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IE began life in 1994 as a Brand Consultancy, founded by our MD Ollie Leggett.

As a former teacher, design lecturer, and charity trustee, Ollie had a passion for helping Charity, Health and Education clients to connect with their audiences and gain access to the industry’s best creatives – something that, back then, was all-too-commonly only possible for ‘big business’.

In 2002, IE bought a digital agency, after recognising that digital platforms were becoming one of the most important expressions of brand – and we were fed up of seeing our work butchered by techies. So the two companies merged and became the agency we are today: A team of around 20 consultants, researchers, writers, brand designers, and developers based in the historic Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. And we still remain true to our original vision – helping values driven clients to harness the power of their brands.

Whether it’s helping charities to tell their stories or recruit donors, helping universities to attract and engage students, or helping healthcare organisations to inform and educate patients – we’re the voice of the audience, and it’s our job to turn them into your loyal brand advocates.

That’s why we’re the brand agency for Charity, Health & Education.

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Our team

Call us big headed, but we’re pretty confident we’ve got the best people in the industry.

Because IE Brand is only as good as its people. Our studio is full of some of the industry’s best Brand Consultants, Researchers, Creatives, Designers, Filmmakers, Typographers, Copywriters and Artworkers – all under one roof.

  • Ollie Leggett, Managing Director & Brand Consultant at IE Brand
    Ollie Leggett
    Managing Director & Brand Consultant

    Driven by a desire to stand alongside values driven organisations and to make a difference through the power of brand and digital, Ollie founded IE in 1994 and continues to support IE’s more complex brand consultancy projects.

    Notable not-for-profit clients include Christian Aid, Teach First, FPA (Family Planning Association), pfeg (now Young Money), Career Ready, Charity Job, Goldman Sachs Foundation, Cranfield University, University of Cambridge, and the universities of Aberdeen, Aston, Birmingham, Bristol, Imperial College London, Liverpool, Plymouth Marjon, Queen Mary UoL, Reading, Warwick and York. 

    A regular speaker at CHASE, CASE and AGCAS, Ollie has worked in the creative sector for 25 years and is an opinion leader on the subject of optimising business practices within the creative industries. A passionate advocate of self-improvement and the power of peer networks, Ollie is a graduate of business school programmes at Cranfield School of Management, London Business School and Aston Business School. 

    Ollie was awarded a Goldman Sachs Foundation small business leader scholarship to study toward an Executive MBA at Aston Business School. His Final Project entitled "Assessing the value of the CBIRM (Corporate Brand Identity and Reputation Matrix) framework to an international charity seeking to re-articulate its corporate brand" utilises the charity Open Doors International as a case study. In 2018, he graduated with Distinction. 

    He is a Visiting Industrial Fellow of Aston University, a BSEEN business mentor, a volunteer for the Ahead Partnership and a Queen’s Small Business Charter Mark business school assessor for the Association of Business Schools. Ollie recently retired as a trustee of Trident: Reach The People Charity (a £14m+ social investment charity in the Midlands) to become a founder member of Christian Aid's Salt Business Network.

    Ollie was consulted by Lord Young as he gathered insights for ‘The Report on Small Firms’ and Lord Heseltine for his report ‘No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth’. Lord Young’s office expressed thanks with an invitation to No.10 Downing Street and the Queen’s Garden Party.

    Outside of work he’s a keen runner, cook and figurative sculptor. He has raised thousands of pounds running for Midlands charities, and is aiming to achieve a sub 3.5hr marathon by the end of his 50th year.

  • David Crichton, Creative Director and Brand Consultant at IE Brand
    David Crichton
    Creative Director and Brand Consultant

    With 17 years of industry experience under his belt, Dave serves as IE’s Creative Director – leading IE’s brand offering and award winning design team, as well as working as a Brand Consultant.

    Beginning his career as a Graphic Designer and making a gentle transition to consultancy, Dave combines his agency experience – which has seen him work with clients across almost every sector – with his love of design, writing and filmmaking.

