meet our team


LEON HASTWELL: Creative Director

Leon has been professionally involved in the design industry for more than twenty years. Prior to this, he studied A-Levels, attended Epsom School of Art & Design, and graduated with a B.A. (Hons) Design & Illustration degree from Kingston University.

Leon was an Art Director and a Senior Designer for two successful design and media agencies. He then worked on a freelance basis until starting Design Advantage in 2005. Over the years, Leon has designed and implemented hundreds of websites and brand identities for blue-chip corporates and small-to-medium sized businesses.

Interests include: Music history & culture, record collecting, photography, country walks and cycling.
Leon performs as a solo Guitarist, does a bit of session work and enjoys playing onstage with a rock and blues band. He also has a passion for GREAT shirts!