Brand communications agency Gardiner Richardson has announced the appointment of Graham Atkinson as design director.
Atkinson said: “I admire people in our industry who are motivated by the quality of the work they produce and back it up with strategic thinking.
“Gardiner Richardson has a highly talented and experienced team who have built a strong track record of outstanding brand work. We share a clear and concise vision for excellence in design and it is refreshing to find a company in the North East with a similar philosophy to that which I have experienced in the past.”
Having previously worked across clients such as FedEx, Accenture, PwC and Banana Republic; Atkinson has been based around the world in places such as San Francisco, Amsterdam and London.
Darren Richardson, director at North East based Gardiner Richardson, said: “Graham’s appointment is a very significant one for us. We are increasingly involved in defining and developing strategic branding solutions for a range of clients on not only a regional and national basis, but also international.
“Graham’s vast experience of working with some of the world’s biggest brands really compliments the experience and knowledge of the existing team. He will no doubt prove integral in helping us drive the business forward, as we continue to deliver creative results that make impact in a commercial world, at the same time as raise the profile of the North East creative sector, servicing clients worldwide.”