People

Here at MG, we’re proud to stand on the shoulders of giants. Whether they’re design titans, digital heavyweights or cultural goliaths, we’ve all been influenced by others to dream big and produce the best work for our clients. No two of us are alike, but there’s real strength in our differences – our varied experiences and imaginations are what make us thrive. Take a look at our gallery of giants and who inspires us on a daily basis.

If you’re wondering about our job titles, they’re inspired by the stories we love to tell. Our Dream Weavers and Magic Makers, as project managers and client services, are regularly pulling rabbits out of hats for our clients, whilst our Dreamers and Magicians design beautiful work to meet all of our client needs. Got a question about us and life as part of the MG community? Drop us a message to find out more about what we all get up to each day.

Frank Whiffen

Town Crier
“Captain Tom captured the hearts of the nation at a time when we all needed a boost. He’s a reminder that there’s a lot of good in the world, with nice people doing kind things to help and give back.”
“Captain Tom captured the hearts of the nation at a time when we all needed a boost. He’s a reminder that there’s a lot of good in the world, with nice people doing kind things to help and give back.”

Gemma Batt

Magician
Dolly Parton’s beautiful lyrics tell stories with empathy and compassion. She has also paid for millions of free books to be sent out to children – total superstar!
Dolly Parton’s beautiful lyrics tell stories with empathy and compassion. She has also paid for millions of free books to be sent out to children – total superstar!

James Fernando

J of all trades
“Jeffrey Wilsden survived a Japanese POW camp in WW2, but never gave up his positive outlook on life. His philosophy was always that a small kindness can make a giant difference to someone’s life, something we should all remember.”
“Jeffrey Wilsden survived a Japanese POW camp in WW2, but never gave up his positive outlook on life. His philosophy was always that a small kindness can make a giant difference to someone’s life, something we should all remember.”

James Nicholson

Dreamer
“Alan Fletcher’s vast body of work and legacy of the D&AD is testament alone to one of the UK’s greatest designers. To me, his book ‘The Art of Looking Sideways’ is visual communication at its best.”
“Alan Fletcher’s vast body of work and legacy of the D&AD is testament alone to one of the UK’s greatest designers. To me, his book ‘The Art of Looking Sideways’ is visual communication at its best.”

Jon Pearce

Founding Giant
“Milton Glaser was a giant in the design world, because he wasn’t constrained by the title graphic designer. ‘To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.'”
“Milton Glaser was a giant in the design world, because he wasn’t constrained by the title graphic designer. ‘To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.'”

Marliane Owen

Dream Weaver
“Richard Thaler has produced some groundbreaking research in his time, that has shaped the field of behavioural economics. He’s a pioneer in bridging the gap between psychology and economics.”
“Richard Thaler has produced some groundbreaking research in his time, that has shaped the field of behavioural economics. He’s a pioneer in bridging the gap between psychology and economics.”

Matt Clark

Magic Maker
“Nikola Tesla was responsible for some of the most important inventions in human history. He’s also inspired my own writing, making a cameo appearance in my latest book (insert subtle plug here).”
“Nikola Tesla was responsible for some of the most important inventions in human history. He’s also inspired my own writing, making a cameo appearance in my latest book (insert subtle plug here).”

Michelle Searies

Magic Bean Counter
“My dad Alan taught me a number of valuable lessons; to work hard, be kind to everyone, and to never give up. His influence was far reaching, both personally and professionally.”
“My dad Alan taught me a number of valuable lessons; to work hard, be kind to everyone, and to never give up. His influence was far reaching, both personally and professionally.”

Nicola Emery

Magic Maker
“Nick Park has created some iconic characters, like Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. His use of stop motion animation is rare these days, but that’s part of what makes his work so special.”
“Nick Park has created some iconic characters, like Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. His use of stop motion animation is rare these days, but that’s part of what makes his work so special.”

Nigel Ferrier

Founding Giant
“For me, Steve Jobs is a worthy giant; he had vision and never wavered in his beliefs, creating a multi-trillion dollar company and culture-defining products, a legacy to be proud of.”
“For me, Steve Jobs is a worthy giant; he had vision and never wavered in his beliefs, creating a multi-trillion dollar company and culture-defining products, a legacy to be proud of.”

Rhona Green

Magician
“Ole Kirk Christiansen is responsible for creating one of the world’s best loved toys; what started as one little brick has gone on to be enjoyed by millions.”
“Ole Kirk Christiansen is responsible for creating one of the world’s best loved toys; what started as one little brick has gone on to be enjoyed by millions.”

Rory Caseberry

Motion Wizard
“Pablo Rochat is constantly pushing the envelope of creativity on social media; whenever there’s a new design trend on social media, there’s a big chance that Pablo did it first.”
“Pablo Rochat is constantly pushing the envelope of creativity on social media; whenever there’s a new design trend on social media, there’s a big chance that Pablo did it first.”

Ross Collings

Storyteller
“David Abbott was a giant in British advertising. Thoughtful, witty and highly persuasive, his writing is a constant source of inspiration.”
“David Abbott was a giant in British advertising. Thoughtful, witty and highly persuasive, his writing is a constant source of inspiration.”

Zbynek Strnad

Digital Goliath
“My daughter Lucie is my hero; her dedication to golf and her ambitions to be the best are inspirational – she’s a constant reminder to never give up!”
“My daughter Lucie is my hero; her dedication to golf and her ambitions to be the best are inspirational – she’s a constant reminder to never give up!”