TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS…
SINCE 7,000 B.C.
Cheddar Creative was founded over 9,000 years ago by pioneering brand guru, Cheddar Man*. A lot has changed since then, but the primal needs of human beings haven’t – food & drink, warmth & shelter, sleep, a bit of nookie, and an insatiable appetite for buying goods & services.
Ched understood the power of brand and the need to differentiate your offering and disrupt the status quo. Let’s face it, why would any discerning troglodyte buy their flints, human-ear necklaces and newfangled “wheels” from you when the knuckle-scraping merchant at the gravel pit is more known and trusted?
Flashforward a few millennia and we’re still helping businesses craft and evolve authentic brand narratives. The tools, channels and platforms may have changed, but our passion for hatching Fresh, Ambitious, Transformative ideas hasn’t. And we’re not too modest to say that our FAT ideas can lead to juicy outcomes!
The only thing old-fashioned about this agency is Ched, but we haven’t seen him for ages (literally, eons), so who cares?
*Might contain traces of a lie.
Meet Ched’s Heads…
A digital native through and through, after studying Business Management & Marketing at university, I soon realised my passion for brand building and digital engagement. Having worked for companies large and small all over the globe, I finally settled in England and co-founded Cheddar to change the way brands communicate! A true geek at heart, if you don’t find me juggling social campaigns or unearthing the next trend, I’ll be out flying a drone or testing the latest gadget.
After spending the best part of a decade as an independent filmmaker (a few of which picked up an award or two and some nice reviews), I brought my knack for visual storytelling to the creative agency space. Having spent another decade – damn, I'm nearly as old as Ched! – directing advertising campaigns and helping businesses attract and connect with people, the lure of working for myself proved too strong. We founded Cheddar to help businesses build sustainable brands without selling their souls!
As a designer working across multiple fields (web design & UX, branding & visual identity, graphic design & print, and a pantry full of other exciting stuff), I became fascinated by what makes people tick (and click), which led me to pursue research methods and cognitive psychology to inform my process. We believe design and marketing should be people-focused, so you'll normally find me digging into data to find ways to delight your customers and keep them coming back for more!
We’re a small team with no unnecessary overheads (and no unnecessary costs to pass on), but that doesn’t mean you won’t have access to the best talent. We’ve established a motley crew of collaborators – who we know and trust – that can be assembled to meet any challenge. Sort of like The Avengers, but better. Designers, copywriters, videographers, animators, developers (front end & full stack, whatever that is), scrum masters (eh?)… You name it, we got ‘em.
Join the gene pool.
Design thinking is in our DNA and we’re always on the lookout for top-notch creatives and world-class brand strategists who we can draft in to bolster our roster of like-minded problem-solvers. Wow, that was a lot of hyphenation! If you want to be a piece of Cheddar (and help our Sandwich office out of a pickle), we’d love to hear from you. Send us your CV with a brief rundown of the particular set of skills you’ll be bringing to the squad and we’ll be in touch.
So now you know a little more about us, why not find out how we can help you?