Polleni is a Bristol-based creative agency specialising in brand identity and strategy as well as graphic design, web design and development. We have backgrounds in copywriting, art direction, digital marketing, mobile app development and e-commerce consultancy. We love a challenge - and believe in bold ideas and big concepts, all lovingly rendered and carefully composed.
Founded in 2017 from a collaboration within the Pollen Place coworking studios; Polleni create clean, considered work for the curious and confident.
We approach every project with passion and dedication, carefully considering the aims of the brief and the aspirations of the client. Our research-based methodology enables us to understand the core values of a company, and to communicate them effectively.
We’re passionate about design and its transformative powers, enhanced through collaboration with our clients and suppliers. We work with illustrators, creatives, writers, developers and photographers, building long-lasting relationships that help to deliver the creative and strategic ambitions of our clients.
Neil has over 10 years of experience working in the creative industries and has worked on projects for PayPal, Virgin Media, Sky and Foxes Biscuits. Neil co-founded and ran a graphic design agency in Nottingham where he was a Director for four years, before moving to Bristol in 2016. Neil worked as lead designer for a digital agency, before co-founding Polleni in October 2017 alongside Cat How and Rog How.
Cat studied at the University of Bristol and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design - where she was awarded a First in MA Communication Design. She has worked as a journalist and graphic designer for newspapers such as Metro and The Guardian; and in web design studios in Australia for clients such as Yellowtail Wine. She was Creative Director of a critically-acclaimed e-commerce business she ran with her husband Rog How for 6 years – before selling it to co-found the Pollen Place coworking studios and event space in 2016. She co-founded Polleni in 2017 alongside Neil Quinn and Rog How.
Rog studied at the University of Bristol and has worked in radio production for national and international stations in the UK and Australia. Rog has also worked in marketing and audio branding at the BBC alongside agencies such as Fallon and Red Bee. At the BBC Rog led the stakeholder management and production of the radio element of projects such as the Royal Wedding, Olympics and General Election. Rog was Managing Director of a critically acclaimed e-commerce business he founded with Cat for 6 years - before selling it to co-found the Pollen Place coworking studios and event space in 2016. Rog co-founded Polleni in 2017 alongside Neil Quinn and Cat How.
Megan is an all-round creative who studied surface design for fashion and interiors at the University of Huddersfield. Megan has over four years of professional experience working in the fashion industry as part of a creative team spanning print, colour and product development. Megan is a highly skilled project leader, team manager and graphic designer.
Eugénie is a French graphic design student currently in her second year of study at the Brassart Graphic Design School in Nantes. She is working with us over the coming months - developing her excellent skills in design, art direction and illustration.