Russell Britton

Russell Britton

Brand & Design Strategy ► I help businesses define, design & deliver irresistible brand experiences ► Speak, train & do!

Newport, United Kingdom

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Russell Britton's Overview

  • Brand Director at autografik design
  • Freelance Graphic Designer at Freelance Graphic Designer
  • University of Wales, Newport
  • Bridgwater College

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Russell Britton's Summary

I help organisations build standout brands that project their company and culture to their clients and stakeholders.

I do this by getting to understand your culture, your clients and your goals and deliver through a mix of research, coaching, consulting, strategy, design and creative abilities. Not to mention an expert knowledge of everything from brand strategy and creative direction to design management and service innovation.

You see, I believe a brand is defined by the result of everything a business is, says and does. From how well it knows its customers, the products it offers, how and what it communicates, to the quality of its service delivery.

I'm passionate about the business of design and the benefits of practical implementation. I love working at a strategic level with clients, helping them discover and make fundamental business decisions about brand positioning, their vision, defining new services etc. It’s a delight to step away at the end of a project and see the clarity and focus it creates for a leadership team. It has a rejuvenating effect on the whole company and all the staff want to own it, be proud of it and take the organisation forward - that’s the driver for me.

I can work directly with your company on a project-by-project basis, as a retained consultant or on a full-time hands-on basis with your team.

Specialties: Design Thinking & Design Management
Brand Strategy
Brand Development
Brand Employee Engagement
Brand Communications Planning
Digital & Social
Creative Direction / Graphic Design,
Service Innovation / Design,
Conceptualising / Prototyping
User-centered research,
Workshops, Training & Presenting

An ideas person, entrepreneurial, a collaborator, a thinker, a do-er, a networker, problem solver, gap-spotter...

Russell Britton's Experience

Graphic Design industry

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months)

Consult with direct clients and creative agencies to conceptualise, manage and deliver brand related projects through workshops, brand strategy, product and service innovation and creative direction. Always produce quality work to even tight deadlines; regularly ahead of schedule.

Client Successes:
• Secured share of £1 million fund and delighted local government organisation by shaping prestigious NESTA Creative Council pitch by turning complex concepts and models into an easy-to-understand brand and cross-media experience

• Generated 48% profit increase for telecoms company from implementing new brand strategy which ramped up new client gains

• Headhunted to spearhead the visual brand identity and communication for an international art and fashion title. Selling out issue 1 within the first three months, ‘blown’ sold in locations such as Tate Modern, Selfridges & Harrods

• Attracted £6million inward investment for major public sector organisation within three months of redeveloping brand and implementing into new marketing collateral

• Major influence in securing UK and European distribution through Carlsberg for a leading Brewery by researching and developing new core brand identities

• Repositioned domiciliary care services business which enabled them to secure major supplier status with their largest local authority client and approved contractor accreditation for three other authorities

Art Director

Blown magazine

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry

January 2009Present (5 years 9 months)

Headhunted to initially develop the visual brand identity, magazine design and brand elements for biannual international art & fashion title. Launched in 2009 to critical acclaim from international cultural commentators, the first edition sold out through locations including Harrods, Tate Modern, Selfridges and several US cities.

Awards: 2010: Cardiff Design Festival Showcase & short-listed best publication design

Brand Director

autografik design

December 2004December 2010 (6 years 1 month)

Established, resourced, marketed and developed the business to provide brand strategy, high-impact creative design and advertising consultancy to significant public sector and SME clients including:

National & Local Government, Tourism, B2B & B2C Publishing, Fashion, Food & Drink, Arts Media and Service sectors

2009: Cardiff Design Festival showcase
2008: Cardiff Design Festival showcase
2006: Shell Livewire Young Entrepreneur & HSBC Start-up Stars
2005: MTV Design Award

Freelance Graphic Designer

Freelance Graphic Designer

June 2003December 2004 (1 year 7 months)

Straight out of university and into freelancing for several established design agencies and media companies. Often working to tight deadlines, provided high-impact graphic design solutions across a variety of media for clients including BBC Cymru Wales Just up your Street, The Salvation Army, MTV and various independent SME’s.

Russell Britton's Courses

  • Principal

    Russell Britton Branding & Identity Creation

    • Service Design for Designers

Russell Britton's Skills & Expertise

  1. Brand Strategy
  2. Branding & Identity
  3. Brand Architecture
  4. Brand Development
  5. Design Strategy
  6. Advertising
  7. Design Thinking
  8. Design Management
  9. Concept Development
  10. User-centered Design
  11. Service Design
  12. Research
  13. Graphics
  14. Visual Communication
  15. Product Naming
  16. Creative Direction
  17. Experience Design
  18. Brand Development Strategy
  19. Presentations
  20. Entrepreneurship
  21. Graphic Design
  22. Visual Identity
  23. Strategy
  24. Training Delivery
  25. Communication Design
  26. Workshop Facilitation
  27. Interaction Design
  28. Creative Strategy
  29. User Experience Design
  30. User Interface Design
  31. Brand Management
  32. User Experience
  33. Information Architecture
  34. Storyboarding
  35. Employee Engagement
  36. Stakeholder Engagement
  37. employee branding
  38. Digital Strategy
  39. Creative Briefs
  40. Market Research
  41. Communications Planning
  42. Benchmarking

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Russell Britton's Education

University of Wales, Newport

BA, Graphic Design


Grade: 2:1

Three brilliant years of playing with Mac's, scalpels, letraset, getting hands dirty in the print room, learning design and art history/theory.

Bridgwater College

Art & Design


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