Creative Director: founder and Creative Director Mark Bate has over 20 years experience in the graphic design industry. Mark is responsible for client services, customer care and creative leadership. Mark is most expert in delivering brand identity and building brand awareness for small and medium sized organisations. Mark is a member of the Chartered Society of Designers. He enjoys photography, motorcycling and travel.
Brand, copy editing and proof reading: Nicky has a very “hands on” approach to the smooth running of our publications services and is often on-site with clients delivering editorial support. Nicky is responsible for project proof reading and editing. She is also key in brand research and hosting our brand seminars and workshops. When not at work you will find Nicky happy in the kitchen or tucked up with a glass of wine and the latest cook book…
Website designer/developer: Lea has been a valued member of the team for years, and whilst his skills encompass all design – both print & web – he has specialised more and more in web design and build and is now responsible for pulling together Bate’s web projects. He enjoys all things ‘new’ and keeps the Bate team on it’s toes with upgrades and the latest web technologies – when not at work you’ll find him glued to an iPhone/iMac/iPad somewhere!
Graphic designer and packaging expert: Caroline is a creative graphic designer with many years experience of product and packaging design in the FMCG/ Health & Beauty sectors. She has a flair for designing branded product ranges and eye-catching innovative packaging concepts. With a thorough understanding of what it takes to develop a brief from concept stage through to finished artwork, she also enjoys creating concept mood boards, POS units and making mock-ups. In her spare time, she likes collecting all things vintage and she has a weakness for dark chocolate
Photographer: Mike is one of the foremost photographers in his field, that is why we have worked with Mike for many years. With substantial experience in technical and creative imagery, Mike’s reputation is centred on a high standard of personal commitment and photography that is classic, cutting-edge contemporary and innovative. He is passionate about photography and creating stunning images, and he still gets a buzz from completing a project to high standards and customer satisfaction.
Graphic Designer: Tom is a hardworking designer with an eye for detail and a love for print. He’s full of ideas and obsessed with interesting and challenging design in all forms (that is when you can stop him singing along to the studio’s radio!).
Graphic Designer / Illustrator: Lydia is a talented illustrator turned graphic designer offering a wide range of creative styles and ideas to add to the mix. She’s up to date with techniques both old and new from pen & paint to vector illustrations on the mac.
Junior designer: Chad is an aspiring graphic design working freelance projects for a range of local clients while developing his design skills at the Isle of Wight College. We look forward to seeing Chad’s work develop and appear in our portfolios over the coming months. Chad likes: BMX, Anything Apple, Music.