Noted designer and creative, Richard Brownlie-Marshall, was born in Edinburgh, studied in Newcastle & now works in London.
In April 2011, Richard launched his self-titled design brand, which has since seen a range of successful products for homes and interiors. He is currently the Head of Creative at London's healthier eating chain Tossed. His role is very hands-on within the company; designing store interiors, marketing campaigns, packaging and even being the voice of their weekly newsletter, 'The Tosser'.
Referred to as a modern day Renaissance man, Richard, also takes a keen interest in performance on many different levels. Key successes include performing on London's Westend, producing and acting in two sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows and appearing in the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.
Richard’s role at Tossed has been one of the most challenging and exciting times in his career, having full control over the company’s creative output. In September 2011 he completed one of his biggest projects - designing the chain’s newest branch, situated in the new Westfield Stratford. Richard loves the varied work schedule from marketing campaigns, packaging design & social media.
Previous to this, Richard was the Design Coordinator of mydeco.com, a position he worked up to from being an intern. With an audience of 3 million unique users a month he took full advantage of this platform to initiate creative changes across the site to inspire the public to engage and get excited about design. In April 2011, Richard achieved his goal of launching a self-titled design brand. This prompted editorial coverage from writers and bloggers alike, presenting him with the opportunity to expand the range further.
As Richard continues to grow as a designer, so does the demand for his creative skills. Within the last year alone he has carried out projects for a wide range of clients; including campaigns for the Archbishop of Canterbury to online branding for influential London blog LDNISTA.com
ACTING & PRODUCING
While at mydeco.com, Richard became the face of mydecoTV, producing and presenting innovative video content, including interviews with Patrick Cox and coverage of London Fashion Week. He is more recently called upon for design discussion talking on various subjects from starting out in the creative industry - to tips for decorating your home.
Also taking an interest in the editing and directing side, Richard has created popular promotional spots for clients such as Alessi & ASUS laptops.
Richard has presented various awards shows and large scale events across the country, which plays into his other strength of live performance. He has played the lead in two Edinburgh Fringe Festival musicals, which he received critical acclaim for both. He has also tread the boards of London’s West End, after being cast in the showcase production of Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard.
Richard was the elected President of the Northumbria Musical Theatre Society for three consecutive years, during which the society achieved the title of 'Best Society in the UK' from MakingWaves and Microsoft.
Richard created the charity event, Northumbria’s Got Talent, which is an annual talent showcase that encourages the celebration of diverse performance, as a way to raise money for many deserving charities. The competition raises thousands of pounds every year, and keeps getting bigger, with Richard continuing to act as a judge.
Richard studied product design at Northumbria University. He was the School Representative for Northumbria’s Design School, which involved him developing many areas of the Design school, and representing students on many committees.
He won the highly acclaimed ‘NSU Volunteer of the Year’ for his work as a School Representative, societies and volunteering projects. He led a number of volunteering projects within the Students Union, organising many events to help raise money for local charities and also staging free performances for the local community. In 2009 Richard was invited to present the Annual Northumbria Volunteering Awards evening, as a past recipient of the Northumbria Plus Award.
Richard continues to volunteer and help raise money for causes including Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer’s Society and Teenage Cancer Trust.