About us

Our studio

Our studio is an extension of our brand philosophy

Our studio, based in central Newcastle, is an extension of our brand philosophy. A clean space that allows room for exciting possibilities. Divided into creative and digital areas, each one houses a mix of industry experts.

The design room has space for our skilled graphic designers, copywriters and marketing specialists. It has hundreds of journals, books and mood boards all collected to offer our team the most eclectic sources of inspiration.

Our Web developers, User experience (UX) and Digital marketing experts are submerged in a technically rich environment. The latest of everything, plus super-powerful computers means we keep ourselves and our clients ahead of the Google curve.

We welcome visits from clients, or potential clients, who can share in the resources we have available, or take time to build ideas on our wall-sized mood board in our meeting room.

Our founders

Lucy Batley Co-founder & Creative Director

Lucy has over 20 years’ experience as a graphic designer and specialist in brand communications. After graduating, she moved to London and was awarded Best Young Designer at the prestigious Editorial Awards in 1996. She spent five years in Milan, working on projects for clients including Audi, Fila and Max Mara. In 2007, Lucy formed JUMP alongside Rob, and has since directed design and marketing campaigns as well as developing brand strategies for multi-million pound organisations.

Rob Brown Co-founder & Managing Director

Rob has over 25 years’ industry experience in software and database development and was one of the first UK Microsoft Authorised Trainers. In 1995, he established his own business specialising in the design and development of software, database and online solutions. At JUMP, he is responsible for the development and management of the online solutions division and oversees the technical elements of all projects.

Our team

Rachel Alexander Designer

Rachel graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, one of the leading art schools in the UK, with a Graphic Design degree. She then went on to intern at Insights, a renowned global development organisation based in Dundee, Scotland, working on all aspects within the creative team. Notably, she designed the exterior of their new offices, Innovation House. At JUMP, Rachel works on a wide breadth of projects across the whole of creative with specialist talents in the area of typography and editorial design.

Andrew Baxter Head of Design

Andrew graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Graphic Arts. He worked at a large international architects’ firm in Manchester, learning all aspects of design in a multi-disciplinary environment. He returned to Newcastle as a Senior Designer for Newcastle College, the largest group of colleges, training and education providers in the UK. As Head of Design at JUMP, he is responsible for planning, managing and delivering brand projects on time and within budget.
Meet Andrew Baxter

Philip Belcher Web Developer

Philip graduated from Northumbria University in 2009 with a BSc Hons in Multimedia Computing. He worked at a regional broadband consortium in the education sector for eight years as the sole designer and developer. This involved project management, prototyping, designing and full-stack development and included projects ranging from print material, fully featured responsive websites to cross-platform mobile apps.
Meet Philip Belcher

Jonathan Brown Web Developer

Jonathan is in the process of completing a Software Engineering degree and specialises in HTML 5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL and Javascript. Since starting at JUMP, he has been responsible for maintaining and project managing key accounts and is integral in the development of websites for a range of clients.
Meet Jonathan Brown

Kris Consadine Project Manager

Kris has over 15 years’ experience in developing and delivering projects across a wide range of sectors including education, retail and oil and gas. He began his career in the education sector developing an online assessment platform for Newcastle based awarding body NCFE before moving to the creative and digital sector. He has since worked with local brands such as Ringtons and international brands such as Nissan, P&G and Nike Partner Club. As Project Manager at JUMP, he manages budgets, change control and facilitates the delivery of all our digital projects.
Meet Kris Consadine

Hannah Fawcett Designer

Hannah graduated from Northumbria University with a First Class degree in Graphic Design. She won the JKR Juice Competition 2016, earning herself a well-regarded branding placement at JKR Global in London. She gained invaluable experience working on eminent global brands such as Irn Bru and WKD. She joined JUMP with a broad range of disciplines and has a keen eye for detail as well as a particular flair for hand-drawn, illustrative work and a passion for typography.
Meet Hannah Fawcett

Chris Fothergill Lead Developer

Chris is a full stack LAMP developer specialising in HTML 5, CSS 3, PHP, MySQL and JavaScript. He has several years of industry experience building iOS and Android development for a range of clients including Stone Technical Services and Tyne and Wear Metro. At JUMP, he oversees all development projects and develops and maintains the technical direction of JUMP's bespoke Content Management System.
Meet Chris Fothergill

Chris Heanan Web Developer

Chris graduated from University of Teesside with a Software Engineering degree. Previously a primary school teacher, he has 4 years’ experience in the Web Development industry and specialises in HTML 5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL and Javascript. At JUMP, he develops bespoke booking systems including a salary sacrifice scheme as well as e-commerce and database development.
Meet Chris Heanan

Ben Jackson Web Developer

Ben comes from a background in web development, specialising in the MVC Laravel framework. With a strong interest in PHP, Cloud-based services and in particular Amazon Web Services, he is working towards his Amazon Certification later this year. At JUMP, he develops bespoke responsive websites for a variety of clients.

Adrián Martin Designer

Adrian has an international background in advertising and has studied at a number of universities around the world. After graduating, Adrian returned to Spain, undertaking a master's degree in Advertising and Creativity. He has taken part in design competitions all over the globe, receiving the gold award in the Graphic Design Category for PP Awards 2013 in Curitiba, Brazil. At JUMP, he designs for a wide range of sectors and has strong conceptual input on marketing campaigns as well as running the company's Instagram account.
Meet Adrián Martin

Paul Routledge Web Developer

Paul studied at Newcastle College completing his foundation course in Web Development and Management before going on to get an Applied Computing degree. He specialises in HTML 5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL and Javascript. He has worked at JUMP for several years, and has taken lead development roles for clients and particularly enjoys facilitating the transition from flat design to front-end development.
Meet Paul Routledge

Danielle Stone UX Manager

After graduating from Dundee University with a First Class degree, Danielle returned to the North East working at an agency on a broad range of projects. She worked with top North East clients such as Hadrian’s Wall, Arriva, and North East and Museums, Libraries and Archives and received a ‘Best Young Designer’ award at the Fresh Awards. Danielle joined JUMP in 2009 and began to develop her skills in User Interface (UI) design and User Experience (UX) design. Danielle is now UX Manager at JUMP, supporting the team to deliver impactful and successful digital projects to JUMP’s clients and their customers.
Meet Danielle Stone

Marie Walker Designer

Marie graduated from Northumbria University with a First Class degree in Graphic Design. She was recognised by the university for her work, winning the prestigious student award in her final year. She then spent two years at a top advertising agency in the North East, gaining vital experience working with global companies. Her work has since been featured in Visual Harmony: Proportion in Graphic Design. Since joining JUMP, Marie specialises in branding and is highly skilled in all aspects of graphic design.
Meet Marie Walker

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