Simon Manchipp

Founder

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

My Mum, Dad, Brother, Wife — even cat are all designers. There was never any doubt that I was going to be one too. Over the past 20 years I have been involved in creating transformative design solutions for brands both big and small. I started as a junior designer at Michael Peters — owner of the world’s largest design groups. I worked my way up from Designer to Partner at HHCL — The Ad Agency of the Decade. Was a founder and Creative Director at NoOne, the strategic branding specialist inside an advertising agency (HHCL). I studied at Central St. Martins, Covent Garden, London. There I received a First Degree BA(Hons) and met David Law, co-founder of SomeOne. David was also his my man when I got married (and vice versa). In the mid 1990s I was made the youngest partner of HHCL the seminal “Ad Agency of the Decade” after I wrote, animated, and directed the multi-award winning campaign for Go—the low cost airline from British Airways. SomeOne, was the agency I started with Gary Holt, David Law & Laura Hussey after closing NoOne. SomeOne was voted the most respected UK Design Practice by the Drum top 100 peer poll. I’ve has lectured globally on branding, business and creativity. From China to USA to India to Japan. In 2014 I was hilariously was rated as one of the top 15 creative minds in the UK. I was as surprised as you are. I've been a visiting Professor at Central Saint Martin’s School of Design and a trustee and Executive Member at D&AD. I've also written the Central Saint Martin’s short course on Typographic Design with my wife, Amelia Manchipp. While working on the front line of commercial design, I have launched, relaunched & managed brands worldwide. Including Eurostar, London 2012 Olympic Games, Sellotape, FastJet, Accenture, Proctor & Gamble, WorldPay, TUI. I've won most of the major awards but more interestingly met Al Pacino — sadly I panicked and called him Cappuccino. It was an honest mistake. He wasn’t impressed.

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Skills

  • Packaging
  • Advertising
  • Corporate Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Brand Development
  • Corporate Branding
  • Creative Strategy
  • Concept Develoment
  • Typograhphy

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • SomeOne

    SomeOne

    • Design
  • N

    Nuffield Health

    • I

      IAAF

      • S

        Simmons & Simmons

        Work history

        Currently

        Founder

        Someone

        Feb 2005
        • Full Time
        • SomeOne is a London design practice that specialises in launching and relaunching reputations. Unlike large traditional design groups, working with SomeOne means clients meet and work with creatives. After all, that's why we get hired — to be creative. Direct contact between these people means that ideas flow more freely, as great brands need great opinions. Ideas excite us, they shape reputations, create value and signal change. Thats why we concentrate on big ideas first, then go about making them beautifully.

        2006

        Founder

        Noone

        Sep 2002 - Sep 2006
        • Full Time
        • Design brains. Adverts unsung body. The branding and design company within HHCL+P

        2006

        Partner

        HHCL Partners

        Sep 1995 - Sep 2006
        • Full Time
        • Starting as a designer. Then head of design. Then art director. Animator. Copywriter. Director. And finally, partner in the business.

        1995

        Designer

        Identica

        Sep 1993 - Sep 1995
        • Full Time
        • From its launch I worked alongside Michael Peters and the team that made up Identicas first 2 years.

        Education

        1993

        Design Advertising and Communications

        Central Saint Martins

        Sep 1990 - Jun 1993

        Awards

        2017

        Guinness World Record for most successful IAAF games ever 2017

        Guinness World Records

        • World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 saw biggest sales ever outside of a Paralympic Games. 705,000 were sold. An official Guinness World Record for the number of tickets sold at any IAAF World Championships event.

        2014

        8 Transform awards for Branding

        Transform

        • BRONZE: Atlantis SILVER: WorldPayZinc GOLD: Crystal Ski GOLD: Tesco Hudl

        2014

        Best implementation of a rebrand

        Transform

        • WorldPay Zinc Brand Impact Awards

        2014

        Top 15 UK Designer

        Transform

        • Rated at one of the UK's top 15 designers (The Drum

        2013

        3 GOLDs for FastJet Branding

        Transform

        • Best Use of a Visual Property Best Implementation Best Rebrand

        2013

        Best design Strategy of the Year

        The Drum

        • The Drum Design Awards: Fastjet

        2013

        Most Respected Design Agency in the UK

        The Drum

        • The Drum Peer Poll

        2012

        • Royal Museums Greenwich National Maritime Museum Queens House Peter Harrison Planetarium Royal Observatory

        2010

        • The Royal Opera House Rebrand