- Managing Director
Martin is keen on building solid business relationships and has worked closely with clients since Touch was founded. Having studied design and publishing, published magazines and worked in various design roles, he brings a true love of design to everything he does.
He is passionate about all aspects of the work Touch produce, and has therefore built a team of exceedingly talented designers, developers, writers and creatives. If you'd like to talk to him about what we can do for you, please email email@example.com
Favourite project - Edinburgh International Festival
Donald has been a graphic designer with Touch for over 10 years, joining the team soon after graduating from ECA. In that time he has developed an in-depth understanding of branding, with a keen eye for consistency and detail in typography and language. If not working in the studio, Donald is likely to be found dealing directly with clients or art directing a photoshoot, probably his favourite part of the job.
Outside of work, he has gone back to ECA to set projects for 3rd year Graphic Design students and has designed a number of album covers, which is neat as they're what inspired him to become a graphic designer in the first place.
Favourite project - Trust Magazine.
Chris has gained a number of years experience working at Touch, with a genuine enthusiasm for everything he does. He is at his best when working collaboratively with clients across numerous disciplines, taking an informed approach that is always creative and ideas-led, with a strong attention to detail and emphasis on craft.
Chris's passion for design also extends to other areas - as a contributor to highly-regarded design blog Formfiftyfive and more recently as an acting mentor to design students at his former design college.
Favourite project - WWF Scotland
Dougal moved to Edinburgh from the frozen north almost two decades ago to pursue his education (both the academic and real-life varieties). After a formative spell at a bigger agency he approached Touch, book in hand, and was kindly given the role of copywriter.
It sounds terribly clichéd - which is rich coming from a wordsmith - but he genuinely enjoys working closely with his colleagues in the studio to ensure that the content is every bit as engaging as the design. While new and exciting things interest him greatly, Dougal is equally at home in the library or the dusty basement of a charity shop.
Favourite project - Cooking for One
Having worked in publishing and book design for a number of years in both Edinburgh and London, our latest recruit has a talent for typography, letterpress and screenprinting, making her a real asset to the Touch team. Gill was not only a finalist for the Marketing Society Creative Star Student of Year 2011 but she also won a YCN Commendation award for Ted Baker 2011.
She also runs Take the Proverbial: a series of typographic proverbs for a modern world. When not slaving over a silkscreen she likes travelling – having gone all the way to Arctic in search of polar bears!
Favourite project - Look Look
A recent graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone’s acclaimed Graphic Design course, Abbie is our latest recruit. While still studying she was awarded an In-book D&AD award for her work on Aviva’s Street-to-School brief, commended by YCN for a Glayva project and shortlisted for the Marketing Society Awards 2013. Earlier this year she was commended by YCN for her response to Nescafé’s Azera brief – and in between all that she found the time to create the branding for Anorak Beer, final year project for students on Herriot Watt’s globally-recognised Brewing and Distilling Masters course.
Favourite Touch project Pizza Luxe.
- Studio Manager
Val has recently joined the company and brings several years of design development to her role as business manager. She keeps us up to date, makes sure we get paid, and pay others, and brings a happy smile to our studio.
Favourite project - Penfolds