William Higgins, Creative Editor, COI
“Keith has an instinctive understanding of how editorial and design work together to tell a story and how to motivate writers and deisgners together. Having worked with him as an editor on several projects, I have seen him re-energise diverse creative teams in the most challenging circumstances where the brief and scope of a project have changed dramatically midstream. He stays calm when everyone else is losing their heads – a special attribute!”
Sally Whetton, Group Client Director, COI
“Keith’s work and attitude impressed me right from the start of his time at COI. He is a highly creative and experienced designer and design strategist who inspires loyalty and commitment from his teams by sharing his expertise and nurturing potential wherever he finds it. He has a deep understanding of strategy and how to translate it into a successful programme. He sets high standards and has a calm professional approach and warm personality that earn instant respect and confidence from those around him, making him an ideal
choice for managing a tough brief.”
Phil Wong, MD, Carter Wong Design
“I have worked with Keith on a number of challenging communications and identity projects in which he has been the project director, coordinating and directing the different parties involved. He was always professional, efficient and effective in this demanding role to which he also brought an effortless confidence and assurance. He has an unerring eye for design detail and an acute appreciation of the effective creative solution. It was a pleasure to be working under the direction of such a capable and consummate professional.
David Seers, Director of Content, COI
“Keith has been a key player in the leadership team of the Content department at COI. As head of the creative team of designers and writers he has been a trusted advisor to colleagues and clients alike. Keith is not only dedicated to high creative standards but is equally at home when grappling with key strategic communication challenges. Keith is an impressive leader too, keen to establish and live by well defined visions and values for the team. Finally, Keith is ice cool under pressure and as Director I had the luxury of knowing that he could be put in front of the most senior figures in government and absolutely deliver every time.
Philip Mann, Chairman, Bostock and Pollitt
“I really enjoyed working with Keith. He has that rare combination – sharp-minded strategic brand thinking,
and intelligent creative insight. He knows how to manage teams and get the best out of them – always positive, encouraging and unfailingly courteous. A very refreshing experience.”
Paul Harvey-Douglas, Writer/editor,
“Keith is the complete creative. He has the ability to decipher complex strategic strands and weave them
into a compelling narrative and launch pad for creative teams. His approach is surehanded and professional,
his passion is contagious and his results are invariably impressive. I have no hesitation in recommending
Keith for any strategic/creative role in an organisation that needs a enlightened guiding hand to bring about
positive change. They would be lucky to get him.”
Sonia Danner, Senior Marketing Professional
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Keith during the past 4 years. This is not surprising as he has an infectious
personality. Always positive and inspirational, which are great attributes to have. Keith’s professionalism is
also to be admired and this is something that is recognised by many who work with him.
Keen to push the boundaries and generate innovative ideas, Keith’s creative acumen is commendable.
We’ve had the pleasure of working together on some high profile and challenging projects, which have
resulted in both excellent client feedback and creative output.
Keith has a highly strategic approach to communications across a breadth of specialisms including
branding and design, digital and direct channels. It’s not just about pretty pictures; it’s also about
solid thinking! I’m sure Keith has a successful and progressive career ahead of him.”
Andrew Cooper, Brand Manager, Directgov
“I worked with Keith on a variety of branding projects between COI and Directgov for just under two years. During
this time I found Keith to be extremely knowledgeable about his subject and willing to share this with me when
developing ideas for the Directgov brand. Keith is very much a people person, approachable, friendly, passionate
about this subject and how he communicates this to his team – a mentor and a colleague – and very inspirational
in terms of how I have approached the concept of branding and design in my subsequent roles. I would heartily
recommend Keith, and wish him well in all his future endeavours.”
“It’s a great pleasure working with Keith, he is an inspiring and encouraging person to work alongside. I find
him to be really professional as team leader and inspirational as lead creative, challenging people to be better,toensure the perfect creative solution for every project. He’s an extremely dedicated and knowledgeable Creative Director whose experience working in strategy, brand communication and integrated campaigns makes him an invaluable leader. I have learnt a lot from his creative and strategic approach to brand development.”
David Kershaw, Procurement Manager, Central Office of Information
“Keith and I worked on a series of large (£m) procurement projects. These projects were complex and involved large stakeholder groups. I found Keith’s leadership first class and his calm nature reassuring to all project members. Keith encouraged regular knowledge transfer and always spared time to consider other peoples opinions, whilst adhering to the end goal. I would strongly recommend Keith.”