Andy Cowles

Andy Cowles is an international design consultant. He specialises in creating powerful brand stories, seamlessly integrating design, content and strategy to connect with audiences everywhere. An accomplished creative development director, Andy has designed 12 successful launches and countless brand re-inventions. Full-time roles have included editorial development director of Time Inc. UK, global creative director of Ink Global, creative director of Mademoiselle for Condé Nast and art director of Rolling Stone in NYC. He has won many awards, including the BSME Mark Boxer award.


‘Andy brings a laser focus and bold thinking to the task of better sales and happier readers. He delivers the triple benefit of graphic power, editorial intelligence and superb management of the strange creatures known as editorial staff.’

Scott Mowbray, Editor-In-Chief,

‘One of the best-known and most highly-regarded Creative Directors in our entire industry. I trust him like I do few others to get the job – any job – done to the highest standards.’

Barry McIlheney, PPA CEO

‘Thank you so much for such a brilliant session. The team are still talking about it and we continue to use material from it to this day.’

Sally Shelford, Editor-In-Chief, Loose Women, ITV

‘An extraordinary creative talent, Andy is also versatile – able to work in fashion, celebrity, food, shelter and news with skills spanning print, digital, mobile and video.’

Evelyn Webster, EVP, Time Inc. USA

‘Andy Cowles is a creative and commercial genius, the magic star dust we needed.’

Inca Waddell, Marketing Director, Phaidon

‘After many years in the industry it’s become a less frequent event for me to see talks that are as enlightening and as engaging as yours yesterday. So thank you!’

Andrew Mills, Operations and Buying Manager, Tesco

‘We hired Andy to help us transition Farmers Guardian from tabloid to news magazine. He lived the project; our team loved working with him and learned a lot. The feedback to our new look has been overwhelmingly positive.’

Neil Thackery, Media Briefing CEO

‘Andy fixed all our logo development problems and many more. He gave us lots of options and listened to everything we said. He ‘got us’ as a business instantly, so the process was short, to the point and on budget.’

Lynda Newland, Marketing Director, Puzzler Media

‘Andy Cowles had arrived, the brilliant designer of Q magazine.’

Mark Ellen, from 'Rock Stars Stole My Life'