About Us

We see the big picture

Our outlook is creative

We thrive on client challenges

We champion collaboration and transparency

We drive change and transformation

As a creative business consultancy, our mission is to drive tangible commercial impact for every client we work with.

Our Team

Matt Purkiss-Webb

Matt Purkiss-Webb
Founder & Managing Director

Matt has worked internationally on brand strategy and design for twenty years.

Approachable and unflappable in a crisis, Matt is the calm centre of the Honey offices.

Despite being the butt of so many of our jokes (we love him really!) he’s always game for a laugh, unless it’s at Arsenal’s expense.

Greg Vallance

Greg Vallance
Executive Creative Director

Half Italian and half northerner, Greg has worked in branding for longer than he cares to mention…

He speaks a handful of languages and has lived in California where, he claims, they have the best bread in the world.

He admits to a mild clothes & footwear obsession, but as he says “shoes maketh the man!”

Lulu Laidlaw-Smith
Commercial Director

Lulu is fun, bubbly and bonkers – the life and soul of everything she takes part in.

She’s tenacious, ambitious & strives for commercial effectiveness in everything she does.

Lulu has a drive to disrupt the status quo for the better of everyone, and loves life and her family (including Pepper the dog).

Lee Smith
Creative Director

When at a tender age Lee realised he’d never represent his country at sport, he knew he’d need to focus his talents elsewhere.

Years later, Lee has led award-winning brand and communication programmes at some of the country’s leading agencies.

Sport’s loss is our gain.

Joanna Jenkins

Joanna Jenkins
Business Director

Jo is a commercially minded and rigorous creative thinker who loves to laugh.

She is happiest when using her experience to inspire and empower the teams she works with, urging them to do their best.

She loves walking Lili (her wire haired Vizla), eating fab food, yoga, and all things Star Wars.

Esther Miller-Comrie
Director of Strategic Consultancy

Esther has lived and worked all around the world.  Her favourite word is ‘zeitgeist’ and she thrives on creating new ideas.

She has an addiction to cowboy boots and a hunger for exotic holidays.

Get her on a good day and she might also throw in one of her rather unique animal impressions.

John Madden

John Madden
Design Director

Born and raised in Hackney, what John lacks in hair he makes up for in other ways.

As our Design Director he looks after our creative team and ensures they are given free expression to produce their outstanding work.

A packaging design heavyweight, John’s dream project would be to design a football club identity (even Spurs.)

Ahmet Bozdemir

Ahmet Bozdemir
Finance Director

Ahmet is always unfazed, with a calm demeanour, his every accounting task is approached as a puzzle that has a simple solution.

Ahmet doesn’t believe in a half-hearted approach to anything and throws himself into everything he does with passion.

He enjoys golf, tennis and loves a sneaky game of 9 Ball with the best of them.

Liam Stringer

Liam Stringer
Finance Assistant

Liam is our resident spreadsheet and Paprika guru.

Whether he’s seeing to financial reporting or keeping clients’ budgets on track, he’s an expert at keeping it simple and straightforward.

When he’s not on Excel, you’re most likely to find Liam at the club. Whether that club is Arsenal or Fabric depends on the day.

Steph Garville

Steph Garville
Marketing Manager

Steph has over five years’ knowledge of marketing design and luxury brands, both client and agency side.

She is obsessed with digital strategy and content marketing – don’t bring up CMS platforms unless you’re willing to geek out with her.

When not acting as Honey’s brand ambassador, you can find her tracking down a vintage bargain or at a gig, Old Fashioned in hand.

Helen King

Helen King
Communications Manager

Helen has turned relationship building into an art form, so if you need some branding help, just get in touch.

She is an avid user of LinkedIn to find new clients for us to work with.

When not extolling the virtues of Honey to new clients, you can find her in Seville, sipping a small glass of fino.

Celine Perron

Celine Perron
Senior Client Manager

Celine represents our French contingent well, as an excellent baker and walking cheese encyclopaedia.

She keeps every client project on the tightest of schedules with the most intricate, spreadsheets in the business.

You can count on Celine to listen and offer friendly advice, no matter what.

Maria Agathangelou

Maria Agathangelou
Senior Client Manager

After graduating in psychology at UCL, Maria worked in mental health before making the leap into branding through JKR’s grad scheme.

With over four years supporting FTSE 100 brands, specialising in FMCG, she loves getting stuck into a challenge.

Always in touch with her Greek Cypriot roots; Maria loves Mediterranean food, though she could eat sushi every day.

