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Our Team

Meet our team of talented website designers, developers and digital marketing experts here at Purple, an award-winning agency based in the north east

The Purple People

Delivering a professional service to your clients requires not only knowledge and experience but the right people to carry out the work.

At Purple we are fortunate that we are a magnet for great ‘like-minded’ team players; people who easily co-exist, work well together and flourish from the companionship of their work colleagues.

The team at Purple Creative Studio really is like a family. We go out and enjoy social activities together, encourage each other to grow within the business and provide support to each other in times of need.

If ever there was a model for successful work collaboration and getting the best from your team - then this is it...

Phil Upton - Managing Director

Meet the team

Meet the team behind the award winning company

Phil Upton
Managing Director
Phil Upton
Managing Director

Phil Upton is co-founder and Managing Director of Purple Creative Studio which was formed in 2009. Mad about music, plays drums in a local Soul Band. Love my motorbike - tinkering and riding. I read books every day and enjoy being part of Purple.

Allan Guy
Technical Director
Allan Guy
Technical Director

Allan Guy is co-founder and Technical Director of Purple Creative Studio. After 12 years as a cabinet maker, the last 22 years have been with various IT companies. Plays trumpet in a local Soul Band with Phil and Cornet in a village brass band.

Sarah Comerford
Client Services Director
Sarah Comerford
Client Services Director

Sarah joined Purple Creative Studio in September 2013 after working in Marketing for three years at the Georgian Theatre Royal. Born in Shropshire, Sarah moved up to North Yorkshire in 2010 and in her free time loves walking her dog and live music.

James Rice
Website Team Leader
James Rice
Website Team Leader

James joined Purple Creative Studio in October 2014. After completing his A-Levels at Richmond Sixth Form, James completed an Apprenticeship Scheme operated by Baltic Training. He's now enjoying a career as Website Developer.

Scarlett MacFarlane
Business Development Manager
Scarlett MacFarlane
Business Development Manager

Scarlett joined Purple in October 2015 after moving from Scotland to Yorkshire with a brief stint in Germany in between. As Business Development Manager, Scarlett is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the extraordinary Purple team.

Kieran Corkin
Website Developer
Kieran Corkin
Website Developer

Kieran joined Purple Creative Studio back in May 2017, as an Apprentice Website Developer. He went on to complete his apprenticeship and has carried on his career with us

Emma Nesham
Digital Marketing Team Leader
Emma Nesham
Digital Marketing Team Leader

Emma joined Purple Creative Studio in October 2018 after graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in Marketing Management. Emma joined the team to expand our digital marketing services for our clients.

George Shaw
Apprentice Website Developer
George Shaw
Apprentice Website Developer

George joined Purple Creative Studio in July 2019, as an Apprentice Website Developer. He completed three years at Darlington Technical College where he studied several subjects including an Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences.

Jess Buck
Digital Marketing Apprentice
Jess Buck
Digital Marketing Apprentice

Jess joined us in October 2019 as a Digital Marketing Apprentice. After completing her studies at The University of York, she was looking to to stay local and find a creative role that let her continue to learn, so the position at Purple was perfect.

Greg Marshall
Creative Associate
Greg Marshall
Creative Associate

Greg has almost 40 years design experience in:- logo & brand development, corporate identity, annual reports, brochures, catalogues, leaflets, direct mail, exhibition design, conference material, pos/pop, and design project management.

Join us?

We're always interested to hear from people who can complement what we do - Individuals who can bring something extra to the business.

We like being helpful too, and welcome school work placements as well as interns looking to learn about our industry and see if it's a potential working platform for them. It's also a great way to learn about each other and could even result in a job with us, so don't rule anything out and get in touch

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