Wordsearch

The best projects deserve to be seen and heard. Our mission is to give them a voice.

The best projects might be the tallest, the biggest or the most expensive. But they could also be the most innovative, well-designed, community minded, or sustainable.

Whatever they are, these are projects that matter. Developments that transform the environments in which they are built.

But our clients work in crowded markets, where even outstanding brands will not automatically cut through the noise to grab buyers’ attention.

We help them to achieve just this.

We create inspired branding and marketing campaigns for real estate and architecture

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What we do

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Brand

We create strategy, identity, and visual language to deliver creative direction that enables real estate brands to find their voice and truly stand out.

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Design

We design customer journeys and brand experiences. Print and packaging. Art direction of film, photography and renderings.

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Digital

From UX to UI to SEO, we cover all the acronyms to ensure our real estate clients achieve maximum reach across a wide range of digital platforms.

One team, many talents

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Adeline Yeo

Art Director, SE Asia

Adeline is an Art Director with over 10 years experience in the industry. She has worked on top-level projects for clients including CapitaLand, Lendlease and Ascendas-Singbridge. Adeline oversees the creative team in Singapore and is responsible for the co-ordination with Wordsearch’s offices in London and Beijing. She is passionate about branding and enjoys seeing projects come to life across all print and digital platforms. Adeline takes great pleasure in travelling and is on a personal mission to visit Japan at least twice a year.

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Adrian Colling

Creative Director, North America

Adrian delivers outstanding creative work for our biggest US clients. He originally joined our London studio before swapping property for real estate in a move to the New York office. Stateside he has art directed photoshoots and created bespoke illustrations for our clients. He still can’t get over how good the bagels are.

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Ash Thompson

Head of Digital

As Head of Digital, Ash oversees all of our digital output including apps, websites and digital experiences from the London studio. His creative approach coupled with an unparalleled knowledge of development means he’s the guardian of our greatest digital work. Ash has been at the forefront of a campaign to bring back pool sliders and socks; comfort is clearly key when you’re designing beautiful websites.

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Brett Marino

Managing Director, UK

Based in London, Brett leads our UK team to deliver both strategic and creative campaigns across Europe. He is passionate about building ever stronger trusted partnerships with clients and helping them to deliver compelling, authentic brands and campaigns. An illustration of Brett’s beloved Italian Greyhound, Cooper, adorns the envelope of our latest look book.

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Candy Liu

Director, Asia

Candy is responsible for business development and project management throughout Greater China. She has worked with numerous international and domestic developers, owners and investors, including, LG, Wanda Group, R&F, Goldman Sachs and Hines. Candy is Wordsearch’s biggest animal lover, having pet parented a fish, cat, dog, pigeon, turtle, rabbit, parrot and squirrel. Though not all at once.

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Carina Maclachlan

Design Director

Originally from Berlin, Carina has over fifteen years of experience in the industry. Since joining Wordsearch, Carina has created brands for some of the most high-profile residential, commercial and retail developments across the globe. With a positive demeanour, Carina is passionate about creativity and a highly-organised member of our team who ensures that the highest standards and Qualität are delivered for every client.

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Charles Peace

Director, Asia

Charles ensures that clients throughout Asia receive the very best strategic and creative solutions for their projects. He has a strong understanding of the entire development process and has vast experience in the Asian real estate markets, including the trends that move them. When not travelling around China, Charles can be found at his farm under the Great Wall tending to his Chestnut orchard.

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Harry Kingham

Business Development Manager

Harry is based in London and leads our Business Development. He uses his in-depth knowledge of the property market to find creative opportunities and to initiate projects. He has built a solid foundation of connections in the UK along with exciting opportunities in Asia, North America and in other cities across the globe. He has established himself within the Wordsearch Group as an strong team player and quiz master.

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Ian McLaughlin

Head of Development

Ian is based in London and has extensive experience working on all digital platforms, specialising in websites and web apps. Ian leads the development team ensuring that all our digital work is delivered from concept to realisation with a focus on innovation and differentiation. When away from work, Ian will be out on his motorbike or at home building his kit car.

