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We’ve been creating inspiring and award winning designs for national and international clients for over 29 years and have grown to become on of the South West’s leading design agencies. Our highly experienced team of designers, developers, project managers and content producers combine to give our work the creative edge.


Melinda Rickett

Director Melinda Rickett

After studying for a BSc(Hons) at a University 'up north', Melinda worked for a while in PR, then in Management with Marks & Spencer plc, before embarking on a career change. After studying Graphic Design in Cornwall, she set up Creative Edge with her partner Dave in 1988.

When not in the studio:
Cycling, jogging, cooking, and learning Spanish

John Lowdon

Creative Director John Lowdon

Over a career spanning 20 years John has worked as a designer at some of the UK’s leading agencies working with some major brands that include Three mobile and LloydsTSB. Since moving to Cornwall in 2005 he has worked with some high profile businesses including NMMC, NHS, Convergence and developed a specialism for place branding for the likes of Falmouth, Camborne and Newham. Before joining Creative Edge, John worked ‘client side’ as UX Design lead for Avis Budget Group on strategic user experience projects for AVIS and Budget Car hire brands. John now heads up the Creative Edge team.

When not in the studio:
Spending time with the family, running long distances, pretending to play the guitar, drinking Cornish Ale and kayaking.

Jon Symons

Designer John Symons

Jon started his design career creating interpretative graphics for visitor centres within the private sector. After joining the team at Timothy Guy Design, one of the South West's leading multi-disciplinary design consultancies, he produced corporate branding and strategic design communications for a variety of national and international clients. As Assistant Director at Aukett Brockliss Guy he worked on the design and procurement of exhibition, signage and public realm wayfinding strategies. Jon has been with Creative Edge since 2009.

When not in the studio:
Cycling, walking, photography

Sam Thomas

Designer Sam Thomas

A full stack creative with over 14 years experience, Sam started his career working in advertising for the Northcliffe group before becoming agency based and working with clients such as the Seat Car Group, Debenhams, The Royal Navy and Air Southwest. He was previously a creative director at a local agency developing key local brands before becoming a member of the Creative Edge team. Key skills include branding, print design, advertising and front end web design & development.

When not in the studio:
Spending time with the family, playing squash, learning SEO.

Dan Mitchell

Web Developer Dan Mitchell

Dan started programming from a young age on 8-bit computers, later upgrading to 16, and 32/64-bit computers. Having learnt a range of low-level programming languages (6502, Assember, C, C++) on these platforms, moving to web-based languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, ASP, Python) was relatively straight-forward. Dan has been working in the web and internet industry for over 20 years and is proficient in all web technologies and methodologies. He is also a keen advocate of web standards, accessibility, abstraction, and KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!).

When not in the studio:
Playing bass guitar, learning new innovative programming methodologies and technologies.

Suzanne Lewis

Administrator Suzanne Lewis

Suzanne started her working life with Harrods, London where she stayed until starting a family. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of London she returned to Cornwall to bring up her family. Joining Creative Edge in 1998 she has been answering the telephone and making cups of tea ever since!

When not in the studio:
Enjoys cooking, gardening and the theatre.


We’re proud to work with some leading brands...

Healeys Logo
Instictif Logo
Luminno logo
Wheelbase Logo
Digital Scotland Logo
BT Logo
GE Logo
Co-Op Logo
Tesco Logo
Avis Logo
Regeneration Company Logo
Trebah Garden Logo
~Gwelon Mor Logo
Fastershire Logo
Oxford Innovation Logo
Cornwall Best Days Out Logo
Agra Logo
Radford Trust Logo
Three Spiers Singers Logo
Poly Thertre Falmouth Logo
Hendra Group Logo
Quartz Corp Logo

our process


To achieve the best possible solution for our clients and their audience we have learned that there is more than one way to arrive at a solution.

Whether it’s a structured milestone process to create a powerful brand identity or a more Agile, reiterative approach to produce a digital experience, one thing that is always a common thread for all of our projects is collaboration.

Collaboration with you the client in ensuring that from the outset we are working together to create meaningful and targeted creative work.

We believe that not one project or client is the same and therefor the process should fit the journey to the perfect solution.

Working to standards

Being a member of the Design Business Association, we use the resources on hand to keep up-to-date with industry standard practice to compliment our own way of working that we have developed over 29 years of experience.

An immersive approach

We get under the skin of every project we work on and develop a knowledge of our clients world from the inside out. A visit to our studio may sometimes look like a shrine to the projects we work on, with creative work, research and process on the walls, this immersive methodology means that as a client, you are assured of the best possible solution and confirms you’ve chosen the right agency to work with.