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Manchester based creative joins Rise at Seven as their New Head of Design

Ben Topliss, Head of Design
Ben Topliss, Head of Design.

Ben Topliss will oversee the direction of the design and creative studio, executing social, web, graphic, and motion assets as well as brand and creative executions. Ben specialises in concept art, design, art direction, and fashion.

More recently, Ben served as Design Director at global agency IMA-HOME, working between the Manchester and NYC offices. Prior to this, Ben spent several years time consulting and working in creative agencies, as well as leading an internal design team at a large high street sports fashion retailer.

Ben has been fortunate enough to gain exposure and been asked to give opinion in various magazines and press, as well as showing in two exhibitions and receiving recognition at both The Roses and D&AD.

This new hire brings a varied and multi-disciplinary background to Rise at Seven, with Ben having worked with established clients such as Johnnie Walker, Adidas, Reebok, EA Games, Red Bull, Manchester United, Umbro, Moët & Chandon, BP, Nike, Michelin, The Co-operative, Guinness, Under Armour, JD Sports and many more.

Head of Design, Ben Topliss had this to say about joining the team:

“I’m really happy to join Rise at Seven, at what is a hugely exciting time for the agency. I am especially excited to help to develop and craft the visual output at Rise and to help with the long-term strategic offering of the agency.”

The hire is pivotal in Rise at Seven’s ongoing global expansion. They now deliver Search, Content Marketing, Digital PR, and Social Media strategies, driving organic growth for brands online in five international markets including the US and UK.

On Ben’s appointment, Carrie Rose, CEO and Co-Founder of Rise at Seven, said:

“There weren’t many people in the world that we felt could do the job we’ve brought Ben in for, his background in fashion, product design and concept art design makes him the perfect leader for the Rise at Seven brand and our growing studio. I’m excited to see how he can use his extensive background to scale our studio offering to be executed by the biggest and brightest team of creatives in the industry.

Having worked in the industry for 15 years, Ben has worked with plenty of global superbrands including Adidas, Nike and Red Bull, giving him valuable insights into the nuances of retail and e-commerce concerning design, with his role at Rise at Seven now focusing on setting the creative direction in the studio.”

Rise at Seven’s client portfolio features iconic brands like Revolution, Lounge Underwear, Boohoo Group, Magnet Kitchens, Parkdean Resorts, Club Med, IG and many more.