Who we are

Stream has at its core, a group of experienced and talented individuals that dedicate themselves to the pursuit of serving the client! The ability to constantly innovate and draw on a huge reservoir of experience gives us a formidable capability to take on the most demanding of projects.

Russ Dean (Director)
My working life is equally divided between tearing around like a mad bugger and stopping and thinking occasionally, reflecting the company’s mix of creativity and service delivery.

The main thing is that over 32 years in the design and advertising business I’m still enjoying it – especially now that my good mate Dicky Mint (aka Richard Lidbetter has rejoined the team… and I still don’t feel the need to get a proper job.

Robert Royle (Director)
Robert is a founding owner/director of TheStream and has over 33 years experience as a designer and art director along with 22 years as a company director. He has worked in areas such as brand identity/development, FMCG packaging, design for print, web design and video production over a wide gamut of business sectors.

Robert still loves the challenge of finding that unique ‘difference’ in a clients’ product or service and making it work as hard as possible. Seeing a project yield real and appreciable results is ultimately what matters to him.

Working with a group of similarly passionate colleagues keeps the creative juices flowing and great work being produced with a team that gets things done!

Tim Blackburn (Director)
Tim has over 32 years experience in artwork, typography and print production. To keep up with the pace of digital communications he has managed and designed web projects of all shapes and sizes on behalf of the TheStream.

When not in the studio or at home you'll find him clambering up a mountain with his like minded mates, boldly going where thousands of trekkers have boldly gone before. If not outdoors he will most likely be in a mountain equipment store trying out ice axes and crampons he is never likely to need.

Richard Lidbetter
The world of a graphic designer has changed immensely since Richard embarked on his career journey! What's changed? As Creative Director, nothing!!… not the excitement, nor the passion for creativity, none of his desire to put great ideas into practice - to get results for his clients!

So, whilst nothing has really changed, the excitement of exploiting video creation and production is fast becoming a favourite medium through which to vent his creative passion, adding to the thrill he still gets, everyday for balancing his love of being a creative, the management of his client accounts (and often interfering with those that aren't!!) and the excitement of the ever present 'up-sell', much to his colleagues consternation at the often heard claim 'of course we can'!!

Creating, delivering, enthusing, proof that when surrounded by people who share those self same values every day is rewarding… but not quite as exciting as the next!!!

Luke Welvaert
Luke has a BSc(hons) in Computer Aided Product Design. He’s been in the industry for 21 years and works as a senior creative in both traditional and digital media. Specialising in digital animation and illustration, as well as all aspects of the creative process. Luke has won an “Excellence in Recruitment Advertising Award” for The Stream and is the semi-permanent holder of the The Stream table football singles trophy.

Hi is also passionate about family, nature, photography, gardening, music, Landrovers and motorbikes.

Beccie Durrans
Beccie is an Account Manager with over 18 years experience in the planning and handling of projects - working on every size of projects in a wide range of industries. She enjoys the challenge of meeting a tight deadline; working closely with the creative team and the client to achieve the desired response.

On the personal side - when she is not running around after her two small children (and husband to be!!!) - she enjoys both the theatre and cinema... or simply sitting in her favourite coffee house (minus the children!), quietly watching the world go by, reading or chatting to the regulars.

Jan Wilson
Jan is our Office Manager and looks after all things administrative and financial. She has over twenty five years experience working in the creative industry and has always enjoyed and understood the challenges required to meet necessary deadlines.

When not at work Jan can be found out with her rucksack walking in the countryside along national trails and up mountains or practising hot yoga, and always enjoys spending time socialising with family and friends.

Rebecca is the newest member of the The Stream, graduating from Loughborough University in 2016 with a BA Hons in Graphic Communication & Illustration.

Extremely passionate about all things design, she eagerly approaches tasks with a positive, can-do attitude, determined to please all her clients. Rebecca has a great understanding of brand, advertising, print and web platforms, relishing the problem solving aspects within every project.

Outside of work you will find her enjoying quality time with family and friends, drawing or keeping active.

Rebecca thoroughly enjoys working with the The Stream team and can’t wait for the next creative challenge!

Why not give us a call today to see what we can do for you?

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