Design
With Purpose

Style or content? We believe that the real skill is delivering both. Our strength is in creating beautifully crafted work that draws the eye and makes the connections you set out to make.

How Do We Work?

We put creativity at the centre of everything, and genuinely welcome your input. Our clients work direct with experienced creative directors. No middlemen. Nothing lost in translation. Our core team is complemented by accomplished copywriters, illustrators, photographers and developers, each hand-picked for the qualities they bring to your brief.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Who We Work With

WHO ARE WE ANYWAY?

Nigel - Managing Director

Nigel Vichi
Managing Director

Brendan - Creative Director

Brendan Huston
Creative Services Director

Matt - Senior Creative

Matt Higson
Creative / Operations Director

David - Managing Director

David Hodgkins
Creative Director

Jemima - Creative Artworker

Jemima Durnford
Creative Artworker

David W - Lead Interactive Developer

David Wellock
Lead Developer

Michaela - Developer

Michaela Hercogova
Developer

Jim - Developer

Jim Richards
Developer

Becky - Director

Becky Vichi
Director

Ant - Copywriter

Ant Bullock
Copywriter

What was I doing before Mint? I graduated from the London College of Printing in 1983 and went straight into designing record sleeves in London. After attracting design commissions from top City institutions, I founded Mint in 2000.

What do I do? Listen, discuss and create. I have 30 years experience across all aspects of visual communication from printed matter, signage and digital media to handcrafted bespoke solutions. I enjoy a hands-on approach, working closely with both our new and long-term clients.

What do I love most outside work? Spending precious time with my wife and family who forgive me the indulgence of spending too much time at work.


Contact Nigel
Email: nigel@mintcreative.com
Tel: 01273 810926

What was I doing before Mint? A long time ago I worked in the music industry and lectured in Music Production. I used to design flyers and posters for gigs and club nights. Then one day, quite by accident, I found myself working in an ad agency and I haven’t looked back.

What do I do? I'm a Creative Director, which includes seeing initial concepts through to realisation. I do my fair share of design, writing, illustration and photography. I love learning new things.

What do I love most outside work? I still make music, playing in bands and producing records. I love travelling, exploring or just enjoying the great outdoors with my wife.


Contact Brendan
Email: brendan@mintcreative.com
Tel: 01273 810927

What was I doing before Mint? I started as a signwriter in 2004 but moved to a more creative, design agency environment in 2006. I’ve worked within a handful of agencies that have catered for brands in various sectors.

What do I do? As a Senior Creative at Mint I’m involved in projects from brief to design, presentation to delivery. I also assist in the management of the studio from an operations perspective. I love to experiment with different palettes, images and fonts.

What do I love most outside work? My partner and our girls are my world – very closely followed by my love for cycling… Allez!


Contact
Email: matt@mintcreative.com
Tel: 01273 810928

What was I doing before Mint? My obsession with design started when I was 12. I eventually studied at Salisbury College of Art and worked at several agencies in Cheltenham, where I grew up, before relocating to Brighton.

What do I do? As a Creative Director I see projects from those first tentative steps through to development of creative ideas, always ensuring that the project answers the brief. I love the creative process. My passion is still with print, photography and typography.

What do I love most outside work? I spend my weekends running around after my two children and encouraging them to take part in whatever random art project I come up with.


Contact David
Email: david@mintcreative.com
Tel: 01273 810921

What was I doing before Mint? I've always been creative on a practical basis. I discovered a love of digital design when I worked for an estate agency where I photographed properties and created brochures. So I decided to embark on a career in design, and studied at Hove College. Not long after graduating, I joined Mint.

What do I do? My role as Creative Artworker mainly involves working with branding, layout, colour, sourcing photography and illustration. I love the variety of projects and, in particular, working with typography.

What do I love most outside work? A few years ago I travelled all over the world. These days I still love to keep busy, but a bit closer to home. I enjoy photography, music, salsa dancing, mountain biking, adventure travel, the outdoors and films.


Contact Jemima
Email: jemima@mintcreative.com
Tel: 01273 810922

What was I doing before Mint? I have worked at a large multi-national publishing corporation as well as several small technology start-ups. I have run tech teams in a wide range of industries including publishing, fashion retail, language and education, mobile commerce and price comparison services. Phew.

What do I do? I’m Lead Developer at Mint, which means I decide which technologies we use. I write code, make project plans and solve problems. I thrive on the new: new projects, new solutions and new kit!

What do I love most outside work? I’m father to two small children. I spend any time that isn’t being Daddy Horsey watching sport or movies and eating spicy cheese.

What was I doing before Mint? Having created my first website at the age of 13, I fell in love with digital. After graduating in Computer Science, I started working for a games development company, always keeping web development as a hobby. After a couple of different roles in the industry I decided to create websites full-time, so moving into the agency world was a natural next step.

What do I do? As a front-end web developer and designer my daily job involves building websites either from scratch or CMS-based. My role includes finding the most suitable web solution for our clients and I strive to deliver the best user experience possible. I’m very enthusiastic about digital technologies and enjoy tasks and projects that challenge me.

What do I love most outside work? My job is also my hobby, so I like to keep up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies. Apart from that I am a regular yoga-goer and occasional salsa dancer. I enjoy being active; travelling is a huge passion and I’m always keen to try and learn something new.


Contact Michaela
Email: michaela@mintcreative.com
Tel: 01273 810925

What was I doing before Mint? I’ve been working in digital for about 14 years. My early career was in London, heading the design team for a creative agency and later, Art Director of the online team for London’s biggest fashion magazine publisher.

What do I do? I’m a 'front-end' Designer/Developer at Mint, so I’m all about the bits that users see and interact with. I like learning new coding methods, particularly around optimising web on mobile devices.

What do I love most outside work? My three daughters keep me very busy. I also have an enduring love of Irish music. I play guitar and bodhran in a local Irish trio.


Contact Jim
Email: jim@mintcreative.com
Tel: 01273 261166

What was I doing before Mint? I was on the Board of one of the world’s largest integrated facility services companies. I covered Catering, Integrated Services, and Strategy and Corporate Development.

What do I do? I am a Director of Mint and assist in the management of the business. I love interacting with all the people around the business, both internal and external.

What do I love most outside work? I love my family, friends, food and entertaining. Put all these together and life is good.


Contact Becky
Email: becky@mintcreative.com
Tel: 01273 261166

What was I doing before Mint? I have run ad agencies and worked client-side. I am Institute of Marketing qualified. I have written copy in almost every sector you can name, from charities and finance, to technology and health.

What do I do? I am a copywriter, which can include creative concepts and a bit of strategy, as well as all those lovely words. I love trying to get under the skin of whoever is going to respond to what I’m writing.

What do I love most outside work? I love being a dad, to three gorgeous girls. I love pubs of all shapes and sizes. I suffer being a Brighton & Hove Albion fan.


Contact Ant
Email: ant@mintcreative.com
Tel: 01273 261166

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