Each individual in the company brings passion, energy and enthusiasm to every project. We are a mix of experience and expertise, allowing us to provide a wide ranging perspective when aiming at different audiences. We ensure that we do our utmost to provide support in all areas we can, throughout the aims of your project.
EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

With over 10 years of experience and a 13-strong team, we focus on what makes each and every client unique. Although our clients come from all over the UK and overseas we strive to create a relationship where each client communicates directly with our designers and always has access to one of our studios.


OUR APPROACH

Through insight and understanding we can confidently create, execute and communicate your brand's messages holistically and coherently across a wide range of print, digital and environmental touchpoints.


OUR SERVICES

Our strategic approach is fundamental in helping you and your business achieve its goals. It's by working through this process that we can develop informed and effective solutions and ensure that what we deliver truly resonates with your target audience.

For more information on how we can help support, develop and deliver your businesses strategy, send us an online enquiry or call us on +44 (0) 191 230 0973


Effective creative should captivate and engage your audience, helping define a clear picture of who you are, what you do and why they should get in touch.

We ensure that we deliver creative execution that is of a high standard and also that is considered and coherent in relation to your overarching visual language.

For more information on how we can help support, develop and deliver your creative projects, send us an online enquiry or call us on +44 (0) 191 230 0973


As with our Creative approach our Digital one is considered and aligned to your strategic marketing and business goals.

Digital is pivotal to any brand’s overall marketing approach and whether it’s an intuitive website, innovative social media, impactful email campaigns, or a robust SEO strategy to ensure your website performs well in the search engines, we’re ready to support.

Digital marketing offers the benefit of insight into your audience with measurable returns on investment and impact of message, allowing you the opportunity to monitor and adjust.

For more information on how we can help support, develop and deliver your digital projects, send us an online enquiry or call us on +44 (0) 191 230 0973


Multi-national or start-up, quality, well considered PR is essential to effectively communicate with your audience.

Our team writes content in your tone of voice ensuring brand continuity and our support can range from one off pieces to the creation of a full PR campaign which is integrated into a larger strategy.

For more information on how we can help support, develop and deliver your PR projects, send us an online enquiry or call us on +44 (0) 191 230 0973



PHASE 1

The initial phase allows us to work with you to define the problems

Look at our clients world from a clean perspective, notice new things and gather insights.
Develop a clear creative brief that frames the fundamental design challenge.
Look at our clients world from a clean perspective, notice new things and gather insights.
Develop a clear creative brief that frames the fundamental design challenge.
PHASE 2

We can then work on designing the solution

Solutions or concepts are created, discussed and refined.
Where the resulting project is finalised, produced and launched.
Solutions or concepts are created, discussed and refined.
Where the resulting project is finalised, produced and launched.
PHASE 3

We then work to continue to add value to your investment by measuring the effectiveness of the solution and refining it. Simply put, continue to make things better.

WHAT WE BRING TO YOUR PROJECT

Our team offers a dynamic range of expertise that span across a wide variety of disciplines, all in-house. This allows us to confidently create, execute and deliver your brands communications holistically, consistently and coherently across all forms of touchpoints including print, digital and environmental.

BRAND DEVELOPMENT

Building on from the definition of your brand and it’s value proposition, we can then begin to look at the elements that come together to create the identity of your organisation, service or product. We work through all of the key pieces of the puzzle to ensure that the branding that we deliver is right, and ready to resonate with your audience.

STRATEGY

A cornerstone to successful marketing, strategy is fundamental to how we can help you and your business achieve its goals. It’s by working through this process we can develop informed and effective solutions and ensure that what we deliver truly resonates with your target audience.

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Our skilled team of developers consistently remould and cater to the continuous advancements in next generation technologies and tools to create complex websites which are easily interactable for the customers, after strategising and planning the step by step process alongside the design team to collaborate effectively.

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION

The design and development of systems for organisations of all sizes can provide a invaluable tool for running and growing a business. We have a great deal of experience in getting under the skin of your operation to create tools that help refine processes to allow you to be more effective and efficient on a day to day basis.

