We’re a team of friendly, straightforward and open individuals who have one thing in common…
we are all passionate about design – in every form. We’re inspired by stunning architecture, innovative design and creativity in all its guises.
Our team have years of experience to draw on, working with a diverse range of clients from a broad spectrum of business. We’re used to working to tight deadlines, deciphering sketchy briefs and making the most of your budget – whatever is required to get the job done.
Easy to get along with, we like to take the time to get to know you, your organisation and your customers. We pride ourselves on the great relationships we have with our clients and suppliers alike. We know what’s required of us and are committed to getting things right.
Carve was founded by Simon Palmer and Mark van Keulen, on a shared vision of honesty and integrity – a trait reflected in each and every member of our team.
Meet the Directors
After graduating from Stafford University with first class honours in graphic design, Simon joined a London based design agency and was ‘thrown in at the deep end’. Driven by success, he put in many long hours to hone his skills.This stood him in good stead for his next challenge of heading up the design team of a rapidly expanding agency in Leicester. The expansion enabled him to develop his skill base even further and fed his desire to run his own studio. And this is where he met Mark. With his love of design and drive for success at the heart of everything he does, he constantly provides creative inspiration to the rest of the design team.
After leaving college, Mark took a temporary data entry role at a B2B publishing company. After seeing his potential and recognising his eye for design, he was quickly moved into a full time design studio position where he worked his way through the ranks. At just 25 years of age he was running the busy studio, and following his move to Leicester decided to refocus the skills he’d learnt and moved into account and project management. And this is where he met Simon. With his entrepreneurial spirit and an enquiring business mind, Mark drives the day to day running of Carve and its many projects with efficiency and determination.