Meet the team
Steve Hutchins ACIM
After 9 years as a graphic designer in the UK and Jersey I started ironing my shirts and shifted to account management. Now my time is spent balancing account planning, project management, marketing, copy-writing and whatever else comes my way. I'm also now proud to be able to pop 'ACIM' after my name having gained my CIM Marketing Diploma in 2012.
On the occasions when I come up for air you’ll find me foraging amongst as many creative inspiration blogs as I can lay my greedy eyes on. The rest of my time is spent hitting drums, twanging guitars, taking photos and scribbling in notebooks.
Doing great work for great people is what I thrive on. I love nothing more than getting my teeth into a company's brand to help them communicate their promises, values, personality and difference to their market place and help transform their business. I'm pretty hands on and can apply my design and strategic skills to advertising campaigns, brand development, websites and all forms of printed collateral.
I took the plunge and started my own award-winning design agency, Side-on, back in 2000 to give me an avenue for my passion. Over my 20 year or so career I've been lucky enough to work with some brilliant people from companies small and large both locally and internationally.
Passion for design runs through my veins. When I see great design - so pretty, so clean, it makes my teeth ache. I've always had a love for design and always carry a pencil everywhere I go, as a child my caricatures often got me into trouble. I can honestly say that I love to get up in the morning and go to work (not everyone can say that). I work with a great team who I learn from every day.
Why a dog you ask? I feel I must defend my role at Side-on. Without me who would inform Jody and Steve that we're three minutes away from the car park every morning. Sometimes I'm convinced that they will drive right on by despite my incessant barking from the parcel shelf. Without me who would greet the couriers and print reps? And don't get me started on clients! The whole team could learn a thing or two about how to properly welcome them. Paw shakes are so last century. Anything less than five enthusiastic circuits and a sniff at their shoes should be considered rude. Introductions over it's straight to the meeting room we go...well the plate of biscuits ain't gonna eat themselves are they? I usually get shown the door after lying belly up between their legs but they'll learn!