About us

What makes us great to work with? We’re a talented team with wide-ranging experience; we’re flexible and creative; and we always remain true to our values, whether we’re just helping you out with some advice or steering you through a complex project process.

We treat all our commissions with the same level of regard whether it's a one-off element or a complete end-to-end strategic solution. Our reputation has been earned by the quality of our work, our down to earth attitude and our clients' satisfaction.

WH&Partners Information Graphics was founded in 2000 by Andrew Walker and Clifton Hepburn who have been working together since 1994. Since its beginnings WH&Partners has grown and developed and now boasts a team of highly skilled art directors, graphic designers, illustrators, animators and progammers, all dedicated to producing high-quality information graphics.

Founders' biographies

Andrew Walker, Creative Director

Andrew Walker (BAFTA nominated)

In 1991 Andrew became a producer at Dorling Kindersley Multimedia, working on many CD-ROM titles including the award-winning The Way Things Work by David Macaulay, followed by World Reference Atlas, from the very first set of CD-ROM titles to come out of Dorling Kindersley Multimedia. Andrew then left these shores to run a successful new media studio in Melbourne, Australia, from 1994 to 1995. On his return to London and Dorling Kindersley Direct, Andrew worked on a number of new concepts which included an inflight console for British Airways. His new ideas to make learning more fun gave rise to I Love Maths for Dorling Kindersley Direct and the Mickey Wonders Why? series for Disney. In 2000 Andrew co-formed a design agency (Periscope) with Clifton Hepburn in London and five years later was nominated for a BAFTA for the Children's Learning production Chez Mimi for Channel 4.

He now manages creative projects for WH&Partners, from concept to completion, and translates marketing objectives into creative strategies for a wide range of private and public sector clients, including 4 Learning, Ford, Continental Tyres, BBC Active, Video Arts, Tullow Oil, The Royal Geographical Society, Jordans Quakers, Geographic Association, The Open University; he also works as a consultant to the British Library, and much more.

Andrew was also a guest lecturer of Graphic Arts at University of Southampton in 2005.

Currently, he is a member of The Royal Institution of Great Britain and The Typographic Circle, and is a School Governor to a school in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex.

Andrew graduated in 1989 in Art and Design from Thurrock Technical College and in Graphic Design from Colchester Institute of Art and Design. He went on, firstly, to design, and then to art-edit, print publications for Reader’s Digest, Dorling Kindersley and Bupa. Publications include AMA Home Medical LibraryThe Family Medical Guide, and numerous children's books including the DK Picturepedia Library which sold worldwide and was translated into several different languages.

Clifton Hepburn MA (RCA)

Clifton’s wide-ranging expertise encompasses the design of printed material, exhibitions and interactive products. He served as senior designer for Dorling Kindersely Direct from 1994–99, designing and creating a variety of award-winning media products, including I love..., Dorling Kindersley's most successful series of 1997, and many other Educational CD-ROMs, such as The Dorling Kindersley Children's Dictionary. Clifton then spent the next year with BBC Resources working on future technology projects. In 2000 Clifton co-formed a design agency (Periscope) with Andrew Walker in London and five years later was nominated for a BAFTA for the Children's Learning production Chez Mimi for Channel 4.

His projects have included:  iTV for BBC Resources, HSBC and Open Sky system architecture and concept story-boarding; prototyping new technology interfaces for BBC Resources, NakedMedia and Continential Tyres; CD-ROM interface design for 4 Learning (BAFTA nominated), Dorling Kindersley Direct, BBC Multimedia and BBC Active; e-commerce environments for Pearson Education and BBC Active; educational web sites for The Royal Geographical Society, Geographic Association and The Open University; illustration for the National Trust and Claas and Viessmann; and he has also been a consultant to BBC Resources, the British Library and much more.

Clifton was a guest lecturer of Illustration at the Royal College of Art from 1994–96. He was also a visiting lecturer of Information Design at Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden, between 1992 and 1995, and a guest lecturer of Graphic Arts at the University of Southampton in 2005.

Currently, he is a member of the Usability Professionals' Association; Association of illustrators and British Design Innovation.

Clifton began his career at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design in his home county of Dorset, in 1992. He relocated to London in the following year to study Information Graphics at the Royal College of Art, where he received his master’s degree in 1994. During this time, his clients included Pentagram, London; Marvel Productions in London and Industrial Art Studio, Germany. His work can be found in several permanent museum collections, including the National Maritime Museum, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Imperial War Museum Cabinet War Rooms, London.

Partners

We are all proud to be part of a very skilled team of professionals, a few of are listed below.

Team Portraits