Charlie founded Hotfoot Design in 2006 and has worked in the creative industries for over 15 years in a range of in-house and agency roles, in both the UK and US.
Charlie is involved in all projects, from the initial pitch through to developing concepts in the design studio. When not in the office, Charlie is a (fairly) keen runner and likes to plan weekend trips away with his family in their campervan.
After University and a spell at JWT in Manchester my first full-time job was at a design agency in Bolton.
Which person do you most admire?
In sports it's Jonny Wilkinson. He was an inspirational player and comes across as very humble. I was once bizarrely mistaken for him in Las Vegas. In business it's my Dad. He’s successful and has always worked incredibly hard.
Tell us something we don't know about you?
I was once punched by an All Black. I bumped into the team in a bar in Las Vegas on their tour of the States and ended up joining them. Carlos Spencer jokingly - but drunkenly - punched me on the arm which felt like being hit by a sledge hammer.
Favourite bit of tech?
My Macbook Pro and iPhone.
Everlong by Foofighters perhaps.
Favourite holiday destination?
Portugal. My grandparents moved to the Algarve when I was five and my uncle also lives there. It has some of the most incredible beaches.
Favourite piece of art?
I find ghost signs fascinating and sometimes slightly creepy - but these are large scale hand painted advertising from years gone by.
BBC Sport and Spotify are most used.
Withnail & I.
What did you want to be when growing up?
A sportsman. In my early teens I was massively hooked on American Football - it looked so much better than trudging around a cold rugby pitch. I ended up playing rugby.