    Dave can often be found knee deep in research for a brand project, locked away in a room writing key messaging, art directing a visual identity project, on location for a campaign film, or bringing clients up to speed and running workshops.

    Under Dave's direction, IE Brand won two Golds at the Transform Awards Europe 2017, for Best Visual Identity from the Education sector and for Best Brand Architecture Solution. Dave has spent his life and career obsessed with the power of brand, and helping clients to connect with their audiences by standing out from the crowd, and telling their story to the world.

    Over the last few years, he’s been thoroughly immersed in the worlds of charity, health and education – and before that worked with a number of blue chip clients, including investment banks and building societies, record labels, TV production companies and retail.

    Dave and his wife are the proud parents of two young daughters, who take up the majority of his time outside of work. However, he tries to find time to indulge his passion for playing piano, and creative writing – he is often to be found working on speculative screenplays, and is a published non-fiction author.

  • Ed Wilkinson, Digital Services Director at IE Brand
    Ed Wilkinson
    Digital Services Director

    Ed holds an MSc in Intelligent Systems Engineering from the University of Birmingham and joined IE as a Web Applications Developer in 2008.

    He naturally outgrew his development role and became our first Digital Consultant. Ed is the best bet for technical consultancy with web builds or integrations. His insight is invaluable on a myriad of projects from e-learning content and videos to user experience design and market research exercises.

    Ed brings his excellent problem solving skills and 10 years of experience working as a developer, consultant and director at IE to bear on each project he leads through the studio.

    Ed’s passions outside of work include astronomy, photography and above all – snowboarding!

  • Kate Stone, Director of Operations and Finance at IE Brand
    Kate Stone
    Director of Operations and Finance

    Kate has been with IE for 15 years and is always striving for ways to do things better.

    After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton, Kate enjoyed working with clients as a Business Services Manager. Her understanding of finance informs her passion for excellent project management.

    Kate is PRINCE2 trained and is an enthusiastic exponent of the ‘Agile’ project management philosophy. Together with the Consultant, Kate will ensure that your project is well resourced and delivered.

    Outside of work she enjoys boot camp sessions in all weathers.

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  • Josie Evans, Senior Designer at IE Brand
    Josie Evans
    Senior Designer

    Josie joined IE from a London branding agency, where she cut her teeth on a range of clients – from blue chips, luxury hotels and pharmaceutical brands to charities and art museums.

    For Josie, design is all about having fun and she aims to produce beautifully crafted work that is always rooted in a strong idea that tells a story and provokes an emotion. She believes in pushing her ideas to the limit, then reigning them back in. She's particularly passionate about designing for print but enjoys developing brands across all media. She has a first in Graphic Design from Falmouth University. 

    Outside the studio, she's been experimenting with making colour concrete plant pots, which she one day hopes to sell. She teaches swimming to children and enjoys running and yoga.

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  • Justin Williams, Brand Consultant & Senior Designer at IE Brand
    Justin Williams
    Brand Consultant & Senior Designer

    Justin is an internationally experienced, senior creative designer with a proven track record for delivering exceptional multi-channel brand communications.

    For over 20 years he’s built brands and campaigns for prestigious commercial clients in London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Dublin.

    Justin’s journey is a little unconventional. He started out selling duvets in a South London street market but a fascination for colour, type and music drove him to discover London’s design scene, and onto art school. Little did he know that this adventure would take him up through the advertising and design agency ranks - and around the world and back.

    Interested in everything, Justin is hooked on helping shape the future of brands, big or small, by employing creativity and business strategy to fulfil their potential as game changers – for the good. Outside of the studio Justin likes to spend most of his time with his wife and young son.

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  • Emma Lanza, Project Manager at IE Brand
    Emma Lanza
    Project Manager

    Emma is a positive, proactive, people focused Project Manager. Focusing on client and internal team members' needs to bring a project of value to all involved.

