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about

barefaced studios

An award winning team powered by marketing expertise – we deliver design with clout. We do this by taking an honest look at your business needs first, before identifying what drives your business so we can transform the way you communicate with your customers.

We only produce work that we’re proud of and, more importantly, gets results for our clients. We don’t try to squeeze you into a template, or butcher your brand to fit a predetermined process for a quick buck – we create bespoke projects overseen by a dedicated and experienced team.

Looking after our client’s best interests, providing value for money and working with kindness is our M.O. As a result, we build meaningful, long-term partnerships with businesses who recognise the commercial value in brand strategy and thoughtful design. We’ll become an extension of your team and help to shape the future of your company.

our

team

Working with us means that you’ll meet the people who actually do the work and our team understands what breeds great brands: cultural relevance, authenticity and adaptability.

Together we’ve built an agency that we’re proud of and it’s our mission to continue to be a team that really cares about delivering brilliant work, and the best possible agency experience, to each and every one of our clients.

Founder + Creative Director

Claire

A multi award-winning creative director, marketing nerd and copywriter with 17+ year’s industry experience under her belt. An unashamed business development and brand strategy geek with two degrees, including a Masters from Warwick University. Claire founded Barefaced Studios and has regretted it ever since.

Claire spearheaded a world’s first social media campaign and the creation of an iTunes chart-topping mobile App. She’s turned poorly performing companies into market-leading businesses and has been published in the likes of Vice, Aesthetica and Music Week. Her previous client list includes the MOBO Awards, Wilderness Festival, Adidas, Cancer Research UK, Berkeley Homes and Red Bull. Lives with a deranged rescue cat in North London. Can eat an entire 18″ pizza to herself.

Company Director + Web Designer

Tom

Having worked for companies such as Google, Switchboard and Inverse Lighting’s London, Bangkok and Hong Kong offices, Tom decided to give Barefaced Studios a whirl. That was in 2015 and we haven’t been able to get rid of him since. In fact, he became a company director in 2018 and now spends his days in the office being cheeky.

A web designer and developer, Tom initially trained in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins before migrating across to where all real nerds go – digital. His background has given him a huge advantage over other web boffins, by providing him with an understanding of design thinking that developers don’t usually have. When he isn’t throwing burgers at his face you can often find him on a bike. Thankfully though he’s never too far from an internet connection which is, of course, the true source of his powers.

Senior Designer + Signwriter

Josh

London’s leading signwriter, a bespoke lettering artist and a senior graphic/brand designer. Josh has lots of Instagram followers, which he’ll boast about at any given moment.

Starting out as the in-house graphic designer and signwriter for The Breakfast Club, Josh has since created identities and signage for the likes of Lululemon, Bella Italia, The Bloomsbury Hotel, The Doyle Collection and Devotion Coffee Traders. In 2019 he was invited to speak at the Apple store on Regents Street about his expertise in lettering. Josh is overly competitive about ten pin bowling and ping pong. He’s also solely responsible for the international hummus shortage of 2015.

Senior Photographer

Mike

A photographer with a fine art degree, who was born in Thailand and brought up in Manchester. Mike’s education and contrasting cultural experiences have influenced his creative work, which combines a gritty observational approach with beautifully stylistic direction.

Starting out assisting different fashion photographers, Mike then pursued his own pathway in product, editorial, fashion and portrait photography. His work has been featured in Romka, TimeOut, Heart Home Magazine, Recens Paper, Spectral, Archant, The Evening Standard and The Independent. He’s also shot for Named Models, PRM, Harrods and New Look. When he’s not pointing a camera at people he’s bargain hunting at car boot sales and drinking Queal, which he’s convinced is the future of food. The rest of us disagree.

Copywriter

Sophie

Sophie is a copywriter, journalist and content creator, who’s equally as adept at writing witty magazine articles as she is at creating highly effective B2C and B2B prose. Her carefully crafted words could sell religion to the Pope.

A Royal College of Art graduate with a Masters in Visual Communication, Sophie has written, recorded podcasts and created visual content for Monocle Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Acid Jazz Records and The Daily Express. In her spare time, Sophie makes the odd short film, records voice overs and pervs on other people’s dogs. A Nick Cave obsessive with an AC/DC tattoo. Will never turn down a cider (especially if you’re paying).

Photographer

Odera

Odera, but you may call him O.D., is a bit of a nerd regarding all things photography. His love of aesthetics and great design has fueled his work as a corporate  and lifestyle photographer for the property, restaurant and hospitality industries. He also co-founded an independent culture magazine with a group of other creatives, and acts as the publication’s director of photography.

He attributes his “unparalleled” wit (his words) to his English Language & Communication degree from King’s College London, where he also siphoned off a portion of his student loan to purchase his first camera and thus began his journey into the realm of photography. Born in Lagos, Nigeria and having spent time living in Germany, Scotland and now London, O.D. loves travelling to new locales to document untold stories. A self-proclaimed aficionado of culture – just don’t let him at the chopsticks. Unless you fancy getting covered in rice and soup.

Senior Videographer

Ben

Ben is an artist/musician at heart who picked up a camera just so he could be on the side of the stage hanging with the bands. Eventually, people started to notice him filming these events and then they began to ask him to film for them, which was the whole point really.

Ben has an eye-wateringly impressive CV, having worked with the likes of Element, TNBP, Lisa King, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Film4. A skilled maestro of atmospheric footage, he can turn even the most boring corporate video into something beautiful. Ben specialises in music, fashion, property, business, testimonial and event videography. When he’s not geeking out with a film camera you can find Ben mooching around London taking photographs. He’s basically surgically attached to some sort of camera. Can’t get enough. We’re pretty sure he’ll marry a camera one day and have tiny camera babies.

Account + Marketing Coordinator

Hannah

Hannah’s tried her hand at a bit of everything but finally found her calling as a marketing and account coordinator. She has a degree in English from the University of Exeter, a Masters degree in Acting, and a very mild sugar addiction. In true Mr. Benn style (she’s assured us this is a relatable reference), Hannah has worked as a marketing and communications officer for a business interiors firm, dabbled in production management, stage management, been a virtual reality viking, a proof reader and has toured the world treading the boards.

When she’s not getting her cultural fix in at the theatre, Hannah tries her hand at drawing and animating bits and bobs, or drinking fancy beer (chosen entirely based on the label). She’s a strong believer that there’s very little you can’t learn from a YouTube tutorial. She can also do a stellar impression of a dolphin.

Like what you see?

Give us a shout.

020 3846 1910

info@barefacedstudios.com