Clear Signal is a tight-knit team of senior design, account management and web professionals based in our studio, The Black Barn, just outside Basingstoke in Hampshire.
James Goodwyn, Founder and Managing Director
Managing Director James had 20 years experience in design and communications before co-founding Clear Signal with Spencer in 2005. His expertise has evolved over the years from designer and creative director to a managing director and client relationship role. He has a wealth of experience having managed numerous brand, marketing and communications programs for organisations such as Finlays Group, The Thomas Miller Group, Power Efficiency, Jane Packer Delivered and Aspire Global Network.
Spencer Ide, Founder and Creative Director
With strongly defined design principles and technical understanding, founding partner Spencer has developed a wide range of creative skills over 16 years in the design industry. From brand creation to messaging and strategy, Spencer works closely with his clients to create the most effective solutions. He has art directed brand projects for clients as diverse as The Office of Prime Minister, Pepsico, Chestertons, Finlays Group and Pure Search, and combines brand identity and campaign strategy expertise with dedicated technical knowledge for web and digital projects.
Louise Barron, Associate Director
Louise is a brand consultant, strategist and writer. After establishing herself as a brand manager (with Nestlé) she went on to work with several leading creative agencies. Now she draws on this experience to help companies tell their stories to key audiences. She writes online and offline content for organisations as varied as Mind, The Commonwealth Secretariat, Gatwick Airport, King’s Cross and Ultra Vie. Typically her projects involve working with senior people to distill their messages in a concise and compelling way; this involves brand workshops, brainstorming ideas for overall themes and key messages that work across a brands communication platforms, externally and internally, then writing copy that brings it all together. She has experience in everything from name generation to brand books and guidelines and has conceived and written websites, mailers, introductory texts, case studies and point-of-sale material.
Greg Sloman, Technical Director
Marina Jones, Account Manager
After an active and varied career in marketing communications, market research, branding, executive administration and project management, Marina has an excellent background to undertake her active account management role for us here at Clear Signal. Proficient and task-oriented, she can use her natural organisational skills to the full - and at the same time, having worked as a service-user as well as a service-provider, she readily understands client expectations and proactively pursues their requirements.
Alisdair Cameron, Senior Designer
With a super-sharp eye for detail, Senior Designer Alisdair has fifteen years experience under his belt in the world of print and design, working for numerous global clients such as Disney, AXA, Duracell and The Thomas Miller Group. Starting out in repro and then moving towards a studio environment, Alisdair has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to design, retouching and print production. This knowledge is complemented by a passion for web design and production with which he has excelled at a frightening rate.
Lisa Belcher, Web Developer
Lisa is a talented front-end web developer with over 10 years industry experience. She's worked with numerous design agencies and clients in London and the South East and joins the team as our resident and in-demand WordPress expert - creating highly functional, bespoke and responsive WordPress websites.