    Inquisitive by nature and with a background in quality, Emma will always strive to improve efficiency. Her previous experience of project managing corporate communications, both in digital and in print, has given her the skills to multitask and deliver to tight, high pressured deadlines.

    Emma has also managed community projects and events, locally and overseas for the third sector and has strong focus to work on projects with purpose.

    When she’s not creating lists, spreadsheets and organising calendars, Emma enjoys the theatre, singing along to Disney and getting involved in sponsored challenges, whether it be mud runs or abseils, she’ll dive right in! She is also fluent in British Sign Language.

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  • Denise Atkins, Head of Marketing at IE Brand
    Denise Atkins
    Head of Marketing

    Denise has worked in a variety of B2B marketing roles for over 15 years, particularly in professional services.

    She enjoys nothing more than working with talented experts in their subjects and promoting that expertise to clients, be it through thought leadership, events, social media or high quality proposals.

    By joining IE Design, Denise is fulfilling a long-held ambition to work with values-driven clients in the charity sector, having spent many years with commercial clients, particularly in banking.

    Outside work, she is a keen amateur photographer and enjoys regular trips to the cinema, theatre, music and comedy gigs. She also volunteers with her local branch of Cats Protection (North Birmingham), combining her marketing skills with her love of animals. She lives with her husband and their two rescue cats.

  • James Marsh, Senior Digital Consultant and Head of Support at IE Brand
    James Marsh
    Senior Digital Consultant and Head of Support

    James joined the IE team in 2012 as a Digital Consultant.

    He brings his experience and knowledge of user experience to a diverse set of IE's clients – specialising in those projects that demand a detailed understanding of audience.

    James has a BA Interior Architecture and an MA in Design Management, and has worked designing, building and managing internet sites, intranets and mobile platforms for the last 15 years in some of the UK's biggest and best known FTSE companies. He has also worked as a Wine Shop manager and Furniture salesman.

    Outside of work he bakes bread, drives a VW Camper and is a Governor at one of Birmingham's best primary schools.

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  • Jodie Pryce, Digital Consultant at IE Brand
    Jodie Pryce
    Digital Consultant

    A Digital Consultant with experience as a producer of websites, apps and ecommerce platforms, Jodie has a passion for new technologies and is constantly learning. 

    A business management graduate, Jodie's primary focus is always on nurturing strong relationships with her clients, built on two-way communication and transparency. She strives for excellence, and is constantly seeking process improvements. 

    She began her career at Keele University’ as part of the Student Support team, focusing on digital. She then moved to a digital agency, in a production role for big brands in fashion/retail, technology and insurance. She jumped at the chance to transfer her experience to IE's clients in charity, health and education.

    When she's not working, Jodie loves to travel whenever she gets the chance. So far her wanderlust has taken her to the US, Thailand, Barbados, Egypt, and throughout Europe.

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  • Eli Stone, Senior Web Developer at IE Brand
    Eli Stone
    Senior Web Developer

    A keen programmer since the age of 10, Eli started out creating simple Flash-based games and has worked his way up to developing complex native applications on iOS and Android devices.

    With a love of music, he studied Sound Engineering at college - earning a triple distinction – while working as a lighting jockey at a local night club. He then took his degree in Multimedia Technology at Birmingham City University, covering film, photography, web design, animation and programming.

    Before joining IE Design, Eli’s projects included developing and building a mobile app to organise online gaming, a heating control app and a flash video player to allow live streaming of Government meetings.

    Eli’s hobbies include music, TV and film as well as playing the drums, keeping fit and experimenting with new technology.

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  • Joëlle Symons, Senior Front End Developer at IE Brand
    Joëlle Symons
    Senior Front End Developer

    Joëlle joined IE shortly after graduating on a six-month internship, before coming on board permanently as IE’s first female developer.

    She'd previously graduated with a first class honours degree in Sound Engineering. The programming modules on the course led her to explore web development, and she started to teach herself HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. 

