28 Years

3 Time Zones

1 Slack Channel

120 Hometowns

36 Nationalities

3 Continents

3000 Post-Its

850 Sharpies

7 D&AD Pencils

Capabilities

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Innovation /

Brand Experience /

Communications /

Packaging /

Planning /

Film and Motion /

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Offices

London

1:00 EST
The Big Smoke

Unlikeminded people designing brands in a former muppet factory. We love tea, daylight savings time and pub gardens in the sunshine.

People
Adrian Jarvis
Head of Strategy, London
Abi Main
Finance Director, London
James Nixon
Managing Director, London
Jonny Spindler
Managing Partner, London
Sean Thomas
Executive Creative Director, London
Lorna Boyd
Director of Operations
Chris Halton
Global Strategy Director
Dan Kennington
Head of Film & Motion
Candice Juniper
Head of Brand Experience
Rich Aylen
Group Account Director
Leonie Payne
Growth and Partnerships Director
Lee Rolston
Strategy Partner
Martin Francis
Creative Director
Mike Khan
CFO
Ivan Mato
Creative Director
Ian Ritchie
Founder
Andrew Knowles
Founder
Adrian Williams
IT Support
Adrianna Bilas
Junior Designer
Alec Tear
Senior Designer
Alice Cave
Designer
Amy Maw
Marketing Director
Chris Stevens
Senior Designer
Alice Jones
Account Manager
Amy Dennis
Account Executive
Andrew Cini
HR Business Partner
Anna Goodison
Account Executive
Anna Skaret-Ball
Account Manager
Annie Marsh
Global HR Director
Antony Frangos
Senior Visualiser & Retoucher
Aurore Delabrousse
Senior 3D Designer
Ash Clark
Business Development Manager
Ben Taub
Designer
Bob Celiz
Designer
Brigitte Ritchie
Senior Designer
Brooke Hannan
Account Director
Callum Bigmore
Retoucher
Chris Frost
Studio Junior
Connor Davey
Senior Designer
Daisy Shirley-Beavan
Group Account Director
Daniel Kennington
Head of Motion
Della Lawrence
Creative Director
Diana Campbell
Head of Creative Services
Dominic Davidson-Merritt
Design Director
Elena Cartasegna
Design Director
Eliot Bromley
Account Manager
Ella Chadwick
Accounts Payable Assistant
Ellen Gettings
Senior Designer
Emily Gillings-Peck
Creative Services Assistant
Emily Payne
Senior Account Manager
Harry Harrington
Designer
Henry Deane
Brand Science Analyst
James O’Connor
Account Director
Stephen McDavid
Creative Director
Stephen Sowden-Mabbott
Production Director
Temi Edun
Production Manager
Tom Mitchell
Designer
Tristan Dampney
Senior Account Manager
Uttara Masting
Brand Strategy Director
Vicki Brown
Design Director
Zöe Green
Artworker

New York

1:00 EST
The City that Never Sleeps

Home to a creative team that eat bagels, hate taxis, have summer Fridays, drink beer and make great work.

People
Sara Hyman
CEO, North America
JB Hartford
Creative Director, New York
James Taylor
Creative Director
Olivia Legere
Managing Director, New York
Gavin May
Head of Strategy, New York
Adam Vettraino
Designer
Ana Camargo
Senior Strategist
Cat Wyatt
Designer
Chris Allan
Strategy Director
Cody Hoerauf
Designer
Ellis Green
Designer
Derrian Allen
IT Support
Francesca Zaccone
Senior Account Manager
Fred Trigalo
Business Development
Josh Griffin
Account Director
Kevin Davis
Designer
Michael Kelley
Client Finance Manager
Nell Strizich
Senior Account Manager
Owen McAleer
Senior Account Manager
Rachel Ptak
Brand Executive
Grace Dawson
Director of Brand
Hannah Stein
Account Manager
Josh Levitch
Finance Director, New York
Aaron Stephenson
Senior Designer
Alexandrea Holcombe
Account Director
Amanda Psyhojos
Creative Services Coordinator
Charlotte Jackson
Designer
Courtney Perets
Designer
Erin Dameron
Senior Designer
Esther Li
Senior Designer
Isaac Taracks
Motion Designer
Jon Daniel McKiever
Account Executive
Jenna Portela
Group Account Director
JP Elliott
Senior Designer
Justin Sottile
Film & Motion Designer
Kyle Wessel
Senior Designer
Laura Wall
Group Account Director
Lou Sciortino
Account Manager
Marni Lake
Project Manager
Maya Itkin-Hein
Account Executive
Miguel Altagracia
Senior Production Designer
Phil Buhagiar
Global Business Director
Robert Willey
Head of Communications
Alexandra Rosano
Senior Designer
Rosie Pang
Production Director
Simon Verrill
Visualizer/Retoucher
Stephanie Primus
Account Director
Taylor Childers
Senior Designer
Zachary Anziska
Account Manager
CJ Draper
Designer