PR AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Managing multiple clients across a variety of different markets and audiences, our PR team has a strong understanding of the different sets of approaches we can take for each business, maximising it’s online and offline potential to increase conversions by achieving outside of the box thoughts.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The process of creating the visuals that support the thinking. Combining typography, colour, messaging, imagery to create and craft the look and feel of the visual language of the brand in hand. The execution of the ideas.

ANIMATION & MOTION GRAPHICS

Through the flexibility of online application including social media, motion graphics now have more impact for the day-to-day communication of your brand. Through well executed animation we deliver another layer of your brands visual language to your audience.

ILLUSTRATION

The Illustration work we deliver for our clients is considered “the piece that fits the puzzle” when achieving that perfect style and representation of your brand. Our use of Illustration is for supporting brand assets, creating infographics and communicating key messages, processes or something to help reamigine a space internally or externally in-line with your brand identity.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

We have a range of expertise and experience in the video production sector. Our team are here to help support you in the organisation, production and delivery of your video content. We can help you through the process from start to finish, ensuring that your video captures exactly what is needed.

THE TEAM

Aiden Dawson
Digital Marketer
Aiden has been studying multiple types of media over the past 5 years including, graphic design, photography, animation, video editing and more achieving a high Merit extended diploma in graphic design. However, Aiden decided to expand on his skills and has found a strong interest for digital marketing. With the knowledge he already had on the subject, he has since been developing on his skills at Intimation in the Newcastle Studio as a Digital Marketer.
aiden.dawson@intimation.co.uk
Robin Scott
Senior Designer
With twenty years of design experience, our Dunbar Studio Manager, Robin, has been with Intimation since the very early years. He has extensive knowledge of graphic design across a wide range of media, with in-depth knowledge of creating designs for FMCG markets. Speciality skills in packaging design, has afforded Robin the opportunity to work closely with a number of Intimation’s ‘Food & Drink’ clients.
robin.scott@intimation.co.uk
Moira Campbell
Accounts
Essential to our team, Moira joined our team in 2012 to look after everything accounts related. Moira has worked in the accounting industry for many years, with extensive experience in business accounts and finance, including long spells within TSB and Clydesdale Banks
accounts@intimation.uk
Steve Sadler FCIM
Managing Director
Steve is the founder of Intimation Creative. He has twenty years experience working in graphic design, multimedia and web design & development coupled with notable consulting experience. Having held senior management roles & directorships within creative agencies and consultancies since 1996, Steve is also currently contracted as marketing strategy consultant to the East Lothian Council’s Business Gateway. Steve was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2017.
steve.sadler@intimation.uk
Mattie Brass
Graphic Designer
Mattie has spent over 5 years studying design across the North East resulting in a committed Northumbria graduate with a passion for branding and all things creative. His devotion to design began as a child, idolising his dad's illustration and photography skills leading him to pursue a career in the industry. Mattie is a typography fanatic with a passion for hand-type, lettering and calligraphy. When he’s not at his desk he can be found illustrating the walls of our Newcastle studio with bold typography designs.
mattie.brass@intimation.uk
Karl Bell
Creative Director
Based at our Newcastle studio, Karl re-joined Intimation as Creative Director in 2018. He has a pivotal creative role within our design team in both studios, and heads up our design team working on creative marketing campaigns, mentoring Intimation’s designers and driving the company’s creativity forward. Karl previously worked with Intimation as a key member of Intimation’s design team, spending almost six years in our, then, Gateshead studio. During this time Karl developed important business relationships with a number of Intimation’s clients which are still going strong to this day.
karl.bell@intimation.co.uk
Kevin Shaw
Head Of Digital
Kevin has been involved in website development since the late nineties and has created, implemented, managed and provided full support for several highly successful e-commerce sites and multi-user content management systems. Possessing such a working knowledge of Internet based technologies, he has also provided a consultancy service to many major UK businesses on a design and technical basis.
kevin.shaw@intimation.uk
Lisa Henderson
Head of PR
Lisa has worked with Intimation Creative since its inception and is a key member of our creative team. Having launched Rubber Lips PR in conjunction with Intimation, Lisa now heads up our PR & social media team, working closely with clients to develop their promotion and PR across a range of media.
lisa@rubberlipspr.uk
Andy Smith
Head of Business Development