    Joëlle grew up in France and moved to Birmingham for university. She enjoys composing, teaching, and performing on the piano, as well as learning other instruments. She also has a passion for dance, and will jump straight to a game of table football if the opportunity ever arises!

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  • Kat McElroy, Helpdesk Analyst at IE Brand
    Kat McElroy
    Helpdesk Analyst

    Kat has a winning combination of technical knowledge and top notch communication skills, which she's putting to good use as IE's Helpdesk Analyst. 

    She took a BSc in Multimedia from Birmingham City University, covering everything from photography, filmography and design to programming and industry knowledge. In her spare time she was writing creatively, and her urge to make online forums prettier and more and user-friendly led her to explore web design and development. She built a prototype web app for her dissertation to creatively display story data for authors, before completing an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham.

    Kat's work life took her to become first a developer, then a copywriter for a small company, so being the face of customer support at IE Digital is the ideal marriage of these key skills. 

    Outside work you'll find Kat entertaining her young son, crying over her novels-in-progress, watching terrible TV, playing video games, and talking about astrology.

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  • Nathan Powis, Head of Development at IE Brand
    Nathan Powis
    Head of Development

    Nathan heads the digital development team at IE. He has seven years' experience as a web developer and programmer at various creative agencies, and a Degree in Information Technology and Physics.

    His passions include building custom, bespoke digital solutions using cutting edge frameworks and web technologies. Nathan utilises the logical problem- solving approach learnt in his physics modules to build elegant solutions to client problems. He's recently taken the step up to become IE's Head of Development, and qualified as an Acquia Certified Drupal Developer.

    Outside of work, Nathan is a gym freak, and enjoys listening to a broad range of music spanning all genres and is an avid gig/concert goer.

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  • Nelson Okurukpe, Customer Service Engineer at IE Brand
    Nelson Okurukpe
    Customer Service Engineer

    With over three years of experience in computing and web development, Nelson is a great addition to the IE team. He’s always on the lookout for new challenges, using his ‘can do’ attitude and trademark smile to find creative solutions to tackling technical problems.

    The University of Wolverhampton graduate achieved a First Class Honours in Computing, which is a testament to his inquisitive and driven nature.

    His fascination with tech started when he began publishing his suspense-thriller fiction on his self-built website. This fascination ultimately led to him becoming IE’s Customer Service Engineer.

    Nelson loves sports, a passion he now shares with his young son, who he enjoys playing football with in his free time. The family orientated Nelson is always happy to share his IT skills by helping others to bring their ideas to life.

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  • Sara Shailer, Associate Marketing/Brand Consultant at IE Brand
    Sara Shailer
    Associate Marketing/Brand Consultant

    Sara provides expert support on key marketing strategy, research and planning projects at IE.

    She enjoys the challenges of developing marketing strategies that will enable clients to stand out from the crowd, and identifying new routes for growth that will maximise potential.

    She has an impressive track record of high-quality delivery in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, working with organisations including CMI Strategy, CSH Surrey, and the Amateur Swimming Association.

    Sara is dedicated to inspiring insight; she loves to design and deliver research that will make a difference, be it e-surveys, face-to-face or telephone interviews, focus groups or data analysis. She's also an experienced facilitator, working with and inspiring clients and their in-house teams through problem-solving and scenario-planning workshops, team meetings, coaching sessions and more.

    Sara has an MBA from Warwick University and is PRINCE2 qualified.

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  • Oliver Westmancott, Associate Digital Consultant at IE Brand
    Oliver Westmancott
    Associate Digital Consultant

    Oliver first started working with IE in 2000 and became a director when IE bought his consultancy business in 2003.

    Although no longer hands on with production work, Oliver still loves technology, particularly when it’s applied to solving real world problems. 

    He provides hands-on consultancy support to key clients, leading co-creation workshops with stakeholders from the likes of including Public Health England, NHS Digital and West Midlands Fire Service. He recently addressed a delegation of Chinese healthcare executives through Nine Health CIC and presented at the HIMSS Executive Leadership Summit.

