Keith is Creative Director and one of the founding partners of Studio1440. A former Art Director with GQ magazine and The Daily Telegraph, he has more than 16 years’ experience in senior design roles across the media industry.

His work at luxury men’s magazine GQ saw him collaborate with some of the finest magazine editors, photographers, stylists and writers in the world. As well as onset creative direction and the execution of the magazine, Keith oversaw the design of GQ’s prestigious awards for Grooming, Food and Drinks, and Cars. He was also influential in the design and branding of the publisher’s digital platforms, including the launch of the hugely successful weekly digital magazine ‘GQ Hype’.

Keith’s life and work has taken him around the world – he has lived in London, Hong Kong and Croatia. He has worked onset for cover shoots in New York and LA, and created, pitched and executed concepts for some of the biggest names in music, film, sport and fashion – from Dua Lipa to Raheem Sterling, Stormzy to Ricky Gervais.

A graduate in News and Media from the industry-renowned University of Northumbria, Keith spent his early career on Fleet Street, working for The Mail on Sunday, City AM and The Sunday Telegraph, and taking freelance projects with The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and Out magazine in New York. This culminated in 7 years at The Daily Telegraph as Art Director.

Keith has won several awards for his feature design work, including being recognised by the SND Awards for the design of The Telegraph’s 2015 Rugby World Cup magazine.

Colin is an award-winning creative lead, in print and online. Having started his career in newspapers he now specialises in making brands and their content stand out.

He’s been lucky enough to work with inspiring teams, alongside brilliant editors. Having art directed, some of the most forward-thinking newspapers and magazines in the UK, from the Independent on Sunday to CityAM, he’s delivered the design launches in the UK, Ireland and Portugal – so really understands how to appeal to different audiences.

In 2016 and 2014 respectively, Colin redesigned the Evening Standard in London and The Irish Independent, including all its magazines, in Dublin. He has also led hugely successful redesign projects, working alongside the editors for OJE O Jornal Económico, The Sunday Herald, Pomp, the FIA’s IQ magazine and Prospect Magazine.

Colin currently sits as Design Director at Wardour publishing, taking his newspaper and newsstand learnings to help create the design for content marketing programmes, for brands such as the British Heart Foundation, The British Venture Capital Association, Cobham and Durham University.

Having won numerous Society of News Design awards for the Independent on Sunday and now, at Wardour, Colin has won multiple awards for the BHF’s Heart Matters content programme. These include the Grand Prix at the 2020 Corporate Content Awards.

Colin’s career started down on Fleet Street, with the Mail on Sunday, so newspapers will always hold a special place in his heart. ‘Nothing prepares you for thinking on your (creative) feet like working in a newsroom. It is also great preparation for consultancy roles’.