Jim Andrews & Cliff Basten | FOUNDERS

Jim was the co-founder of Basten Greenhill Andrews and Bean Andrews Norways Cramphorn (BANC) and spent a large portion of his career as a brand consultant on ground breaking communication projects with a select group of major blue chip brands. He was formally Creative Director at Underline and studied Fine Art & Graphics at the Medway College of Art & Design. He was also a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Business at the Cass Business School.

Cliff was the founder and driving force behind Basten Greenhill Andrews (BGA) for over 30 years, one of the UK's foremost independent design agencies. In 1998 BGA ranked in the TOP 10 of the Design Week Agency big list with billing in excess of £20m. His early career path was spent at Rediffusion TV and LWT working on a number of well known TV shows including Ready, Steady, Go and Weekend World. Cliff studied graphics at the London College of Design and held a D&AD award for creative direction.

In memoriam. Our co-founders Cliff and Jim both sadly passed away in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Their drive and ambition for the creative arts was unquestionable, they were brilliant designers, visionaries and marketeers that all of our team aspired to. Even during the latter years, as they slowed their working pace they were the oracle that we could call upon, their views and suggestions always worthy and knowledgable. They will be sorely missed, but our determination and vision remains the same, and their DNA lives on in all that we do.

 

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