We are an award-winning team of individual specialists and change-makers, pulling together for people, planet and profit.
At Leap we understand the purpose and value of good design, and we’ve been defining what sustainable design is since 2000. We believe in and work towards a brighter 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, and 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, environmentalist and scientists combined.
Simon manages and drives Leap’s ethos, ensuring that there is a solid understanding of what a sustainable business is and ensures that is reflective in our clients 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 where he went on to design for record labels and live music events. Nath’s work is mostly hand crafted 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 who believes in leading for change and setting a positive example for the next generation.
Betty joined Leap to cover Becca’s maternity leave, managing web and design projects, providing a primary point of contact for clients, and ensuring that projects run smoothly and are delivered on budget and on time.
Having graduated with an MA from Southampton, Betty worked as Strategic Communication Manager at international development consultancy CommsConsult. She then moved to the role of Marketing Manager at Unlocking Potential, running European-funded projects to support the growth of businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. She believes that you can never discount the power of individual choice and that the decisions that we make environmentally, societally and as consumers all have an impact.