The Team

Matt Bigg (Graphic Designer)

Having worked in design, advertising and web design agencies since graduating, Matt launched the collective as a full-time business in 2001 in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Matt's other loves, apart from the collective, are his family, football and that on-going search for the perfect pint. Very into his twitter

Fact about Matt you did not know - He once won a skateboard competition back in the 90s.

Tom Palmer (Graphic Designer)

Tom is a BA Hons Graphic Design graduate. He is new at the collective and had previously spent a year travelling the world after leaving uni. Tom's passions include art, music, sport and of course, graphic design.

Fact about Tom you did not know - He once met the Queen Mother outside St Albans Cathedral.

Simon Gold (Copywriter)

After 12 years at Guinness World Records as a writer, author and producer of outrageously bonkers TV shows, Simon set up the inventively named Simon Gold Media as a copywriting agency in July 2008. When he's not writing persuasive, high-impact and benefit-led copy for clients including Hamptons International, CNN and Guinness, he is a perennially frustrated Spurs fan, he adores his son and he really doesn't like smelly cheese.

Fact about Simon you didn't know - Jon Bon Jovi once asked to borrow his mobile phone.

Chrissie Saunders (Social Media)

Has been an IT trainer for over 10 years, working nationally and internationally for both big and small companies.  She’s an avid blogger and social media addict. She would never describe herself as an expert; but she’s learned a lot about Social Media in the last few years and always happy to share.

When she’s not busy running her own and other’s social media accounts, she enjoys time with family, friends and the odd glass of wine.

Fact about Chrissie you didn’t know – she’s Canadian


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