Joanne Somerville

Having graduated in English and History, Joanne embarked on a successful 12 year marketing career in the IT industry during which time she also gained her CIM Diploma in Marketing and became a graduate member of the CIM.

At global software giant, Symantec she worked in both the Northern European Events and Channel Marketing divisions. Poached by Allied Telesyn, a worldwide networking manufacturer, she became their European Marketing Communications Manager where she was tasked with setting up a centralised marketing function to service the European territories. During her 6 year tenure she was promoted to European Marketing Director and successfully built a team of 12 marketing specialists which included the global web team.

Having had her first child in 2000, Joanne decided it was time for a new challenge and set up Design Eclectic, in partnership with her brother, Duncan Kerr, an experienced graphic designer who had recently left a successful London graphic design agency.

Often frustrated by the standard of work and service she had received from some graphic design and marketing agencies, Joanne believed there was a real need for an agency that could provide a no nonsense, flexible and cost-effective service. With this in mind she and Duncan gathered the successful team that still forms the core of Design Eclectic today.

Case Studies

Vanson Bourne Case Study

Design Eclectic began working with Vanson Bourne in 2013. Vanson Bourne are a specialist technology market research provider to technology and PR companies. We are responsible for Vanson Bourne's marketing on an on-going basis.

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on365 Case Study

Design Eclectic has been working with on365 since 2003. on365 is the UK's leading provider of critical power and cooling services for IT. We work on an on-going basis for on365 handling all their marketing requirements.

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Design Software Solutions Case Study

Design Eclectic has worked with the Design Software Solutions management team on several projects over the last 7 years. We were therefore delighted when they approached us to build a website for Design Software Solutions.

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