Meet the Team

We are a specialist team of brand and retail designers, roll-out experts and experienced account managers with a wealth of knowledge in the retail industry.

Doug Barber
Managing Director

Design inspiration: Zaha Hadid
Things that shaped my life: Travel, friends and family
What you don’t know: I used to compete in show jumping and dressage competitions

Doug is Managing Director of Barber Design and has led the business since its conception in 1999.

Doug leads the team and company vision and inputs his design experience on most projects. He gets his kicks out of helping clients increase their profitability through the clever use of retail design to increase customer awareness, purchase decisions and ultimately client profits.

Our multi-national team is made up of talented staff who have been hand picked from some of the biggest and best agencies in the UK.

Neil Overall
Retail Creative Director

Creative inspiration: Jeff Koons
Things that shaped my life: Star Wars, beards
What you don’t know: I was in the Guinness Book of Records for balancing top hats

Lucy Atkinson
Financial Director

Creative inspiration: Isabel Marant
Things that shaped my life: Family, London, travel
What you don’t know: I love all sports

Maria Fortes Pereiro
Client Services Director

Creative inspiration: Van Gogh
Things that shaped my life: Family, travel
What you don’t know: Used to be a gymnast
(member of the Gymnastics Confederation)

Alex Godbold
Retail Designer

Creative inspiration: Sir Kenneth Grange
Things that shaped my life: Board sports, bicycles
What you don’t know: Nicknamed ‘Pitta’ due to an insatiable appetite for pitta bread

Our team have extensive experience in strategic brand development, brand communication, retail design, development of store concepts, production drawings and global procurement. By combining these skills we are able to create high quality, fast paced retail environments for your brand globally.

Through our 360 degree expertise we provide a fully integrated service package from strategic concept development through to global supply and fit-out.

Christos Malecos
Senior Retail Designer

Creative inspiration: Jake & Dinos Chapman
Things that shaped my life: Protein shakes
What you don’t know: Got chased with guns in Ghana while working abroad

Elen Swetman
Graphics Creative Director

Creative inspiration: Alex Soth
Things that shaped my life: Films, music and travel
What you don’t know: I’d like to be a house DJ

Luke Chapman
Retail Designer

Creative inspiration: Carlo Mollino
Things that shaped my life: Family, sailing, travel
What you don’t know: Russia classed beer as a soft drink until 2011

Izzy Reid
Account Handler

Creative inspiration: Sebastiao Salgado
Things that shaped my life: Travel, charity, adventure
What you don’t know: I’ve played badminton with Sir James Dyson

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