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Meet The Areca Design Team

Mick Hurst

Managing Director
Creative Graphic Designer

During the last 30 years, I honed my graphic design skills as a specialist Higher Education prospectus designer, after which I diversified my skill-set to now offer fully integrated marketing support, covering Augmented Reality (AR), Mobile App Development, Audio-Visual, Internet Marketing, Exhibition Stand Design and Management, Mobile Exhibition Units and Specialist Promotional Give-aways. Prior to founding Areca Design, I successfully managed design teams within several large agencies, becoming the Senior Designer and handling accounts such as the Yamaha Worldwide, The University of Warwick, JBA/GEAC, and currently as Areca Design – Yamazaki Mazak, Biffa and Dennis Eagle. My vision is to build a respected design and marketing agency that has a reputation for innovation and creativity – helping businesses and organisations, whatever their size, achieve marketing goals. Scan my image to see my augmented reality presentation, it's easy to do – just go to the App Store or Android Google Play and search for 'Areca Design AR' then install the free app. Once installed, load up the App and scan either my image or any of the Areca Design team.

t: 01386 570 360
m: 07887 621 856
e: mick.hurst@arecadesign.co.uk

Laura Dewe

Marketing / Account
Manager

I joined Areca Design in 2013 after completing a First Class Degree in Marketing, Advertising and PR and have a passion for everything Marketing and Business related. I enjoy supporting our diverse range of clients, to reach their goals through Project Management, Digital Marketing, Strategy, SEO Support, Social Media Management and creative Printed Collateral. I am regularly in contact with our clients, providing competitive quotes, project information and general marketing support for our creative briefs.

t: 01386 570 360
m: 07702 810 244
e: laura.dewe@arecadesign.co.uk

Paul Grant

Design and Business
Development Manager

During the past 20+ years I have worked on both digital & print media projects, where my roles ranged from Graphic/Web Designer through to Senior Web Team Leader. My previous knowledge & experiences have taught me to perfectly understand what is needed to create projects from their initial conception & brief, right through to their final completion. Now, as a Business Development Manager I am responsible to help the teams to provide a high standard of cutting edge products & services, whilst giving a high level of care & attention to all our clients needs.

t: 01386 570 360
m: 07713 452 261
e: paul.grant@arecadesign.co.uk

Chris Adams

Senior Website
Designer

I joined Areca Design following a lengthy educational and working history in digital design. Having always been enthusiastic about art and creativity, digital design has been the perfect career choice for me as it gives me the opportunity to transfer my visual designs and ideas from paper to screen. I love to create and will not stop until I drop.

t: 01386 570 360

James Baker

Website
Developer

I joined Areca Design in October 2015, alongside an Advanced Apprenticeship for IT and Telecoms Professionals. I have since to put my skills into action, supporting our dedicated Website Design team with development and coding activities. I enjoy building on my skill set, to ensure I provide high quality support for upcoming client projects, including design, cyber security and recent updates in the web development world.

t: 01386 570 360

Jordan Meacham

Website
Developer

I recently joined Areca Design, after completing my degree in Web Development. I am immensely interested in the field of web and constantly on the look for new innovative ways to enhance the use of websites. You will always find me  searching for new trends and technology within the industry, to ensure that everything I develop is the greatest that it can be. My personal goal is to help create efficient websites for clients, who will utilise them to help grow their businesses. My specialities lie within HTML5, CSS3 and PHP, although I am continuously learning new, exciting skills which will benefit my expertise and, in turn, help our clients thrive online.

t: 01386 570 360

Irina Petrova

Website and App
Developer

In joining the talented team at Areca Design, I also completed a Computing Degree. My personal quest for providing better User Experience lead me to widen my skill set into the world of web, learning and practising designs, development and user research. I always look for better, more robust solutions to problems, keeping up with the current practices, established patterns and upcoming issues within the tech industry. I value constructive criticism, achieving your business goals.

t: 01386 570 360

Liam Bozward

Mobile App And
Augmented Reality Developer

I joined Areca Design after completing a degree in Computing. While my experience is with creating Mobile Applications, I’m passionate about Unity development; which allows me to work with emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, to enhance how businesses work within their unique environment.

t: 01386 570 360

Sadie Allen

Website
Designer

I joined Areca Design as an Apprentice Website Designer in April 2014, alongside my Apprenticeship. I studied part-time at College, where I completed a Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence and various supplementary qualifications – where I really built up a good knowledge base. Since working closely with a range of clients at Areca Design, I enjoy bringing creativity to the team and working on unique, innovative online project briefs.