ABOUT US

We believe in the importance of the creative idea and working closely with agency creative teams to deliver amazing print and digital marketing campaigns.

Our philosophy is summarized by the words boutique and workshop. The boutique ensures that craftsmanship, innovation and attention to detail are at the heart of everything we do. Working in tandem, workshop productivity and cost effectiveness is equally important and ensures that projects are delivered quickly, cost effectively and with 100% accuracy.

Zone is part of Delta Display Holdings, Europe’s leading visual communication business, who are expert in advising, creating, producing, activating and analysing a broad range of point-of-purchase and related visual communications, across the entire in-store and out-of-store marketing value chain. This means that we can deliver seamless end-to-end marketing solutions from Zone managed studios through to print and installation.

SERVICES

At Zone we offer the full range of advertising and marketing production services and deliver these across the world. Whether you want a single service or a completely integrated package we provide tailored solutions to exactly suit what you want to produce and how you want to work.

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Creative Retouching

 

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Zone’s team of creative retouchers are some of the most talented and experienced around. Our particular skill is working directly with photographers and creative teams to collaboratively create and enhance any type of image from initial brief through to the finished execution. Our work can include basic retouching, creative retouching.

Creative clients love the fact that they can sit next to one of our retouching experts and realize their vision quickly and easily.

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CGI

 

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Our partner Neon is a boutique creative studio. They have crafted award-winning work since 2010.
They believe in a hands-on approach that allows clients to collaborate directly with a team of creative directors and artists. They lend a personal touch to a wide range of production services for commercials, animation, film and print.

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Photography

 

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Zone offers London based photographic studio facilities. The 1,500 sq. feet space includes an infinity cove, 20 x 20 green screen, floating ceiling, full kitchen facilities and changing rooms. In-house equipment includes the Hasselblad V system with a CFV 50 mega pixel digital back for large format shots and the Nikon D810 for the full range of photographic requirements.

We can manage the whole photographic process, so there is no need to use a production company. As well as still life and pack shots, we can also handle location work and video / video edit for web films.
Where required, photography and creative retouching can be sourced as one complete process within Zone.

Film Content

 

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Zone and Dial M is a partnership with over 10 years collaboration.

They are a collective of freelancers who work with all kinds of clients, and produce Creative Content for all kinds of needs.

From carefully crafted live action Commercials and Documentaries, to intricate Motion Graphics and everything in-between.

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Artworking + Reprographics

 

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Using the latest high-end industry software, Zone provides a total art-working, colour repro, proofing and delivery service for press and OOH advertising for the UK or internationally.

As well as press and OOH we also handle DM, brochure, catalogue and POS marketing collateral for a complete portfolio of print projects. And because our art-workers are multi-skilled, they can also work on digital campaigns.

Storyboards and Animatics

 

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Zone’s partner, Monkey Puzzle Studios, has been creating illustrative artwork and animations for over 14 years. We can put together quick black and white storyboards for meetings or pitches, highly finished full colour animatics for research and everything in between.

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Digital Campaigns

 

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Delivering successful digital projects is all about a perfect synthesis of idea, creativity and technical execution. Big Zone is our digital business unit, created as a joint venture with Big DB – one of London’s most exciting digital businesses. It combines and magnifies the best elements of Big DB and Zone and is a perfect cultural fit because we both believe in the importance of the creative idea, craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Big DB brings cutting edge technology and amazing digital creativity. Zone brings project management and over 30 years’ delivering large, complex campaigns for advertising agencies and direct for brand owners.

Big Zone offers a compelling set of benefits for our clients:

• Cutting edge digital technology
• Creativity and innovation combined
• Access to the best digital talent in London
• Great account management and on-time completion
• A flexible and agile response to each specific agency brief

Studio Management

 

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The team at Zone is extremely experienced at setting up and running client studios around the world. With over 30 years’ experience, these studios can be located within the client, within Zone or split across Zone and the client. However they are structured, we always adopt a ‘core, stretch, expand’ methodology.

Core: We create a multi-disciplinary core team to match the scope and scale of work with a top level Studio Manager in place to oversee every aspect of its output

Stretch: This core team can quickly be stretched to meet increased volumes linked to new business or seasonal activity and then collapsed back down to the core after completion

Expand: And to future-proof the studio activity we are able to expand the range of services as required by the client. This could be CGI, translation, rich media etc.

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Project Management

 

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Sitting at the heart of Zone are our Project Managers. The main client contact point, they are multi-platform specialists used to working in both the digital and print space. Always on top of the brief and with a keen attention to detail, they can stretch time and make sure that our clients are completely looked after from start to finish.

Client Asset Management

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In the 21st Century studio the manipulation and movement of creative assets is as important as their initial creation. A significant percentage of Zone’s work therefore relates to MediaZone – Zone’s web enabled MIS available on desktop computer or on the move via phone or tablet.

Clients use MediaZone to:

• Annotate and approve all creative work online
• Provide real-time status updates
• Track all campaign spend into billings reports and invoices
• Archive and adapt assets from previous campaigns
• Manage integrated campaigns across all media
• Deliver campaigns in the UK and internationally

Clients really embrace MediaZone because it’s tried and tested, quick and simple to learn, easy to use, efficient and time saving. With a couple of clicks clients can instantly see in real-time the status of all their projects and obtain a snap-shot of all costs incurred.

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THE TEAM

Zone is managed by a core team with over 30 years’ experience of the production world. But as a new business, we have been able to handpick the best young talent around. We look for three things in every Zone person.

 

  • The ability to work seamlessly across print and digital platforms
  • A friendly approach and a ‘can do’ attitude to always go the extra mile
  • Experience working in a creative environment and with creative teams


Ian Sewell
Managing Director


Steve Hobbs
Director

Dean Baker
Client Services Director

George Stoner
Artworker

Jonathon Pierson
Project Manager

Nadeem Daniel
BigZone Director

Andy Huntley
Production Director

Chris Clancey
Sales Director

Moira Miller
Finance Manager

Danny Divina
Studio Manager

Dan Ellis
Account Director

Carl Brown
BigZone Director

Rotem Huber
Project Manager

Pete OBrien
Senior Project Manager

Rachael Huntley
Creative Retoucher

Billy Lucas
Colour Manager

Graham Gordon-Jones
Senior Studio Manager

Andy Brook
Senior Studio Manager

Joe Constanti
Digital Designer

Antony Barrington
Senior Operator

Dave Fitzgerald
Project Manager

Jock Kennedy
Creative Retoucher

Mike Smith
Sales Consultant

Paul Clarke
IT Consultant

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6 Little Portland St, London, W1W 7JE

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Business Enquiries
Ian Sewell

ian.sewell@zoneuk.biz
m. 07774 677 809
t. 0207 785 7007

 

ZONE
6 LITTLE PORTLAND STREET
LONDON
W1W 7JE

 

Production Enquiries
Andy Huntley

andy.huntley@zoneuk.biz
m. 07802 753 643
t. 0207 785 7007