About the CANdo Studio
CANdo is an experienced creative studio that helps ambitious businesses stand out, attract their ideal customers and improve their sales. Our focus on bespoke, functional, beautiful design has helped us create design and brands for many local and national organisations.
We can deliver an integrated package of graphics, web design, branding, print solutions and back-end services – perfect if you’re just getting started or are looking to refresh your brand. No matter how large or small your business, we’ve got big ideas that will work for you.
Nick is an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer with a career that spans over 30 years, delivering creative solutions across digital, print, ambient and outdoor media. He worked for ten years as design lead and brand guardian at Pitman Training Group.
Nick’s skills encompass all aspects of design, including brand creation & management, plus a technical knowledge of client-side and server-side web technologies which allows him to deliver engaging, interactive experiences for businesses in a range of industries.
Nick honed his skills in graphic design and typography, whilst working for Artlink Advertising Agency. This was augmented whilst working as senior designer for Vital Online where he was involved in a number of ground-breaking online projects.
Nick has had the pleasure of producing creative work for a number of well-known brands including JCDecaux, Lloyds TSB, The NEC, NHS, Porcelanosa, Silver Cross and Yorkshire Television amongst others.
With over 20 years’ experience gained in a variety of marketing roles, Anne-Marie has worked in many industries including recruitment, leisure and training. She has worked both agency and client-side and understands the processes involved to complete a project, no matter how big or small, on time and to budget.
After studying English Literature and English Language at University, Anne-Marie started her working life in the PR team at Yorkshire Electricity followed by 3 years at Waterside Communications, a PR & Communications agency, working with a range of clients including housebuilder Beazer Homes.
At Best Western Hotels, Anne-Marie was responsible for running the hotel group’s loyalty scheme and also facilitated some large scale promotions with Nectar and Boots loyalty card schemes.
Anne-Marie is experienced in managing multi-channel marketing campaigns from design to delivery and taking companies through a rebrand, from initial concept and design to company rollout and promotion.
Chris brings a wealth of marketing and technical expertise to CANdo. Over the last 30 years, Chris has been involved in setting up new businesses and understands all the requirements in “going it on your own”. Chris started his career at The United Newspaper Group as an advertising executive. Following a move to London, he spent 3 years as Sales Manager at the Essex Colour/Colourlink Group involved in a variety of print methods including, litho, web, digital and large format.
Deciding to branch out on his own, Chris owned and operated CGS, a London-based graphics, print and design company working with customers such as Virgin Megastores, Ted Baker, IPC Magazines, Ideal Home Show and The BBC.
Back up t’North, Chris owned and ran s3, a print management, graphic and web design company specialising in public sector marketing and UYR, a large design agency, working with brands such as Best Western, South Yorkshire Police and Pitman Training Group.
For the past 12 years, Chris has run The PC Crew – a Wetherby-based computer repair company, with Anne-Marie.