Why me?

Long term brand language knowhow

I’ve been working independently for the last ten years, helping brands like Twinings, Ronseal, Vodafone, Legal & General, Lloyd’s of London, the Prince’s Foundation and many more find the words that future proof their brands.

Sometimes I’ve worked directly with clients, sometimes through specialist agencies like Afia and The Quiet Room. I’m very happy doing either, so if you’re an agency person who needs a brand language partner, do get in touch.

Deep branding experience

Before going independent I worked at experiential agency Imagination, branding agency Corporate Edge and Unilever subsidiary Birds Eye Wall’s. And I broadened out my creative skills with a brief stint in feature film development.

Favourite projects included naming the Nectar card and the Ford Kuga, helping Ericsson rethink their international exhibition strategy, writing linked speeches for the entire board of Vodafone UK and working on a new brand for the Shetland Islands.

An eye for tomorrow

When I’m not working with corporate clients I’m an acclaimed science fiction author, with two novels out and a third on the way. They’re both available as audiobooks and the first one’s been translated into French, German, Czech and Russian.

I’m also the SF Writer-In-Residence at Brighton tech hub The FuseBox, helping its residents find creative new ways of thinking about technology. So one way or another, I’m always helping people get ready for whatever’s coming next. And there’s more about my life in SF over at my author site.

Broad network partnerships

If you want to look beyond brand language, my wide range of network partners can help. I’ll hand-pick the perfect creatives, thinkers, production people or coaches for the job.

To find out more you can check out some case studies or see what people say about me.