Connor

Connor McAuley Managing Director

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Connor McAuley

Managing Director

Connor has been in the business of design and marketing for over 15 years and as the industry landscape changes and adapts so does Connor’s technique. Under Connor’s leadership Kaizen Brand Evolution has grown from a small Ireland – focussed studio to a much larger business working with major international, national and regional clients in London, Dublin, and Belfast.

Outside of business Connor is a keen Skier and electronic music expert.

Email: connor@kaizenbrandevolution.com

Marty

Martin McAuley Managing Director

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Martin McAuley

Managing Director

As partner in Kaizen Brand Evolution Martin channels his experience into making positive, creative change amongst our network of clients. He believes that relationships and reputation are the key factors in the success of Kaizen Brand Evolution, not only for our clients, but within our team as well. He develops clients such as BMW, Charles Hurst, Mount Charles and Robert Roberts to name but a few.

Martin is a keen sportsman, so if he’s not in the office you can find him on the badminton court, golf course, or running the New York Marathon.

Email: martin@kaizenbrandevolution.com

lynsay

Lynsay Spence Head of Brand

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Lynsay Spence

Head of brand

Lynsay has been building brands and directing creative teams for over 12 years. Leading major national and global projects has equipped her to look at a creative problem on a different level, developing strategies that focus on brands reaching audiences. Her astute management skills mean that projects are delivered, on time, on budget and most importantly on brand. She has worked with a diverse range of clients through the years including BBC NI, RSPB, Baker Street, Mount Charles Group and the Institution of Civil Engineers. Believing planning is key to any project, Lynsay gets under the skin of briefs, challenging creative problems to map the best solution for clients.

Lynsay is addicted to patterns and is often found at festivals, believing outside is the best side.

Email: lynsay@kaizenbrandevolution.com

glenda

Glenda Johnston Creative Account Manager

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Glenda Johnston

Creative Account Manager

An account manager with over 4 years experience in print, design and publishing Glenda thrives on working with clients who have big ambition. Her skills lie in helping people get to where they need to be, whether it’s through a full re-brand or a new ad campaign. Glenda gets to the core of the business to see how we can help.
She loves travelling to new places and exploring new food sensations. If you catch Glenda out in the wild watch out, you could end up on Instagram. She loves a wee selfie!

Email: glenda@kaizenbrandevolution.com

darren

Darren Vincent Creative Account Manager

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Darren Vincent

Creative Account Manager

Darren is a Creative Account Manager with over 6 years experience. Having started working life in Northern Irelands leading sales teams and creative studios, Darren has spent the last few months adapting to Kaizen culture, mostly working with top end creative clients.

Darren enjoys figuring out what a brand needs to raise its bottom line utilising the studios expertise in creating engaging brand strategies and brand materials in print and digital. Darren collaborates with creative team members in delivering briefs and making sure expectations are met and clients are excited with the outcome.

Darren likes film and is a big Iron Maiden fan.

Email: darren@kaizenbrandevolution.com

ronnie

Ronnie Maghie Brand Sales Executive

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Ronnie Maghie

Brand Sales Executive

Ronnie joins the team at Kaizen with over 25 years experience in the industry, having worked with organisations such as BBC NI, Investors in People and the Daily Mirror his portfolio is extensive. Widely recognised within the industry, winning Scottish Media awards and Pani Gold & Silver awards across a spectrum of BBC Projects.

Ronnies experience in the industry ensures that he executes the project management process seamlessly, successfully managing and coordinating brand and web design projects, from concept through to completion.

If it’s not reading or singing in a choir group, you will find Ronnie cheering on his beloved Manchester United.

Email: ronnie@kaizenbrandevolution.com

ryan

Ryan Stanfield            Design Director

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Ryan Stanfield

Design Director

Ryan leads the branding team that create and manage some of Ireland and the UK’s most recognised brands such as Mirror Media, Boojum and Slim’s Healthy Kitchen. After numerous years in branding agencies Ryan has learnt that designing for the client, building relationships and getting to the core of the business is key when undertaking any brief. Here at Kaizen Brand Evolution he makes sure that the studio output is contemporary and inventive. His approach allows the team to grow and clients to lead in their field.

Ryan also is a specialist in branding and typography.

In his free time he plays lead guitar in a punk band.

Email: ryan@kaizenbrandevolution.com

Lizi

Lizi Daley Team Leader / Web Designer

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Lizi Daley

Team leader / Web designer

Web designer at Kaizen Brand Evolution Lizi ensures that all digital content and websites are forward thinking and progressive. She likes to push the envelope with functionality online while keeping the user in mind at all times, this approach excites the client and when executed successfully secures long standing relationships.

Lizi has a cat ‘Nala’ who she fuss over a little too much, and in her free time she likes to look up cat video’s on Youtube, oh! and did I mention she likes cats.

