Who we are

Creative Streak Design, from its base in Newcastle upon Tyne, provides the full range of creative services from branding to digital media. Our team has worked on projects and major developments direct with many local, regional, national and international organisations. Along with more than 25 years experience in the design business...we can confidently say ‘We know what it takes!’
The one common thing we have at Creative Streak Design is that we care about what we do. In a rapidly changing marketing landscape we’re here to help you deliver creative, effective advertising and marketing campaigns for you and your customers. Our philosophy is simple; we work hard, we love what we do and we always deliver.

Adrian Booth

Having started my career in fashion design after studying at London College of fashion, I’m well aware of foreseeing trends and able to distinguish between fads, trends and classics. I’ve been a victim to all three as far as dress sense is concerned and, unfortunately, have the photographs to prove it. Although all three are important, it all comes down to matching style with audience and purpose.

These skills have led me to specialise in creating flexible websites that will be workable for the longer term for all users. I also provide the expertise for technical creatives and transferring visuals into print and other media forms.

I like to make the client feel confident they are in safe hands as relationships are important to me in order to deliver what they want.

Nik Jones

With over 20 years as a creative, developing branding, creating corporate collateral – printed and digital, for both UK and overseas companies, I can safely say ‘I know what it takes!’

I also work closely with many of the UK’s leading property agents and developers producing and managing their property requirements, from the initial client briefing to the final marketing solution including full design concepts, CGI, photography and final printed or digital delivery. Over the years I have worked on some high profile projects, including the inital development of Newcastle’s prestigious Quayside and the production of brochures and exhibitions for all of the new office buildings on both the North and South side of the River Tyne.

Oh, one last point, I have a golf handicap of scratch so I am available for any corporate golf days!!

Barbara Gubbins

Barbara has a strong portfolio of expertise including event, project and business management, marketing, communications and fundraising. She worked for several years with partners Nik Jones and Adrian Booth at North East agency Albion Graphics as Media Director handling regional and national accounts and latterly Account Director managing agency business and ensuring account briefs were effectively delivered to clients.

Following several years working in the private sector in Newcastle, Barbara joined the voluntary sector working in child health, and latterly in County Durham running the Community Foundation. She has used her specialisms to develop new business and transform the image and profile of the organisations she has worked for to benefit local communities.

Barbara has continued to work with Creative Streak for design, marketing and literature for her organisation, but is now working with them as an associate. Cementing their long-standing relationship, she is keen to be involved in their future growth and development, providing a professional service to clients using original ideas, imagery and narratives.

Ryan Boyd

Ryan is a multi-talented digital marketing professional, specialising in full-stack web design and development, with over 15 years of commercial experience. A keen eye for detail, a thorough approach to understanding the brief and a focus on delivering the right solution to fit the business goals of the project is what differentiates him from the crowd. Ryan has worked closely with Nik and Adrian for over 5 years, building successful websites together that enable Creative Streak’s clients to grow by maximising their digital marketing.

Ryan has worked for clients in the public and private sectors around the world, applying his broad skillset from across the spectrum of digital marketing to hundreds of projects. His success rate keeps him in high demand and has helped to develop a high volume of long term business relationships and referrals.

Beyond creating websites, Ryan’s creativity and expertise extend to design, email marketing, search engine optimisation and digital asset creation. Driving everything that Ryan does is a desire to give clients a genuine return on investment.

Hilary Duffy

Hilary is a marketing communications professional experienced in planning, creating and implementing strategic programmes delivering clients’ objectives using both digital and traditional marketing skills. A colleague of Nik and Adrian’s for many years, they have worked successfully together on a diverse range of projects for business-to-business and consumer brands.

Hilary has nearly 20 years of consultancy and in-house marketing experience from senior roles in the UK and internationally and has twice been recognised with awards for excellence from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Hilary’s expertise includes creating distinctive and compelling messaging and positioning for brands. She enjoys working alongside creative design professionals to deliver highly successful integrated marketing communications campaigns which engage target audiences.

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