Duncan looked set to embark on a career in marketing having completed an HND in Business Studies and taken a first job in marketing for an IT company, however after his natural flair for design soon became apparent he moved to an in-house design role.
Realising he needed more experience he moved to work for a successful London agency whose clients included Speedo, Berghaus, Kickers, Ben Sherman, Sky Sports, Renault, Symantec, SMC, US Robotics and Allied Telesyn. He ended up staying for over 6 years working in both design and production eventually leaving in early 2000 to work in a freelance capacity.
This was perfect timing for Joanne's big decision to start her own agency so having previously worked together and having managed not to kill each other the foundation of what has proved to be a winning partnership was formed with the successful launch of Design Eclectic in 2001.
Duncan's experience gave great insight into the ideal agency from a creative perspective. Having seen many creative people find it hard to work within the confines of traditional agency restraints and also struggle with working freelance directly through poor project management or client service skills, he believes that Design Eclectic's innovative approach provides the ideal solution as it allows the creative team to concentrate solely on what they are best at which results in consistently fresh and innovative work (and if they prefer to do that wearing their pyajmas all day then that's not a problem!)
When off duty Duncan tries to stay sane in a household with 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 horses, 2 rabbits, 1 cat (currently building an arc) or when the sanity levels are low he escapes to play football several times a week. He's become quite a health fanatic, stating his body is a temple! ... and he also can be found trying and failing to beat his son at computer games!
Fernhay Project management consultancy for issues affecting our cities today
Fernhay are a product development and project management consultancy. Design Eclectic began working with Fernhay in 2018 to provide marketing consultancy and support for a radical new solution being developed to reduceair pollution and kerb side congestion in cities.
on365 Critical Infrastructure Specialists
on365 is the UK's leading Schneider Electric Elite Partner and Authorised Services Associate providing energy efficient critical physical infrastructures for public sector, SME and corporate clients. Design Eclectic has been working with on365 since 2003 providing a fully outsourced marketing service for them.
WJS UK Waterjet Cutting & Metal Fabricating Machinery
WJS UK provide sales, service and support for metal fabrication machines and waterjet cutting machines. Design Eclectic works with WJS UK on an ongoing basis managing the digital marketing and websites for their businesses, WJS Machine Tools and Water Jet Sweden UK.