Email: lizi@kaizenbrandevolution.com

Shaleen

Shaleen O'Neill Designer

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Shaleen O'Neill

Designer

Shaleen joined Kaizen Brand Evolution following her astonishing End of Year show at Ulster University in 2016. With specialisms in brand creation, art direction and copywriting Shaleen is comfortable in any creative medium with the studio.Shaleen not only brings creativity to KBE but also her family farming roots back home in Strangford where the dairy cows are branded with her family mark.

Email: shaleen@kaizenbrandevolution.com

Rebecca

Rebecca Blair Designer

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Rebecca Blair

Designer

Rebecca brings joins Kaizen Brand Evolution with an already impressive career, bringing her talents to our design team. Graduating with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Ulster University in 2015, since then Rebecca has worked in studios in the UK and Ireland, as well as travelling across Australia, lending her talents to studios there. Throughout her time in both Ireland, she has worked with brands such as Jameson and Tourism NI.
She has worked on many projects giving her a wide range of knowledge in print, editorial, packaging, web, social media and signage design, which will only heighten the strengths of our team even further.
When she isn’t in the studio, Rebecca is a keen illustrator and showcases her talents throughout notebooks she has kept for the past 10 years, right from the beginning of her time at University.

Email: rebecca@kaizenbrandevolution.com

stu

Stu Cork Designer

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Stu Cork

Designer

After graduating from Preston University from a multidisciplinary graphic design course Stuart immediately jumped straight into the industry working as a graphic designer in the print industry for over a year. Stuart joins Kaizen Brand Evolution as he wants to divulge his skill set and focus primarily on branding as he believes this field is where he can make the most impact with his work.

When Stuart isn’t helping to forge some of the UK and Ireland’s biggest brands he enjoys a wide range of hobbies including photography, going to the gym and working on his car.

Email: stu@kaizenbrandevolution.com

Rebecca

Niamh Cassidy Designer

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Niamh Cassidy

Designer

Niamh joins the team at Kaizen having already achieved an award from the International Society of Typography Designers, she is more than ready to let her talent shine through in her creative projects and provide outstanding results for our clients. Within Graphic Design, there’s two things that really appeal to Niamh, Typography and branding. Her ability and diligence to research a project and industry places to her deliver effective communication time after time.
In her spare time, you will probably find Niamh enjoying a glass of red wine, surrounded with her dogs, Ned, Bob & Ben.

Email: niamh@kaizenbrandevolution.com

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Ryan McKenna Web Designer

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Ryan McKenna

Web Designer

Ryan joins our team fresh out of Ulster University, after graduating in Interactive Multimedia Design in 2019. Specialising in both web design and web development, Ryan’s skills are showcased, whether it is creating brands and designs, or assisting our development team.

Outside of the office, Ryan is either spending time with friends or going to as many concerts as he can.

Email: ryan.mckenna@kaizenbrandevolution.com

Catherine

Catherine Magennis Designer

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Catherine Magennis

Designer

There is no doubt that Catherine is an exciting addition to the team here at Kaizen. Having worked as a freelance artist for over a year, her portfolio is extensive and impressive. Working with huge brands like Maybelline, HBO & Warner Brothers means Catherines skills are top notch, and applicable to any project we take on. She joins the team of designers here with a drive and passion, that will please any clients she takes on.
When she isn’t working on the coolest campaigns in work , you can find Catherine watching the latest TV series, with her cat and a gin.

Email: catherine@kaizenbrandevolution.com

Eva

Eva Greene Marketing Officer

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Eva Greene

Marketing Officer

Eva joins the team at Kaizen as our Marketing Officer. Having already built up a strong portfolio across multiple industries, she has developed a true love for promoting companies to their clients. Whether it’s an offline or online campaign, there’s nothing that excites her more than diving into a new brief and brainstorming the best and most innovative ways to reach a result.
When Eva isn’t in work, you can usually find her at the beach with her dog or relaxing with a glass of prosecco and a BBC Drama.

Email: eva@kaizenbrandevolution.com

Michelle

Michelle McCone Designer

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Michelle McCone

Designer

Michelle joins the team here with an exciting journey in Graphic Design & Illustration. She has been awarded YCN Student Awards Commendation Winner and was also a D&AD New Blood Pencil Winner 2019. Whatever the task at hand, Michelle is fully equipped and ready to apply her award winning skills. Her main loves within Graphic Design are advertising, packaging and branding. Any task that comes her way, she applies herself and produces some totally outstanding work!
Whilst her main hobbie outside of work is Camogie, Michelle also has a love for travelling and spent the past three summers travelling around America and Thailand and Europe.

Email: michelle@kaizenbrandevolution.com

Oskar

Oskar Gruszewski Web Developer

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Oskar Gruszewski

Web Developer

Oskar joins us on his placement year from University. He is currently studying Interactive Media at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. He has a raw passion for web development and will be joining our team here to really utilise this. He has a great energy and a love for what he does, so although he is still a student, his knowledge extends far beyond his years and will no doubt work for our clients.
As a decorated athlete, Oskar focuses his time outside of work on keeping fit and active. He divides his time amongst football, GAA and going to the gym.

Email: oskar@kaizenbrandevolution.com