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Co-founded by Karen Hughes and Khadija Kapacee, the team at Edit_ is purposefully small and reassuringly experienced, offering award-winning, big agency thinking in a creative studio set-up.

Khadija Kapacee
Client Services Director

Khadija Kapacee
Client Services Director


Global background in design management and creative communications with over ten years industry experience leading, managing and delivering complex projects for well-known advertising and branding agencies including: McCann Kenya, Truth Creative, Cheetham Bell JWT and True North. Khadija consistently delivers effective brand solutions whilst building strong client relationships based on collaboration and trust.

Karen Hughes
Creative Director

Karen Hughes
Creative Director


Multi award-winning creative director and designer with over 14 years industry experience. Karen matches exceptional creative ideas with solid strategic thinking, leading and delivering exciting and effective brand identities and campaigns. Appointed as a 2017 D&AD jury judge, Karen’s work has been recognised by major national and international awards including D&AD, Design Week, Creative Review, New York Festivals and DBA. View highlights from Karen’s previous projects here karenhughes.work

Adrian Newell
Design Director

Adrian Newell
Design Director


Adrian Newell is an award winning designer and art director. Following 10 years working in some of the top design agencies in the UK, Adrian has worked on a wide range of creative projects including designing a number of stamps for Royal Mail, redesigning the royal crest and turning one of Manchester’s creative buildings into a giant advent calendar. Adrian’s latest work includes the branding and website for Nexus – Leeds University’s £40M pound innovation centre and creating the name and brand for Storyhouse, the biggest cultural development project outside of London. Adrian’s work has been consistently recognised by awards organisations around the world and his sought after football posters have featured in The Guardian and are available to buy here.

View highlights from Adrian’s previous projects here adriannewell.co.uk

Sam Wilkinson
Senior Designer

Sam Wilkinson
Senior Designer


Samantha Wilkinson is an award winning, multidisciplinary designer with a passion for both print and digital design. Before joining Edit_ as Senior Designer, Sam spent over five years working in the creative industry as a designer at The Chase Creative Consultants working with a wide range of clients of all sizes and sectors. Project experience includes the redesign of art and design magazine Creative Boom, a new website for Johnson Tiles and complete rebrand for Dorco – a global razor company.

View Sam’s previous work here samanthawilkinson.co.uk

Liv McCarthy
Designer

Liv McCarthy
Designer


Liv is Edit_‘s newest recruit, joining the design team in July 2018. Before finding her home at Edit_, Liv graduated with a first class honours degree in Graphic Arts and Design from Leeds Met University in 2012 and went on to intern at a number of agencies in Leeds before crossing the Pennine’s and working at Wonder Associates and joining Manchester based advertising agency BJL where she worked as a designer for over 3 years. A lover of all things bright, bold and geometric, project highlights include a rebrand for University of Manchester Careers Service, an annual brand refresh and fundraising pack for BBC Children in Need and Swinton’s Nagging Doubt ad campaign.

Our Collaborators

Joined by a select number of trusted associates, we are an agile team, bringing together the right partners for the right projects.

Claire Rigby
Brand strategy consultant

Claire Rigby
Brand strategy consultant


With over 20 years experience, working for some of the UK’s most creative businesses in London and Manchester, Claire has a proven track record in developing highly effective brand and marketing strategies.  Bringing logic, rigour and simplicity to complex brand-related issues. Claire combines well-structured, evidence-based thinking with a collaborative and creative approach.  Previous clients include Unilever, In Bev, John West, COI, Wellcome, BBC, British Council, Imperial War Museum Group, Sport England and Oxford University.

Jane Kaye
Brand consultant

Jane Kaye
Brand consultant


Commercially savvy brand consultant with over 25 years experience in design and marketing. With a truly consultative approach, Jane bridges the gap between commercial problems and creative solutions, taking the time to listen to the needs of her client whilst immersing herself into the inner workings of their business. Whether it be a new business start up or an international organisation, Jane is able to deliver precisely targeted, results driven communication strategies, whilst ensuring all key stakeholders are informed throughout.

 

Greame Rutherford
Digital strategy and UX

Greame Rutherford
Digital strategy and UX


Graeme is a digital strategist and UX specialist with over 15 years experience working for businesses and organisations including Johnnie Walker, AstraZeneca, UN, WorldPay and a number of innovative start-ups. Graeme matches an in-depth understanding of all things digital with a strategic vision of its relevancy in the real world. Graeme works alongside the team at Edit_ helping to translate creative brand thinking into digital channels, products and experiences.

 

Alex Hardy
Digital developer

Alex Hardy
Digital developer


Alex is a digital developer with over 18 years experience, who specialises in building content managed responsive websites, email campaigns and online ads. Alex has built websites across a variety of sectors, from small business owners to big brands, from simple brochure websites to efficient, versatile front-end builds for large sites with thousands of pages. Alex has an eye for detail and faithfully realises designs as content managed, mobile-friendly websites. Alex is an integral part of the web design process, working with clients to identify their digital objectives and prioritise the user experience and goals.

Emma Ralph
Artworker

Emma Ralph
Artworker


Emma is a trusted senior creative artworker with an eye for detail and over 20 years industry experience working in print, design, advertising and brand agencies across the UK. Over the years Emma has worked across a diverse range of media including brand identity systems, way-finding, printed literature, packaging and large format exhibitions and has been responsible for the artwork and production of many creative projects for an array of clients including Royal Mail, The Royal Mint, Virgin, Toyota, Bulmers, London Zoo and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.