The four senior staff who resigned from Tucker Clarke-Williams Creative in May have launched their own multidisciplinary consultancy.
The Manchester-based consultancy is understood to be called Love. Former TCWC senior designer David Palmer declined to comment. “We haven’t fully decided [on a name for the consultancy],” he maintains.
The consultancy, which is in the throes of moving into its first offices, will offer branding, interior design and advertising services and “anything else with a creative slant”, according to Palmer.
Former TCWC colleague Alistair Sim, who was operations director, adds that graphic design will form the bedrock of the offer, but it will also concentrate on interior and on-screen design.
Former creative director Phil Skegg, former senior designer David Simpson, Palmer and Sim left TCWC last month (DW 3 May).
Skegg has been replaced at TCWC by Jason Saunders, who has been promoted from senior designer.
Saunders, along with Jane Hudson, who has been promoted to account director, will “jointly run the company”, though they will still report to the two partners Hugh Clarke-Williams and Steve Tucker, says Hudson. No further appointments have been made, she adds.
“[Saunders] is still looking at his team and will make a decision in a couple of weeks. However, it is possible that senior designers will be appointed internally and we will bring in junior designers,” says Hudson.
Love is expected to launch in two to three weeks’ time.