Nick is a writer for branding and design, and one half of creative partnership Asbury & Asbury. Personal projects include Corpoetics, a collection of poems made by rearranging corporate copy; Pentone, the written equivalent of Pantone colour-matching system; and Mr Blog, a blog documenting all the ‘Mr’ shops on UK high streets. Nick was also one of the writers in the original Significant Objects project, conceived by Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker. Nick has a particular interest in brand names, slogans, language and poetry and writes for the design press, including Creative Review.
Mark Irving is a writer and critical analyst. He works with clients on articulating mission, organisational story, spatial narratives, and audience engagement across different media. He is expert in handling editorial content, tone-of-voice and visual culture. He lectures in cultural theory at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and the London College of Communication. Mark has been an arts journalist writing on the visual arts, design & architecture for the leading UK newspapers since 1994. He has scripted and presented arts television documentaries and is an author.
Arief is a budding cultural researcher and semiotician, with a BA (Hons) in International Media & Communications from the University of Nottingham, focusing on cultural studies. Aiming to grow as a communications analyst by applying cultural insights toward consumer engagement and brand development strategies, his Third Culture Kid upbringing has led to particular interest in the negotiation of transnational identities, intercultural relations, and the nuances of cultural meaning. He is also fascinated by popular culture phenomena and emergent cultures.