By title we’re a group of strategists, designers, writers and account managers. But this doesn’t quite cover the breadth of talents, insights and personalities that fuel our every decision.

 

From landlocked surfers to nostalgic northerners, we draw from our shared experience to help all kinds of brands find what’s distinctive, valuable and enduring for them.

OUR FOUNDERS

RICHARD BUCHANAN

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Richard takes overall responsibility for managing The Clearing and our clients’ brands – ensuring our work makes a commercial difference to their businesses. As a straight-talking Mancunian, he’s a practical problem-solver with the proven ability to transform organisations from the inside out.

JONATHAN HUBBARD

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Jonathan shares responsibility for our creative standards with Andy and Pete. Born on a rock in the Channel but exiling himself to London, he has the knack of finding simplicity from complexity, whilst bringing strategic rigour to creative expression.

PETE DEWAR

DIRECTOR OF BRAND LANGUAGE

Long before tone of voice became a marketer’s fashion accessory, Pete was pioneering the importance of words in branding. As creative director for language, he helps brands use words more imaginatively to engage the people that matter, wherever they are in the digital or physical world.

ANDY HOWELL

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Sharing the creative leadership of The Clearing with Jonathan and Pete, Andy’s expertise spans the full spectrum of visual disciplines – from digital to physical environments. Awarded over more years than he cares to be reminded, Andy brings an irresistible craft to our client’s brands.

OUR TEAM

Jon Norton

Senior Designer

Amanda Kubale

Senior Account Director

Sam Wall

Design Director

Rosalind Bull

Consultant

Jess Zurcher

Studio Co-ordinator

Carol Morley

Client Services Director

Nick Liddell

Director of Consulting

SJ Parker

Account Executive

Jules Griffith

Marketing & Operations Director

George Lewis-Jones

Designer

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