Shanghai

1:00 EST

The city that moves at warp speed. We are a group of creatives who bond over karaoke and hotpot. As a tight crew with diverse backgrounds, our work transcends cultures.

People
René Chen
Managing Director, Shanghai
Yolanda Tang
Creative Director, Shanghai
Nina Kong
Senior Strategist, Shanghai
Theresa Wu
Client Director, Shanghai
Soo Hoon Lim
Finance Director, Asia
Angel Tang
Account Executive
Emily Liu
Designer
Hermia Fung
Senior Client Manager
Jennifer Lin
Associate Client Director
Jin Ping Soh
Senior Designer
Kate Tu
Designer
Kristen Luu
Senior Designer
Louis Peng
Senior Account Executive
Nora Fan
Designer
Wen Rong Chen
Designer
Wendy Yang
Designer
Vivian Chen
Office Manager and PA
Woei Yang Fang
Senior Designer
Yang Hui Wang
Designer

Singapore

1:00 EST
The Lion City

A team of creative people with a shared passion for lunch. Neighbors to Raffles hotel but regularly travel around Asia. Brave thinkers. WLTM like-minded clients in the region.

People
Alex Boulware
Design Director
Katie Ewer
Head of Strategy, Singapore
Intan Mokhnar
Managing Director, Singapore
Soo Hoon Lim
Finance Director, Asia
Ain ‘Izzathi
Designer
Audrey Yang
Senior Designer
Anjali Vasudevan
Client Director, Singapore
Betsy Biddle Bebbington
Client Director
Casper Lee
Senior Visualizer & Retoucher, Singapore
Corrine Ang
Agency Producer
Dominic Tan
Designer
Iwan Sutanto
Senior Designer
June Ng
Designer
Maisharaqh Mustajab
Designer
Nadiah Nanni
Strategist
Niza idris
Receptionist and Admin Assistant
Sam Ng
Visualizer
Saniah Aljunied
Senior Account Manager
Tanja Crnogorac
Senior Brand Strategist
Yean Pin Loo
Finance Manager
Yunita Lestari
Senior Designer
Intan Mokhnar
Managing Director, Singapore
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Leadership
René Chen
Managing Director, Shanghai
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René’s impressive career has taken her many places, from Toronto to Hong Kong and now Shanghai. Her client experience includes AB InBev, Johnson & Johnson, Mars Wrigley and PepsiCo. Prior to joining JKR, she was Executive Creative Director for Interbrand,Shanghai.

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René received her first Diploma in Graphic Design from Sheridan College in Canada and an MA in Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She’s frequently invited to speak at major design conferences and creative festivals worldwide, including Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia and TedX.

René Chen

Managing Director, Shanghai

René’s impressive career has taken her many places, from Toronto to Hong Kong and now Shanghai. Her client experience includes AB InBev, Johnson & Johnson, Mars Wrigley and PepsiCo. Prior to joining JKR, she was Executive Creative Director for Interbrand,Shanghai.

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René received her first Diploma in Graphic Design from Sheridan College in Canada and an MA in Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She’s frequently invited to speak at major design conferences and creative festivals worldwide, including Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia and TedX.

Katie Ewer
Head of Strategy, Singapore
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Katie has over 20 years of experience in branding and design, mostly in Asia. She joined the agency in 2000, co-founded our Singapore studio in 2013, and has provided strategic direction for clients such as Tiger beer, Jif Jaf cookies and Opus by Prudential.

Katie studied English and American literature at the University of Warwick and earned a “mini MBA” from a Marketing Week-sponsored program. She’s the author of Champions of Design 4, which celebrates 20 Asian brands that use design as a competitive advantage, and lectures widely.

