BDA Creative announces staffing changes

Drawing from his contacts throughout the industry, Simon Jago has enlisted a group of professionals with to join BDA Creative, the multinational set design company based in London.

“This fresh line up, coupled with our existing creative group will enable us to produce the most fantastic solutions for any branding project,” said Simon Jago, executive creative director of BDA Creative.

While heading up the new team, Simon will continue to lead his award winning team of set designers in producing designs for the world’s leading broadcasters.

BDA’s new Director of Strategy, John McDonald is a highly accomplished brand strategist who has worked with global broadcasters Sky, BBC, BT Sport and NBC Universal, as well as major brands Sainsbury’s, Burger King and Walkers, he joins BDA from Red Bee.

John joins branding’s new Creative Director, Gregory Millar who has delivered award winning work for clients across the globe including BBC Sport, Saudi TV, Eurovision, EWTN and Bauer Media. Gregory is looking to develop the business through strong client collaboration and producing work that connects audiences and brands beautifully.

BDA’s new Design Director Victoria Stout is a brand identity specialist with over 10 years’ experience working at Red Bee Media and Lambie-Nairn; producing work for clients such as; ITV, BBC, SKY and O2. Victoria joins BDA with a wealth of branding knowledge and her dynamic thinking will bring a fresh approach to the team.

Joining Victoria as Design Director is Alan Lo. Across his 13 year career Alan has built a reputation for delivering smart and engaging channel branding solutions, working with the likes of British Airways, UEFA, Discovery Channel, STV Network, Eurovision and Saudi Airlines.

BDA’s new Account Director Michelle Jux has extensive experience in both Broadcast and Advertising. Having previously worked for Bates UK, AMV, BBDO and Sky she has looked after some of Britain’s most popular brands including Walkers, Quaker, Wella and Homebase. She brings an innate ability to forge and maintain strong relationships with clients to BDA.


“I’m so excited to see what this team can achieve together, united for the first time under one roof. I think that they will reach that wonderful balance between disciplined, consistent thinking and fresh, modern innovation,” said Honor Barratt, group managing director at BDA Creative.

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