    Oliver loves to wrestle with the strategic challenges of organisations and to look for interesting digital solutions to those challenges – appropriate for the world we live in today.

    Alongside IE's MD Ollie, Oliver graduated from the Business Growth Programme at Cranfield School of Management. 

    Outside of work, he has an eclectic range of interests from breeding ducks to hand developing photographic film.

    His real passion though is for seeing peoples lives transformed, both here  in the UK and across sub-Saharan Africa. Oliver feeds this by working as an elder of his church (The Forge) and as a supporter and advocate for a South African charity (Hands at Work) working with the poorest of the poor in eight African countries.

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  • Iris Keenan, Associate Fundraising Consultant at IE Digital
    Iris Keenan
    Associate Fundraising Consultant

    Iris has been working in the fundraising sector for nearly 20 years. She is a visionary leader with a heart to develop and inspire people to achieve their goals and grow as individuals.

    As well as her consultancy work, Iris works part-time as Director of Programmes and Supporter Engagement for a small international development charity. Her experience ranges from heading up fundraising teams in large organisations such as Oxfam and World Vision, working in international marketing strategy advisory groups to coaching and mentoring teams in small charities to help them bring a step change to their fundraising.

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Our awards

  • Winner logo: Transform Awards Europe 2019 – IE Brand with Sexwise FPA (Gold) and Agrifood Training Partnership (Silver)

    Gold & Silver winners at the Transform Awards Europe 2019

    GOLD: Best Visual Identity from the Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals SectorSexwise (client: sexual health charity FPA)

    SILVER: Best Visual Identity from the Farming and Agriculture SectorAgriFood Training Partnership (AFTP) (client: University of Nottingham)

    2019 has been a record year for submissions. The judging was extremely thorough so this year has been very competitive.

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  • Transform Awards Europe 2017 – Gold winners IE Brand with University of Reading and Cranfield University

    Winners of three awards at the Transform Awards Europe, 2017. 

    • GOLD – Brand Architecture – Cranfield University
    • GOLD – Visual Identity for Education – University of Reading Careers 
    • Highly Commended – Best use of a Visual Property – University of Reading Careers 

     

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    Our judges praised the strong visuals, creative approach and impressive results coupled with a harmony between graphical and textual elements.

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  • The Living Wage Foundation logo – IE is a Living Wage accredited organisation

    Living Wage Foundation

    IE Brand is proud to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, for voluntarily paying a higher rate of base pay. 

    The real Living Wage rates are independently calculated based on what people need to get by – higher than the UK governments minimum.

    By paying the real Living Wage, employers are voluntarily taking a stand to ensure their employees can earn a wage which is enough to live on. That basic fairness is at the heart of what the Living Wage campaign is trying to achieve and why great businesses and organisations choose to go further than the government minimum.

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  • QMS ISO 9001:2015 Registered cert number 14129916

    ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified

    As a business we are ISO 9001 Accredited and undergo an annual external audit. This is one of a number of internal processes and procedures we have in place to ensure our clients receive a first-class experience with IE. 

    IE has been ISO 9001 accredited since 2008 for the design and provision of web, interactive, design and brand solutions. 

    Last audited April 2019. Certificate number GB 14129916.

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  • CharityComms Corporate Partner – IE Brand & IE Digital

    CharityComms Corporate Partner

    IE's core belief is that the world’s values-driven organisations deserve access to the best: the best thinkers, the best creatives, the best developers and the best service.

    As an agency partner who understands the needs of charity marketing and communications professionals, IE Brand is proud to be a CharityComms Corporate partner. 

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  • Third Sector Awards 2018 – shortlisted logo – IE Brand with FPA Sexwise

    Third Sector Awards 2018

    FINALIST – Best Brand Development for Sexwise, a campaign brand created for the FPA (Family Planning Association) 

    Read the full Sexwise case study.

