Meet The Team

Founded by Managing Director Stuart Welland, Inventive began trading in early 2006. The aim was to create a design agency which really understood both print and web, ensuring great design and customer service could be applied across both.

The company started in a small barn conversion, which it soon outgrew, and is now based in generous office studios in the heart of the North Devon countryside. Our client base ranges from sole traders to multinational companies.

We understand that good designs aren't just about making things look pretty. We strongly believe that design is all about results. We listen carefully to our clients to ensure that we convey their message in the most effective manner, building strong working relationships along the way.

Stuart Welland
Managing Director

Stuart founded Inventive in 2006 after heading up the design and print department of one of the country's leading advertising agencies. His passion and drive to take the business forward, coupled with his hands on approach to accounting and customer service has been instrumental in the rapid growth of the company.

Stuart and his wife Tracy enjoy renovating properties and are currently modernising their coastal home. Once a drummer himself Stuart now spends many of his evenings acting as a roadie to son Matthew and his band-mates. He enjoys fine whiskey and fancies himself as a bit of single malt connoisseur.

Mark Pearson

Mark oversees our digital department. He works closely with our clients to help build strong working relationships. Utilising over 15 years experience in design and project management he ensures that our clients expectations are exceeded.

Outside of work Mark’s life revolves around wife Clair and their two small children Sonny and Georgia. A proper Devon boy, he loves living near the beach and when he gets the chance enjoys getting out on the water on his kayak. He’s also a big football fan and an avid Arsenal supporter, but we try not to hold that against him!

Nicol Eadie
Studio Manager

A real people person with a wealth of design experience, Nicol has a handy knack of grasping your requirements straight from the off. He's been with us from the beginning so he values our "customer first" ethos which he installs throughout our design team in his role as studio manager.

Outside of work the recent arrival of twin girls Effie and Ruby ensure there’s never a dull moment for Nicol and his fiancée Hannah. Any spare time he gets is spent playing tennis, cycling or indulging in his love of fine food. Originally from the Isle of Skye, he recently cycled all the way back there from Devon to help raise money for a local charity.

Daniel Thorne
Web Developer

As an experienced developer and a self-confessed perfectionist, Dan’s the ideal man to oversee our web development department. He checks every detail of code meticulously to ensure that your website functions perfectly.

Away from work Dan and his partner Zoe are kept busy with their toddler Leo and their recent addition, baby Eli. Any spare time he now gets is spent offroad motorcycling, mountain biking, and walking his dog Luna on nearby Exmoor.

Lisa Wilkinson
Graphic Designer

As a former art student Lisa brings a real creative eye to our design studio. She’s a talented graphic designer with bags of experience in designing for print and exhibition.

Lisa and her family are tennis mad, her eldest son Jack now plays at county level so she enjoys spending many of her weekends taking him to and from tournaments around the country. She loves walking her dog Rhubarb here in the North Devon countryside and on the local beaches.

Alex Dale
Web Designer

Alex is the all-rounder that every design studio loves to have. A former art student, he started out as our apprentice learning all aspects of graphic design both here and at college. After completing his apprenticeship it soon became clear that his passion and talent lay in web design, though he still enjoys designing some good old fashioned print when he gets the chance.

Away from the studio Alex is a keen gamer and car fanatic, he enjoys walking his dog Dexter on his local beach and cooking. After work on a Friday night he can usually be found at his local enjoying a well-earned pint!

Lea Bignell

Lea looks after the day to day admin in the office keeping everything in order. She has a sharp eye when it comes to proof reading and is a spreadsheet wizard!

Away from the office she enjoys keeping fit at the gym, running, going on shopping sprees with her friends and spending time with her fiancé Jack.

Matt Welland
Account Manager

Matt is one of the newest members of the Inventive team. He has a passion for both print and digital marketing and as a former English student he's very handy when it comes to producing creative content for client projects.

Outside of work Matt enjoys surfing beaches in and around Croyde. When Matt is not lounging at the beach he can be found playing videogames or sampling local food and drink with his girlfriend. 


Bea Hutchinson
Junior Designer

Bea is the newest member of our design team, she's an artist with an eye for detail and a keen interest in typography.

Outside of work Bea enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog Teddy on the beach. In her spare time at the weekends she enjoys eating out, shopping and nights out with friends. Literature is also another passion of hers, which is where her interest in typography originates from.

Join the team!

We're always on the lookout for new inspiring talent, so if that's you then please get in touch!

Web Developer Vacancy!

We are currently looking for a Web Developer to join our busy team. Click here for further details.