Who we are

Designing Advantage

Conran Design Group is a global design agency with a 60-year heritage, specialising in branding and corporate communications.We believe in the power of design to drive strategic and commercial advantage.

We use design to inform, inspire and engage people, shaping the interactions that challenge and influence beliefs and behaviour.

This is what we call Designing Advantage.

Broad skills, collaborative approach

We have a broad range of expertise in-house. Our people include designers, strategists, consultants, account managers, researchers, artworkers, retouchers, naming specialists, filmmakers and developers.We believe we work best when we collaborate with each other and our clients, sharing skills across all stages of the design process.

Working with ambitious organisations globally

We work with clients across a wide range of sectors. This keeps our ideas fresh and helps us develop new, more effective ways of doing things. We’re proud of the long-term partnerships we've built with many of our clients including Shell, P&G, Rolls-Royce, Cancer Research UK and Associated British Foods.

Part of the Havas Group

We are part of leading creative and media network Havas Group and are based within its ‘Village’ workspaces globally. These collaborative environments physically unite our network’s expertise, ideas and resources, allowing us to meet new challenges for our clients. Through Havas and its parent company Vivendi, we have access to a huge range of talent, insights, trends and global resources.

Our People

We have built a team of talented and diverse people, united by a shared ambition to generate great work for our clients.

Thom Newton

CEO & Managing Partner

Lee Hoddy

Creative Partner

David Keefe

Managing Partner
New York

Laura Bzdek

Managing Partner
San Francisco

Joey Rippole

Client Director
New York

Sarah Sweeting

Global Business Director

Ian Howlett

Global Business Director

Karen Almeida

Head of Reporting

Amanda Alexander

New Business Director

Juan Pedraza

Associate Creative Director

Lucy Armstrong

Senior Account Director

Kieron Molloy

Associate Creative Director

Sophie Le-Calvez

Associate Creative Director

Neil Matthews

Head of Production

Helen Parker

Business Development and Marketing Manager