We are the collective design, a graphic design agency based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, with a diverse and geographically dispersed client base.
Designer, Matt Bigg founded the collective in 2001, with an appetite for talking directly with clients, and the drive to get to the crux of their challenges. Ditto the case today.
We are creative thinkers and problem-solvers, and whilst we are understandably passionate about design, we are just as enthused about project management and the delivery of communications. Day-to-day, we work with other talented creative professionals who share our mindset and therefore we are able to scale our business to the size and scope of the projects we face.
We listen to what our clients want and sometimes we challenge why they want it. We think creatively and communicate possible solutions and likely outcomes. We share our insight and knowledge, freely and honestly. We produce high quality, on-brief, creative work and a cost-effective, timely and reliable service.
Matt founded the collective in 2001, having previously worked in London web and advertising agencies. Driven by his enjoyment of working directly with clients, Matt also loves running the design team and takes pleasure in well-managed projects. He is particularly enthusiastic about working with start-ups and enjoys playing a part in their journey; developing what might start out as a basic idea and having fun seeing it grow.
Liam is a talented designer, with an eye for detail and strong digital design capability. Liam has an excellent approach to client service, responding quickly to client requirements and providing quality, creative work with high levels of accuracy. Liam is extremely level-headed and always manages to keep it calm when up against a tight deadline – a trait which is highly valued at the collective.
Debbie has a background in design, advertising and marketing, working both client-side and in agencies. Debbie is a creative thinker and loves design, strongly believing in bright ideas which answer the brief. Debbie enjoys copy writing and concept work. Her keen eye for detail, which makes her a good proofreader, has also earned her the role of looking after the collective’s accounts.
Neil has provided the collective with on-going web development support and exceptional technical knowledge of all things digital since the early days of the business. As well as being a coding and programming specialist, Neil helps the collective’s clients understand and resolve technical issues. Neil is also happy to help clients with their in-house website management training needs.
Chris is the owner of HeyBurt, a social media company, and has worked alongside the collective since the two businesses shared office space some years ago. Chris’ aim is to take the hassle and stress out of running social media channels. Friendly, informative and a social media whizz, Chris helps drive engagement and growth across the platforms.