Grey London names Liam Thomas as Head of Design

Grey London_David Wigglesworth and Liam Thomas

Grey London has appointed Liam Thomas as Head of Design to lead its team of designers, animators and artworkers, further elevating the craft of its industry-leading design work and building stronger connectivity and partnership between its creative department and clients.

Liam Thomas

Thomas (right, main pic), who joins from DEPT where he was Head of Design, recently won a Webby at the 2023 Webby Awards for his work on “The Truth, Undressed” for Canesten, which also picked up a Bronze Clio at the 2023 Clio Awards, and a Gold Clio at the Clio Health Awards 2023.

In his new role, Thomas will work across all Grey London clients reporting to Executive Creative Director David Wigglesworth (left, main pic).

Thomas will oversee the 15-strong design team, including artworkers in London, working periodically with Grey’s sister agency in Croatia.

In previous roles, Thomas has worked on major accounts including Nike, Tinder, Under Armour and Twitch and worked as Senior Designer at Manifesto Studios and Made Thought & AnalogFolk before joining DEPT in May 2022.

Thomas is also a co-founder of SOMEDAY – a creative experiment rooted in Welsh culture which he set up with Dave Griffiths, to explore Welsh stories through design, events, apparel and conversation.

He is deeply passionate about addressing the attainment and accessibility gap within the advertising industry and has worked directly with schools and colleges in Wales, his hometown, to mentor students and support them as they explore what creative career opportunities are out there.

Wigglesworth said: “Liam’s design portfolio speaks for itself – his body of work and taste is incredible. Also, he has a deep understanding of emerging tech and how that will influence the design landscape that has us buzzing.

“He doesn’t stand for anything less than extraordinary, so we are beyond hyped to have his fire in the building. Also doesn’t hurt that he’s a fellow metalhead.”

Thomas said: “I’m buzzing to be working alongside Dave and the entire team here at Grey. The work that’s been coming out from the team has been incredible and I can’t wait to get stuck in and help elevate our craft even further.
“What sets Grey apart is its unwavering belief in the collision of difference and it’s an honour to be a part of that now.

“I care hugely about working-class representation and accessibility to our incredible industry, and there’s so much more that needs to be done to ensure people aren’t shut-out from a creative career, so it was a real meeting-of-minds for me when I came here”.