Stephen Barnes

Founding Partner Collective


Steve is one of Collective’s founding partners, and has over 20 years’ experience directing creatively-led executions for blue chip clients.
Traditionally trained as a graphic designer, Steve’s early career focused on delivering multi channel executions for international brands including Audi, Adidas, and Deutsch Telecom.
Key highlights include rebranding Deutsch Telecom's youth brand TD-1 and helping launch The Ministry of Sound to a global audience.
Since founding Collective Steve has been responsible for the creative output of the agency helping brands such as Honda, BP and Hyundai navigate the ever changing marketing landscape.

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