Simon Manchipp
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Simon Manchipp

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Simon Manchipp

FounderLondon, United Kingdom
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.
Projects
  • HR just got interesting
    HR just got interestingPersonio is the planets best software for managing people in small to medium-sized businesses. In 6 years they have gone from a $200 investment to being valued at $6 billion in 2021 — one of Europe’s most valuable start-ups. SomeOne was asked to create a new visual and verbal identity for their latest idea — People Workflow Automation. A category of software that is a first in the HR space… People are at the heart of almost all businesses, but complexity arises fast from connecting all parts
  • Want a global rebrand? Likewize™
    Want a global rebrand? Likewize™SomeOne worked with the senior leadership team and engaged with hundreds of staff at Brightstar to develop a new brand strategy, messaging, the new globally registered brand name and a radical supporting new visual and verbal identity — applied at launch to thousands of items, physical locations and digital platforms. The new visual design work comprises of entirely new colour systems, photography, bespoke typography, iconography and signature graphic assets in both static and animated forms.
  • Rebranding the National Museums, Liverpool...
    Rebranding the National Museums, Liverpool...The National Museums, Liverpool are never dull… Having recently reopened its venues following a six month closure due to Covid, National Museums Liverpool (NML) is returning with new shows, new perspectives and a fresh approach to its brand, riding a new wave of optimism that will take it into the future.
  • Rebranding London’s most beautiful district... Belgravia.
    Rebranding London’s most beautiful district... Belgravia.Hundreds of exciting new products, services and organisations now choose Belgravia as their exciting base to operate from. Research showed that the district was considered too expensive, too elitist by much of the visiting public. Old preconceptions of limited shopping, eating and drinking options are entirely out of date. The area is now bursting with things to do, see, eat and drink… To reflect the newly revitalised area and to more obviously widen the appeal of the area — a progressive visu
  • That Fridays Feeling
    That Fridays FeelingSomeOne’s rebrand of Fridays...
  • Launching ClearScore — Free credit ratings
    Launching ClearScore — Free credit ratings
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Projects credited in
  • Rebranding Saga — Where experience is everything
    Rebranding Saga — Where experience is everythingNew research from Saga plc. revealed the majority of over 50’s feel that representation of them is unfairly focused on age. They are more likely to choose a brand that embraces a positive view about life over 50, focused on experience rather than age. SomeOne worked with Saga — the UK’s leading brand for the more experienced generation — on creating an entirely new visual and verbal identity.
  • Want a global rebrand? Likewize™
    Want a global rebrand? Likewize™SomeOne worked with the senior leadership team and engaged with hundreds of staff at Brightstar to develop a new brand strategy, messaging, the new globally registered brand name and a radical supporting new visual and verbal identity — applied at launch to thousands of items, physical locations and digital platforms. The new visual design work comprises of entirely new colour systems, photography, bespoke typography, iconography and signature graphic assets in both static and animated forms.
  • Piccadilly
    PiccadillyPICCADILLY LIGHTS The Beating Heart of the Nation. Situated in the heart of London’s West End, the world famous Piccadilly Lights has been entertaining (and most recently informing) viewers for over a century. The screen takes centre stage for the 100 million people who pass through Piccadilly Circus each year. Working closely with the team at Landsec, we created the strategic positioning and BrandWorld for this London icon.
  • Rebranding Indonesia’s biggest telco...
    Rebranding Indonesia’s biggest telco...Telkomsel is a powerhouse of the telecoms world. As Indonesia’s largest telecommunications provider, it has over 160+ million customers. As a leading tech and telco brand it was keen to present a bold, modern, digital face across the Indonesian islands as well as to the wider world. Operating since 1995 it has become the markets leading telecommunications provider, with the widest and most reliable coverage and most diverse and valuable range of products and services. But the Indonesia of 2021
  • Mayfair, London: Forever Fashionable
    Mayfair, London: Forever FashionableArguably the most famous district in London is changing. New shops, new dining, new places to see and be seen in are reshaping this, the most glamorous part of London. Grosvenor Estates turned to SomeOne to help develop a new strategy. We set out to develop a visual and verbal identity system to better reflect the districts’ changing offers and help reconnect this, the epitome of timeless London style, to a discerning audience tired of flimsy promises. This is a district that the world’s grea
  • A new brand for a new charity that uses data over opinion...
    A new brand for a new charity that uses data over opinion...Branding & Launching: Action Against Gambling Harms
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Work history
    Founder
    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.
    Founder
     - Full Time
    Design brains. Adverts unsung body. The branding and design company within HHCL+P
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Skills
  • Packaging
  • Advertising
  • Corporate Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Brand Development
  • Corporate Branding
  • Creative Strategy
  • Concept Develoment
  • Typograhphy
Education
    Design Advertising and Communications
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Awards
    Guinness World Records logo
    Guinness World Records logo
    Guinness World Record for most successful IAAF games ever 2017Guinness 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.
    Transform logo
    Transform logo
    8 Transform awards for BrandingTransform
    BRONZE: Atlantis SILVER: WorldPayZinc GOLD: Crystal Ski GOLD: Tesco Hudl
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