 

Katie Ewer

Head of Strategy, Singapore

Katie has over 20 years of experience in branding and design, mostly in Asia. She joined the agency in 2000, co-founded our Singapore studio in 2013, and has provided strategic direction for clients such as Tiger beer, Jif Jaf cookies and Opus by Prudential.

Katie studied English and American literature at the University of Warwick and earned a “mini MBA” from a Marketing Week-sponsored program. She’s the author of Champions of Design 4, which celebrates 20 Asian brands that use design as a competitive advantage, and lectures widely.

 

Tosh Hall
Global CCO
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Tosh oversees the creative product for all our offices, including work for AB InBev, Dunkin’ Brands, Target and UNICEF.

His work’s been recognized at Cannes and by D&AD, The One Show, Clios, New York Festivals, Tokyo TDC, Graphis, Communication Arts, Print and AIGA—and featured in Forbes, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. After receiving his BA in economics and journalism from UNC Chapel Hill, he worked for Revlon and Landor Associates.

Tosh teaches at the School of Visual Arts and lectures worldwide. He was recently named one of the 50 ‘Most Creative People‘ by AdAge.

Tosh Hall

Global CCO

Tosh oversees the creative product for all our offices, including work for AB InBev, Dunkin’ Brands, Target and UNICEF.

His work’s been recognized at Cannes and by D&AD, The One Show, Clios, New York Festivals, Tokyo TDC, Graphis, Communication Arts, Print and AIGA—and featured in Forbes, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. After receiving his BA in economics and journalism from UNC Chapel Hill, he worked for Revlon and Landor Associates.

Tosh teaches at the School of Visual Arts and lectures worldwide. He was recently named one of the 50 ‘Most Creative People‘ by AdAge.

JB Hartford
Creative Director, New York
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JB is adept at translating business objectives into powerful brand stories and effective design solutions. She’s responsible for global design leadership, particularly on brands in the liquors and spirits, personal care and food categories— and has worked for clients such as Diageo, Kraft Heinz, Procter and Gamble, PepsiCo, Ralph Lauren and Unilever.

JB holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Texas, Austin, where she graduated with honors. After studying design at Pratt Institute, she joined Landor Associates in 2006 and force MAJEURE in 2011. While JB hails from Texas, we’re glad she now calls New York and JKR home

 

JB Hartford

Creative Director, New York

JB is adept at translating business objectives into powerful brand stories and effective design solutions. She’s responsible for global design leadership, particularly on brands in the liquors and spirits, personal care and food categories— and has worked for clients such as Diageo, Kraft Heinz, Procter and Gamble, PepsiCo, Ralph Lauren and Unilever.

JB holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Texas, Austin, where she graduated with honors. After studying design at Pratt Institute, she joined Landor Associates in 2006 and force MAJEURE in 2011. While JB hails from Texas, we’re glad she now calls New York and JKR home

 

Sara Hyman
CEO, North America
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Sara founded the New York studio and her role spans many job responsibilities—from building and managing JKR’s reputation to attracting the best talent to setting the strategic vision in North America. She also manages relationships with clients such as AB InBev, Kellogg’s and Unilever.

Her work has been recognized by The One Show, Clios, New York Festivals, Graphis, Communication Arts and more. Sara graduated from the University of Bath with a BA in international management. Like Tosh Hall, she too was named one of the 50 ‘Most Creative People’ by Ad Age.

Sara Hyman

CEO, North America

Sara founded the New York studio and her role spans many job responsibilities—from building and managing JKR’s reputation to attracting the best talent to setting the strategic vision in North America. She also manages relationships with clients such as AB InBev, Kellogg’s and Unilever.

Her work has been recognized by The One Show, Clios, New York Festivals, Graphis, Communication Arts and more. Sara graduated from the University of Bath with a BA in international management. Like Tosh Hall, she too was named one of the 50 ‘Most Creative People’ by Ad Age.

Adrian Jarvis
Head of Strategy, London
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Adrian leads the London strategy team on accounts such as Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz, Mars and Unilever as well as startups. He loves branding, consumer products and technology—and his key focus is on how brands can grow through changing culture and competitive landscapes.

Before joining JKR, his career has taken from being an analyst at RAPP to a planner at McCann and a strategist at R/GA. Adrian has a master’s degree in System Dynamics and Artificial Intelligence, and studied industrial design at Central Saint Martins.

