Name: Marksteen Adamson
Marksteen Adamson is a creative consultant. He writes and creates brand strategy, building positioning and brands. Marksteen has gained an international reputation for being an inspiring creative strategist and problem solver, advising global international companies, governments, countries and charities on brand and brand behaviour. He is a visiting D&AD college lecturer and conference speaker, writes articles, and has appeared on television and radio, debating the merits of good design and branding. Marksteen’s award-winning work as Global Creative Director of Interbrand includes: ‘Welcome to Estonia’ (a unique brand identity project commissioned by the Estonian government); the brand identity for PWC; the global brand 'refresh' for Orange, and the multi-D&AD award-winning 'Niceday' brand identity for WH Smith. He was also responsible for the re brand of the RaboBank in the Netherlands, Guinness Mahon Private Bank, and helping set up, brand and name the global movement - WeAreWhatWeDo.
The awards have continued for his agency ASHA with the branding of WWF, Ashburton, Tetley Good Earth, St. Kea, United Nations, Lark Insurance, and a unique photography training programme – Nimbus. More recently his agency was ranked in Design Week's Top 100 as one of the most awarded agencies in the UK.
Marksteen grew up on a mission station deep inside the savannah of Tanzania. Working across the world, he has lived in Denmark, Holland, the US and the UK. He speaks four languages, writes a fifth, is a keen cyclist and motorcyclist and an avid collector of many things. He believes that everyone has the ability to be creative and is committed to teaching young people how to express their imagination and ideas through creative thinking. He also writes music and plays numerous instruments. He lives with his wife Louise in Cheltenham and has 4 four children and two cats, Tom and Jerry.
2014: Book Launch - 'Behold The Man' at the Cheltenham Literature Festival