creative solutions forged from the quiet intelligence of the idea; blending craft and tradition with innovation, branding a design with confidence.
Brand Identity | Art Direction | Packaging Design | Books & Publishing | Art | Music | Digital Identity & Film | Bespoke
ANDREW THOMAS, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
Andrew has over twenty years experience working in the creative industries and ran a successful design and publishing company for eight years before launching Forge Ltd.
Working with a range of clients from small independents through to large corporations, Andrew has a proven track record running a successful business as Managing and Account Director. With many years working with budgets, schedules, creative management and client liaison, Andrew is the first point of contact for Forge.
SIMON PORTEOUS, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Simon has worked extensively for many of the leading brand and design agencies as Art and Creative Director, both freelance and full time before joining Forge Ltd.
With an eye for simple and beautiful craft and the passion for an intelligent and considered idea, Simon likes to bring a classic approach to solving a client's brief which avoids karaoke cliches, championing a return to traditional craft and the hard rigour of creative problem solving.
Melissa Desphande | Textiles
Gareth Ashton | Sound designer
Mike | Illustrator/animator
Ruth Jenkinson | Photography