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.

Mick Hurst

Managing Director

8 paws, 4 legs and 2 wheels, plus 500 swords – my typical weekend.

For 25+ years, I've 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 the Studio Manager at Areca Design, I am responsible to help the teams provide a high standard of cutting-edge products & services, whilst giving a high level of care & attention to all our client's needs.

Paul Grant

Studio Manager, Senior Graphic Designer

'Drone' by day, droning on by nature.

I originally joined Areca Design as a Web Development apprentice, and have since become a permanent member of the team. I’m passionate about coding and i’m always striving to stay ahead of the curve within Website Development - whether that be staying up to date with the best industry practices, or learning new techniques to develop a better website. Using the various coding languages required to develop a creative, interactive and responsive website, I aim to provide the client with the best website they can get.

Charlie Sharp

Web Developer

Making websites and dealing with Paul. Harder than it sounds.

I have a passion for website development and the backend coding interests me. I am currently completing an Advanced Level Apprenticeship with Areca Design. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge as a Web Developer and creating unique websites for clients.

Madison Pitt

Web Developer

The girl who forgets her tea to go cold then has to re-heat it in the microwave 100 times. 

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.

Chris Adams

Senior Web Designer

I have the ability to hyper-focus. Like a double edged sword, it is my strength and weakness.

I have a passion for all things "coding" and after spending the last 4 years developing my own apps, I decided to join Areca Design as a Senior App Developer. I'm excited to join the team and look forward to utilising my skills to develop various Apps for clients, specialising in AR/VR.

Liam Young

Senior App Developer

I'm just here to annoy Paul with rugby ball shaped graphics.

After 4 years at university developing games and apps in Unity. It's great to be at Areca Design's continuing this and being able to developer a wide range of different apps as well as developing AR apps within the Unity Engine.

Ashley Cheema

App Developer

Music enthusiast, the headphones never come off.

I came to Areca Design after completing a 4 year University course in Computer Games Development. I joined the team as Senior 3D Designer and I'm looking forward to developing my skills here.

Joe England

Senior 3D Designer

I make sounds and shapes.