Orchard started with four Apples and a concept: that brand communication starts with your audience. No empathy, no communication.
So naturally, you’ll want to know who you will be working with. (Obviously, people who aren’t afraid to put a preposition at the end of a sentence.) Your team will include some of the best thinkers, planners, creatives, designers, writers and makers you’ll find, but you’ll always work directly with one of the founding partners (see bio’s, right). Different backgrounds, different disciplines, but one thing in common... they’re happy to meet you.
Managing partner / Account director
Robert’s experience spans over 30 years during which time he’s worked for some of the world’s best-known marketing services agencies including Grey, J Walter Thompson and Publicis. For ten years Robert was MD of Teamworks, a company he also co-founded. A B2B, integrated agency, Teamworks provided both traditional and new media services – mainly on a pan-European basis - to clients such as Cybex, Datatec, Hewlett- Packard, Lucent, Motorola, Novartis, Perkin-Elmer, Quidnunc, Racal, Raytheon, and Symantec. As MD, Robert sat for several years on the Business-to-Business committee of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising.
As an audience-centric brand practitioner, Neil brings an artist's (as opposed to a designer's) approach to brands. Having worked with numerous global corporations for over three decades, he holds BAs in Social Sciences (UEA) and Fine Art (Chelsea College of Art), post-graduate diplomas in communication, advertising and marketing, and an MA in Fine Art (Central St Martins). Neil is attributed with putting the terms ‘Digital Consumer’, ‘Brand Symbiotics’, ‘Consistent Brand Promise’ (CBP), and ‘Brand Narrative’ into the lexicon of branding.
Art director / designer
With over 18 years’ experience in design and art direction, Victoria has worked across a mix of industry sectors. Her wide-ranging skills include guideline creation, literature, corporate identity, below-the-line, advertising, exhibition design, brand development and packaging. Victoria also has experience teaching a Graphic Design course at Shillington College, London.
Art director / designer
Stella has some 20 years’ experience in brand communications and art direction for clients which include Kew Gardens, M&S, Aveda and Unilever. As Associate Director for a London retail design agency, Stella worked on a range of high street and luxury brands and, having overseen and guided numerous design teams during her career to date, she is well-versed in planning and project management.