Adrian Jarvis

Head of Strategy, London

Adrian leads the London strategy team on accounts such as Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz, Mars and Unilever as well as startups. He loves branding, consumer products and technology—and his key focus is on how brands can grow through changing culture and competitive landscapes.

Before joining JKR, his career has taken from being an analyst at RAPP to a planner at McCann and a strategist at R/GA. Adrian has a master’s degree in System Dynamics and Artificial Intelligence, and studied industrial design at Central Saint Martins.

Mike Khan
CFO
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Mike Khan

CFO

Andrew Knowles
Founder
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From building a cider business to breeding Wagyu meat for top restaurants in the UK to creating an incubator fund for startups and a charity in Africa, Andy is an entrepreneur with the Midas touch—and a passion for quality. He founded the firm with Joe Jones and Ian Ritchie in 1990, and JKR has grown exponentially ever since.

Andrew Knowles

Founder

From building a cider business to breeding Wagyu meat for top restaurants in the UK to creating an incubator fund for startups and a charity in Africa, Andy is an entrepreneur with the Midas touch—and a passion for quality. He founded the firm with Joe Jones and Ian Ritchie in 1990, and JKR has grown exponentially ever since.

Nina Kong
Senior Strategist, Shanghai
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As our Shanghai strategy lead, Nina nurtures creative solutions for effectiveness and sustainability in China’s warp-speed landscape. Her responsibilities include campaigns for a wide portfolio of brands, including AB InBev, By-Health, a leader in health supplements in China, and Mars.

A graduate of China’s Fudan University with a degree in communications, Nina brings to JKR locally-rooted insight and an international perspective from her cross-cultural upbringing. Her work has been recognized by China and Greater China Effies as well as Spikes Asia.

Nina Kong

Senior Strategist, Shanghai

As our Shanghai strategy lead, Nina nurtures creative solutions for effectiveness and sustainability in China’s warp-speed landscape. Her responsibilities include campaigns for a wide portfolio of brands, including AB InBev, By-Health, a leader in health supplements in China, and Mars.

A graduate of China’s Fudan University with a degree in communications, Nina brings to JKR locally-rooted insight and an international perspective from her cross-cultural upbringing. Her work has been recognized by China and Greater China Effies as well as Spikes Asia.

Guy Lambert
Global Chairman and CEO
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Guy spent 18 years at Ogilvy, starting in the mailroom and moving his way up the agency ladder, working across virtually every discipline and every client in the agency’s portfolio—across Europe, Asia and the US. He ran OgilvyOne and O&M advertising in the UK before joining JKR in 2009. He has led our agency’s transformation from a UK-based packaging agency to a global design-led creative company across 4 offices with 300 people.

A big believer in the importance of empowering people to drive innovation, growth and scale, he spends his time developing next generation leaders in the business, working with C suite clients and running a tight ship that delivers on its promises. In his spare time Guy coaches and mentors talented and underprivileged youths.

 

 

Guy Lambert

Global Chairman and CEO

Guy spent 18 years at Ogilvy, starting in the mailroom and moving his way up the agency ladder, working across virtually every discipline and every client in the agency’s portfolio—across Europe, Asia and the US. He ran OgilvyOne and O&M advertising in the UK before joining JKR in 2009. He has led our agency’s transformation from a UK-based packaging agency to a global design-led creative company across 4 offices with 300 people.

A big believer in the importance of empowering people to drive innovation, growth and scale, he spends his time developing next generation leaders in the business, working with C suite clients and running a tight ship that delivers on its promises. In his spare time Guy coaches and mentors talented and underprivileged youths.

 

 

Olivia Legere
Managing Director, New York
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Olivia has a keen interest in how consumer insights impact branding, strategy and design. Throughout her career she’s applied her psychology background, which dates back to her college years at the University of Birmingham.

Leadership roles at Unilever and Bacardi Global have given Olivia an appreciation of a brand’s value on a company’s culture and bottom line, and her experience at world-class ad agencies like Anomaly and Droga5 have fueled her entrepreneurial passion. Olivia cares deeply about nurturing talent. Her teams continually deliver outstanding strategic thinking and creative excellence for clients such as The Coca Cola Company, Puma, Kraft Heinz and Nike.

Olivia Legere

Managing Director, New York

Olivia has a keen interest in how consumer insights impact branding, strategy and design. Throughout her career she’s applied her psychology background, which dates back to her college years at the University of Birmingham.

