Chris has worked with Maguires since 2003 and has been the agency’s Creative Director since 2012. Chris graduated with an honours degree in English Literature before moving to London where he trained as a junior designer. Pining for the fresh air and sunny disposition of Glasgow, Chris eventually moved back north to build the Maguires digital division.
Passionate about all things design and tech, Chris is a specialist in joined up communications and the creative use of all media channels. Integral to his philosophy is the cerebral process which all Maguires design solutions undertake. Chris is responsible for the creative output of the studio and liaises with clients on a one to one basis to ensure all design and communications needs are realised.
In a parallel universe, Chris writes electronic music and runs a beach bar in Ibiza. In all the other parallel universes, he’s not.
Stephen has been at Maguires since its humble beginnings in 1997. He is a director of the company, responsible for strategic management, business development, financial planning, print and production management. Stephen has also worked with the other directors to build and maintain strong client relationships over the past 15 years, taking complex briefs and working to strict deadlines.
Steve is an avid movie buff and often enjoys reciting entire scenes from his favourite movies on a Friday afternoon.
Chris brings a wealth of creative experience to Maguires, having worked for wide range of clients over the years, including; The SSE Hydro, Network Rail, Celtic FC, Fray Bentos, RBS, Newsquest, intu Properties, Harlequins RFC and Red Bull.
From developing creative concepts to implementing them across print, digital, DM, ambient and TV, Chris prides himself on producing original, and effective, solutions for his clients.
An avid fan of gig poster art, Chris hopes to finally get his hands dirty, learning the noble art of screen printing.
Garry is a graphic design and typography enthusiast with over twenty years’ experience in the design industry who started at Maguires back in 2000. He has extensive knowledge of brand development for a diverse range of clients and has developed creative solutions for a wide range of marketing materials.
His skills include logo design, web design, social media graphics, app user interface design and interactive presentation documents – plus a range of design work for print such as stationery, posters, leaflets, advertising, clothing and large-format outdoor displays.
An Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he says that despite all the intricate photo montage and retouching work he’s done, it’s swapping heads in photos that always interests people the most. Garry is also the annoying guy who knows all the keyboard short-cuts.
Calum is an award-winning content creator who graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a Masters with merit in Digital Journalism. Through a variety of roles at broadsheet newspapers, a tech start-up and a community engagement project he has become an expert in crafting a range of multimedia content across social media platforms for a variety of different audiences.
Taking the time to understand audiences, and the tools for reaching them, allows him to develop detailed social campaigns that utilise the strengths of any social platform or website.
He uses his experience as an internationally published photographer, writer and video creator to create compelling digital stories for the clients and more importantly, their audiences.
With many years account handling experience with Maguires, Nicola’s specialist skills are project management, workflow trafficking and client/media liaison.
Nicola is responsible for day-to-day project management and client contact. She ensures projects are delivered on time and to budget, that there is brand consistency across all mediums and that the client team is kept informed and consulted at each key stage of the project.
Her eye for detail is second to none.
Beth joined Maguires from a background in Linguistics—she graduated from the University of Glasgow with First Class Honours in English Language and, since then, has worked in a number of research and editorial roles. Through this experience, Beth has become an expert in crafting language for different purposes and audiences, and now enjoys doing so as part of the Maguires team.
…In other words, she’s a bit of a word geek.
Beth’s skills include copywriting, editing & proofreading, creative problem-solving, and managing clients’ campaigns with maximum efficiency and clarity.
Andy has worked with the internet since its early adoption in 1997 while completing his engineering masters degree at Strathclyde University. Andy co-founded Red Paint with his business partner Alastair following graduation in 2001, with the company going from strength to strength. Over the last 15 years, Andy has worked with many prestigious national and international clients on a wide range of complex projects. Andy is the Technical Director and is responsible for system architecture, platform development and ensures our web platforms meet the very highest standards.
Andy sometimes jokes that he looks at the world in a Matrix style of letters, symbols and numbers but we’re not all that sure he’s joking.
Andy is a keen rugby fan and follows the Glasgow Warriors, he is also a keen sailor having crossed the Atlantic ocean and across Europe.
Alastair co-founded Red Paint in 2002 following graduation from Strathclyde University with an MEng in Manufacturing Engineering with a Diploma in Management. Alastair gained valuable exposure to the IT world through being sponsored though university by IBM and was able to undertake 21 months of full-time work experience during the degree. It was this exposure that provided the confidence to start up in business. 13 years later, Red Paint is going strong with a growing client base and a robust partnership with Maguires.
Currently, there are no vacancies at Maguires but we’re always on the lookout for talented and enthusiastic freelancers, so if you fit the bill, drop us your CV at: [email protected]