Oyster Partners has appointed Paul Thurlow to the position of Design Director. Joining Creative Partner, David Warner, Thurlow is responsible for mentoring Oyster Partner’s design team and art directing projects. He will also provide further integration of concept, architecture and layout in Oyster Partner’s projects. Thurlow will be working with some of Oyster Partner’s existing clients, as well as developing new client relationships.

David Warner, Creative Partner at Oyster Partners, explains, “With his award-winning design and art direction, Paul brings with him a wealth of knowledge and ideas that further add value to our client base and will provide new creative capabilities for future growth. With his combination of online marketing knowledge, information-driven corporate websites and exposure to traditional above-the-line advertising methods, Paul’s experience will provide a greater dimension to the skills within the creative team.”

Prior to joining Oyster Partners, Thurlow was Head of User Experience at Redhouse Lane. He has worked on numerous blue chip projects and campaigns, including the Big Lottery Fund to launch its new identity online; identity creation for the Virtual Global Taskforce, the global anti-paedophilia campaign that is about to launch; and creating the website for the GLA’s Recycle for London campaign.

“Right now, Oyster Partners has the reputation as one of the strongest new media agencies in town, and has the potential to go much further” says Thurlow. “I want to champion design quality. I love the frisson between art, design and technology. I joined Oyster Partners because I wanted to return to a new media agency, particularly one with a strong information architecture facility. In working with David Warner and his established creative group, I anticipate our team to grow from strength to strength.”

In his 11 years in the digital industry, Paul has worked at Peoplesound.com as Creative Director, Travis Sully as Creative Team Head and Modem/Poppe Tyson as Art Director. He is a Goldsmiths Graduate. …ends/

Editor’s notes

David Warner, Creative Partner at Oyster Partners, is available for comment and interview. Please call Katy Howell on 0845 408 2031.

About Oyster Partners

Founded in 1992, Oyster Partners specialises in the development of interactive channels and customer communications programmes at all digital touch-points. The team design and develop innovative interactive experiences that meet business objectives and provide strategic marketing communications planning and creative delivery to drive customer value and insight.

Oyster Partners work direct with their clients to maximise ROI via interactive channels; and with their client’s above and below the line agencies to integrate communications planning for maximum business benefit.

A current list of Oyster Partners’ clients is available online.


Katy Howell
immediate future Ltd.
0845 408 2031
07803 898 511

Published on: 12:00AM on 27th October 2004