Open Associates

Open: team

We are a team of highly experienced designers and design managers working closely with a trusted network of 3rd party specialists that mean We are Small enough to react and Big enough to deliver.

the team is led by Open’s founders who
act as the main point of client contact:

Nick O'Toole

Nick O’Toole

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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.

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Barry McCann

DIRECTOR

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.

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Tom Howe

CLIENT DIRECTOR

With over 15 years experience in design, account handling, new business and recruitment, Tom has been integral to Open’s success since we founded in 2002.

His boundless enthusiasm, industry knowledge and can do attitude have made him a client favourite.

Open: clients

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.

  • ABTA – THE TRAVEL ASSOCIATION
  • ActionAid
  • Art Everywhere
  • Babcock International plc
  • BACD
  • BTCV
  • Centre for Dentistry
  • Depaul
  • Dorrington plc
  • FPDC
  • Gerber juice company LTD
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Great British Mag
  • Hanover Acceptances
  • HMV Group Plc
  • Institute of Conservation
  • Islamic aid
  • Listen
  • London Cancer
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • National Friendly
  • National Literacy Trust
  • Oasis Healthcare Ltd
  • Plan International
  • RedR
  • Samaritans
  • Sanex
  • Tengri Resources
  • Travelife
  • Travel Trust Association
  • UCL Partners
  • UnLtd
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