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Marcus Parnell
Creative Director - Print & Photography
B.A. Hons Graphic Design

Marcus began his career at MousePower New Media in Bath after graduating from PCAD in 1994 and now has over 27 years industry experience in a wide variety of graphic media. Having worked as a designer and animator in the early years of web development for clients such as the BBC, Cathay Pacific, BT, Carling and Motorola, he returned to print media in 2001. Since then he has worked on a multitude of projects for a wide range of national and international clients including Warner Brothers, Silver Dolphin, Smithsonian, Ripley Publishing & Dynamo. He has extensive experience in all manner of graphic media and now undertakes the design work for pet remedy in addition to creating branding, packaging and marketing material for a broad portfolio of clients. His specialities include logo design, photography and image manipulation.

Liz Parnell
Creative Director - Web & Print
HND Graphic Design

Liz started her career at Marvel comics in London.
Two years later, she turned her attention to the magazine sector, becoming the Art Editor of several women's lifestyle magazines at Future Publishing.

In 2001 she embarked upon a successful freelance career, working for David & Charles, Reader's Union and Postscript books, as well as designing extensively for the education sector.

In 2008 Liz created her own brand, Hamble & Jemima and launched a range of designer sewing kits. These proved incredibly popular and were stocked by John Lewis and multiple independent outlets across the UK and Europe. Liz has subsequently designed and co-authored the
book 'Abbygale Sews'. She currently manages web and marketing design for a large educational academy chain.

Why Semidisposable?

In his 1991 book, 'Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture', author Douglas Coupland made a tongue-in-cheek reference to the phenomenon of 'semidisposable Swedish furniture'. Whilst this was clearly a reference to the rise of Ikea, the term struck a chord with us as it seemed so apt for the freelance design careers we were about to embark upon. To our clients we are semidisposable: a resource they can draw upon when needed, without the commitment of having to employ a full time design team. We are proud to say we have never had to advertise, with all our work coming via the recommendations of past or existing clients. When you employ us, you are accessing over 50 years of combined experience in the design industry.

 

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