Jersey-based digital agency Webreality has appointed Richard Hardy as its Creative Director.
In this new role, Richard will be responsible for ensuring that Webreality’s client work is of the highest standard across all aspects of creative output, including web and application design, brand development, and content production.
Richard, who was born and educated in Jersey, has worked at Webreality since September 2015, when he returned to the island with his young family after 20 years living and working in the UK.
Richard spent eight years in London design and digital agencies managing creative teams on projects for clients including Vodafone, Sony, Channel 4 and the BBC, and compiling an impressive list of awards, including two BAFTAs.
In 2009 he joined The Guardian’s digital production team as a producer. During his three years there he directed substantial projects for clients including EDF Energy, The Wellcome Trust and the British Council.
For the next three years he ran his own furniture design and manufacture business in Somerset.
Since joining Webreality as Digital Marketing Manager in September 2015, he has led the team through some of its most ambitious and successful projects to date. These have included the redesign of the Seymour Hotels suite of websites, the redevelopment of the online booking user experience for Les Ormes’ self-catering resort, and the creation of a completely new brand for Royal Haslar, a large real estate development in Hampshire by Irish developers Harcourt.
Announcing Richard’s appointment as Creative Director, Webreality’s Chief Executive Matthew Robins commented:
“Talent and experience like Richard’s are very rare in Jersey. We knew when we ﬁrst met Richard that he was a digital professional of the highest calibre. The unusual breadth of his skills and experience is important in an agency that spans many creative disciplines. At a time when we’re growing our capabilities in copywriting, video production, design and branding, the leadership of a seasoned digital creative professional is increasingly important for our clients’ success.”
Commenting on his new role, Richard said:
“I was aware of the great work that Webreality was doing before I returned to Jersey in 2015, and it was good to meet a team so focused on producing excellent user experiences for their clients. I’m excited to be leading the creative output of the agency, and building on its fantastic reputation for digital production and client support. We will continue to help our clients build their businesses with creative content and design strategies.”