Open Associates

Open: team

we work for both large and small organisations in the consumer, corporate and not for profit sectors. some of our clients are household names, others are start ups or simply looking to get their voice heard. the one thing that unites them all is that we only work for people we believe we can make a difference to.

Nick O'Toole – Creative Director

Nick O’Toole


Nick is founder and creative director of Open associates. His career began in publishing for Gemini and HarperCollins Publishers before moving to Kysen Communications as Group Creative Director.
Nick has particular experience in brand awareness and corporate communications. His award winning designs are researched, focused and measurable in their success and he has built up an enviable portfolio of work for: ABTA, Financial Times, Oasis Healthcare plc, Panasonic and HMV in addition to numerous smaller organisations.

Barry McCann


With 20 years design experience in communication design, annual reports and corporate literature, Barry has worked for a broad range of clients including French Connection, Friends of the Earth, Leonard Cheshire, Plan and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
His experience in brand development in the not-for-profit sector was gained over an 8 year period as head of creative services at ActionAid.
Barry makes people smile.

Tom Howe


With over 15 years experience in design, account handling, new business and recruitment, Tom has been integral to Open’s success since we foundedin 2002.
His boundless enthusiasm, industry knowledge and can do attitude have made him a client favourite.

Open: clients

  • ABTA – The Travel Association
  • ActionAid
  • Art Everywhere
  • Babcock International plc
  • BACD
  • Berkely Energia Plc
  • Centre for Dentistry
  • Comet plc
  • Damilola Taylor Trust
  • Dorrington plc
  • French Connection
  • FPDC
  • Gerber Refresco
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Great British Mag
  • Hanover Acceptances
  • HMV Group Plc
  • Institute of Conservation
  • Listen
  • London Cancer
  • Lord of the Dance
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • National Friendly
  • National Literacy Trust
  • Oasis Healthcare Ltd
  • Pensana Metals
  • Plan International
  • Sanex
  • St Bride Foundation
  • Travelife
  • UniZest
  • Verde