Geeky, proud and passionate
Our team is made up of a diverse group of healthcare experts, business strategists and creative thinkers.
What do we all have in common? We’re curious about the world, what makes people tick and how their health affects their whole being. It’s this genuine desire to learn and fascination with health that enables us all to deliver great work.
Darren is the CEO at Create. Before forming the company in 2004, Darren held a number of key positions for blue-chip companies including Head of Sales and Business Development for Swatch UK, BT and Philips Consumer Electronics. Darren has since become an expert commentator on consumer and healthcare related business and marketing.
Always keen to push healthcare businesses in fresh and exciting directions, Darren looks forward to the new opportunities that healthcare marketing will bring.
With marketing experience across a wide range of sectors, Ed joined Create Health in 2009 to help establish the agency as a leading healthcare marketing business with a reputation for transformative thinking in a challenging and changing sector.
As well as the day-to-day running of a busy agency, Ed oversees our marketing and business development agenda and leads an ambitious team of professionals that offer a unique blend of strategic, creative and tech expertise.
I believe in the power of insightful and imaginative ideas to drive change. The work I oversee and create is always beautifully simple, emotive and human, no matter how complex the subject.
Innately curious about the world and health, my focus is injecting purposeful creativity into healthcare communications – so that our client’s brands and businesses thrive.
Jenny is a brand and communications planner with over 16 years’ experience and broad-ranging skills. She’s passionate about helping our clients to uncover constructive insights and gain a thorough understanding of their audiences and their needs. Then, working with them to create the strategies and plans to overcome their business challenges. She’s deeply curious about what makes companies and their customers tick and will ask a lot of questions.
With 15 years of client services experience, Sam has worked with a wide mix of agencies across a range of different accounts and sectors. Sam brings with him a huge amount of experience and has recently joined Create Health to further strengthen its offering to make sure our client relationships are at the heart of everything we do.
Sam has a passion for all things marketing and the buzz it provides and likes nothing better than to make sure that we are creating work that everyone can be proud of and shout about. There is no better feeling!
Out of work it’s all about travelling, food, drink and long walks, not necessarily in that order.
As Create’s technical lead, Chris is that rare breed of IT professional who is as good with people as he is with technology – making sense of the complex and delivering astoundingly clever solutions. Working across the agency, he supports the Account Managers in transforming ideas into reality, and our designers in making their creative visions come to life.
Chris surrounds himself with new technology, so is the undisputed go-to man on all things techy (his car even reads out his text messages). He achieved first class honours in Multimedia Computing and since joining Create, has honed his multimedia skills to web development, advanced database, user interface solutions and more recently responsive. King of the acronym, Chris’ skills extend into PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, MySQL and SEO.
Chris has found at least one interest where a more physical form of connectivity is required, playing 5-a-side football twice a week (in goal). He also claims to have invented the curry pizza but we think he should have just turned the kitchen lights on.
Helen gained her knowledge in a busy integrated agency across a wide range of projects, with a strong focus on all things digital. Recently involved in rebranding a global pharmaceutical company and having managed patient recruitment for clinical trials for a number of years, Helen is well-suited to quickly grasping medical & health concepts and providing organised and insightful client services.
Although fascinated with digital projects, having started her career in Future Publishing working on videogame magazine titles, Helen still loves to work on as many beautiful print pieces as possible and believes that a bit of foil blocking or a spot UV goes a long way.
Anna learned the ropes of client services early on during the start of her career in London. A Bristolian at heart, she moved back to her beloved hometown and now does an excellent job looking after our clients. Anna gets a buzz out of seeing a project from the planning stage right the way through to the creative impact it achieves and loves to be part of work that genuinely changes healthcare for the better. Out of work it’s all about shopping, wining and dining as well as supporting the Bristol Rugby team.
Steve brings the studio many years’ experience as an artworker, and has worked with a variety of high profile clients, such as Sky and Spire Healthcare. Not only does Steve’s great eye for detail bring the highest degree of professionalism to the work we do for our clients, but his knowledge of print means we can translate ‘slugs’ and ‘bleeds’ into plain English for the client.
Working in healthcare gives what I do purpose. Growing up, I always wanted to work in healthcare – to make people’s lives better somehow. Unfortunately, I learned pretty quickly that classroom science wasn’t my forte. My expertise is rather more artistic. I may not be discovering miracle cures, but I’m helping to bring to market the products that do. And I think that’s pretty darn cool.
Having graduated with a first class honours degree in Multimedia Computing, George has a passion for web-based technologies, and all things tech related.
During his time at Create, he has channelled his knowledge into web development, focusing on the latest web based technologies surrounding HTML, CSS, PHP and JQuery. Working at Create has given him a multitude of development opportunities, and he enjoys working on challenging projects.
A usual working day for George consists of problem solving and working closely with both the account and digital team to create attractive, and complex websites and online tools.
After studying advertising at uni, I entered the real world as a London adgrad before becoming an Art Director. I now specialise in coming up with cool ideas and bringing them to life. As a naturally curious person, I love immersing myself in different brands and industries and learning something new each time. I’m fascinated by the world of health. When I was younger, I wanted to be either a pathologist or a creative – Create Health ticks both interests.
As an agency we have an in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry, and it’s my job to make sure that’s demonstrated to the world – keeping us on the radar of medical firms whose problems need solving. And because I’m a marketer first and foremost, I believe every solution we create should be measurable. It’s the best way of ensuring success.
Mark is a serial entrepreneur. His first business was Mason Zimbler, a technology focused digital marketing agency, which was sold to Harte Hanks in 2007. Following that, Mark set up Mubaloo, an enterprise app development company. Employing 60 people, it was the most awarded agency in the UK. He sold the business in January 2016 to IPG Mediabrands and is now the non-exec of four businesses.
Mark is also Governor of the University of the West of England and is on the Prince’s Trust Development Committee. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to business and technology. In his spare time he flies hot air balloons.
Previously Head of Cashiers at an assurance company and owner of a residential care home for many years, I have been looking after Create’s finances since 2008. I’m also in charge of wages, which makes me one of our most popular team members. When I’m not hiding behind piles of paper on my desk, I’m spending time with my family and dogs.