The creative team at Macmillan is an in-house creative studio here to sprinkle some magic on your projects and grow imaginative concepts that are both highly original and strongly rooted in our brand. Our team is made up of talented copywriters, designers and artworkers, all experts in their fields and led by a creative and studio manager. They work on a range of materials and communications across all directorates – both offline and online – so all creative time is scheduled by our traffic manager.
If you have a brief you’d like them to look at or have any questions about how we can help you, please email us here.
You can also find out more about tone of voice and guiding principles here.
Barbara ‘The Anteater’ Cormie
Barbara set up the Creative team in 2006, helping it grow and develop into today’s wonderful tight knit crew of creatives …
Stu ‘The Crocodile’ Crosbie
Stu makes sure every brief is fit for purpose as well as managing the planning process.
Aaron ‘The Lion’ Penman
Aaron is the latest recruit to the Creative unit and he’s already fitting right in.
Hayley ‘The Wildcat’ Redman
Hayley leads the Macmillan copywriting team, making sure we’re always on the write path.
Kath ‘The Otter’ Simpson
Kath might be small but she has a big heart and puts all her energy into making things happen.
Sophie ‘Wild Cat’ Busch
Following an internship at the BBC, Sophie landed a job as researcher on a children’s series about developing countries for Channel 5 and Christian Aid …
Emmanuel ‘The Porcupine’ Olaleye
Emmanuel puts his creative talents to good use as an artworker, where his eye for both design and detail makes sure products like Mac News look immaculate.
Danny ‘The Bison’ Wright
Danny has worked on an array of campaigns and provided the puns for a lot of headlines.
David ‘The Bear’ Lee
Dave’s experience and beard grew as he made his way on to Macmillan where he provides his invaluable artworking skills to the creative team …
Alex ‘The Giraffe’ Davies
Alex has found his home in the Macmillan creative team where he is a designer extraordinaire, providing great ideas and great design …
Kasim ‘The Wolf’ Lasi
Kasim has brought his Digital Jedi powers to the RGB green tones of Macmillan pushing our brand into the digital age …
Ben ‘The Bat-man’ Munden
After proving his wordy prowess as the Copywriter Intern at Macmillan, Ben became the Junior Copywriter sometime in 2011 where he provides premium prose for clients …
Rachel ‘The Penguin’ Willsher
Rachel uses all her know-how to make sure everything runs like clockwork and jobs get finished on time …
Chris ‘The Kangaroo’ Welch
Chris has gone from strength to strength as a designer at Macmillan proving to be a dedicated and highly skilled designer.
Kathryn ‘The Squirrel’ Gilbert
Kathryn started her career as a translator and copywriter in 2006 in Germany …
James ‘The Zebra’ Reekie
A persistent doodler from a young age, James followed a degree in Illustration with heading straight for the factory floor …