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About Glorious Creative

Seamlessly blending strategy and creativity to create compelling brand propositions & stories.

Glorious Creative is an independent, award-winning branding and design agency based in Manchester’s thriving Northern Quarter. Since establishing the agency in 2002, we have been immersed in all things brand, from creation, re-positioning and re-imagining, to implementing, developing and managing.

At Glorious, everything we do starts with the brand. Initially, it may take the form of a workshop or simply listening hard to the brand backstory – it’s whatever it takes to make sure the brand vision, mission and positioning are in place. We ensure the strategic thinking is robust and truly reflects the ambition of the organisations we work with.

Once we’ve gained a comprehensive understanding of the business and the market it occupies, we collaborate closely with clients to communicate the brand consistently and coherently across channels, connecting it with its core audiences and utilising a range of services to take your brand wherever you want it to go.

We believe in process and over the course of 20+ years have refined and perfected our working method and approach to ensure efficient and effective project outcomes.

When founded in 2002 by experienced designers Mark Ross and Tom Shaughnessy, the agency adopted two guiding principles: Ensure the designer remains at the core of the process, in order to safeguard the lines of communication. Allow the client to have direct and frequent access to the creative team, thereby encouraging genuine collaboration that results in the nurturing of a meaningful working relationship.

This working method provides the perfect platform from which to produce highly creative and commercially effective work, without the need for account handlers or design managers. Work that clients and our creatives can be equally proud of.

Glorious Creative

Meet the Team

Mark Ross
Managing & Creative Director
Tom Shaughnessy
Design Director
Dalia Jaffar
Marketing and PR Director
Nick Plant
Senior Designer
Chris McMahon
Michael Peters
Zoe O'Neill - Head of Engagement
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (Suicide Prevention Campaign)
Glorious Creative showed a high level of insight, clearly demonstrating how much research they had undertook to understand the brief. They are particularly accommodating and flexible, making sure we delivered the campaign within an extremely tight deadline. As a result, our campaign has out-performed any other campaign we have launched on social media, yet was delivered on the smallest budget.
Paul Tattum - Founder & Managing Director
Future Projects
Working with Glorious has been great and far exceeded my expectations, but the stand-out for me was their commitment to get it right. We got the kind of commitment that would only be expected from our own staff, Tom and the team were totally committed to our vision and it showed in the end results. Our approach is to partner with our consultants for the long-term and Glorious will be part of our future. The input and craft that the Glorious team brought to our re-branding was exceptional and went beyond the original brief.
Genevieve Pegg - Publishing Director
Glorious understood us immediately ' they brought fresh ideas, creative energy, authenticity and flexibility to the project. We have already had a huge amount of positive feedback on the new logo, which we believe both roots us in the region and positions us as future-focussed. We've had a great rapport with the team at Glorious and look forward to continuing our working relationship with them as part of our collaboration with talent across the North.
Errol Ismail - Founder
Expression Games
Glorious took the time to truly understand our company's culture and values, and used that to develop a visual identity that perfectly captures our unique voice. From start to finish, the team were professional, creative, and dedicated to building a strong and cohesive brand that sets us apart from others in our industry.'
Frankie Cherry - Marketing Manager
Reserve Wines
We really enjoyed working with Glorious on our rebrand. Ours was a comprehensive overhaul ' the first time we'd revisited the brand in 18 years, so a big step. We were keen to take a risk and do something totally fresh. The kick-off workshop Glorious led was hugely valuable in helping us think about the bigger picture of where we wanted to go next. The team were great listeners and very responsive to feedback. It was clear how much they cared about our project and that was reflected in some really strong creative and a fun process overall. We're delighted with the result. The customer response has been great, it's energised and elevated our business.
Jacob Anderson - Growth Team Lead
The Podcast Host
Working with Glorious Creative was honestly one of the smoothest agency experiences I've had, and I've worked in and with quite a few. They take the briefing stage very seriously, so before you spend a penny they will help you pinpoint what you actually need to do. Crucially, they're great at what they do. You can tell they enjoy their work because it comes across in the craft and care for detail.
Laura Keay - Head of Marketing and Ecommerce
We had a great experience working with Glorious on 2 rebranding projects. After a long tendering process, and speaking with multiple agencies, Glorious really stood out for us. As a B Corp we were looking for a partner that was compatible with our values whilst also showing a deep understanding and passion for building great brands. Mark and his team quickly got under the skin of our Night Lark brand and our business needs, running some excellent thought provoking, insight filled workshops and consumer research. The brand positioning and visual identity created was above and beyond our expectations and we've had great success rolling out with our customers and consumers with some strong sales results both in the UK and internationally.

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