A graduate of the prestigious Poynter Institute for Visual Communications in Florida, Andy began his career in 2001 with CPD Interactive, specialising in info-graphics and design for FMCG and has specialist knowledge in the food & drink and wildlife sectors. Andy is a key member of our team and heads up the business development and marketing for our business. Andy is also currently contracted as marketing strategy consultant to the East Lothian Council’s Business Gateway.
andy.smith@intimation.co.uk
Craig Simpson
Senior Web Developer
Craig has been working on the web for almost twenty years, building websites and web-apps for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Whether working to turn our designer's fantastic ideas into reality on the front-end, or getting stuck into a programming challenge on the back-end, the result is the same - carefully-crafted code that works well and delivers results for our clients.
craig.simpson@intimation.co.uk
Jordan Whyte
Web Developer
Jordan joined us in 2020 and has since proven himself to be a great addition to the team, bringing a sincere energy and enthusiasm to the table for each project he works on.
jordan.whyte@intimation.co.uk
Jake Charlton
Graphic Designer
Bringing an exciting range of design skills to the Intimation team, Jake is a creative professional with over 5 years’ design experience. Holding a degree in graphic design, Jake’s skillset lies primarily within producing creative work from brief, through inception to end design. He enjoys the daily challenges, both briefs and software presents, taking his inspiration from exhibitions, art galleries and live performances. Two of his favourite communities for keeping up to date on design news are behance and dribble and Jake loves working with other creatives within the industry.
jake.charlton@intimation.uk
Kerr Scott
Graphic & Digital Designer
With over 6 years of experience in the creative industry, Kerr brings a wealth of experience in graphic design, video production, animation and UX / UI design to Intimation and our clients. His keen eye for detail and drive to constantly try new techniques and technology means he is never short of fresh, exciting and creative ideas to throw into the mix.
kerr.scott@intimation.co.uk
Erika Sykes
Project Manager
Erika is one of the newest members of our team having joined Intimation in February. She has over 20 years' experience working closely with clients to support the achievement of business goals through the effective development and management of their organisation's brand marketing and communications.
erika.sykes@intimation.co.uk
Jari Dorian
Motion Graphics Designer
Jari has always had a love for art from a young age, studying graphic design at university was where he found his passion for motion graphics and animation. Bringing ideas to life with movement ignited a new obsession and he has been hooked ever since. With a love for constantly learning and growing in the field he is keen to be constantly expanding his experience and knowledge at Intimation.
jari.dorian@intimation.co.uk
Eamon Shotton
Graphic Designer
After graduating from Northumbria University Eamon spent several years working at a design studio in London before returning to the North to join Intimation as one of our newest Graphic Designers. He's passionate about branding and solving problems through design.
eamon.shotton@intimation.co.uk
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Aiden Dawson
Digital Marketer
Aiden has been studying multiple types of media over the past 5 years including, graphic design, photography, animation, video editing and more achieving a high Merit extended diploma in graphic design. However, Aiden decided to expand on his skills and has found a strong interest for digital marketing. With the knowledge he already had on the subject, he has since been developing on his skills at Intimation in the Newcastle Studio as a Digital Marketer.
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Robin Scott
Senior Designer
With twenty years of design experience, our Dunbar Studio Manager, Robin, has been with Intimation since the very early years. He has extensive knowledge of graphic design across a wide range of media, with in-depth knowledge of creating designs for FMCG markets. Speciality skills in packaging design, has afforded Robin the opportunity to work closely with a number of Intimation’s ‘Food & Drink’ clients.
Email
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Moira Campbell
Accounts
Essential to our team, Moira joined our team in 2012 to look after everything accounts related. Moira has worked in the accounting industry for many years, with extensive experience in business accounts and finance, including long spells within TSB and Clydesdale Banks
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Steve Sadler FCIM
Managing Director
Steve is the founder of Intimation Creative. He has twenty years experience working in graphic design, multimedia and web design & development coupled with notable consulting experience. Having held senior management roles & directorships within creative agencies and consultancies since 1996, Steve is also currently contracted as marketing strategy consultant to the East Lothian Council’s Business Gateway. Steve was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2017.
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Mattie Brass
Graphic Designer
