Company

SurfDesign

The company was created by Steven Kelynack in 2006 after two decades in the BBC and two years in consultancy and property businesses.

Steven saw television giving way to the web and wanted to be part of it. He started SurfDesign to create websites that stood out from the web's jumbled clutter with clean graphics, quality photographs and video, and with a clear original message.

SurfDesign has access to a wide range of talent to service bigger projects but the overriding objective is to keep things simple and good value.

The company is based in Richmond, London but can work on projects worldwide.

Background Profile

By the time Steven had left the BBC he had created an internal communications agency with 70 creatives, web designers, graphic artists and directors with a £12m annual turnover.

He has collected over 100 British and International awards including New York Clio , Creative Circle, British Television, and D&AD Yellow Pencils.

Among his greatest hits at the BBC were a series of films to celebrate the BBC's 75th Anniversary with Mikhail Gorbachev, Whoopi Goldberg, Seamus Heaney and The Dalai Lama. He also Creative Directed the BBC's Perfect Day film promoting the broadcaster’s musical diversity; it reached Number one and raised £2m for Children in Need.

For 10 years Steven was responsible for implementing BBC corporate identity and creating brand identities for the BBC's TV and Radio brands. He led the team which launched BBC Four with its "Everyone needs a place to think" strategy and with Richard Curtis he created a Radio Times campaign raising £1m for Comic Relief.

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