Leadership roles at Unilever and Bacardi Global have given Olivia an appreciation of a brand’s value on a company’s culture and bottom line, and her experience at world-class ad agencies like Anomaly and Droga5 have fueled her entrepreneurial passion. Olivia cares deeply about nurturing talent. Her teams continually deliver outstanding strategic thinking and creative excellence for clients such as The Coca Cola Company, Puma, Kraft Heinz and Nike.

Josh Levitch
Finance Director, New York
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Josh oversees the financial operations of JKR North America—everything from corporate and client finance to strategic implementation to operational policies. Prior to joining JKR, he was Finance Director at Droga5.

Josh received his BA in economics from Emory University and most recently graduated with honors from the Executive MBA program at Columbia University.

 

Josh Levitch

Finance Director, New York

Josh oversees the financial operations of JKR North America—everything from corporate and client finance to strategic implementation to operational policies. Prior to joining JKR, he was Finance Director at Droga5.

Josh received his BA in economics from Emory University and most recently graduated with honors from the Executive MBA program at Columbia University.

 

Soo Hoon Lim
Finance Director, Asia
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Soo Hoon oversees finance in our Singapore and Shanghai studios. Prior to joining JKR, she was the Financial Controller for Havas and then Finance Director for Fitch, where she oversaw finance and HR for the firm’s China, Malaysia and Singapore studios. A chartered accountant, Soo earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

 

 

Soo Hoon Lim

Finance Director, Asia

Soo Hoon oversees finance in our Singapore and Shanghai studios. Prior to joining JKR, she was the Financial Controller for Havas and then Finance Director for Fitch, where she oversaw finance and HR for the firm’s China, Malaysia and Singapore studios. A chartered accountant, Soo earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

 

 

Abi Main
Finance Director, London
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Abi oversees all things financial for London, providing partnership to the business and helping to make key operational decisions to drive growth.

She received her BA in mathematics at University College London and began her career in investment banking. After becoming certified as an accountant, she saw the error of her ways and moved out of banking into fields ranging from property regeneration to celebrity management. We’re happy she decided to be a part of our team.

Abi Main

Finance Director, London

Abi oversees all things financial for London, providing partnership to the business and helping to make key operational decisions to drive growth.

She received her BA in mathematics at University College London and began her career in investment banking. After becoming certified as an accountant, she saw the error of her ways and moved out of banking into fields ranging from property regeneration to celebrity management. We’re happy she decided to be a part of our team.

Gavin May
Head of Strategy, New York
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Gavin brings more than 20 years of experience across media, advertising and strategy to his role at JKR New York.
He’s worked at some of the world’s most innovative and creative agencies, including BBH London, co:collective, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Naked Communications and Ogilvy New York on brands such as American Express, Axe, Starbucks and YouTube. A native Brit, he lived and worked in London and Sweden before moving to New York five years ago.

Gavin earned a B.A. in advertising management from Bournemouth University. His work has won prestigious awards, including APG (Gold and Silver awards and Special Jury Prize for Commercial Effectiveness) and the 4A’s Jay Chiat Planning Awards (Grand Prix and Gold). He’s been a judge at the Effies, 4As Jay Chiat Planning Awards, New York Festival and Webbys.

 

Gavin May

Head of Strategy, New York

Gavin brings more than 20 years of experience across media, advertising and strategy to his role at JKR New York.
He’s worked at some of the world’s most innovative and creative agencies, including BBH London, co:collective, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Naked Communications and Ogilvy New York on brands such as American Express, Axe, Starbucks and YouTube. A native Brit, he lived and worked in London and Sweden before moving to New York five years ago.

Gavin earned a B.A. in advertising management from Bournemouth University. His work has won prestigious awards, including APG (Gold and Silver awards and Special Jury Prize for Commercial Effectiveness) and the 4A’s Jay Chiat Planning Awards (Grand Prix and Gold). He’s been a judge at the Effies, 4As Jay Chiat Planning Awards, New York Festival and Webbys.

 

Annie Marsh
Global HR Director
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Part coach and part business partner, Annie is responsible for proactive talent strategy at a global level—and how it translates across all markets.

Before joining JKR, Annie studied fashion design, earning a BA at London College of Fashion. She received her master’s degree in human resources management from the University of Westminster while working here at the agency.

 

 

Annie Marsh

Global HR Director

Part coach and part business partner, Annie is responsible for proactive talent strategy at a global level—and how it translates across all markets.

