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Brand development

Andy is a multi-award winning Creative Development Director with an international reputation. Successful at creating and reinventing powerful identities for brands in the UK, America and Australia, he’s fluent at presenting highly compelling multi-platform content in every market, for just about every audience.

Proven launches, successful reinvention

World class design thinking has seen Andy devise twelve successful digital and print launches, along with an astonishing range of brand reinventions. Full time roles include nine years as Creative and Editorial Development Director for Time Inc. UK, and Creative Director of Rolling Stone in New York. His work has won many awards, including the BSME Mark Boxer Award for editorial service.

Outstanding value

Andy operates in partnership with your business, working seamlessly between disciplines and silos. Embedding within your teams allows for super-fast iteration, easy integration of stakeholder feedback and ultimately, high levels of project ownership. And with no agency fees, everything you pay for, you get.

Workshops, training, speaking, conferences

Monetizing Digital Media: A sold out training workshop at The Media Briefing’s International conference in both Spring and Autumn 2015, to be repeated again in 2016.

PPA Festival 2016: Producer of the UK’s biggest magazine conference.

PPA Festival 2015: Host of The Buzzan all day content stream focussing on digital trends, apps, mobile, freemium, vlogging, social sharing, digital watermarking, and more.

How to get more emotional engagement with your audience : Keynote presentation at the 2015 William Reed Business Media editorial conference.

Stunning covers: A unique, highly interactive series of training workshops for Bauer Media. Delivered twice in both 2015 and 2014.

PPA Independent Publishers conference: Host of both the 2015 and 2014 multi-platform content stream.

Judging: Final judge for the PPA 2015 and 2015 awards, the BSME 2015 and 2014 New Talent Awards, PPA Scotland 2014 Awards and Immediate Media’s internal 2014 awards. Previously D&AD Chair of Judges for editorial design.

Four trends and a truth : Keynote presentation at the 2015 DC Thomson editorial conference and again at the 2015 PPA Independent Publisher conference

Guardian Masterclass: Guest speaker at the 2014 session of The Future Of Publishing.

Building Trust In Content: a presentation at the 2014 PPA Conferences in both London and Edinburgh.

Digital Design Trends: Keynote speaker at the the Content Marketing Association’s 2014 breakfast briefing on digital design trends.

Guest Editor of spd.org in 2014, the US based Society of Publications Designers website.