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A passion for design excellence fuels the engine room here. Founded by Holly Stevens, Lead Creative strives to create awesome design with every project.

A little history:

Holly is an award-winning creative designer with 12+ years broad experience across graphic and web design, print and illustration.

Before leaving Bath Spa University with a Degree in Graphic Design, Holly had completed A Levels in both Art and Graphic Design, leading on to her Foundation Diploma in Graphic Design at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design.

Holly’s first taste of the commercial world was as an administrative assistant in a reputable Scottish design firm. Despite champing at the bit to get creative, she was able to observe how the agency worked and pocket that experience.

In 2007, armed with a little knowledge and lots of drive, she quit her admin role and began self-employment as a freelancer. Holly spent the next 18 months supporting several agencies for their design needs.

At 25, she dropped her freelancer status and began trading as Lead Creative with a desire to tackle larger branding and web projects alongside some brilliant web and marketing associates. From 2008 and until now, Lead Creative has been fortunate enough to serve clients in the UK, Australia, Indonesia, America, Russia and Europe for logo, brand, print and web projects.

We want our clients to fall in love with our work and we don’t stop until we hit the spot. Even if that means working until late to get it right. It’s a pride thing. There’s nothing better than receiving client feedback to say they adore the work we’ve done and it’s making a positive impact on their venture. It gives us a great boost to know we’re making a difference.

Awards:

We’re also very grateful to have achieved 2 x global WOLDA awards for our logo design and more recently, Runner Up status in the Best Brands Awards ’14 and Finalist in Hiiibrand ’14.

WOLDA ’09 – Winner

WOLDA ’10 – Winner

BBA ’14 – Runner Up

Hiiibrand ’14 – Finalist

Lead Creative and Coast 360

Lead Creative is proud to work with Elliot Walker and his team at Coast 360, who provide an exceptional, multi-disciplinary digital service for web development, web marketing and SEO. We share a love for great design, great typography, brand building and web development.