We made a name for ourselves...

We made a name for ourselves...


After 20 years working in the design and marketing sector, owner Ian Durman set up FrankCreative in 2005. The name 'Frank' came from being open and straight forward with clients and from the agencies approach to work. "It's always the simplest ideas that work the best. If you have to start explaining why a piece of design is done a certain way or why and advert looks like it does, then it's failed. The viewer should get it straight away."

With 90% of FrankCreative's work coming from referrals it's easy to understand why they're still going strong - client satisfaction is as important as the creative thinking that goes into a project. "Collaboration is the key - even though clients are busy in the day-to-day running of their businesses, they still need to be kept in the loop.

...a few names we've worked with


"It's great to find an organisation that delivers what it claims to be able to do. I would highly recommend them."

Julian DM Wenman

Service Manager - Medicine

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


"We found FrankCreative's ideas and creative skills immediately refreshing. I would have no hesitation in recommending them."

Andrew Greenwood

Senior Partner

Emsleys Solicitors


"What I'm buying with Frank is a great example of what a creative agency should be. I have no hesitation in recommending them."

Ben McCann

Retail Gaming

William Hill


"FrankCreative came up with creative that developed into an award winning marketing campaign with high response and return on investment."

Anna Hinchcliffe

Marketing Manager

ReviewMyClaim

An award winning creative thinker


Ian Durman has worked at various agencies in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire including renowned advertising agency ‘Poulters’ in Leeds. Over the past 30 years he has worked with many well known brands and organisations including NHS, Hewlett-Packard, Pepsi, Britvic, William Hill, ASDA and Morrisons to name a few. His expertise includes brand creation, conceptual design, advertising campaigns, point-of-sale, brochure design, illustration, marketing and design for print and web.

He is responsible for the development and refinement of all design and creative concepts, whilst ensuring the consistent brand execution across print and web formats. He also oversees the art working of all creative output to ensure consistency and quality of final delivery.



Out of work Ian has spoken several times at Sheffield Hallam University Business School, passing on knowledge and advice to undergraduates - the next generation of marketeers. He's also a keen runner, taking part in several charity runs and raising funds for cancer research.

The consumate organiser


Simon Taylor pulls together all the resources needed to take care of your businesses marketing requirements. With a strong background in sales and marketing he's been an integral part of FrankCreative since 2014.



Whether you need a website, PR, social media, video & animation or graphic design Simon can organise our services to best suit your requirements.

Simon is a bit of an 'Iron Man' enthusiast away from his desk and has undertaken all manner of physical challenges including running the 'Yorkshire Three Peaks' and cycling the 'Etap du Dales' along with several half marathons and extreme endurance races. Not for the faint hearted!