Tayburn hires design director

Tayburn has appointed Tim Holmes, former designer at Design Bridge and Blue Marlin Brand Design, as its design director.


Tayburn has appointed Tim Holmes, former designer at Design Bridge and Blue Marlin Brand Design, as its design director.


Holmes will be based in the group’s Edinburgh office. He has a remit to focus on consumer branding projects and will oversee the creative development of Tayburn’s packaging clients, which include Glenmorangie, Princes Foods and Scottish & Newcastle.


Most recently working freelance and with Blue Marlin, Holmes has previously handled projects for brands including McVities, Barcadi and Reckitt Benckiser and received a D&AD Best New Blood award on graduating from Norwich School of Art & Design in 2001.


Tayburn managing director Simon Farrell says he has been on the hunt for a design director for about a year, before finally selecting Holmes for the role. The role was previously held by Nina Gronblom. ‘[The appointment] is a significant boost to the credibility of Scottish design as we have managed to convince a designer of Tim’s calibre to come here instead of heading back to London or New York,’ says Farrell.


Tayburn employs 40 people and has additional offices in Manchester and Istanbul.

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