John Struth

Making the impossible, possible – our very own Studio Superhero.

John studied Graphic Design at North Devon College. He cut his teeth at a national comms agency based in Barnstaple, where he started as a Junior Designer and worked his way up to Team Leader. After relocating to Bristol in 2005, he joined Sedgley Belbin Wright as a Senior Designer, where his creative and organisational skills soon elevated him to Studio Manager. Joining t&s from it’s beginning in 2011, John brought with him his impressive creative credentials and plays a key role in both the conceptualising and delivery of the agency’s campaign projects.

What do you do all day?

My current role at t&s gives me the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being a Senior Designer whilst taking on the responsibility of Studio Head.

As a full service agency, a variety of projects keep me on my toes – I schedule all the creative work coming into studio and ensure it’s good enough to leave. I oversee the work of our Production Team, and ensure that high volume, quick turnaround jobs are of a high standard and that our systems and processes are maintained and adhered to.

I also work alongside the Creative Director on the majority of projects, from the highs of the full advertising campaigns, branding work, and new business pitches, down to the nitty gritty of the 10×2 recruitment ads, prospectus typesetting, or rolling my sleeves up and getting stuck into a PowerPoint document!

What are you best at?

Whether it’s creating a brand, or getting the best from brand guidelines, planning in a fortnight’s work for a busy studio, whilst working on tomorrow’s pitch, and pushing through that curve ball of a late rush ad, you will always find the same accurate, and efficient attention to detail.

And the real John?

I have two young children, who also keep me on my toes! When they were very young it was replacing the Mac with crayons, nowadays my son is into Minecraft and my daughter is a very keen runner, as am I, but I can’t keep up with her!