Fuelled by Haribo, beer and off-the-walls creativity, our plucky team of brand managers, strategists, creative and copywriters
If you’re looking for a new website or just a logo without any long-term thinking behind it, look elsewhere. We’re in it for the long game and our real impact comes when we build strong partnerships with our clients.
Rob is ORB. He set it up. He’s the most down to earth CEO you could get. He makes jokes that are actually funny and makes it his business to keep his staff happy and having fun, as well as working hard and being creatively productive. Rob is great with clients and winning business, and leaves people to do what they do best and trusts in his staff. He just gets stuff done, aims high and always inspires people to work for him. He wants people to have fun, be creative and never stand still.
Lauren is our General Manager. She works closely with clients, offers brand and business advice, and makes sure we’re all doing what we need to. She’s strategically slick and keeps everyone on brief. Lauren specialises in developing strong relationships with clients, ensuring all of our brand and marketing projects are delivered on time and to an outstanding quality. She’s laid back, an open book and makes the office a happier and more productive place. She loves animals, is very fun, and quite effortlessly and quite simply, awesome.
Naeem is always happy. He laughs at least once an hour. He’s our Creative Manager and heads up our strategy and design teams. He always enjoys life and exudes positive energy while being phenomenally laid back. He worked as a journalist in New Zealand, he writes children stories, loves snowboarding and is Features Editor at The Quarterly. He’s also a mean dancer. He can come up with fun and imaginative ideas at the drop of a hat, which make brands warm, witty and alive. He’s down to earth and gets on with everyone. No one can think of a time when he did something wrong or was annoying. It’s like he’s a highly evolved man from the future.
Ceri is our Head of Design. He’s a calm and collected heavyweight with an eye for beautiful, meaningful design. He keeps our designers under his watchful gaze and makes sure all the work that leaves our studio is the best it possibly can be. His love for the craft of design goes through to his passion for good food and his ability on the squash court. He’s full of great ideas that bring brands to life and adds a touch of flair and wisdom to every project we work on. He’s also got a little beard.
Heading up our new business development, Anthony seems to know everyone in Birmingham. He’s worked pretty much everywhere in the city and despite always looking the bee’s knees, he’s really just a big kid. He’s a down to earth family man and lives for laughter. He’s also a proper comic book geek who loves Star Wars and quite often pretends he’s actually a Jedi Knight. He can also talk for England and loves beer.
Cynthia is a strategic genius from the United States. She has gained experience in some of London’s top agencies. She’s the one that actually reads all of the marketing strategy books and blogs and actually applies that learning to our work. She’s articulate, fun, and good with people. She loves great advertising, branding and innovation. She can challenge and question things while keeping everything cool, calm and collected. She’s enthusiastic and always smiling. She’s good with ideas, words, Post-it notes and chopsticks. The only thing we can fault her on is that she says “erb” instead of ‘herb’, and “rowt”, instead of ‘route’, but we don’t give her a hard time about it.
Jim is our chief illustrator and kind of the true essence of ORB. He’s also a badass senior designer and his illustrations and style make ORB look how it looks. He’s ludicrously creative and inspires us all to be a bit more silly. He likes Star Wars, eating Nandos and Indie classics. He’s the most laid back person in the office, but don’t be mistaken, his knowledge and knack with computer systems and design brings websites to life and his illustrations can make, define and launch a brand.
Hannah is a total hero. She’s our Office Manager and oversees all production and office antics at ORB. She’s more organised than a library and is totally meticulous in everything she does. She’s also a bit of a fashionista and a huge fan of South American food. Her ability to deal with huge to-do lists in a calm and methodical fashion makes her an absolutely essential cog in the ORB machine. She’s very sweet and balanced, and without her our studio would fall to pieces and we’d run out of pens and paper, and most probably die.
Anna is a super-friendly, hugely ambitious, all-round awesome human being. Her ability to build, facilitate and maintain relationships makes her a genuine pleasure to be around. She’s a marketing whiz and she loves all animals, especially unicorns. She also likes hip-hop and always speaks her mind. If she could have any superpower, she’d love to be able to speak to animals (we just haven’t got the heart to tell her unicorns aren’t real).
Jodie is awesome. She’s incredibly enthusiastic about everything and has a truly infectious laugh. She’s a Brand Manager at ORB and operates at about 100mph, all the time. She’s deeply passionate about branding and she’s great at building lasting relationships with clients. She’s genuinely funny and always manages to offer a fresh perspective to make our work the best it possibly can be. She also likes dancing like a crazy person and drinking perfectly acceptable amounts of prosecco.
Ricky is a top-notch Creative Strategist and dresses quite well. He’s a little bit urban but not quite as gangster as he thinks he is. He loves hip-hop and football. He also has an excellent beard and wears skinny jeans. He has a flair for writing that brings brands to life and he truly understands what needs to be done to unlock the potential of a brand. He also likes superheroes, Taylor Swift and Bruce Lee. A lot.
Helen is ray of sunshine and an amazing designer. She’s extremely conceptual and totally gets branding. She has a much drier sense of humour than her sunshine-like appearance would have you think. She’s witty, sharp and incredibly hard-working. She’s also amazing with people and loves making people laugh. She also has bright gold headphones and has crowned herself ‘Director of Glitter’ in the studio. Since the appointment, glitter levels have gone through the roof.