What they said…

 

I tend to work largely on my own these days (with the notable exception of Five-Quarter, where I work very closely with my friend and colleague, Caroline Collett). I have learned to do so because I work in a very focussed, yet idiosyncratic manner: as a hybrid I now do the entire spectrum of work of the agencies I used to either head, or work for. I am consultant, strategist, communicator and designer all in one. But this may lead to the inevitable question “Can he work as part of a team?”.

 

I‘ll leave it for others to say if I can…

Michael is great to work with, always enthusiastic, friendly, has a good sense of humour and has a positive attitude. His creative experience and input proved a real asset in particular with challenging briefs!

 

Louise Kehoe

Account Director

BGA

Michael is a true strategic designer. He is rare in being able to combine insightful business strategy with effective creative design. We worked together for a number of years at BGA and have continued to work together ever since. He is much valued by his clients and contacts in the design community.

 

Helen Westropp

Group Account Director BGA

(and now Global Business Director (Corporate) at Coley Porter Bell and Consulting Partner at OgilvyRED)

 

Michael's calm persona and ability to cut through the rubble and get to the heart of the problem is by far one of his best qualities. With a mountain of experience in branding and communications he is fully equipped to help any business reach their potential. He is eloquent, a real team player and a joy to work with.

 

Olivia Asiedu-Ntow

New Business Manager

BGA

I have worked with Michael on many projects over the past 15+ years, all of which have been thoroughly enjoyable. Always able to find the perfect balance between creative expression and strategic reasoning, Michael is a quick thinker, a first-rate presenter and a great person to have on your side when the pressure‘s really on.

 

Greg Sheridan

Writer and partner

milknosugar

I have known Michael for over 10 years and whenever we have worked together he has always struck me as having great professionalism and integrity. Coupled with his undoubted creative flair and specialist knowledge of branding, communications and design he is a great guy to know!

 

Ian Windle

Leadership Development and Coaching

Group Chairman at Vistage International UK

and Managing Director LiveChange Ltd

 

 

Michael brings a different perspective to creative design by looking at the issue from all angles and thus allows new ideas and approaches to develop. He has the ability to get to the heart of the task at hand and to identify ideas and opportunities that initially are hidden. I have always enjoyed working with Michael and greatly appreciate his skills and approach. I have no hesitation in recomending him to others who are looking for more than an ‘out of the box’ solution.” 

 

Matt Sarraf

Independent Graphic Design Professional

© December 2014 Michael DarbyPod Branding. Communications. DesignContact: michael@pod-design.biz

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