Andrea Montanari


I’m a design leader and mentor with 20 years’ experience in brand and creative strategy, execution and management.

I’ve led major initiatives for a wide range of clients, driven by a desire to learn and grow beyond my comfort zone. I’m just as progressive when leading teams, fostering inclusive cultures where people and ideas can thrive, driving organisations forward.

Top skills  Strategy Design Direction Management
From SMEs to FTSEs



Year: 2022–23
Role: Design Lead

Ran the Design function of Creative Studio and a distributed team of 10. Led many large initiatives to drive buzz and registrations, building a tech brand that young people love and talk about, globally.


Year: 2018–2021
Role: Art Director

Creative Lead for Subscriptions. Delivered brand work and campaigns to attract and retain readers, helping The Telegraph become a subscription-led organisation with 1m subscribers.


Year: 2016
Role: Art Director

Developed a confident new identity, built around collaboration and unbiased advice, for a global IT community offering a safe, sales-free environment for technologists to share, learn and grow.


Year: 2015
Role: Lead Designer

Led the flagship Hilton account at creative agency Ever After. Managed client relationships and a vast program of monthly communications to promote weekend getaways across EMEA territories.


Year: 2013
Role: Sr. Designer

Created the identity for a startup on a mission to make home renovation simpler. The brief was to create a friendly and optimistic look & feel, a reminder that home projects should also be fun.

Find out more about my background and design approach.