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’64

New
Beginnings

David Kimpton is born.

’64

Bouncing
Baby

David Kimpton is dropped on his head.

’76

Early
Signs

David Kimpton passes his Cycling Proficiency Test with a 100% mark.

’86

Budding
Student

David Kimpton picks up a student D&AD nomination at Somerset College.

’86

First
Interview

David gets headhunted by student D&AD judge Jay Smith of Smith & Milton. She recommends trying The Partners because of his little books for the D&AD entry.

’86

First
Job

David joins The Partners, no. 1 design consultancy in the UK creativity league table. Works his way up to senior designer, picking up numerous design awards along the way.
Clients included Royal Mail, Royal Opera House, Unilever, Clifford Chance, Procter & Gamble, Harrods and Letts.

’86

First
Project

Earthlife Christmas card, a handmade card with Christmas tree seeds embedded in the paper. Gets into D&AD.

’95

First
Team

David’s oversees a team of designers as Creative Director at Dewe Rogerson, creating financial reports and logos for countries! Clients included: Bulgaria Privatisation, Kleinwort Benson, Millicom, Slovenia Privatisation and Telewest.

’98

Zulver
& co

David moves to Zulver & Co to lead a team of designers as Creative Director. Several D&AD and Design Week awards. Clients included Assael Architecture, Cazenove, GHM Rock Townsend, Global Asset Management, The Law Society, Philharmonia Orchestra, Southwark Council and UBS Warburg.

’98

Jolly Good
Fellow

David is made a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers.

’01

First
Business

David co-founds Hat-trick Design. Wins Best of Show at the Benchmarks awards 2005 for the Natural History Museum brand identity and again in 2008 for the Sumatran Orangutan Society brand identity. Also pick up numerous D&AD awards and Design Week awards along the way.

Clients include Land Securities, Knight Frank, The Salvation Army, Natural History Museum, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Oxford Brookes University, House of Fraser, Dyson and
Christian Aid.

’09

Kimpton
Creative

David sets up Kimpton Creative. The team builds to a creative director, several designers, a brand strategist, a marketing director, a project manager, a partnering digital consultancy and a partnering social media consultancy.

’10

Benchmark
Awards

Alquity Investment and David Higham brand identities shortlisted at the Benchmark Awards 2010.

’11

Blade
Awards

Terry Moore Design shortlisted for The Blade Awards 2011.

’13

Fresh
Awards

Rhoda Maw Garden Design logo nominated for an award at the Fresh Awards 2013.

’14

Neil
Joins

Neil Smith joins the team as a graduate of Kingston University.

’14

Richard
Joins

Richard Lawton joins the team as a designer, previously at Glazer Design.

’14

New
Studio

We move into a larger studio in Chiswick, to accommodate our growing team.

’16

DBA
Design Effectiveness Award

Purcell rebrand wins a silver award at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2016.

’16

Transform Awards
Europe

Purcell rebrand wins Gold for 'Best visual identity in the professional services sector' at the Transform Awards Europe 2016.

’16

New
Studio

Moved to a new studio in Richmond upon Thames.

’16

Roses Awards
Shortlisted

A bronze award for our 'Penny the Orangutan' poster for the Sumatran Orangutan Society.

’16

D&AD
Pencil

A D&AD 'wood' pencil award for our 'Penny the Orangutan' poster for the Sumatran Orangutan Society.

’17

Trevor
Joins

Trevor Thompson joins the team as a designer, previously at The Allotment.