Superfantastic was born in January 2010 when four friends and colleagues decided to merge their creative talents and bring something fresh and exciting to the London creative agency scene.
Between the team, we’ve worked across many industry sectors and on various brands, bringing to life identities, creating graphic design solutions, designing and building websites, delivering tone of voice projects and working with many different organisations and companies, small and large.
Mark has worked in design for over 15 years and is one of the four co-founders of Superfantastic. His passion lies in the process that takes place before actually starting any design work – walk-about days, workshops, research and presentations. Following this he absorbs himself in the brand so that the design process becomes as intuitive as possible. He has a long standing relationship with Busabout, HAGGiS & Shamrocker with projects including art directing photoshoots in Berlin, Prague and the Scottish highlands, a complete re-design of their annual brochure, messaging journeys, advertising and promotional campaigns. He has also worked on other major youth brands such as Contiki Holidays, PLUS Hostels and STA Travel. His inspiration comes from spending time with creative people, visiting European cities and art, photography and illustration.
Simon has spent 16 years in the industry working across the likes of E.on, Bikeability, the Body Shop and Penguin. A co-founder of Superfantastic, Simon’s focus is brand design, design for print and illustration. He’s seen his book jacket design for John Le Carré’s spy novel, Our Kind of Traitor published by Penguin. He’s also designed the menus for Jamie’s Italian restaurants, the identity for ‘A Big Night Out with Jamie’, the annual fundraising event that supports The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and The Big Feastival another charitable event that brings together great food from top restauranteurs and live music. The things that inspire Simon are typography, screen printing and letterpress.
One of Superfantastic’s co-founders, James is responsible for all things creative, digital and strategic. He looks after our online team and specialises in creating intuitive, bespoke and engaging websites that are both beautiful and functional, balancing creativity and commerciality and ensuring our clients always come back for more. Having been in the design sector for over 14 years James has worked across many brands, including Jamie Oliver – most recently driving the creative for Save with Jamie and Jamie’s Comfort Food – Jamie’s Italian, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Bikeability (DfT) and Fresh One Productions. His passion for all things design and his love of music almost borders on the obsessive, but in a good way!
Gillian moved from client side to the agency world 6 years ago and is one of the Superfantastic co-founders. Her client side role was Marketing Director at STA Travel where she was responsible for all areas of the marketing mix together with people & culture. Her background positions her perfectly for developing Superfantastic’s client relationships and working across branding and marketing projects. Projects have included youth research for Busabout, tone of voice for Explore, brand development for Inghams, design development for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen and Barbecoa and online and offline advertising campaigns for Tourism NT and The RMS St Helena. She’s inspired by beautiful design and packaging, clever brand initiatives, interior design and sumptuous dinner parties.
Stevie P is Superfantastic’s web developer. He’s been with the agency since it launched in January 2010 and has worked on all our web projects such as RMS St Helena, Bikeability, Winchester Cathedral, Extract Coffee, Jamie Oliver’s Big Night, Jamie’s Italian and Fifteen. Steve’s previous roles were at STA Travel where he was responsible for design and development of their website together with delivering creative concepts for offline campaigns. He then moved to Mind Candy to work on the award-winning Moshi Monsters children’s game as their design manager. He’s also delivered a website, branding and a music analytics app design for startup Music Metric. Steve is inspired by all sorts of media other than web design. He looks for inspiration on sites like Dribbble and loves checking out spectacular industrial design on Uncrate. He’s a big fan of mobile first responsive design, so is always checking out sites on his iPad and iPhone to see how this can be applied to his work.
Rachael Ball Risk
Rachael has been with Superfantastic since 2010. She’s a fabulous graphic designer who joined us after graduating from Kingston University. Rachael works on brand, design and digital for clients such as Jamie Oliver, Penguin Books, Busabout and PLUS Hostels. She enjoys a hands-on approach to graphic design and employs a range of hand-made techniques in her work such as creating watercolour illustrations for The Graduation Ceremony booklet for Jamie Oliver’s Apprentices and potato prints for The Kitchen Garden Project. Rachael also cites the contagious enthusiasm of the Superfantastic office as her inspiration. We love her even more for that.
Ash is Superfantastic’s newest graphic design recruit, joining us after graduating from UCA Farnham where he received a D&AD Best of Year 2012 for Whisky packaging. Since joining us he’s worked on hand-drawn typography for The Graduation Ceremony booklet for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Apprentices, Fifteen Cornwall advertising, PicNic Coffee branding and design and also the cover of the John Le Carre novel, A Delicate Truth. Ash keeps communication and function in mind with all his creative work and his inspiration comes from anything and everything – but he’s particularly partial to all things hand-crafted.
At different times of the year, we offer 2-3 week design internships, during which time you’ll get to experience life in a busy, creative agency. You could be involved in anything from print, picture research, typesetting or simple illustration. If you are interested in an intership at Superfantastic, we’d love to hear from you. Just e-mail over your portfolio or a link to your website.
Superfantastic aims to be an equal opportunity employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment.