Simon Manchipp is the Executive Strategic Creative Director and Founder of SomeOne a world-class London design practice that launches, relaunches, manages & protects brands. The company was founded in 2006 and specialises in Branding including Brand Strategy and Launches.
They have worked with clients such as O2, Intel, Disney, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, The Olympics, Tesco, Domino’s Pizza. British Athletics, The Royal Opera House, Madame Tussauds to name a few in their impressive client list.
The company has previously won awards including Transform Awards, The Drum Marketing Awards, Brand Impact Awards and Creative Pool Awards.
The agency’s founder Simon explains his Mum, Dad, Brother, Wife — even cat are all designers. There was never any doubt that he was going to be one too. Over the past 20 years Simon has been involved in creating transformative design solutions for brands both big and small.
He started as a junior designer at Michael Peters — owner of the world’s largest design groups. He worked his way up from Designer to Partner at HHCL — The Ad Agency of the Decade. Was a founder and Creative Director at NoOne, the strategic branding specialist inside an advertising agency (HHCL). He studied at Central St. Martins, Covent Garden, London. There he received a First Degree BA(Hons) and met David Law, co-founder of SomeOne. David was also his best man when I got married (and vice versa).
In the mid 1990s Simon was made the youngest partner of HHCL the seminal “Ad Agency of the Decade” after he wrote, animated, and directed the multi-award winning campaign for Go—the low-cost airline from British Airways. SomeOne, was the agency he started with Gary Holt, David Law & Laura Hussey after closing NoOne.
SomeOne was voted the most respected UK Design Practice by the Drum top 100 peer poll. He has lectured globally on branding, business, and creativity. From China to the USA, India and Japan. In 2014 he was hilariously rated as one of the top 15 creative minds in the UK. He was as surprised as you are. He’s been a visiting Professor at Central Saint Martin’s School of Design and a trustee and Executive Member at D&AD.
He has also written the Central Saint Martin’s short course on Typographic Design with his wife, Amelia Manchipp. While working on the front line of commercial design, He has launched, relaunched & managed brands worldwide. Including Eurostar, London 2012 Olympic Games, Sellotape, FastJet, Accenture, Disney, Proctor & Gamble, WorldPay, TUI. His brand Someone has won most of the major awards but more interestingly met Al Pacino — sadly he panicked and called him Cappuccino. He explained It was an honest mistake. And Al Pacino wasn’t impressed.