John Whalley

Branding specialist John Whalley has left his role at Seventy7 to pursue two new projects, becoming Strategic Director at co-working space Use Space, and providing his expertise to businesses and organisations as an independent consultant.

With over 40 years experience in the creative industry, John has worked with multiple national and international brands and with some of the biggest names in sport and retail.

Moving forward John will be focusing on building and developing the Use.Space business, as well as working with founder David Walter to support individuals, businesses and organisations who come into their co-working community.

John will also be working with businesses and organisations as an independent specialist, helping them to build, grow and energise their brands.


John Whalley said: “Since becoming a part of Use.Space, I’ve been reminded just how exciting it is to help develop and grow a business, it’s something I really relish being a part of – especially in these challenging times – and I’m so pleased to be committing more time and energy to this project moving forward.”

John added: “Making this change also allows me to work more closely with businesses as an independent consultant. Really getting under the skin of brands and bringing fresh energy and a real sense of purpose is something I love to do.”

Applying brand strategy, design and storytelling, John has worked across multiple sectors including retail, sport, fashion, tech, travel, philanthropy and energy, and on projects reaching across the UK, Europe, Asia and the US.

Also featuring on panels, as a speaker and as a guest lecturer, John is a regular contributor to creative industry initiatives and events.