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David Kimpton is born.
David Kimpton is dropped on his head.
David Kimpton passes his Cycling Proficiency Test with a 100% mark.
David Kimpton picks up a student D&AD nomination at Somerset College.
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.
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.
Earthlife Christmas card, a handmade card with Christmas tree seeds embedded in the paper. Gets into D&AD.
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.
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.
David is made a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers.
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
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.
Alquity Investment and David Higham brand identities shortlisted at the Benchmark Awards 2010.
Terry Moore Design shortlisted for The Blade Awards 2011.
Charlotte Christie becomes our project manager, having previously worked at Hat-trick Design, the Workroom and Vivid Brands.
Rhoda Maw Garden Design logo nominated for an award at the Fresh Awards 2013.
Neil Smith joins the team as a graduate of Kingston University.
Richard Lawton joins the team as a designer, previously at Glazer Design.
We move into a larger studio in Chiswick, to accommodate our growing team.
Design Effectiveness Award
Purcell rebrand wins a silver award at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2016.
Purcell rebrand wins Gold for 'Best visual identity in the professional services sector' at the Transform Awards Europe 2016.
We move to a new studio in Richmond upon Thames.
A bronze award for our 'Penny the Orangutan' poster for the Sumatran Orangutan Society.
A D&AD 'wood' pencil award for our 'Penny the Orangutan' poster for the Sumatran Orangutan Society.
Property Marketing Awards
The Verde SW1 property marketing campaign gets shortlisted in the commercial property category.
Trevor Thompson joins the team as a designer, previously at The Allotment.
Winner 'Creative Business of the Year 2018'
BKL accountants rebrand wins Silver for 'Best visual identity in the professional services sector' at the Transform Awards Europe 2018.