Founded on two guiding principles

Our working method ensures an efficient and impactful outcome, whatever your creative project.

When founded in 2002 by two designers, the agency adopted their two guiding principles:
1. Ensure the designer remains at the core of the process, in order to simplify the lines of communication.
2. Allow the client to have direct and frequent access to the creative team, encouraging genuine collaboration that results in a meaningful working relationship.

This working method provides the perfect platform from which to produce highly creative and commercially effective work, without the need for account handlers or project managers. Work that our clients and our creatives can be equally proud of.

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 25 years. Nearly finished my first novel, it’s a piece of fiction based on a dream I had – which just goes to prove inspiration can come from anywhere.

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

Becky Williams

Director of Strategy

Meat eating vegan, lapsed yogi, bottle blonde, lover of languages, reluctant dog owner and Mum of two demanding (but cute) kids. Fascinated by reality TV, terrified of professional sports. Obsessed with all things American. A professional nosey parker with a childlike enthusiasm for learning new stuff. Been around a bit, but Manchester is where it’s at.

becky[at]gloriouscreative.co.uk

Dalia Jaffar

Marketing and PR Director

A flavour loving foodie educated by Lebanese and West African foods. Brummie born but narrowly escaped the accent. Marketeer and lecturer, singer and mother to one sassy chihuahua. My mantra; feel the fear and do it anyway – except for anything related to heights, then be afraid… be very afraid. The latest challenge; a Masters in Nutrition. Being a student is less fun than I remembered.

dalia[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

Chris McMahon

Senior 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

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

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 25 years. Nearly finished my first novel, it’s a piece of fiction based on a dream I had – which just goes to prove inspiration can come from anywhere.

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.

Becky Williams

Director of Strategy

Meat eating vegan, lapsed yogi, bottle blonde, lover of languages, reluctant dog owner and Mum of two demanding (but cute) kids. Fascinated by reality TV, terrified of professional sports. Obsessed with all things American. A professional nosey parker with a childlike enthusiasm for learning new stuff. Been around a bit, but Manchester is where it’s at.

Dalia Jaffar

Marketing and PR Director

A flavour loving foodie educated by Lebanese and West African foods. Brummie born but narrowly escaped the accent. Marketeer and lecturer, singer and mother to one sassy chihuahua. My mantra; feel the fear and do it anyway – except for anything related to heights, then be afraid… be very afraid. The latest challenge; a Masters in Nutrition. Being a student is less fun than I remembered.

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.

Chris McMahon

Senior 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.

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.

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.

A list of services alone serves little purpose

So here’s a few words not on what we do, but on how we do it.

Everything we do starts with the brand. Initially, it may take the form of a workshop or simply listening hard to the brand story – it’s whatever it takes to ensure the brand vision, mission, positioning and strategy are in place. Once we’ve gained a comprehensive understanding of the brand, we’re happy to provide the necessary services to take your brand wherever you want it to go.

Recognition

Our team of talented creatives have picked up in excess of 60 national and international design awards, proving that our creative work, works.


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