Appointments: Wonder Stuff Studio recruits Lisa McFarlane

A Newcastle creative design agency has continued its growth in 2014 with the appointment of a new digital creative specialist

Lisa McFarlane has joined Wonder Stuff Studio
Lisa McFarlane has joined Wonder Stuff Studio

A Newcastle creative design agency has continued its growth in 2014 with the appointment of a new digital creative specialist.

Lisa McFarlane has joined Wonder Stuff Studio and will add a further level of expertise and skills to its digital services.

The 26-year-old from Sunderland said: “It already feels great to be here. The culture of hard work and honesty is one that I identify with and the studio’s values are ones which are very refreshing in the creative industry.

“Wonder Stuff Studio is determined to offer clients the advice and direction which actually makes a difference to their business. Seeing design affect how businesses see themselves, and their goals. It’s great – and it’s a challenge.”

Already Lisa, who graduated from University of Sunderland before working in some of the North East’s most respected digital agencies, has been working with the team on a range of new projects, including the development of websites for Newcastle architects ID Partnership and travel specialists Travel Bureau. She is also leading the development of a new app for use within the NHS.

Wonder Stuff Studio’s creative director Paul Alderson said: “Lisa is an individual we met some time ago, and saw her potential, so we’re really thrilled to finally have her on board. She has become a real team member and clients are already reaping the benefits of the new dimension she has been able to add for the solutions we’re providing.”

The agency, based in Gosforth, was recently shortlisted for an international award for its branding and design work on boutique bowling alley Lane7. The strong brand and approach caught the eye of the German Design Council which has nominated it for its own 2015 Design Awards.

Paul added: “It’s great to be noticed for the work we do, but our objectives are always to hear clients’ feedback on our creative and design solutions actually having impact on their bottom line.”

The organisation, established in 2009 by Paul, has also recently worked on design-led projects and solutions for Durham Distillery, Barnardo’s and Channel 4.

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