Neverland hires Simon Dilks as new Head of Design


Neverland has hired Simon Dilks as its new head of design, he joins the agency this week to head up the agency’s design studio which works across both its creative and brand projects.

Simon Dilks

Dilks was previously Deputy Head of Design at AMV BBDO where he worked on clients including Guinness, Pepsi and Decathlon, joins Neverland at a moment of rapid growth for the agency.

The agency’s headcount grew by 50% across 2023 following wins on clients including Rightmove and Innocent, and most recently Which?

Dilks will be reporting Neverland joint ECDs Andy Clough & Rich McGann who joined the agency earlier in the year, and will be working closely with agency Co-Founder and brand strategy lead Simon Massey to expand the agency’s brand design remit with current and new clients.

Commenting on his appointment, Dilks said: “It’s awesome to be partnering with Andy and Rich again and joining the entire team here at Neverland.

“I’ve been watching the magenta tsunami come over the hill and am excited to get stuck in adding to the ambition and passion in making brilliant creative and beautiful things.”

Jon Forysth, Co-Founder and CCO at Neverland, said: “There are very, very few designers of Simon Dilk’s caliber in the industry, so we are beyond excited to bring him into the Neverland fold.”