Philip Hansen (Creative Director)

Philip Hansen


Philip is the owner and creative director at Open Water, which he started with his wife Fiona in 2007. Prior to this he spent several years in London based agencies working on design, branding and digital projects for some of the UK's biggest brands. He has grown the business with the aim of being the most admired agency in Kent. He is responsible for the direction of the business as well as overseeing the quality of output as creative director. His passion is for great ideas that transform the everyday to the exceptional. His natural creative ability is combined with a clear understanding of how to realize the potential of ideas through a cohesive and strategic application.

A broad range of experience in design for digital and print gives him a strong understanding of how to help brands communicate across multiple channels. His ability to create, produce and deliver successful projects has been proven through countless clients in every sector for over 15 years. To add greater depth to this experience he also started and ran a successful fashion label, is a senior leader in a local church community and has completed a diploma in Innovation, Leadership and Change Management. Philip’s design foundations keep Open Water ambitious for the highest creative standards. He loves to see great design bringing a brand to life and loves to work with clients that are ambitious and brave enough to collaborate on something special.