We Are Comma is a collective of marketing, design and communications professionals who have a combined experience of more than 30 years working with a wide variety of organisations including the third sector, education and social enterprises.
It started after a group of creatives wanted to make sure redundancy wasn’t a full stop to working together. The team started working together at a social good organisation which later joined a charity. After being made redundant they had the bright idea to join up and share their creativity and business acumen with more social good organisations and causes.
With a vast network of professionals who are skilled in every area you could need to promote your organisation, there is no job too big or complex for We Are Comma to help with.
Alastair takes a proactive approach to creation and development for the creative marketing content and storytelling of the organisations he works for. He develops the skills of the creative teams and designers who work for and with him. Alastair has provided mentoring to several junior colleagues. In a similar way, outside of work Alastair volunteers with a local rugby team and local schools as a coach and is an English Rugby Coaches Association member.
Partner – FRSA BSc
After a number of years working in these environments, Kal wanted to do something which would help young people who came from a similar background to himself. He began working for an employee owned company on an app they had developed as part of their work with young people.
PR and Comms Partner
A commercially minded, enthusiastic and ambitious marketing professional, experienced in project management, leading and inspiring teams and achieving commercial and strategic objectives. Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in the marketing industry across the charity, business and event sectors. Mark specialises in commercial sales and marketing, strategic partnerships, digital, event marketing and Customer Relationship System (CRM) strategy. This includes managing and implementing successful digital and CRM strategy, alongside commercial marketing techniques to enhance organisations offer and bottom line profit. Mark is passionate about his work and enjoys creating marketing, sales and data strategies which achieve results, understanding the importance of results analysis for improving performance. Mark’s biggest achievement is implementing the marketing strategy for Worldskills, an event held at ExCeL London, which reached young people, parents and teachers and achieved an attendance of more than 200,000 visitors.
Dan was the first generation of web designer, cutting his teeth in some of the leading agencies in the South. Coming from a graphic design background, he’s one of the rare web developers that can build engaging and complex platforms with an eye on the aesthetic principles of good design and user experience.
After leading a studio in London, delivering quality work for big brand clients, he moved back to the ‘burbs so he could enjoy the balance of work with running in the countryside.
Dan’s motto is “Always working, always learning”. His passion is in providing results-driven solutions for clients that generate sales, brand recognition and search engine prominence.
Originally from London, Mark studied an HND in Graphic Design at Newham College, London, followed by a BA in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins. Also living and working in Australia from 2005 to 2013.
Fully adept at taking projects through from concept to final artwork, his experience covers advertising, branding, brand guardianship, corporate, engineering, state/local government, and architecture design. His passion being design issue problem-solving and analytical thinking.
Previous roles have included an in-house design position at KPMG, London, where he provided design support to win contract bid proposals for Balfour Beatty, Atkins, Serco, and 3i and, freelance and full-time roles with various agencies in London, Brisbane and Sydney. These include; Adcorp, The Advertising Works, APN Newspapers, Basis Group, BCM Advertising, Carlosus, Clemenger BDDO, Coo’ee, Decoder, Euro RSCG, The Face, First Group, GHO, Havering Council, Howard Australia, Idealista, Innocean, The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, The International New York Times, Junior, Light Brigade, Manidis Roberts, Make, Noel Robinson Architects, Ole Graphics, Plum Design, Queensland Government, Thiess Engineering, VCG and Williams Lea.
Additionally, Mark has experience in point of sale, and tour guiding, supporting cultural institutions such as ArcelorMittal Orbit, The Royal Academy of Arts, GOMA Brisbane, The Museum of London, Tate Modern, and Tate Britain. This experience has gone on to inspire self-initiated typographic systems and drawn art projects, some of which are displayed at Snedlab.com.
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