Bluemarlin has plenty of stories to tell. But it all began with The Tale of Two Socks.
It was April, 1993. Two men sporting argyle socks sat at a kitchen table with a bottle of scotch and plenty of ambition. As the night wore on and the liquor began to dwindle, friendly shoptalk led to a singular vision of a design agency committed to delivering brave creative work all over the world. The two made a pact with one another to transform this vision into a reality, exchanging socks to cement the bond.
Two decades later, Andrew Eyles and David Hodgson's vision has evolved into an award-winning branding and design consultancy with 4 studios worldwide.
Andrew Eyles, Chairman and Co-Founder
Andrew has been the driving force behind bluemarlin's success since that fortuitous night in 1993. With entrepreneurial instincts and astute branding sense, Andrew has tirelessly led bluemarlin from its beginnings as a packaging design studio in the southwest of England to its current incarnation as a global consultancy.
A champion of innovation, Andrew believes in the power of a big idea to bring about positive change to people's lives and to the world we live in. He is fully committed to delivering commercially effective design solutions to bluemarlin's clients, whether they are a global giant looking for reinvention or a local start-up looking to challenge the category.
As CEO, Andrew actively supports senior management in each studio on strategy, business development, procuring new business and global client management.
David Hodgson, Co-Founder
As bluemarlin's creative founder, David is responsible for setting the standard of design excellence that still influences the group today. At present, David leads the agency's studio in Bath and continues to take an active role in driving the vision of bluemarlin forward as a significant shareholder and a director of the group's executive board.