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2Heads are one of the longest-established Design and Marketing agencies in Hull (est 1988)

With clients throughout the UK, we provide everything from brand identity, package and brochure design, website design and development, to the many aspects of Online/Digital Marketing to build true value to your brand.

We take the time to listen to your needs and will produce a bespoke solution tailored to your individual brief. With a team dedicated to your company, we pride ourselves on providing a friendly, individual, cost-effective and focussed service. From a small project to an integrated multi-discipline approach we will provide a solution that will really deliver results.

We have a passion to help clients build their business and gain a competitive edge in today’s marketplace. With a focus on creativity, we deliver exciting, innovative solutions for web, digital and print, embodying your business personality to drive your success.

What makes us different? Experience. Creativity. Consistency.

These things don’t happen overnight. Knowledge is gained over time and when combined with a thirst to improve, we believe we are positioned to offer informed choices based on your own specific goals and objectives.

Two Heads?

The team leaders are Darron Hartas, managing director, and Graham Henderson, senior designer. Together they offer a personally managed approach to dealing with your commissioned work.

Graham Henderson, Senior designer at 2HEADS in HullGraham has been with 2Heads since 2006, with over 35+ years’ experience. Graham’s expertise covers a broad range of graphic design, taking projects from inception, with creative ideas to finished artwork for print, whether it be for printed literature, advertising, exhibition design, packaging etc.

Graham’s favourite area of work is corporate identity and branding especially. He enjoys the creative process in coming up with a logo (and company name sometimes) and developing the look and brand (when chosen) to clothe the company with a revamped feel or indeed a completely new identity from scratch.

Graham came to Hull in 1983, working firstly for Rowan Graphic, then with Ewen Communications and a time as a freelance designer.

Originally from Alnwick, in Northumberland, Graham was educated at Grammar School & 6th Form College (Guisborough, North Yorkshire) before moving on to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, before attaining his Graphic Design qualifications at Lincoln’s Lincolnshire College of Art. Here he did the course in two years (instead of five) and was admitted to the SIAD and CSD (Chartered Society of Designers).

Since childhood, Graham has always had a pencil in his hand, sketching all sorts of things, but especially aircraft (living near an air base and with several relatives in the RAF).

Today, Graham’s main interest in aviation and art has led to him joining the world-renowned Guild of Aviation Artists and gaining its highest level: Full Membership (GAvA). With the Guild, Graham exhibits annually at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London. He now works in pencil/graphite, oils, gouache etc, achieving several awards in the process.

Graham enjoys illustration and this includes landscapes, portraits, etc. Where applicable, Graham’s pieces may appear in his graphic design work.

Darron Hartas, Managing Director at 2HEADS, HULLHaving started his career on a daily newspaper, Darron’s early years at the Yorkshire Evening Press, in York, culminated with full qualifications with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) in Sheffield.

Darron has overseen 2Heads operations for over 10 years and heads up the marketing and technical side of the business. His broad experience of many different promotional channels means he can advise clients on the best marketing ‘tools’ to use. 2Heads is a very ‘design’ led agency and we believe that great design (appropriate to your target market), together with a carefully focused campaign, will achieve the best return on your investment.

Darron’s photo-journalism career saw him covering everything from Royal visits through to national sporting events and hot news stories, where he was awarded ‘Photographer of the Year’ in the early 80s by the Yorkshire Newspaper Society. His winning folio included photos that were used on the covers of British daily newspapers – and others around the world – as part of the breaking news story of the ‘UKs biggest ever armed police hunt’ for cop killer Barry Prudom.

In his mid-twenties Darron set up a successful independent photography business in York and his team covered many facets of professional photography, working for local authorities, private companies and the general public.

His passion for journalism in the photo sector led to the position of Press Officer for the regional Master Photographers Association. It was when Apple Computers first came to market that he, along with fellow journalist Tim Moat, formed a new company specialising the emerging ‘Desk Top Publishing’. They went on to become an award-winning publishing team and Darron took on editorship – and then became publisher – of the national Master Photographer magazine.

During this time, Darron’s photography business was flourishing and photographers wanted to know the ‘secret of his success’. Very soon he was lecturing to other professionals throughout the UK, Europe and even the Far East on the subject ‘Marketing and PR’.

Whilst promoting his own business ventures, his passion for marketing drew him ever closer to ‘online’ promotion and he was actively involved in the early days of the World Wide Web. He began developing websites for clients and was one of the pioneers in the distribution of many hundreds of online Newsletters.

Two of his life goals were achieved in the late 90s when he was head-hunted to the role of News Editor on the world famous British Journal of Photography – the world’s oldest weekly photo magazine. Fortuitously, the publisher was based in Covent Garden, London, and so Darron was both working at the cutting edge of journalism AND in the location of his dreams!

During his time as News Editor, he almost single-handedly created the magazine’s first website and subsequently developed the world’s largest weekly online Newsletter for photographers.

Foreseeing the future of marketing moving to the Internet, he established a new ‘marketing’ company in 2000 that specialised in creating websites and eNewsletters and through his extensive knowledge of journalism and the press, he became a specialist PR Consultant. His appointment as Fujifilm Professional’s PR Officer, ran hand in hand with the same position at The Master Photographers Association. His ‘marketing’ involvement with both organisations saw him managing many successful campaigns from concept to final delivery.

His team of talented writers, designers and programmers were heavily involved in managing complete campaigns across multi platforms. These included the full management of competitions and award ceremonies, even full bespoke business marketing programmes for small businesses.

The MPA’s very successful ‘Cherubs’ baby photography programme ran for many years and was almost entirely managed by Darron’s in-house team. It was a massive undertaking managing the data of registered mothers all new born babies in the UK and matching them with a complimentary portrait session with a local professional photographer. Custom data management systems were created along with a complete marketing programme for the photographers.

Darron is a firm believer in ‘good value’ and this is always the goal for 2HEADS clients.

Next Step?

Already using an agency? Moving from your existing agency might seem daunting, but we make the process as simple as possible. We’ll even deal directly with your old agency, if required, for the handover of media, data, logins etc, and, if you’re moving your web hosting to us, we’ll take care of the transfer of domain management, emails etc.

For a no-obligation, confidential chat, please give us a call or email us. We always aim to respond the same day (Monday to Friday) 01482 213728.

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