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Our Story

Once upon a time there were two designers. They worked in a big design agency with lots of account handlers.

After really good work became really mediocre work, once too often, they decided to work out what was going wrong. It didn’t take long to come up with the answer. The account handlers who were supposed to make life easier for the designers and clients, were making it more difficult.

At this point the two designers realised that ‘less is more’. The fewer people involved the better the work. So they left the big agency and set up a small agency. Without account handlers. Before long the really good work stayed really good work. Which made the designers and the clients very happy.

The moral of the story? Less people means more happiness.

Our People

Mark Ross

Managing & Creative Director

A keen 'twitcher' for 40 years, listened to music avidly for 35 years, scribbled and doodled enthusiastically for 30 years, jabbed and parried badly for nearly 25 years. Recently started writing a novel, predict it may take some time – but time flies when you're having fun.

mark[at]gloriouscreative.co.uk

Tom Shaughnessy

Design Director

Fred raising, trainer wearing, hip hop listening, book collecting, type loving, grid breaking, bus riding, head scratching, hard working, Manc living, design director.

tom[at]gloriouscreative.co.uk

Jeff Edis

Strategy Director

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.” My life and times in advertising and design.

jeff[at]gloriouscreative.co.uk

Nick Plant

Senior Designer

My top five songs of all time changes on a daily basis but always contains Venus in Furs by The Velvet Underground. I read restaurant menus and decide what I’d eat despite having no immediate plans to visit the establishment. I’ve been told I own too many coats but 13 clearly isn’t too many. Also, an enthusiastically amateurish cyclist on target to cycle 3000km this year.

nick[at]gloriouscreative.co.uk

Christopher Ball

Designer

A displaced southerner from Buckinghamshire who moved for love. Coming from a family of printers I’ve bucked the trend. Have you ever tried to remove ink from your hands and clothes? It’s not worth it. I do miss the smell though. A diehard supporter of Wycombe Wanderers (few have heard of us). I still regret not going to Disneyland when young enough to believe in Mickey Mouse.

chris[at]gloriouscreative.co.uk

Mark Adamson

Designer

Northern minimal designer, print maker, and photo taker, satisfied by the perfect alignment of the little things and end up using all my holidays attending foreign design events.

mark.adamson[at]gloriouscreative.co.uk

Chris Mc Mahon

Designer

Mancunian born and bred. I believe in getting a great idea into every project. After attending my first Man United game at the age of six, I've been a dedicated follower of the beautiful game ever since. That dedicated I once flew to Athens and back in a day to watch the Reds play. We lost 2-0.

c.mcmahon[at]gloriouscreative.co.uk

Gilbert

Studio Dog

Mon nom est Gilbert. Je ne suis pas un designer graphique. Je garde et très occasionnellement mords. Je préfère la nourriture pour chat à la nourriture pour chien.

gilbert[at]gloriouscreative.co.uk

Our People

Mark Ross

Managing & Creative Director

A keen 'twitcher' for 40 years, listened to music avidly for 35 years, scribbled and doodled enthusiastically for 30 years, jabbed and parried badly for nearly 25 years. Recently started writing a novel, predict it may take some time – but time flies when you're having fun.

Tom Shaughnessy

Design Director

Fred raising, trainer wearing, hip hop listening, book collecting, type loving, grid breaking, bus riding, head scratching, hard working, Manc living, design director.

Jeff Edis

Strategy Director

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.” My life and times in advertising and design.

Nick Plant

Senior Designer

My top five songs of all time changes on a daily basis but always contains Venus in Furs by The Velvet Underground. I read restaurant menus and decide what I’d eat despite having no immediate plans to visit the establishment. I’ve been told I own too many coats but 13 clearly isn’t too many. Also, an enthusiastically amateurish cyclist on target to cycle 3000km this year.

Christopher Ball

Designer

A displaced southerner from Buckinghamshire who moved for love. Coming from a family of printers I’ve bucked the trend. Have you ever tried to remove ink from your hands and clothes? It’s not worth it. I do miss the smell though. A diehard supporter of Wycombe Wanderers (few have heard of us). I still regret not going to Disneyland when young enough to believe in Mickey Mouse.

Mark Adamson

Designer

Northern minimal designer, print maker, and photo taker, satisfied by the perfect alignment of the little things and end up using all my holidays attending foreign design events.

Chris Mc Mahon

Designer

Mancunian born and bred. I believe in getting a great idea into every project. After attending my first Man United game at the age of six, I've been a dedicated follower of the beautiful game ever since. That dedicated I once flew to Athens and back in a day to watch the Reds play. We lost 2-0.

Gilbert

Studio Dog

Mon nom est Gilbert. Je ne suis pas un designer graphique. Je garde et très occasionnellement mords. Je préfère la nourriture pour chat à la nourriture pour chien.

Our Services

A list of services alone serves little purpose

It’s important to tell people what’s on offer. But a simple list of services doesn’t tell you the most important thing. And that’s the value of what's on offer. So here’s a few words not on what we do, but on how we do it.

Everything we do starts with the brand. It may take a full-on workshop or simply listening hard to the brand story. It’s whatever it takes to put the brand vision, mission, positioning and strategy in place. Then we're more than happy to provide the services, to take your brand where you want it to go.

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