16th November 2020
This November, Scaramanga celebrates its 20th Birthday. It has been quite a journey, so we plan to celebrate reaching this milestone. For starters we have launched this new website, but there is more to come.
Mike is a highly skilled and experienced graphic designer, with a special interest in creating great user experiences (UX).
The Surrey team moves to One Croydon, also known as the Fifty Pence Buidling, right in the heart of Croydon.
The Kent team moves to larger offices in Churchill Square doubling the space. Thankfully, the move was painless as the new office was just across the corridor.
Dawn has a great deal of business experience, mostly gained in business development within insurance.
To mark the merger, we created a new bold identity so everyone knows that we are here!
1st August 2019
5th November will forever more be remembered as the day Hollie joined the team. With are degree in Graphic Design (freshly screen printed I hope) in hand, she increased the team to four to provide her design flare to our branding projects.
What Kieran doesn't know about social media isn't worth mentioning! Outside work he manages two Facebook pages with 80,000+ followers, which he has built from scratch.
As a design led company, the Thoughtful team decided it was time to shout about our design credentials. In an attempt to reposition the company we rebranded and established three core messages: that we develop brands, design stuff and are experts in the web.
We took a bold minimalist approach to the identity, inspired by Japanese aesthetics.
Fresh from Edinburgh University, Peter joined the team to provide his sharp design skills to our projects. We are now three (digital musketeers).
Sarah is an English graduate and skilled copywriter and digital marketer, having working previously in recruitment advertising agencies on high profile brands. Sarah is the main point of contact for our retained clients.
In a baptism of fire, Josh joins the team (replacing the previous employee) and Simon promptly goes on annual leave a week later. Don’t worry. It was just bad timing; we hadn’t fallen out.
Just like Thoughtful, Scaramanga started with a two person office and squeezed three people in, before moving to a four, and then five, person office so the proverbial cat could be swung.
A junior web developer joins, doubling the size of the team overnight.
Having spent 2 years working from home, it was time to get a small 2-person office, in which we would eventually manage to shoehorn 3 people.
1 July 2011
After the anguish of making the decision and months of planning, It was finally time to open the metaphorical doors. Logo designed, website built, coffee made, we pushed the power button on the new computer and took the first step on our journey.
At that time, we were both based in Wimbledon, South West London. To avoid all the tennis stars and strawberry punnet wielding tourists, we would get up extremely early for a breakfast network meeting in Wimbledon High Street. Although not my [Simon] favourite activity, it was here that Claire and I first met and it would prove to be the start of a long lasting friendship.
16th November 2000