Hannah James

Hannah James
Client Manager

Hannah enjoys the finer things in life; making her the perfect fit for our clients.

Throwing herself into all client projects with gusto, she keeps on smiling through the tightest deadlines.

Often found scouting out delicious treats for her blog, food is Hannah’s passion and the studio is a heavier happier place for it.

Zannya Castillo

Zannya Castillo
Senior Designer

Our resident American/Columbian/Spaniard/Brit/Hawaiian Zannya and her infectious laugh joined us almost five years ago.

Coming to London for a Masters’ in Branding Communication Zannya stayed for the love of the design scene and, of course, Honey.

If you need bewitching brand packaging or engaging illustrations; Zann’s your girl.

James Bell

James Bell
Senior Designer

At a towering 6’5″, James is the gentle giant of Honey.

Having joined us as an intern, he’s now an integral part of the design team, working with some of our biggest clients.

James gets inspiration from pop culture illustrators, like Olly Moss and Mike Mitchell and has an impressive collection of Air Jordans.

Alastair Duckworth

Alastair Duckworth
Senior Designer

Alastair is fascinated by what makes things tick – from design, to art, to the philosophy of branding .

Winner of DBA, Pentaward, FAB and Harpers design awards, Alastair’s methodical approach and attention to detail are second to none.

When away from his desk he can be found playing croquet, tree climbing or performing magic tricks in a local pub.

Nicola Clark

Nicola Clark
Senior Designer

Often described as “the one with the flawless bob”, Nicola has a penchant for perfection.

Nicola can turn her hand to any challenge, from shooting client photography to designing entire brand identities.

Nic always has a project on the go, whether it’s practicing her DIY skills or growing her own food.

Adam Davison
Senior Designer

An illustrator who wanted to be a secret agent and became a graphic designer, Adam doesn’t like being pigeonholed.

He has experience designing everything from videogame packaging to large corporate websites.

Known for his pedantry and evocative dancing, Adam can usually be found at the cinema, streetfood market or obscure gig.

Vic Lobins
Senior Web Developer

Duncan Eldridge

Duncan Eldridge 
Head of Production

Duncan is a self proclaimed geek. At Honey, this manifests itself in boundless determination for making a client’s budget work hard.

When it comes to delivering outstanding print and packaging solutions, he leaves no stone unturned.

He spends his free time on the internet, drooling over pictures of vintage Cone Mills Denim.

Marisa Allen

Marisa Allen
Artworker

Marisa is the studio’s fixer – she’s the ultimate problem solver.

Her keen eye for detail and ability to shoulder any project no matter how large make her stand out from the crowd.

Outside her work in the design studio, Marisa can be found whizzing down the snowy slopes, rock climbing an playing roller hockey.

Lizzy Tasker

Lizzy Tasker
Designer

Lizzy is happiest experimenting with colour palettes and making our clients look good.

Always enthusiastic, no request is ever too much trouble for Lizzy.

Her cheeky grins often leave us guessing. Not with her favourite colour though –  that, we all know, is yellow.

Charlotte Allibon

Charlotte Allibon
Designer

Always smiling and willing to help, Charlotte is our go-to-girl for motion graphics.

After graduating from Falmouth, she swapped the seaside for the city and has been rapidly expanding her skill set since joining Honey.

Charlotte keeps her love of the outdoors alive by cycling to work every day.

Alice McLoughlin

Alice McLoughlin
Designer

Alice officially joined the Honey team in 2016 after starting out as an intern.

Since then she’s gone from strength to strength, and has just added modern calligraphy to her skill set.

When she’s not working on our latest designs, Alice hunts for unusual events, from cyanotype demos to cocktails with mermaids.

Faziah Prentice

Faziah Prentice
Office Manager

Faziah keeps the Honey offices are purring like a pedigree cat, ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Queen of the studio schedule, she keeps us all organised and on the ball.

Out of the office, you’ll find her on her beloved red Bobbin Birdie pootling around London or knocking up a Penang Laksa in moments.

#HoneyTeam Instagram

Every week a different member of the Honey team takes over
our Instagram account, showing the week through their eyes.

This week’s takeover star is…

Alice McLoughlin

Alice McLoughlin
Designer

When she’s not working on the latest design work for Honey, Alice hunts for obscure and unusual ways to spend her weekends.

From cyanotype workshops to enjoying cocktails with mermaids, she’s always ahead of the curve when it comes to exploring London.

If you recognise her it might be because you’ve spotted her in a TV show audience, just don’t confuse her with her twin sister!