Mattie has spent over 5 years studying design across the North East resulting in a committed Northumbria graduate with a passion for branding and all things creative. His devotion to design began as a child, idolising his dad's illustration and photography skills leading him to pursue a career in the industry. Mattie is a typography fanatic with a passion for hand-type, lettering and calligraphy. When he’s not at his desk he can be found illustrating the walls of our Newcastle studio with bold typography designs.
Email
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Karl Bell
Creative Director
Based at our Newcastle studio, Karl re-joined Intimation as Creative Director in 2018. He has a pivotal creative role within our design team in both studios, and heads up our design team working on creative marketing campaigns, mentoring Intimation’s designers and driving the company’s creativity forward. Karl previously worked with Intimation as a key member of Intimation’s design team, spending almost six years in our, then, Gateshead studio. During this time Karl developed important business relationships with a number of Intimation’s clients which are still going strong to this day.
Email
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Kevin Shaw
Head Of Digital
Kevin has been involved in website development since the late nineties and has created, implemented, managed and provided full support for several highly successful e-commerce sites and multi-user content management systems. Possessing such a working knowledge of Internet based technologies, he has also provided a consultancy service to many major UK businesses on a design and technical basis.
Email
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Lisa Henderson
Head of PR
Lisa has worked with Intimation Creative since its inception and is a key member of our creative team. Having launched Rubber Lips PR in conjunction with Intimation, Lisa now heads up our PR & social media team, working closely with clients to develop their promotion and PR across a range of media.
Email
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Andy Smith
Head of Business Development
A graduate of the prestigious Poynter Institute for Visual Communications in Florida, Andy began his career in 2001 with CPD Interactive, specialising in info-graphics and design for FMCG and has specialist knowledge in the food & drink and wildlife sectors. Andy is a key member of our team and heads up the business development and marketing for our business. Andy is also currently contracted as marketing strategy consultant to the East Lothian Council’s Business Gateway.
Email
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Craig Simpson
Senior Web Developer
Craig has been working on the web for almost twenty years, building websites and web-apps for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Whether working to turn our designer's fantastic ideas into reality on the front-end, or getting stuck into a programming challenge on the back-end, the result is the same - carefully-crafted code that works well and delivers results for our clients.
Email
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Jordan Whyte
Web Developer
Jordan joined us in 2020 and has since proven himself to be a great addition to the team, bringing a sincere energy and enthusiasm to the table for each project he works on.
Email
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Jake Charlton
Graphic Designer
Bringing an exciting range of design skills to the Intimation team, Jake is a creative professional with over 5 years’ design experience. Holding a degree in graphic design, Jake’s skillset lies primarily within producing creative work from brief, through inception to end design. He enjoys the daily challenges, both briefs and software presents, taking his inspiration from exhibitions, art galleries and live performances. Two of his favourite communities for keeping up to date on design news are behance and dribble and Jake loves working with other creatives within the industry.
Email
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Kerr Scott
Graphic & Digital Designer
With over 6 years of experience in the creative industry, Kerr brings a wealth of experience in graphic design, video production, animation and UX / UI design to Intimation and our clients. His keen eye for detail and drive to constantly try new techniques and technology means he is never short of fresh, exciting and creative ideas to throw into the mix.
Email
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Erika Sykes
Project Manager
Erika is one of the newest members of our team having joined Intimation in February. She has over 20 years' experience working closely with clients to support the achievement of business goals through the effective development and management of their organisation's brand marketing and communications.
Email
member-photo
Jari Dorian
Motion Graphics Designer
Jari has always had a love for art from a young age, studying graphic design at university was where he found his passion for motion graphics and animation. Bringing ideas to life with movement ignited a new obsession and he has been hooked ever since. With a love for constantly learning and growing in the field he is keen to be constantly expanding his experience and knowledge at Intimation.
Email
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Eamon Shotton
Graphic Designer
After graduating from Northumbria University Eamon spent several years working at a design studio in London before returning to the North to join Intimation as one of our newest Graphic Designers. He's passionate about branding and solving problems through design.
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