Andy StonehouseCreative Director S2 Design & Advertising Ltd
An overview about me:
• Founding partner of S2 design and advertising (2001)
• Started designing professionally in 1987
• Have previously been employed full time as the primary designer for two national organisations
• Also spent many years in design agencies working for all manner of clients from international organisations and NGO’s, Government bodies and companies of all sizes from internationals, through to SME’s, family businesses and sole traders.
• A member of the National Union of Journalists and is a published photographer
Specialties: Branding and identity, design for print and publishing, magazines, brochures, annual reports, advertising, packaging, exhibition design, photography.
A visual creative with over 20 years experience in graphic design, photography and art direction. I’ve worked for clients from small charities to large internationals, including Land-Rover, Credit Suisse Bank, HSBC, The Prince’s Trust, The Church of England and The Ambassador Theatre Group among many, many others.
I’ve been responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of graphic design and communications strategies including full corporate rebranding, integrated advertising campaigns, brand audits, print matter of all descriptions, regular magazines, social media, exhibitions, packaging and point of sale.
The firm I founded in 2001, S2 design and advertising, became a Registered Limited company in May 2013.
An extremely experienced Graphic designer, I began my professional career in 1987 in the midlands. My career has been split between the private and not-for-profit sectors having spent the eight years in the charity and not-for-profit sectors in long-term appointments as both designer for a national charity and then as Design Manager for the Church of England / Church House Publishing. The rest of my time in the industry has been spent in advertising and design agencies, working for a vast array of clients and rising to becoming a director of a London agency in 1998.
I have been employed on every aspect of graphic design from International rebranding exercises and Corporate Identities through national advertising campaigns; new magazine launches to book design, marketing and promotional leaflets, exhibitions and web development projects but has specialized in visual communication, branding and ‘design for print’.
I have worked for all nature of clients from small charities, local and national businesses, government bodies (such as the environmental agency) through to large international organisations like the World Association of Nuclear Operators) .
I am also a member of the National Union of Journalists and is a published writer and photographer. Primarily working as a documentary photographer my images have graced the pages of various publications. I also started a photographic business in 2003 which runs parallel to S2 design.