Simon Bucktrout has been working in Advertising & Design since 1996. His career began in Scotland working in editorial design. In 1998, Simon set sail for America. He landed in Florida, which he found to be much sunnier than Scotland. So he stayed and worked in advertising agencies on brands like Cunard, Swiss Air, Marriott, Hops, Caterpillar, Devil Rays, and Sports Authority.
If there’s one thing Simon has perfected in his 20+ years in advertising and design, it’s knowing his audience. He’s created award-winning work for people wanting to take a cruise, book a hotel room, rent an apartment, attend a sporting event or travel to a new destination.
Through a variety of these hospitality-related experiences, Simon has developed a keen sense of understanding the prospect mindsets, positioning the location and creating identities, websites and advertising that are both relevant and distinctive.
Justin Bucktrout studied Graphic Design at Jacob Kramer College of Art in Leeds, England. He relocated across the pond in 1989 to begin a career in Design and Advertising working in Florida, Chicago and San Francisco for agencies such as Cramer Krasselt and Butler Shine Stern & Partners on brands including Corona, Careerbuilder.com, Hyatt Hotels and Priceline.com.
30 years of navigating the brand wilderness has taught him that every project is unique, and that broad, blanket, one-size-fits-all solutions don't work. That's why he shapes each project by hand, thoughtfully applying skill and passion to create communications that are meaningful, personal and engaging. Justin lives in San Francisco's Sunset neighborhood with his family.