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An ideas collective. Crafting global brands with effective design.

About us — The Canopy team

The Canopy was founded in 2015 by Sarah, Dan and Marc, three lifelong friends with a passion for great design and a desire to make a difference.

Our beliefs.

We believe in design that makes a difference. In ideas that move our clients’ customers, that provoke a reaction, that challenge preconceived notions and elicit powerful responses. We tell compelling brand stories, stories of distinction, stories unique to your brand and your identity.

Who we
work with.

Our clients come to think us as part of their team, or an extension or their work family, always ready to share our experience, expertise and enthusiasm for what we do. We’re trusted by some of the biggest names in business, as well as some not-so-big names, but how we work remains the same; and that’s together.

Our awards.

Effective design and ideas are at the core of what we do. We believe in delivering effective and creative solutions to help connect people to our clients’ brands and products.

Meet
the team.

At the heart of everything we do are great people who love working with great people, and a passion for outstanding design that truly makes a difference. Meet the bold, brave, curious, considerate, distracting, disruptive, inspired, inspiring problem-solving, convention-challenging, change-affecting, opinion-shifting, never-settling, hard-grafting bunch of creative bods that make The Canopy.

Marc

Creative Partner

Marc Reeves

As Creative Partner, Marc has a wealth of marketing expertise and a passion for bold, brilliant and effective design. With a degree in Product Design with Marketing, Marc’s career has encompassed everything from video production, to strategic planning, to product development and launch. A digital marketing expert, Marc has driven online strategy for a number of the world leaders in consumer, professional and industrial products. He co-founded The Canopy in 2015.

Sarah

Partner

Sarah Hornett

As Account Partner, Sarah acts as the lead contact and senior project manager, working with you to outline and define the creative vision and strategy and deliver the work that gives your brand the edge over your competitors. With a background in Graphic Design, Sarah has extensive knowledge and experience of the agency process from both a creative and strategic perspective, and loves a project that allows her to stretch both skillsets. Sarah co-founded The Canopy together with Marc and Dan in 2015.

Dan

Partner

Dan Todd

As Design Director, Dan’s role is to wade through the unnecessary to deliver truly outstanding and effective design, that gives you stand out over your competitors. Leading a team of four designers, Dan will work with his team and the Creative Director to define the creative vision and strategy for your project, bringing it to reality through a combination of daring design, creative courage and a little sprinkling of love. Together with Marc and Sarah, he co-founded The Canopy in 2015, which he cites as his proudest achievement. Apart from being crowned 1997 Weymouth Disco Dancing Champion.

Andrey

CGI & VFX Director

Andrey Lebrov

Star Wars obsessive and Jedi Master of all things effects-related, Andrey is inspired by the infinite possibilities in the world, and never tires of recreating the real world on screen. Awe-inspiring computer skills aside, Andrey loves spending time with his wife Natalia, and acting as ‘Horsie’ to his daughter Mila, who he credits as his personal stress eliminator. Typical Andrey quote; “What is fun?”.

Johnny

Production Director

Johnny Griffith

Film is one of Johnny’s great passions, having studied screenwriting at Bournemouth University. As well as film, television and the written word, he’s inspired by seeing hard work and persistence and passion in others. Johnny’s wife Maritza is from Mexico, where he’s known as El Chocolate Blanco, and he loves nothing more than getting both his English and Mexican family together whenever he can. He once held hands with a tribal chief called Adolph in Ghana.

George

Senior Creative

George Flood

George graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design. With a true passion for creativity and an outstanding eye for design, he has honed his creative skills both in-house and in agency environments. Famed for his sartorial elegance, George owns more shirts than he’s had hot dinners, which is fewer than you might think, given that he exists entirely on a diet of Tracker bars.

Amy

Senior Account Manager

Amy Ford

Amy graduated from the University of Chichester with a degree in Media and has spent her whole career in creative agencies. With a keen interest in business and innovative design, Amy’s passion is building long term relationships with clients and helping create cutting-edge marketing strategies that transform businesses. The self-proclaimed clumsiest person you’ll meet, Amy is capable of spilling whatever’s in her glass (unless it’s wine). Having once portrayed a rock in her year 6 nativity, the dramatic arts’ loss is The Canopy’s (and our clients) gain.

Ben

Senior Copywriter

Ben Lewis

Firmly of the belief that two tacos is exactly half the number needed to make it through the average Tuesday, Ben pioneered two-for-two-for Tuesdays – his proudest moment. A purveyor of finely crafted copy, Ben has churned out weapons-grade wordsmithery for some of Britain’s biggest brands, including P&O Cruises, Sky TV and Now TV. A keen sportsman, he’ll try his hand at almost anything, but needs to work on his tennis. Which is rubbish.

Katie

Creative

Katie Hyam

‘Hyams’ hails from St Albans, Hertfordshire, but has taken to life in Winchester like a duck to water. A sports fanatic, Katie has thrown herself into every available sport and society imaginable. Having grown up surrounded by creatives (both Katie’s parents paint and her Grandad was an architect), it’s perhaps unsurprising that Katie wanted to learn every possible design-related discipline. However, Graphic Design proved to be her true passion. She’s also a dab-hand on the ‘gram, and manages The Canopy social accounts.

Emma

Junior Creative

Emma Gray

Emma joined as Junior Creative fresh from completing her degree in graphic design at Southampton Solent University. Emma fires her imagination by visiting exhibitions, fashion week, and through magazines and the people she works with (her words, not ours). Her family have always supported and encouraged her creativity, which clearly runs in the family, as her brother is an illustrator. A competitive dancer for over 15 years, has Dan finally met his match on the dancefloor?.

Joe

Junior Creative

Joe Fielding

Joe graduated from Winchester School of Art with a degree in Graphic Design, and a mission to produce great creative work. Joe loves collaborating closely with clients to understand their aims and create work that resonates with their brand and audience. A keen gamer, Joe also adores Anime and harbours a long-held dream to visit Japan. He is inspired by unique visual and graphic arts drawn with a clear vision and purpose. As a kid, Joe loved to order cheeseburgers without the cheese or the burger. We wouldn’t have him any other way.

Rob

Photographer

Rob Luckins

Rob takes his role as chief tea-tester at The Canopy very seriously. Although rarely seen without a cuppa in hand, Rob still manages to find the time to turn out beautiful imagery inspired by photographic icons such as Mark Seliger, Art Streiber, Michael Muller, Patrick Hoelck, and Austin Hargrave. Father to two very active boys and husband to a very patient wife, Rob likes to sculpt monsters in his spare time.
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