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  • Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce logo – IE Brand and IE Digital proud members

    Members of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

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  • CV Magazine logo – Corporate Excellence Awards

    Winner: Leading Brand Agency for Charity & Education 2018 - UK

    Awarded by CV Magazine at their 2018 Corporate Excellence Awards. The awards are hand picked by CV Magazine’s dedicated research team to recognise the very best in business. Winners are chosen following careful research by CV's in house team, to reward organisations of all sizes who are succeeding in their endeavours: innovating, growing and improving.

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  • UK Charity Week 2018 logo

    IE is a proud Corporate Friend of #UKCharityWeek 2018. 

    #UKCharityWeek is a campaign designed to get the UK public talking about – and fundraising for – their favourite causes, just before Christmas when people are statistically at their most giving.

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  • Association of Independent Museums logo – associate suppliers

    Associate Supplier of AIM – Association of Independent Museums

    IE is an Associate Supplier member of AIM, a thriving membership network for independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations across the UK.

    In order to be admitted as an Associate Supplier, IE was first vetted by AIM, and recommended by two of our past charity clients for the quality of our work. 

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  • Education Resources Awards logo – IE Brand winners with PFEG / Young Money

    Education Resources Awards

    2015 WINNER – Best Secondary Resource for PFEG

    2014 WINNER – Innovation Award for PFEG “Get Money Smart” Campaign

    The UK’s leading financial education charity, PFEG won Best Secondary Resource for the My Money Week resource packs IE designed for the national campaign. PFEG (now Young Money, part of Young Enterprise) ran the a national activity week, to educate both primary and secondary students in financial matters. IE’s creatives designed the pack in a newspaper style, aiming to provide creative, engaging and flexible teaching materials to support PFEG's My Money Week initiative. The packs contained articles, problems, puzzles and a sports page.

    PFEG is now Young Money, part of Young Enterprise.

    The Education Resources Awards (ERA) highlight and reward the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the teaching profession. The ERA is recognised throughout the education sector as the Accolade of excellence.

    Read more about PFEG

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  • A member of ACO – logo of the Association of Charitable Organisations

    Corporate Member of ACO – the Association of Charitable Organisations

    ACO is the national UK umbrella body for charities that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need. IE is proud to work with charity clients including the RAF Association, St Vincent de Paul’s Society, Baron Davenport’s Charity, and Clergy Support Trust – who we recently renamed and rebranded from Sons and Friends of the Clergy, and built their new website. 

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  • Transform Awards Europe 2015 – Highly Commended IE Brand & Aston University

    Transform Awards Europe 2015

    HIGHLY COMMENDED – Best Use of a Visual Property for Aston University Careers+Placements

    HIGHLY COMMENDED – Best Use of Copy Style for Aston University Careers+Placements

    Read more about our university careers brand work.

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  • Transform Awards Europe 2014 – Gold, Silver & Bronze winners IE Brand with University of Warwick and University of Birmingham

    Winners of three awards at the Transform Awards Europe, 2014.

    GOLD –  Best Visual Identity from the Education sector – University of Warwick Careers

    SILVER – Best Visual Identity from the Education sector – University of Birmingham Careers Network

    BRONZE – Best Use of a Visual Property – University of Birmingham Careers Network

     

    Read about our work with University Careers Services 

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  • The Drum Cream Awards – IE Brand shortlisted 2013 and 2011

    The Cream Awards recognised and rewarded the very best creative work from the Midlands, East, South West & Wales. 

    The Drum Cream Awards 2013

    Shortlisted – Best Use of Illustration for PFEG (now Young Money, part of Young Enterprise)

    Hand drawn with a beautifully crafted attention to detail, our illustrations for PFEG injected a sense of informality, youthfulness and character to everything the charity does. Mr Moola –one of the core character illustrations – became the face of PFEG’s successful ‘My Money Week’ – a national activity week that provides essential financial education to children as young as 7.

