“A deep and broad understanding of the place of brands within culture and the practice of branding within organizations. Paul is a thought leader for brands.”
Dan Wallace, Co-Author ‘The Physics of Brand’
“Paul joined us during a day of mentorship and coaching, and held a lecture about the difference between branding and brand. With Paul’s academic experience and great coaching skills, I would not hesitate to have him back again. Knowledgeable. Humble. Inspiring.”
Jenny Theolin, Vice Chairman of Design Sweden
“Pauls first rate approach, great creative thinking and deep insight and knowledge delivers excellent results in both creativity, but also, logic and implementation.”
Shaun Meadows, Executive Director at SI Partners Global
“Smart, intuitive, creative without overcomplicating things. He leads the brand and creative process but is also collaborative and able to work as part of a bigger team.”
Kevin Gannon, Associate Director at Crunch Communications
“You go into these things thinking you know a lot about brand and brand strategy, and then Paul shows up. He asks relevant questions you would never think to ask, he uncovers insights about a company that even the clients do not know about. He reveals data that, in a nutshell, makes the process that much easier as you have a solid platform to work from. And as for the brand workshops, well I’ve never seen a room of 10 clients burst into applause at the end of the session.”
Anthony Cockell, Freelance Project/Account Director
“Paul has consistently produced superb work for me. He is also great fun to work and brainstorm with.”
Ashley Jones, Commercial Director at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
“Working on our company branding with Paul was not only extremely effective, but also a pleasure from start to finish. As a young agency, we needed more than a stopgap visual identity, we needed to create a brand that was believable and exciting yet which told our authentic story and offered longevity as we grew.
Through a series of strategy sessions with Paul we were able to explore our competitive advantages and develop these insights into a brand that we are very proud of. I would wholeheartedly recommend Paul for any strategic branding project.”
Jonathan Smith, Managing Director at Hot Pot Digital
“I watched as Paul developed 1977 Design from a kernel of an idea into a solid and successful design company. And from the very beginning Paul has stuck with the same approach; work extremely hard, be incredibly nice to people, and keep surprising those around him.
It’s a system that keeps paying dividends; employees are fiercely loyal and clearly enjoy coming to work, whilst clients keep coming back for more, reassured that they’ll be receiving and benefiting from a high quality product. Pragmatic and opinionated, Paul is an obsessive researcher and ensures he gets to know the ins and outs of every project that comes through the studio doors. His decisions are made on sound judgment, expert analysis and a sizable dose of designer intuition.
There’s no ego with Paul; he’s all about getting the best result possible.“
Phil Dobinson, Freelance Design Director
“Paul is a consummate professional. He is a well-read strategist with a vast amount of cultural and life experience and his ability to engage with and inspire those around him is extraordinary. He conducts his business on a non-hierarchical basis and on a personal level, Paul is amiable and witty.”
David Armstrong, Senior Designer
“Paul’s grasp of branding fundamentals comes not only as a creative director but also as a strategic consultant. An insightful individual whose knowledge and passion is an asset for any organisation looking to strengthen their brand.”
Richard Stevens, Design Director at Philosophy Design