Headlines’ Duncan Boddy is the best designer in the UK internal communications, says the IoIC.
Duncan, who has worked at the Milton Keynes-based agency for the past three years, scooped the prestigious Best Designer award at the Institute of Internal Communication’s ICon Awards 2015.
A panel of IC industry experts praised the senior designer’s “eye for detail” and his unerring ability to bring complex communications to life “with imagination and flair”.
Duncan said: “I am very proud to win this award.
“I’ve been part of projects that have previously won awards and have been commended but it is special to win an individual award like the ICon award. To be recognised by my peers in this way is terrific and very humbling.”
Duncan works with a number of Headlines’ blue-chip clients, helping organisations transform communications into easy-to-digest content for employees.
“The ICon Awards showcase the very best talent in the internal communications sector so it’s only fitting that Duncan has been recognised,” said Headlines CEO Peter Doherty.
“Duncan combines exceptional design skills with a real understanding of internal communication – and he is also a great listener.
“He works with our clients to understand their challenges and provide a creative way forward. He always has the audience in mind and he has a real flair for presenting complex information in a clear, readable and enjoyable form.
“His enthusiasm and collaborative approach also make sure the work stays fresh as the project continues.
“Our mission is always to create communications that are attractive and accessible to the people who receive them. This award is a great reflection of that ethos.”
Duncan played a central role in the creation of Tullow Oil’s internal magazine, Tullow World, which has enjoyed critical acclaim for both its print and digital versions.
Tullow’s magazine app scooped the prestigious Best Digital Magazine at the CIPR’s Inside Awards earlier this year while the app was also named Best Mobile/App at the IoIC Awards 2015 in September.
And the print version won Best Quarterly Feature Magazine at the 2014 IoIC Awards.