About us

05creative* are a branding and graphic design agency founded in 2005 and based in Brighton.

We create meaningful, lasting branding and design that does exactly what you need it to, communicating powerfully and originally to make you stand out.

Your brand is a big responsibility for us. That’s why we pay attention to every detail along the way, from the initial brief to overseeing the implementation across digital, print and real space.
Our clear, inclusive creative process puts your objectives and aspirations at the heart of your communications.

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.