Founder & Creative Director
Jo founded Imaginate 15 years ago, based on strong core values of creativity and customer service. Jo has been a designer for 28 years, and is a published writer and public speaker on creative design for publications such as Brand Communications. She's a bit of a dreamer who, 14 years ago, set herself on a road to build an agency full of like-minded individuals, where design is king, creativity is unbound, and nothing but perfection is good enough. She is always pushing the boundaries and prides herself on developing long lasting close working relationships with her clients and believes strongly in going the “extra mile” to achieve perfection.
Jo has been integral on the success of multi faceted projects such as HSBC’s Wimbledon Activation, which encompassed branding deliverables across the infamous Queue Walkway, HQ activations at Canary Wharf and experiential creation at Wimbledon Station. She has worked on 2 Olympic Games, and was the lead designer on the complete redesign of the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham, and the lead designer on the Inter Milan Shirt Sponsorship campaign in 2016.
She is a published writer on subject of Designing for Sport, and is public speaker.
Jo is also on the Shadow Board of Directors for the new multi-million pound Warwick Arts Centre project.
Art Director & Photographer
Simon is an award winning, international advertising photographer with an extensive and impressive portfolio. Represented globally by Angela De Bona Agency, he is a valued asset of our creative team bringing with him an eye for detail, creative vision and an ability to make the unachievable achievable.
Jenny has been a part of the Imaginate creative team for over 12 years. She is an integral part of the design team and is the lead designer on many projects. Jenny’s creativity coupled with first class project management skills ensures that projects are delivered to the highest standards.
Sarah is our senior account manager and studio manager who effectively "owns" the project and oversees every aspect of the account. On top of this she also manages the scheduling of our busy studio for both online and offline creative solutions. Sarah is exceptionally organised and has excellent account management skills.
Sush has been working within the design industry for the last seventeen years and he has been with Imaginate for the majority of those. Sush is constantly strengthening our interactive offering with his exceptional knowledge and skill base with in the digital environment.
George is a full stack designer who combines design and development to produce innovative solutions to any problem. He thrives on the change that constantly shapes the web industry and joins us after taking time out to travel and train as a fully qualified yacht master! Other interests include, cycling, reading and a insatiable thirst for oolong tea.
Hannah originally came to us for a month's placement to grow and develop her design skills. However when that month came to an end we couldn’t help but snatch her up and take her on for the whole year instead! Her passion of comic strips and books helps her explore her creative side and she loves every chance she gets to pick up her pencils and illustrate to her hearts content.
Abi first came to imaginate on a 2 week work experience placement and we could not let her leave! Currently completing her Graphic design degree at Birmingham City University, Abi is our newest member of the team. She has a fine art background and is a keen Illustrator and oil painter who wishes to transfer these creative skills digitally.
Sarah heads up our finance department here at imaginate. She is extremely organised in her role and makes sure all our clients and suppliers are happy. What would we do without her!!