    The Drum Cream Awards 2011

    Shortlisted – Best Use of Photography for Lifewords (formerly Scripture Gift Mission/SGM Lifewords)

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  • AHCM Communicating Healthcare Awards 2013 – IE Brand & IE Digital shortlisted with CSH Surrey

    AHCM Communicating Healthcare Awards 2013

    Shortlisted – Best Visual Brand for CSH Surrey 

    Shortlisted – Best Website for CSH Surrey 

    Read more about CSH Surrey .

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  • British Council – IE Brand winners of Youth on Board Awards 2012 with pfeg / Young Money

     The British Council’s Youth on Board Award 2012

    WINNER – Inspiring Project for PFEG “Our Money, Our Future” campaign (now Young Money, part of Young Enterprise)

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  • CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) Sustainability and Resource Awards 2016 – IE shortlisted with WRAP Love Your Clothes

    CIWM Sustainability and Resource Awards 2016

    SHORTLISTED – Most Effective Communications Campaign for WRAP Love Your Clothes  

    Campaign brand, messaging and visual identity by IE Brand. Love Your Clothes website, including video content, by IE Digital. 

    The Sustainability and Resource Awards  are held annually by the CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management). The prestigious awards are presented for outstanding achievement in the sustainability, resource and waste industry and are judged by the most respected experts in the sector, representing the highest level of achievement.

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Location

IE Brand is proud to be a Birmingham agency, but that doesn’t mean we only work in and around the UK’s second city.

With so many UK charities choosing London as their headquarters, it’s no surprise that over 50% of our clients are based in the capital, and IE consultants are in London at least 2-3 times per week on average.

And with UK universities being an area of specialism, we also work across the whole country, with clients as far north as the University of Aberdeen, to the University of Southampton. We’ve also worked with a number of clients in the Republic of Ireland, including University College Dublin.

Our central location offers the perfect opportunity for us to hop on the motorway or jump on the train regardless of your location. Current travel time by train to London is just over an hour – so we can often be with you faster than London agencies can travel across the city: offering you the convenience of a local agency, without their day rates.

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Careers

IE Brand's people are our most important asset. We believe in investing in the next generation of consultants, copywriters and designers. That’s why we created the IE Academy – a recruitment programme for creatives.

Each and every member of the IE Brand team shares our ethos, and we encourage the team to participate in charity / community projects, which are supported by the agency.

Lots of agencies can make a brand. We’re making a difference.

Our benefits:

  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Time off in lieu
  • Paid overtime
  • Buy/sell holiday
  • Health cash plan
  • Time off for community projects
  • Pension scheme
  • 4 week sabbatical (after 5 years service)
  • Personal training budget
  • Fun days (from kayaking to BBQs, ice-skating to tobogganing!)
  • Ping pong table
  • Unlimited book buying budget

IE Brand is proud to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, for voluntarily paying a higher rate of base pay. 

 

If there are no vacancies listed below it means we're not hiring for any specific roles right now. But if you think we’re missing out by not having you on the team, please send your CV to hello@iebrand.co.uk.

£35,000-£45,000 depending on experience

We are searching for a values-driven Digital Designer with agency experience to join our award-winning creative team.

The Company:

IE is an award-winning Brand and Digital agency. We help Charity, Health and Education clients to engage with their audiences – increasing their impact and reach through brand research, messaging, visual identity design, campaigns, websites, apps, bespoke systems and behaviour change.

IE has an enviable client list, including a multitude of recognisable names from the Charity, Health and Education sectors. From rebranding universities and creating a new sexual health brand, to working with some of the biggest charities in the UK, our work is as varied as our diverse range of clients. As a team of 20 brand storytellers and digital problem solvers – we’ve been making a difference for over 25 years.

The Job:

We are searching for a Digital Designer with agency experience to join our growing creative team. We are looking for someone experienced in user-led digital design (incorporating UI and UX).

