Who we are

The three founders of Orwell have unrivalled experience of delivering premium content, gained through many years of working for world-class brands.

It’s a unique partnership of professional talent in design, writing, editing, and client management. We have proved that we don’t just promise: we fulfil.


Jonathan Arnold is former Features Editor of Campaign, the advertising and marketing industry’s lead magazine. He founded Summerhouse Publishing in 1988 – one of the UK’s first content agencies – which was acquired by Archant Media in 2003. He was a co-founder of Sherbert Lemon, the brand consultancy serving blue-chip organisations. Jonathan re-joined Archant Dialogue in 2013 as Editorial Director to launch global publications for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Odgers Berndtson, among others. He has a PhD in Publishing History from the University of London and was the 2008-2009 Houghton Mifflin Fellow in Publishing History at Harvard University


Gary Mead has been a journalist with the BBC, Granada TV, and spent a decade at the Financial Times, first as Buenos Aires Correspondent and ultimately Commodities Editor. He was Head of Research with the World Gold Council before moving to work for various investment banks as an analyst. He was Director of Media for the Washington DC-based Institute of International Finance, and Executive Director of New City Initiative. Author of four books, he has been published by Penguin and Atlantic.


Nick Paul is one of the UK’s most experienced editorial designers. He started his career at the BBC and has worked on many national titles, including Media Week, Harpers & Queen, and Campaign magazine. Nick was a former Art Director at Summerhouse Publishing and Creative Director at Archant Dialogue. He also works as a visiting lecturer of graphic design at several UK universities. Nick has an MA in Information Design from the Royal College of Art.