We are an award-winning design studio who has proven it’s possible to create inspiring work which delivers positive outcomes for people, planet and profit.
We’ve been passionate about working sustainably since long before it was cool. Every project we’ve delivered doesn’t just meet a client’s business goals, it helps make the planet a better place – either directly or by changing the way a business thinks and works.
And we’ve not kept that knowledge a secret, we pride ourselves on sharing what we’ve learnt with the industry – helping define and develop a model for sustainable design and working with creatives across the world to ensure design remains at the forefront of change.
We are committed to building a better future: one that is progressive, collaborative and thoughtful.
Matt leads Leap from the front, setting the course and culture for the agency and generating new and exciting relationships. He founded Leap in 2004 after heading up Eden Project’s graphic design team and working under two former Saatchi & Saatchi directors. His passion for creativity, sustainability and designing for change formed Leap’s foundations.
Matt is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a trained B Leader supporting impact assessing (but not assessing potential B Corps), and an ambassador for B Corporation UK. He is curious, values-driven and an everlasting optimist, believing that creativity has more potential for environmental and social change than politicians, environmentalists and scientists combined
Simon manages and drives Leap’s ethos, ensuring that there is a solid understanding of what a sustainable business is and consistently delivering that understanding throughout our work. His twenty-year career in branding includes five years at one of Manchester’s leading advertising agencies working on brands such as Hilton, First Direct and Asda, before heading down to Cornwall.
Simon has an innate understanding of brand strategy and is a skilled and experienced project manager who believes that strong design language and tone of voice can create powerful change.
RebeccaStudio Manager / Senior Digital Designer
Rebecca wears several hats at Leap, leading on front-end website design and managing the day-to-day operations at the studio and team assignments. She joined Leap in 2012 after completing her degree in graphic design at Falmouth University.
Rebecca thrives on new and diverse projects, and is passionate about all aspects of the design process, with a keen talent for digital assets and multi-layered website design and management.
As Leap’s Senior Creative, it is Nathan’s artistic vision that informs the studio’s design output. He graduated from the D&AD* Award-winning Arts University Bournemouth. From there he went on to design for record labels and live music events.
Nath’s work is mostly handcrafted and individual, with a natural love of the environment, driven by his belief that the best way to achieve creative success and drive change is by setting yourself apart.
Trips works across design, illustration, lettering, animation and motion graphics. Graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2004. Working with traditional and digital media he creates concise imagery allowing ideas to come to the fore.
He is the studio’s primary point of contact for technical queries and believes that greater consideration at the design and development stage can have a hugely positive effect upon the climate impact of online properties.
ClaireFinance & Office Manager
Claire is responsible for Leap’s administration and accounts, ensuring that the business side of the business runs smoothly. She also works alongside Matt to oversee Leap’s B Corp accreditation and ongoing re-certification. Claire has over 20 years of experience in finance, and she brings a calm and organised influence to the studio, believing that the numbers are more important than the letters!
Imogen is responsible for Leap’s communications, producing content and managing our various channels. At the age of 10, she had her first poem published (titled The Environment), and she has a BA(Hons) in Journalism from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Farnham, during which time she was a finalist in an environmental entrepreneur competition. Following her studies, Imogen interned at Vice before returning to Cornwall.
She’s a talented writer with a broad understanding of environmental, design and sustainable business issues. She believes in leading for change and setting a positive example for the next generation.
HelenClient Services and Project Manager
Helen is one of the primary points of contact for Leap’s clients, and manages projects so that they run smoothly and efficiently, and come in on time and on budget.
With an MA in Brands, Communication and Culture from the University of London’s Goldsmith’s College and over 12 years experience as a client manager at top creative agencies in London and Bristol, Helen’s skillset covers all bases.
She is passionate about seeking ways to live responsibly with our natural environment and with other people, and believe that we need to listen, learn and lead by example to create positive change.
Niove is responsible for the day-to-day planning and running of projects with Leaps clients, internal creative team, developers and suppliers. She sees to it that projects run smoothly and are delivered on budget and on time, ensuring the best possible outcomes against briefs.
Having previously worked in award-winning creative agencies in Dubai and Cornwall, Niove has a wealth of experience in helping to build brave brands and managing complex multi-stakeholder projects across diverse sectors.
She believes that a brand is an all-encompassing experience made up of how it looks, speaks, behaves, feels and dreams.
ChevonneSustainable Junior Designer
As Leap’s most recent recruit, Chevonne provides a fresh new perspective to our creative team. She specialises in impactful illustrative and graphic design, creating power through simplicity.
Chevonne is a recent graduate of Truro Colleges’ Tregye Art School (where she gained a distinction) and is a driven young designer whose goal is to inspire a culture of sustainability through her bold and innovative designs.
She believes powerful design can drive the necessary change to create a cleaner future.
BethStrategic Communications and Copywriter
Beth has worked in sustainability communications for over two decades, supporting clients to find the clarity, courage and words they need to develop their sustainability leadership and transparency – whatever the audience.
Beth started her career with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and went on to lead communication teams at the Environment Agency, before going freelance and working with clients around the world – from food and packaging to financial services and construction.