John qualified as an exhibition and museum designer in 1982, having previously studied Spanish and product design in Barcelona.
He left his position as joint managing director of Tayburn Limited in Edinburgh in 1991 to form The Northcross Group, which under his leadership, achieved a turnover of circa £5m.
Although John continues with his design work for selected clients, his input is more focussed on the strategic and management elements of projects. Having recently completed two creative writing courses, he enjoys the challenge of writing copy for websites and other promotional material, whilst continuing with his involvement in the preparation of business and marketing plans.
Kay has had many years experience as the creative director of large and small design teams, specialising in brand creation, design for print and digital applications.
Her adaptation to working with smaller companies and start-ups, has resulted in the decision to restrict her work to the areas that she enjoys the most. Creating identities and ‘rolling them out’, is exactly what she loves to do. Being able to give something back, after a successful and profitable career, means a lot to her.
Kay prides herself in her sense of fairness and her determination to achieve practical, effective solutions for Agrada’s clients, and is happy to partner with specialists for more complex digital development work, once she has established the design styling.