Howard Rushfirth has over 30 years top-level design experience, and is one half of the Rushfirth Creative design partnership founded almost a decade ago
From the first day that he picked up a wax crayon he has been effectively a Graphic designer. Creatively-driven since the tender age of two Howard never went anywhere beyond grasping-distance of a sketchbook and pencil... obsessively capturing all that was around him, and all that was swirling around in his imagination.
Studying at Leeds College of Art (then known as the Jacob Kramer College) he learned his craft in great depth between 1986 and 1989, qualifying in both graphic design
With a diverse career that spans almost 3 decades, Howard has a broad range of expertise across a number of creative disciplines. He has a profoundly creative mind, he’s an accomplished designer, illustrator, photographic retoucher, digital artworker, husband, proud dad… and an all round nice guy.
With over 25 years in administration and senior management, Kathryn Rushfirth completes the Rushfirth Creative team
Rather than follow the university route, Kathryn took a chance and left school at eighteen to pursue a career in the world of business.
She picked up her first position with Wm Morrisons as a management trainee on the new store ops team. A period of working in the personnel department at head office was followed by her heading up a personnel department instore aged only 21.
When it was time to move on, Kathryn put her keen organisational skills and logic to great use at her next manufacturing based position, streamlining existing and introducing
new administration and production systems systems, effectively becoming the external planning department for many of their main national and international clients.
Keeping production efficiencies up, stock levels down, and profit levels, customer satisfaction and staff moral high was just a natural way of being.
Kathryn's skillset complements those of her ‘other half’, so by joining forces with him and his small emerging
design business, together they
created the successful business that
Rushfirth Creative has become.