I'm an experienced design director, currently living and working in Edinburgh. 

I'm an experienced design director, currently living and working in Edinburgh. 

I'm an experienced design director, currently living and working in Edinburgh. 

I'm an experienced design director, currently living and working in Edinburgh. 

I'm an experienced design director, currently living and working in Edinburgh. 

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About

Problem solving lies at the heart of my process, uncovering brand insights and truths before translating them into simple, compelling ideas. My skills sit between academic strategy and playful creative direction; helping the brands of tomorrow tell their stories in meaningful, user-focused ways.

I've worked in some incredible agencies, having spent seven years working in London before making the move back to Scotland. This has given me exposure to a variety of processes and ways of working which I've brought into my own practice. 

These include;  

Contagious (Edinburgh)
Tayburn (Edinburgh)
Moving Brands (London)

SalterBaxter (London)
SampsonMay (London)
MerchantCantos (London)
400 (London)

Clients

This experience has also allowed me to work with a number of industry-defining businesses over the years. I'm proud of the projects we've achieved together.

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Education

I'm passionate about developing new talent, coaching designers and helping to bridge the gap between industry and education.

Over the years, I've given talks at a number of artschools, including Goldsmiths, Chelsea and London College of Communication — I also volunteer my time, mentoring final year design students at Edinburgh College of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone.

If you'd like to discuss a possible talk or seminar, please get in touch.

If you'd like to get in touch, you can reach me below.

If you'd like to get in touch, you can reach me below.

© Liam Bonar 2009-2019

© Liam Bonar 2009-2019