, now leading the design for LifeCare Residences at PinkGreen. With a bubbly character and positive outlook, Rachel helps clients visualise their ideas and helps create beautiful materials which make a lasting impression.
Design, video production and photography – the creative trinity of talents that Mark brings to our design team. Totally at home in print and on-screen, at ease capturing stills and shooting video and in his element editing and producing short films and animations, Mark is a hard guy to pin down as he fluidly moves across disciplines. Managing and producing projects for Unilever, Coca Cola, Kellogs and Britvic, Mark has the experience behind him to keep him cool under pressure and calm in the face of any communications challenge that comes his way.
Neil brings with him a career of experience working with household brands across a wide range of market sectors. Working at the heart of the London advertising world for over 30 years, Neil is a D&AD Black Pencil winner – the industry’s highest creative accolade – an impressive lateral thinker and the creative behind some of the UK’s greatest print and TV ad campaigns. Able to seamlessly move across market sectors, his word wizardry has delivered great results for clients including Cadburys, HSBC and Marsh & Parsons.