Before joining JKR, Annie studied fashion design, earning a BA at London College of Fashion. She received her master’s degree in human resources management from the University of Westminster while working here at the agency.

 

 

Intan Mokhnar
Managing Director, Singapore
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Intan spent many years in advertising, in 4 different countries, managing global accounts like Visa and Johnson & Johnson and helped grow smaller clients’ brands as well. Recently after a long stint at BBDO, she decided to move into the design world and join the JKR team.

Intan earned a BA in economics from Acadia University in Canada. She has appeared in Campaign’s “40 Faces To Watch,” a testament to her passion for people and the creative process.

Intan Mokhnar

Managing Director, Singapore

Intan spent many years in advertising, in 4 different countries, managing global accounts like Visa and Johnson & Johnson and helped grow smaller clients’ brands as well. Recently after a long stint at BBDO, she decided to move into the design world and join the JKR team.

Intan earned a BA in economics from Acadia University in Canada. She has appeared in Campaign’s “40 Faces To Watch,” a testament to her passion for people and the creative process.

James Nixon
Managing Director, London
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James is dedicated to ensuring that our design and branding work remains best-in-class across our portfolio.

After attending the University of London, he started his career in New York, including stints at Sterling Brands and Landor Associates. There he learned firsthand how outstanding creative work and strong client relationships can fuel business growth.

This remains his guiding philosophy here at JKR.

James Nixon

Managing Director, London

James is dedicated to ensuring that our design and branding work remains best-in-class across our portfolio.

After attending the University of London, he started his career in New York, including stints at Sterling Brands and Landor Associates. There he learned firsthand how outstanding creative work and strong client relationships can fuel business growth.

This remains his guiding philosophy here at JKR.

Ian Ritchie
Founder
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Ian is a massive believer in less, better work

Ian Ritchie

Founder

Ian is a massive believer in less, better work

Hannah Sanders
Head of Talent
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Hannah is responsible for talent acquisition across all our locations. She received a BA in Religious Studies from Lancaster University before joining JKR while it was in its infancy.  She built her career in Account Management, heading up Client Services in London and managing a wide range of global clients from Bacardi-Martini to AB Inbev before transitioning to her current talent role. Hannah has built a learning culture within the agency, developing internal training initiatives across all departments and leading agency wide leadership programs.

Hannah Sanders

Head of Talent

Hannah is responsible for talent acquisition across all our locations. She received a BA in Religious Studies from Lancaster University before joining JKR while it was in its infancy.  She built her career in Account Management, heading up Client Services in London and managing a wide range of global clients from Bacardi-Martini to AB Inbev before transitioning to her current talent role. Hannah has built a learning culture within the agency, developing internal training initiatives across all departments and leading agency wide leadership programs.

Lisa Smith
Executive Creative Director
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Lisa has 19 years of experience in leading design teams from small boutiques to large creative agencies; including working in-house at one of London’s largest museums of art and design, the V&A, and building and leading the creative team to re-imagine the Chobani brand from identity and advertising to innovation. Lisa has set the creative vision for myriad clients, from The Met, Grubhub and Zocdoc, to disrupting the newspaper industry with her work on USA Today.

Her work has been recognized by the One Show, ADC, Cannes, Fast Company, D&AD and the Dieline amongst others and featured in the media from Fortune to Wired and the New York Times. Lisa has judged the D&AD’s, Clios, Effies and spoken Globally at design schools across the UK and New York, and at conferences such as Design Thinkers, HOW Design Live and the AIGA.

 

Lisa Smith

Executive Creative Director

Lisa has 19 years of experience in leading design teams from small boutiques to large creative agencies; including working in-house at one of London’s largest museums of art and design, the V&A, and building and leading the creative team to re-imagine the Chobani brand from identity and advertising to innovation. Lisa has set the creative vision for myriad clients, from The Met, Grubhub and Zocdoc, to disrupting the newspaper industry with her work on USA Today.

Her work has been recognized by the One Show, ADC, Cannes, Fast Company, D&AD and the Dieline amongst others and featured in the media from Fortune to Wired and the New York Times. Lisa has judged the D&AD’s, Clios, Effies and spoken Globally at design schools across the UK and New York, and at conferences such as Design Thinkers, HOW Design Live and the AIGA.

 

Jonny Spindler
Managing Partner, London
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Jonny oversees existing and new client relationships for London and helps shape the studio’s strategic vision—to create more value for clients and help Sean Thomas create outstanding creative work for them.