You’ll be a dab-hand at taking wireframes and a client brief, and turning it into an intuitive design for a website or app using Photoshop or Sketch to be passed to web developers for a month long Drupal build or a small Wordpress website.

We're not just looking for beautiful home pages, but someone that shows a flair for each and every element across the site – we want to see beautifully styled, usable forms and buttons and a portfolio that shows how you're pushing the envelope of what's possible with digital design.

But where you’ll stand out from other applicants is in your understanding of the importance of UX. You’ll find yourself working closely with Digital Consultants, and occasionally you’ll be asked to accompany them to a client meeting to contribute your expertise, and to present your solution directly to a client. This aspect of your role won’t dominate an average working week. However, some weeks may be exceptional.

This isn’t a consultancy role, but critical thinking will be crucial. Where sometimes you’ll be asked to create storyboards from a consultant’s wireframes in the traditional way, there’s also scope to get involved pre-wireframes, to help the Digital Consultant in the creation of those outputs by bringing your knowledge of UX principles to help solve the problem. This may include the co-creation of digital prototypes, in collaboration with developers.

The role is a deeply collaborative one. While IE’s Digital Designer will be responsible for UI design, and IE’s Digital Consultants will be responsible for capturing user-led insight, both will be expected to work with other members of the team – including developers – to make an exceptional user experience.

Last, but not least, you’ll have an appreciation of the power of brand and campaign design. You won’t need to have a portfolio full of branding, but you’ll have a competency in designing offline. And of course, an in-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a must. Experience of multimedia design and animation will be considered a bonus.

The Person:

You’ll be bright, responsible and self-disciplined – highly motivated and a good communicator who is well organised and excellent at problem solving. You’ll be confident, reliable and able to develop designs for a variety of clients and applications. IE’s designers are always developing their craft, sharing their knowledge and are comfortable working in teams and under their own initiative.

If you’re capable of producing outstanding, fully realised ideas, from concept through to delivery, have a keen eye for detail and a passion for craftsmanship in all aspects of the job, then IE would love to meet you.

The Benefits:

See above

To Apply

Please apply by email to jobs@iedigital.co.uk with your CV and cover letter. 

This role is based in our office in Birmingham, UK. Remote working not supported for this role.

Strictly no agencies please.

£30,000- £45,000 depending on experience + benefits

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The Role

As a web developer, you’ll be working alongside our experienced, talented project team of developers on a range of projects, typically focused on building websites, mobile apps & bespoke systems for an impressive portfolio of values-driven clients.

You will be working as part of an exceptional team of digital consultants, developers, UX / UI Designers, and project managers, who have not only the appetite but also the talent to ensure that clients continue to receive the very best solutions available. 

As an agency, our CMS of choice is Drupal, but you can also expect to branch out into WordPress, Laravel or Vue.js projects. 

The Person

As a mid-to-senior level web developer at IE, you'll need demonstrable commercial experience of building high quality websites using PHP & related frameworks such as Laravel or CodeIgniter.

In addition, you'll need good knowledge of WordPress, Drupal or similar content management systems, together with a grasp of front end web technologies such as HTML, CSS & JavaScript.

Our ideal candidate will be excellent with code, able to work quickly and efficiently and happy to offer a reassuring, expert voice to key clients when required. You will have a systematic approach to problem solving; being able to prioritise issues whilst managing expectations internally. You'll be inspirational and driven, with aspirations to develop your existing technical and commercial skills. And of course, you'll have bags of talent.

If you’re an articulate and bright developer with genuine enthusiasm & a thirst for knowledge and progression, this could be the role for you.

 

Essential Experience

  • PHP & related frameworks (e.g. Laravel, CodeIgniter)
  • CMS e.g. WordPress, Drupal 
  • HTML/CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • Javascript (incl. JQuery)

 

To apply

Please apply by email to jobs@iedigital.co.uk with your CV and cover letter. 

This role is based in our office in Birmingham, UK. Remote working not supported for this role.

Strictly no agencies please.
 

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