Designer Profiles

Ben Casey, Gary Cooke, Bryan Edmondson, Judi Green, Mark Hurst, Simon John, Colin McHenry and Jon Turner

Ben Casey

Ben Casey is creative director at The Chase and has been appointed Professor of Visual Communication at the University of Central Lancashire. Although specialising in graphic design, his work also includes TV commercials, typeface designs and work on a football stadium for Preston North End.

Gary Cooke

Gary Cooke was founder and creative director at Horseman Cooke. In 1998 Horseman Cooke merged with McBain’s and formed The Open Agency, specialising in print, packaging and digital media. Clients include Disney, International Committee of the Red Cross, Timberland and South West Trains.

Bryan Edmondson

Bryan Edmondson began his career at Roundel under Mike Denny and John Bateson and then moved to Imagination. He set up Sea with John Simpson in 1996.

Jonathan Ellery

Jonathan Ellery is a founding partner of Browns, a multidisciplinary consultancy founded in 1998. Before Browns, Ellery worked at Sampson Tyrrell (now Enterprise IG), Design House and Addison.

Judi Green

Judi Green began her career at ad agency JWT and brand development consultancy CLK. She set up The Green House with Brian Green in the early 1980s and was appointed creative director of Wagstaffs when the groups merged in 1997. Green went on to be group creative director at book publisher Dorling Kindersley and is now an independent designer.

Mark Hurst

After graduating, Mark Hurst founded C3 Creative Partnership before joining The Chase as senior designer. He also worked as an art director for Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Weiden & Kennedy, as well as OgilvyOne. He is currently an art director at McCann-Erickson.

Simon John

Simon John began his career in publishing and advertising. In the early 1980s he joined branding consultancy Coley Porter Bell as a partner. In 1996, he teamed up with partner Stuart Mackay to launch brand development specialist Ergo Identity Consultants.

Colin McHenry

Colin McHenry began his career as a magazine designer at the Radio Times and then moved on to become art editor of Good Housekeeping and Which?. For the past ten years he has been group art director of business publisher and information provider Centaur Communications – Design Week’s publisher.

Jon Turner

Jon Turner trained as a graphic designer, taking a masters degree at London’s Royal College of Art. He developed a flair for retail design at Fitch and Imagination. Last December, he left his position as head of global design at The Body Shop and is now executive creative director at Enterprise IG.

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