Henry brings almost a decade of agency and in-house experience to Hotfoot, having worked on brands such as Amazon and Sage, as well as more recently at Wax Lyrical, the UK’s largest home fragrance company.
Trained as a graphic designer at Northumbria University, Henry has a wealth of skills including branding, editorial design, packaging, website design and motion graphics.
My first part-time job was working for my now parents in law. I would help out on catering events and at BBQ’s. It was memorable for once having to prepare a load of canapés that consisted of hollowing out a cherry tomato, filling it with seafood sauce and three Morecambe Bay Shrimp, more sauce on top and then decorating by carefully balancing three more shrimp and garnish on top.
Most treasured possession?
That’s a bit of a toss up between my bikes and my guitars. But if I had to pick one it would be my cherry red Epiphone ES-339 guitar that my wife Abi got me as a wedding present.
Tell us something we might not know about you...
I play guitar and harmonica in a country band called the Mild Mannered Men under the pseudonym of ‘Boomer’. We are currently working on our debut album Classic Mild.
My favourite band are The National so it would have to be one of theirs. If I had to pick between them it would be the Expanded Edition of High Violet. At the moment I’m also excited about the new Hot Chip album coming out soon.
My favourite Christmas film (and second overall favourite film) is Die Hard, but my favourite film of all time is Scott Pilgrim vs The World. I’m a sucker for anything by Edgar Wright or Wes Anderson.
My friends and me getting free cheesy chips on my 18th at our local pub because we had been going there for so long.
The best meal you've ever cooked?
I once made an amazing cottage pie and have never been able to make it as well again. I’m not sure what happened but all of the stars must have aligned that day.
I tend to go through phases with it alternating between cycling / mountain biking, playing guitar and photography. I am also fond of hiking in the Lake District and would love to have a boat.
Top of your bucket list?
I have romantic vision of going to the Isle of Skye, hiking during the day and writing a novel in the evenings with a glass of scotch in hand.
Favourite holiday destination?
Iceland was amazing, seeing the Northern Lights was a great experience and the locals were all very friendly.
What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
We had a really posh meal once at a lovely hotel my wife used to work at and one of the courses was topped with flakes of pure gold.
What did you want to be when growing up?
The first thing I remember wanting to be was an astronaut, then when I was growing up I was really into video games and wanted to be a games designer.
It was fairly late on but in 6th form my friends and me went to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, with Ben Harper supporting. The gig itself was excellent and the whole day itself was memorable for many reasons.
Claim to fame?
My friend Jack and me invented Geordie Shore while at University in Newcastle. Jersey Shore had just been released and we were in a bar on Osbourne Road loudly discussing how a Geordie version of it would work. About a year later Geordie Shore was announced and to this day we’re sure MTV stole the idea from us.