Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015 by

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One of the key differentiators that sets Outlook apart from any other agency is not just our dedication to producing high quality solutions, with a fully integrated response – but the way we go about it and our values that make us Outlook.

Whilst positive client recognition is an important factor highlighting Outlook’s success, it is equally important to recognise these efforts internally. To support this, the leadership team knows it is imperative to recognise these achievements and chose to do so by introducing the Magenta Pencil Awards.

The Magenta Pencil Awards recognise those at Outlook who embody the spirit of what it means to be us, against our core values – creativity, motivation, collaboration and commitment.

At the company conference, the leadership team felt this was the perfect opportunity to recognise the outstanding work that has been produced by both individuals and teams across The Outlook Creative Group.

The Project of the Year Award, judged by the leadership team was awarded to the team that most epitomise the Outlook team spirit. The winners for Project of the Year Award 2015 were:

  • Andrew Upton – Lead Designer
  • Darren Suffolk – Creative Lead (Video)           
  • Hannah Watson – Junior Account Manager  
  • James Leaman – Lead Animator         
  • Mark Thompson – Lead Editor
  • Mark Waterhouse – Designer
  • Pete Hanson – Designer   
  • Sarah Skates – Producer  
  • Zoe Shackleton – Graphic Designer

The above team members contributed relentlessly towards a fantastic product launch for one of Outlook’s longest standing clients. From initial concepts right through to delivery, the client utilised each of Outlook’s core skills to aid a creative and highly successful launch.

Whilst recognising team achievements is key, the leadership team felt it was equally important to recognise their staff on an individual basis.


The Individual of the Year Award 2015, is a peer recognition award and as such is voted for by everyone at Outlook with the exception of the leadership team, in a very close final count, this was awarded to James Leaman – Lead Animator for being, well, “Outlook”…. And Amazing!! (look how proud he looks in that weird wooden chair thing.)