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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

Jamie Elliott

Digital Innovations
Manager

For 18 years I have worked in business development roles in government, academia and most recently as an Innovation Consultant supporting the innovation agendas in large corporates such as Jaguar Land Rover and Cadbury’s. I plan on bringing this experience to Areca Design in my role as Digital Innovations Manager.

t:   01386 570 360
m: 07702 810 244
e:  jamie.elliott@arecadesign.co.uk

Paul Grant

Client Account Manager
Senior Graphic Designer

During the past 25+ 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 the Client Account Manager at Areca Design, 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 client's needs.

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

Deborah Rolls

Project
Manager

I have recently joined Areca Design as a Project Manager after successfully running a business with my Husband and over 20 years in Corporate Senior Management. I have a passion for organising, and I believe that excellent customer service is the corner stone of any successful business. I am responsible for perfectly balancing our Clients needs whilst allowing our Creatives to fully explore their ideas and create new innovations, therefore creating the best experience and outcomes possible.

t:  01386 570 360
e: deborah.rolls@arecadesign.co.uk

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

Charlie Sharp

Website
Developer

I joined Areca Design as a Web and App development apprentice. I have a passion for software such as Photoshop and Premiere Pro and I’m hoping to hone my coding skill whilst I’m here. I’m interested in learning about how a business like Areca Design communicates with customers and fulfils their requests.

t:  01386 570 360
 

Sadie Allen

Website
Developer

For the past 4 years I have been working as a web designer and developer, I completed an Advanced Apprenticeship with Areca Design in 2014 and have recently re-joined the company. I have a passion for design and creativity and using this alongside my coding skills as a developer. I am enthusiastic about creating unique and innovative websites for our clients.

t:   01386 570 360

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

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

Hamish Orr Ewing

App
Developer

I recently Joined Areca Design as a App/Web Developer. I am enthusiastic towards problem solving and constantly use this in app development to overcome challenging tasks. I also enjoy developing websites and look forward to using my skills to supply customers with the best product and services possible.

t: 01386 570 360