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Working with Sarah Miller & Partners

Sarah Miller

smillerportraitSarah Miller is currently Luxury Brand Ambassador for The Wall Street Journal (Europe), based in London and is the CEO of Sarah Miller and Partners, a brand strategy and content agency. She launched the company after 16 years as Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast Traveller magazine (UK) which she founded in 1997.

Her journalistic career includes being Associate Editor and Arts Editor of the Daily Telegraph; Features Editor of the Saturday Telegraph magazine; Assistant Editor of The Sunday Times (launching Style magazine); Features Editor for Elle (specifically arts and design); European Editor of Travel + Leisure. She was a founding Contributing Editor to Blueprint, the architecture and design magazine.

She has worked in London, New York and Beijing during which time she has created content on a wide range of platforms in a variety of fields –newspapers, magazines, books, online, apps, TV and radio. She is frequently asked to contribute her expertise on TV and radio programmes; to newspapers, books and magazines; and has given and moderated talks and lectures for numerous companies. She has appeared on stage at events as diverse as the Cheltenham Literary Festival, Hay on Wye festival, The Luxury Travel Fair and London Design Week. She has also created and hosted a wide variety of Awards’ nights. She has won Editor of the year 7 times and is a former chairman of the British Society of Magazine Editors. She is a council member of the Royal College of Art in London, and was a founder committee member of the Roundhouse.

She is married to Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum. They live in London with their daughter.

Beatrice Guazzi

Account Manager

Beatrice graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA Hons in
Architecture.

During her time at Central Saint Martins, she accumulated work
experience in the design, brand strategy and editorial
sectors. Previous placements include Christophe Pillet Interiors &
Design studio in Paris and R+W Design & Brand Management agency in
Milan.

After she graduated, Beatrice assisted the architecture, interiors and
marketing departments of Wallpaper* Magazine in London. In 2015, she
coordinated the Wallpaper* Handmade 2015 Salone exhibition in Milan.

Rachel Spratley

Editorial Assistant

Rachel graduated from Queen Mary, University of London, with BA First
Class Hons (English and Spanish). She then read for a Masters degree in English Literature at the University of Oxford.

While she was at Oxford, Rachel founded, launched and edited Hertford
College’s first postgraduate magazine, The Hart.

Previous work placements include Quadrille and UltraVilla, where she
accumulated experience in editorial, sales, marketing and social media
management.

Partners

Our partners are ‘verbs’ not ‘nouns’: when we need to we collaborate with specialists in their field to create the best results for our clients

Clare Freeman
Clare Freeman is a a travel entrepreneur and is the Founder of two travel startups, My Plus One, which connects travellers with locals and accommodation in 5 cities, and Airspruce, a service in which people can have their online property listing written by a professional travel writer. She also works as a freelance writer and PR consultant, and has written for publications and companies including the Wallpaper* City Guides, i-D magazine, and White Line Hotels. Prior to launching My Plus One Clare worked in PR for Design Hotels and Condé Nast Johansens, as well as for several PR consultancies, including Lansons Communications and Rooster PR. She has travelled extensively and has lived in Shanghai, Brisbane, Buenos Aires, Berlin, and London.

David Gritten
David Gritten is one of Britain’s best-known and most widely travelled film journalists. His work appears regularly in the Telegraph Saturday Magazine. During his career he has met and interviewed a vast number of globally famous subjects, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Pedro Almodóvar, Helen Mirren and Mick Jagger. He has also reported from the sets of dozens of films worldwide. He began his journalism career in the UK before moving to Los Angeles where he was a regular contributor to People magazine before being appointed editor of the daily Los Angeles Herald Examiner’s Style section, which covered arts, entertainment and features. Since returning to Britain, he has been associated with the Telegraph for some 25 years, and for much of that period was also the London-based arts correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. In 2002, his book ‘Fame: Celebrity Stripped Bare,’ published by Penguin, foreshadowed the rise of reality TV. He also edited the last two editions of Halliwell’s Film Guide. For two years, from 2006-08, he was chairman of the London Film Critics’ Circle. In the British film industry he is known as an experienced chair of Q&A’s, press conferences and panels involving films and film people. His clients include Bafta, the British Film Institute and major distributors including Universal, Disney, Fox and Pathe. He also moderates regular film-maker Q&A’s at screenings for UK members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who vote for the Oscars.

Caroline Metcalfe
Caroline Metcalfe is a Director of Photography and runs Caroline Metcalfe Consulting Ltd. Most recently the Director of Photography at Condé Nast Traveller magazine, her career spans being the Photo Editor of several newspaper magazines including the Financial Times, Independent, Telegraph Saturday magazine and the Observer. Well-connected with photographers, agents and publishers globally, she specializes in commissioning, editing, researching and conceptualizing photography, including shoot production, in both editorial and commercial spheres. She is frequently asked to buy artworks for major companies such as Diageo and Unilever, mentors photographers, runs workshops and reviews portfolios, and is a regular judge of international photography competitions.

Simon Paterson
Simon is an independent Brand Strategist. He helps organizations and brands understand their DNA and create a more authentic, distinctive and compelling form of self-expression. After a decade working in banking and broking in New York, London and Brazil, Simon has spent the past 28 years creating, redefining and strengthening global and regional brands in a wide range of sectors around the world. He has worked in a wide range of sectors including hospitality, airlines, energy, financial services, media, culture and technology and worked for and with many of the world’s leading branding and design consultancies including Wolff Olins, Addison and Pentagram. Simon is a member of the Medinge Group, a high-level international think tank on branding. He has served on the advisory board of the Glasgow collection – part of the UK’s city of Architecture and Design – and has been a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art. His experience and expertise is fuelled by an innate curiosity about world business, society and culture and is passionate about branding, design and communications. www.patersonas.com

Jess Tully

jessportraitJess has fifteen years experience working across brand building for hotels, clubs and restaurants. This covers brand positioning, design concept and process, food concept and sample menus, marketing and launch of the brand. She has worked internationally with independent companies through to global brands. As founding member of Studioilse, an internationally renowned creative company, Jess was right hand to founder Ilse Crawford, shaping the company, acting as the public voice for the studio and support across all projects. Clients include Soho House New York, Cecconi’s and Grand Hotel Stockholm. Prior to this, Jess worked within the Soho House Group, as assistant to MD Nick Jones, focusing on new projects including Babington House, and before this organized events for the club. She combines this understanding of operations with the bigger picture and strategy to create memorable and successful brands.

Micha Weidmann
jessportraitMicha Weidmann combines a background in classic Swiss typography with an approach to art direction honed through working on some of the world’s most luxurious brands. His early career saw him working on corporate designs in collaboration with studios in Geneva and Basel. In 1997 he moved to London, spending the next four years working exclusively on advertising and print material for Prada and Miu Miu. In 2001 he founded his own studio and has built a reputation as a specialist in considered and innovative identities created for world renowned brands. His range of clients have included Tate Modern, Zaha Hadid, Fornasetti, the Royal Academy of Arts and NB Real Estate. Micha also has a wealth of experience working with the publishing industry, including heading the global redesign of Time Out in 2006. The last six years has seen online design become the focus of his studio’s work. By building a team of trusted consultants and technical directors, he has been able to establish a name as an expert in digital as well as print. Micha teaches typography at the School of Graphic Design in Bern, Switzerland and is a regular on judging panels for international design and photography awards. www.michaweidmannstudio.com