We are Transform Creative, a small but perfectly formed team in the heart of Edinburgh. We were founded as a social enterprise by Transform Scotland, the national alliance for sustainable transport, to make use of Transform's extensive campaigns experience and connections. All of our profits are re-invested in Scotland's vibrant third sector. In short, we design to make a difference.
Design is a matter of perspective, and as a social enterprise working with Scotland's third sector, our perspective starts from the ground up. We are a diverse partnership of creative professionals with years of experience of working with Scotland's leading charities and social enterprises. What this means for you is a team of design and communications experts tailored to meet your needs. Our insider insight means that we understand the dynamic challenges you face. Complemented by an extensive network of connections in media, politics and private industry, we give you the creative tools for success.
Transform Creative is part of Transform Scotland, a registered Scottish charity (SC041516). All work on the site © Transform Creative and Associates, 2017.
Our team consists of experienced professionals in graphic design, branding and marketing, web design, illustration, photography, digital communications, campaigning and public affairs.
Elspeth is a trained Project and Programme Manager with over fifteen years’ experience. She has worked in the sustainability sector for the last fifteen years, providing advice on sustainability strategy, stakeholder relations, community engagement and environmental assessment. Elspeth has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and holds the Association for Project Management Professional Certificate.
Head of Design
Ana graduated from Gray’s School of Art with First Class Honours in Visual Communications. She designs and manages production of all printed material for Transform Scotland and has refreshed the organisation's visual identity. Ana worked as the Graphic Designer for the Gordon Castle Estate, helping to create and launch their brand. Her photography work has been purchased by Robert Gordon University and exhibited in London and Aberdeen.
Peter is a web designer with over fifteen years’ experience. He has extensive expertise in web design and development, content managed systems, e-commerce, search engine optimisation, email marketing, usability and standards compliance, as well as video and photography. Peter founded Urwin Digital in 2008 and has since worked extensively with non-profits, public sector bodies, start-ups and corporate clients.
Tom Holmes is a vector illustrator, based in Glasgow. He has over ten years industry experience and can be relied upon to deliver unique and eye-catching illustrations for your project. Tom has developed his unique style of vector graphics and works with clients in the UK and abroad on projects such as infographics, icons, character designs, illustrated maps and children’s books.
Barry is an accomplished freelance journalist and copywriter with 35 years experience. Clients include the Glasgow Herald, the Guardian, and National Theatre of Scotland. He has authored 10 books for the international publisher Wiley, including titles such as the Frommer's Edinburgh and Glasgow Day by Day and Scotland for Dummies. Barry spent almost 14 years working as an international news editor in New York City.
Press and Event Photographer
Colin is an Edinburgh-based award-winning photographer, providing press, PR, corporate and arts & entertainment photography services. He works throughout Scotland, the UK and internationally. He has great contacts with national and local media and regularly contributes to The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, the Edinburgh Evening News, The Times and the Times Educational Supplement.
Brand Marketing Advisor
With over 20 years brand marketing and project management experience across corporate, cultural and third sectors, Charlotte has an extensive track record. This ranges from working with smaller budgets in the arts and social enterprises, to project managing an award-winning premium luxury re-brand. Charlotte established Noble Ox - a trusted agency with a reputation for delivering no-nonsense, hard-working and imaginative marketing to drive brands and prosperity.
Colin has managed Transform Scotland (Transform Creative’s parent body) since 1998 and has played a defining role in the promotion and development of sustainable transport in Scotland. He has extensive experience in campaigns, public affairs and political relations, is a regular contributor to the Scottish media and has published widely on all aspects of sustainable transport policy and practice.
Communications and PR Advisor
Stan has spent 25 years working in public affairs and communications. He has provided public, media and political relations advice and services on environmental issues to organisations across every sector. He was a senior policy and media advisor to the Green MSPs and a Director of Yes Scotland. He is currently Director of a public relations consultancy and a political and media monitoring agency.
Copywriter and PR Advisor
James has worked in media and public affairs in Scotland since 1998. He was Press Officer for Holyrood's Presiding Officers, specialising in the Scottish Parliament building project, and Head of Media for the Green MSPs from 2007 to 2011, during which he ran the party's 2011 Holyrood election campaign. Since leaving Parliament James has provided freelance strategy, communications and writing support for a wide range of clients.
Executive Marketing Assistant
Max is the most recent addition to the Transform Creative team, joining in September 2017 as a Executive Marketing Assistant. He is currently studying for a joint degree in Economics and Economic History MA(Hons.) at The University of Edinburgh. Max has been an avid volunteer for much of his life, donating his time and efforts towards numerous important campaigns in the past. He aims to bring his additional experience in social media advertising, graphic design, and Environmental Economics to his new role here at Transform Creative.