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Jack Stiller

Director, SE Asia

Jack has over 15 years of specialist experience in creating strategic brand profiles and sales tools for real estate developments in London, Singapore, Bangkok and the rest of the world. Along with leading the advancement of communications programs for a wide range of major built environment projects, he is responsible for all of Wordsearch’s operations in South East Asia.  Outside of the built environment Jack is an avid cyclist, a zealous audiophile and enjoys building tube amplifiers and large esoteric speakers.

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Katie Newman

Account Director, UK

Katie is based in London and plays an instrumental part within the Client Services team. She brings her extensive knowledge and expertise to deliver solutions for our clients that go beyond the brief, working closely with all teams across the group ensuring we create world-class brands and campaigns. Katie unwinds either with a skate along the prom, a ramble on the South Downs or a cold-water sea swim in her hometown of Worthing.

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Martin Nuqui

Client Services Director, SE Asia

Martin has been a suit in Singapore’s creative industry for over 11 years. He has worked with numerous private and public-listed companies on a wide range of ATL and BTL campaigns – from local property launches and global advertising campaigns to clients’ internal communications and annual reports. Since joining Wordsearch in 2017, Martin has led the delivery of large-scale projects in Singapore, Bangkok and Colombo. When he isn’t immersed in the world of branding and marketing, Martin is a weekend warrior, with basketball and tennis being his main passions.

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Matt Flynn

Group Managing Partner

Based across London and New York, Matt is focused on ensuring that all corners of the Wordsearch world adhere to the same high standards, and uphold our values of knowledge, openness and collaboration. Matt was instrumental in shaping Wordsearch into the world-class agency it is today and he’ll go to the ends of the earth for us. He actually did, for a two week filmmaking stint in Vladivostok, in Russia’s Far East.

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Mike Dorrian

Executive Creative Director

Mike ensures a powerful creative output is delivered across all parts of the Group. Great ideas, brilliantly executed, are at the heart of his approach. Ideas that differentiate organisations, create value and hit home with clients. His remit is global with a focus on North America and Asia, where he spent five years living and working. His creative juices are matched by his sporting prowess and he reigns king of the ping pong table.

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Peter Murray

Life President

Peter founded Wordsearch in the early 1980s. He is Chairman of New London Architecture, Chairman of The London Society, a member of the Mayor’s Design Advisory Group and Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects. He is a keen trans-continental cyclist and a passionate campaigner for improving cycling infrastructure in London.

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Philip Redding

Chief Executive Officer

Philip helped to transform Wordsearch into a highly regarded agency that works on many of the most prestigious projects around the world. Under Philip’s direction Wordsearch has developed into a business that operates in all of the fastest growing regions, is respected for its work and admired for its innovation. His creative eye is sharp and he keeps it well trained with his ever-expanding collection of rare cameras.

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Pier Francioni

Group Finance Director

As a Chartered Global Management Accountant, Pier oversees finance operations in North America, Asia and Australia. He is responsible for introducing systems which have revolutionised Wordsearch’s financial reporting, project management and studio resourcing procedures. To find light relief from all those numbers Pier turns to the unpredictable world of reality TV, making him the master of watercooler conversations.

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Rachel Myburgh

Managing Director, North America

Rachel leads our strategic offering for some of New York’s most high-profile and prestigious residential and commercial properties. When she’s not putting pen to paper or collaborating with clients, Rachel hones her presentation skills by doing stand-up in New York’s comedy clubs.

 

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Scott Hammond

Director, Australia

Having worked around the globe, Scott has led the marketing of international developments and entities including Canary Wharf Group, Land Securities and Unilever in London; Aldar HQ, World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi; and since returning to Australia, has overseen Sydney’s One Barangaroo, part of one of the world’s foremost waterfront renewal projects. Not content with just working on harbourside developments, in his spare time you’ll find Scott boating around Sydney harbour too.