We listen intently, we talk openly,
we think creatively.

Our clients vary in industry because we love to be immersed in new worlds, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and delivering over and above what’s expected. We work with small and large organisations to create perfectly executed, meaningful solutions that respond to creative challenges.

We believe design should be used as a tool to launch and strengthen brilliant projects. An intelligently branded website can be your vehicle for change. A compelling report design can frame difficult issues ina way that audiences relate to. Distilling research into an illustration can help readers digest complex ideas. From branding islands to working with the UK’s leading insurers. From local estate agents to the BBC. Clients choose us to be their creative partner.

Our Background

05creative* was founded in 2005 by Chris James. Originally based near Tower Bridge in London, the now Brighton-based studio specialise in creating meaningful design for organisations and businesses who care about their brand. With years of creative agency, project management and marketing experience across a multitude of sectors, disciplines and platforms, our ethos remains the same.

Who we work with

Meet the team

Core team

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Chris James

Creative Director & Brand Expert

The founder of 05creative*, Chris has over 20 years experience in brand identity, advertising, print, web and exhibition design. Chris’s design career has seen him work on many well known accounts. From top London agencies and publishing giants like EMAP, to clients that include the BBC, NHS, Aviva, Dixons, and Converse, he’s the creative force behind 05creative*.

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Sarah James

Director & Business Development

With a background in management, sales, marketing & publishing in the computer games industry, Sarah is 05creative* business development director. Working closely with our key clients, she oversees major projects with her finely tuned project management skills and is instrumental in 05creative* strategy. Sarah was voted one of ‘The Top 100 Women in Games’ for her contribution to the games industry as part of International Women's Day.

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Jasmine Paradine-James


Jasmine’s design background is with non-profits, community groups and social innovation initiatives. She has worked on campaigns for M&S, Channel 4 and Nesta delivering positive social change. Jasmine loves collaborative design, working with the end user from the outset to inform effective, sustainable solutions.

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Chris Porter


Chris's focussed approach to design helps organisations communicate messages in simple yet meaningful ways. Working across web, print and animation, his broad skill base has seen him support clients from Universal Music to Heritage Lottery Fund, along with many Brighton-based independents. Chris's passion lies with collaborative, sustainable projects.

Andrew Murphy

Andrew ('Murph') Murphy


Murph is responsible for the technical side of our projects from coding bespoke websites, to customising CMS templates, to building digital marketing assets. His rich professional experience has taken him around the UK and beyond; from Leeds to London to Cambodia and America. Murph is our technical lead when we work with larger development teams. His most repeated phrase is 'How will this work on mobile?'

Key Collaborators

East Studio

Video and Film Partner

East Studio are our video production partner. When a project requires video, film or animation we collaborate with East to create sharp, beautiful engaging stories.


Creative Brand Development Partner

05creative and Lamerton have been collaborating on brand development projects for over 20 years. Together we help people connect with their business in a meaningful way, uncovering stories to find out what makes an organisation unique and authentic.