Blackwood Creative Ltd
22 Spring Street
Registered No: 7328825
Blackwood Creative for Advertising Researches & Consultancies Co LLC
Al Sayegh Building – Commercial
PO Box 452379
United Arab Emirates
License No: 1092587
Who we are
Take a deep understanding and experience of communications. Add an unquenchable passion for design. Enhance it with an endless curiosity about the latest creative trends and technologies – and you have Blackwood.
Find out about our senior team members by clicking on their profiles.
Andy RitchiePartner and creative director
Andy is an award-winning creative director with global brand experience and is at home shaping high level comms strategies or planning new publications. His clients have ranged from international development banks to high street supermarket chains and government organisations.
Clare RitchiePartner and client services director
Clare facilitates all aspects of Blackwood’s business, from new business development through to procurement and gathering data and insight at the conclusion of each project. Her immense strategic communications experience means she always brings a new perspective to each project, and her project management prowess ensures projects stay on track and on budget.
Jez WebbArt Director
Infographics, web, animation – Jez can turn his hand to any design-led communication tool. Popular with all Blackwood’s clients, he supports them to break new ground with new approaches that achieve great results. Jez is also an accomplished illustrator outside of work.
Caspar van VarkSenior Editor
Caspar is Blackwood’s senior editor. As a trained journalist, he has a knack for identifying and drawing out the stories that Blackwood’s clients really want to tell. His expert editorial guidance brings those stories to life in perfect English.
As a multi-disciplined designer Daniel has over sixteen years agency experience working across many different channels including publications, corporate reports, campaigns, digital, event branding and motion graphics.
Sally MotsonContent specialist
Sally has been lucky to work as far afield as Sydney and Auckland creating and developing writing teams, providing strategic input and training, and coming up with the words themselves. Her interest in the use of words and their meaning has even led her to train as a therapist…
Hailing from Córdoba, Spain, Pablo adds a continental flavour to the Blackwood studio. A graduate of the CEADE Leonardo and Seville University of Arts he is skilled at working across different media, translating ideas and concepts into stunningly crafted design.
Jon BrainWebsite developer
At just 13 years of age Jon taught himself programming so he could write (and play) computer games. This in-depth programming and digital knowledge is still being put to good use, helping Blackwood to create beautiful and functional websites for our clients.
Titus ScurfieldData visualisation
In a varied career, Titus has turned his hand to graphic design, the applied arts as well as web development. His ability to flex between disciplines means that every web project he works on incorporates an extra layer of creativity and skill.
Rowan provides expert environmental insight. His knowledge of biodiversity management, environmental inequalities and global energy policy are a tangible asset to Blackwood projects aligned to the SDGs (UN Sustainable Development Goals).
We work with the best creative talent
While we have a dedicated creative studio to service our clients, we do work with a wider network of contributors. If you’re creative and would like to partner with our studio team on an exciting variety of projects, we’d love to hear from you.
We’re often called upon to produce work across a range of channels, so we’d love to see your transferable on and off-line skills. Have a look at the case studies on our Work page for an idea of the sorts of things we do. If you have skills that could enhance our work, let’s talk. (Please note, we don’t talk to agencies.)
When you get in touch…
Please include details of the following:
- your availability to work in either the UK or UAE
- an up-to-date CV and three references
- your proven track record
- your current rate card
- PDF work samples (must not exceed 5mb)
Blackwood is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
We’re a growing agency with energy and bright ideas and we’re always keen to meet new, like-minded people who want to develop their skills on challenging projects.
Sorry we do not have any vacancies right now