Jonny has been learning on the job since he was 18, jumping straight into work during the digital boom in the early 2000’s at Grey, where he made coffee and did mock-ups in the studio. His experience since then has crossed a range of marketing disciplines—from direct to digital to shopper—at Grey, Geometry, Isobar and BBDO. Jonny has spoken at major industry events including Cannes, Eurobest and SXSW, and the work he has spearheaded over the years has been recognized at Cannes, D&AD and the Clios.

 

Jonny Spindler

Managing Partner, London

Jonny oversees existing and new client relationships for London and helps shape the studio’s strategic vision—to create more value for clients and help Sean Thomas create outstanding creative work for them.

Jonny has been learning on the job since he was 18, jumping straight into work during the digital boom in the early 2000’s at Grey, where he made coffee and did mock-ups in the studio. His experience since then has crossed a range of marketing disciplines—from direct to digital to shopper—at Grey, Geometry, Isobar and BBDO. Jonny has spoken at major industry events including Cannes, Eurobest and SXSW, and the work he has spearheaded over the years has been recognized at Cannes, D&AD and the Clios.

 

Yolanda Tang
Creative Director, Shanghai
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Yolanda began her career as a packaging designer in Toronto and has over 17 years of experience across North America and Asia, including stints at FutureBrand, Interbrand and Landor Associates. She’s worked on multinational brands such as AB InBev, Danone, Mars Wrigley, PepsiCo, Philip Morris and Starbucks, with an emphasis on private label design, packaging and illustration—winning global recognition in A’ Design Awards, Red Dot Design Awards and the ROI Awards. 

Yolanda earned a degree at Ontario College of Art and Design. A believer in pushing beyond one’s comfort level, she encourages her designers not to be constrained by rules.

Yolanda Tang

Creative Director, Shanghai

Yolanda began her career as a packaging designer in Toronto and has over 17 years of experience across North America and Asia, including stints at FutureBrand, Interbrand and Landor Associates. She’s worked on multinational brands such as AB InBev, Danone, Mars Wrigley, PepsiCo, Philip Morris and Starbucks, with an emphasis on private label design, packaging and illustration—winning global recognition in A’ Design Awards, Red Dot Design Awards and the ROI Awards. 

Yolanda earned a degree at Ontario College of Art and Design. A believer in pushing beyond one’s comfort level, she encourages her designers not to be constrained by rules.

Sean Thomas
Executive Creative Director, London
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Sean oversees the creative output in London, including ABInbev, Costa, Hippeas, Mars,The Diana Award and The Gut Stuff. He inspires his team to dig deep to find what makes a brand unique.

He received a BA with honors in graphic design from Norwich School of Art and Design and began his career at Pearlfisher and Design Bridge. His work’s been recognized by Creative Review, The Clio Awards, The One Show and DBA. Besides his duties at JKR, Sean advises universities on their design curriculum and writes for several high profile websites.

 

Sean Thomas

Executive Creative Director, London

Sean oversees the creative output in London, including ABInbev, Costa, Hippeas, Mars,The Diana Award and The Gut Stuff. He inspires his team to dig deep to find what makes a brand unique.

He received a BA with honors in graphic design from Norwich School of Art and Design and began his career at Pearlfisher and Design Bridge. His work’s been recognized by Creative Review, The Clio Awards, The One Show and DBA. Besides his duties at JKR, Sean advises universities on their design curriculum and writes for several high profile websites.

 

Theresa Wu
Client Director, Shanghai
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As leader of the Shanghai client service team, Theresa is responsible for managing relationships with AB InBev, Mars Wrigley Confectionary and the office’s local clients. She drives new and organic business growth through quality work and excellent client service.

Theresa graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. Before joining JKR, she held account management positions at BBDO, Lowe, Ogilvy and J. Walter Thompson on brands such as HSBC, Mars and Unilever.

 

Theresa Wu

Client Director, Shanghai

As leader of the Shanghai client service team, Theresa is responsible for managing relationships with AB InBev, Mars Wrigley Confectionary and the office’s local clients. She drives new and organic business growth through quality work and excellent client service.

Theresa graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. Before joining JKR, she held account management positions at BBDO, Lowe, Ogilvy and J. Walter Thompson on brands such as HSBC, Mars and Unilever.

 

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