simon leachSimon Leach
Director
With 20 years experience as an exhibition designer, working in both listed and new build buildings, Simon has accumulated an in-depth knowledge, of all aspects of delivering large and small scale projects, from initial ideas through to completed work. He is involved all aspects of the companies work developing concepts, producing schematic designs, producing tender information, managing budgets and programmes, ensuring that completed projects exceed clients expectations.
He started his carrier in the industry working for a contractor, building museum’s this ‘insiders’ experience has resulted in an understanding of the importance of the resolution of details and the build process, together with a practical understanding of programme issues and cost management.

david sudlowDavid Sudlow
Associate
David is a graphic designer and art director working for museum and exhibition design, architecture and experiential design, editorial and communication design. He has 11 years experience working with architects, artists, museum directors and content producers providing leadership and expertise in communication design, typography, interpretation, identity design, editorial design, narrative environments and architectural graphics. He has been responsible for permanent galleries, oneoff installations, heritage interpretation, interiors, books, wayfinding systems, visual identities and communication strategies for major national collections, local communities and business leaders.

alison walkerAllison Walker
Associate
Allison has 20 years experience developing content relating to key messages for educational institutions in the cultural/heritage sector. The breadth of her experience includes work for Southwell Minster, where she helped develop interpretation and technology strategies, to writing text and creating content for mobile phone apps such as the London 2012 Gardens for the Olympics, to creating an all digital dome experience at the American Museum of Natural History’s planetarium. She also has worked extensively with curators, educators and researchers to reveal the nature of their work through exhibitions and multimedia.

james nortonJames Norton
Associate
James Norton is an established artist and designer and has been in the creative sector for 18 years, working closely with museum directors, curators, interpretive planners and design teams on both large and small scale projects. Projects have been wide ranging in content and have spanned anthropology, science and natural and cultural history. His work explores time and memory through a multidisciplinary approach using sound, film, painting, and multimedia installations. His interests lie in liminal spaces and the shifting dynamics of people and history. He examines the authenticity of image and its relationship to a space; as such, integral to his compositions is not just the content, but also the structure and method of display. He works with the layering of image and sound and, when appropriate, utilises the fabric and texture of buildings and surfaces to allow their integrity to come through.

DSC_0744Simon Banos
Permanent member of staff
Simon is a qualified architect who is experienced in creating detailed drawings for buildings and exhibitions, he is meticulous in his approach to design. He has worked closely with contractor to produce several shows and exhibitions and fully understands the requirements for a pragmatic approach to delivering a finished product to a deadline.

Born in 1988, Simon Banos identifies himself as a curarchitect, a hybrid of an architect and a curator, exploring the relationship between space and the informative experience it can offer. He studied architecture at the NTUA, he has worked with web designers, fashion photographers and artists, in response to his passion for a variety of design areas including fashion, textiles, performance art and photography.

daniel warrenDaniel Warren
Associate
Daniel is an exhibition designer with 19 years experience working in the museum and visitor centre industry. He has worked on projects from initial concept and prototyping through to production and delivery. As an interpretive designer he is able to understand the client’s objectives and generate original ideas that communicate that message in a memorable and engaging way. Visiting museums with his children is a constant reminder that displays need to focus peoples attention, and whenever possible be fun and unexpected. From hand drawn sketches through to detailed tender packages he is able to present these ideas to the client, colleagues and contractors clearly
and methodically. In addition to designing he has also managed budgets, programmes and written tender specifications.