The Team

A creative digital web and graphic design agency based in Suffolk, between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket.

Our Team

Richard Gurteen

Richard Gurteen

Creative Director

I’m the creative director, with over 20 years experience in the design industry. Before starting my own business, I worked for various design agencies designing greetings cards, children’s books and catalogues. However, I now enjoy the opportunity to design for a variety of clients which showcases my full creative ability.

Facts about me: I am originally an Essex boy! My hobbies are snowboarding (I enjoy an annual trip away with the lads much to my wife’s disapproval!) and playing golf, with friends and clients. Every meal I have must include meat! To this day, my greatest achievement is my two boys.

Email: rich@spi-des-ign.co.uk

Kelly Gurteen

Kelly Gurteen

Marketing & Operations Director

I am responsible for the marketing and  day to day operations, always trying to think of new ways to promote Spi-des-ign and push the brand forward. I also enjoy helping clients to come up with new ideas and how they could market their business to its full potential.

Facts about me: I originally trained as a school teacher and still enjoy doing some occasional supply teaching across Suffolk alongside my job here at Spi-des-ign. I am a mum to two gorgeous boys! I have an addiction to chocolate and sweets (never last more than a day on a diet!). If I had the opportunity I would love to dance on Strictly Come Dancing. When I have the chance I like to read and have been known to stay up till 4am to finish a book I’m engrossed in!

Email: kelly@spi-des-ign.co.uk

Paul Strandoo

Paul Strandoo

Digital Designer & Developer

I develop the websites and do all things digital. I’ve worked in the design and publishing industry for over 25 years, starting in print and moving to designing and building websites in the late 1990’s. I’m involved in all aspects of our digital projects, from design and user-interface (the stuff you see) to coding and server-side development (the stuff you don’t see).

Facts about me: I’m originally from Seattle but lived much of my life in San Francisco. I’m a news and politics junkie and when not working, I’m generally reading, walking the dog, playing/listening to music or enjoying a pint of ale – sometimes all at once! 

Email: paul@spi-des-ign.co.uk

Sam Burroughes

Sam Burroughes

Graphic Designer

I work here as a graphic designer, since graduating with a Graphic Design degree with hons from the University of Lincoln in 2020, this is my first full time job in the industry. I enjoy all areas of design but have a particular love for branding and logo design. 

Facts about me: I have type 1 diabetes, however that does not stop me when it comes to sweets and chocolate, especially flying saucers! I am a big Ipswich fan (a tractor girl through and through) but we will just leave that there.

Email: sam@spi-des-ign.co.uk

Sharon McNamara

Sharon McNamara

Business & Marketing Administrator

I work part-time as a Business Administrator. My job covers a wide range of Admin based tasks across the business from accounts, quality control, sales and marketing.

Facts about me: I'm originally from Cheshire but relocated to Suffolk with my husband's job 9 years ago. Busy Mum of two (Alex & Grace), I also have a furry baby "Jasper", our Springer Spaniel! Love's people watching, Cadbury's chocolate and gin-based cocktails but only at the weekend!

Email: sharon@spi-des-ign.co.uk

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