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Grant Barratt

Joined AlphaSights



London, UK


Arts University Bournemouth, Bachelor’s in Graphic Design


Design, football, music, reading

Why did you join AlphaSights?

I’d been working for several years at a couple of SaaS start-ups prior to joining AlphaSights, but the COVID pandemic hit my last employer hard, forcing them to drastically downsize. AlphaSights came along at just the right time, offering me the opportunity to build and lead my own design team, which was something I’d been aspiring to for a long time. 

Tell me about your position at AlphaSights.
As the design director, I lead a global team of designers and digital marketers. I’m responsible for spearheading the new visual identity and ensuring consistent and high quality design work is delivered by our in-house brand & communications team. This includes developing new brand assets, internal collateral and client-facing materials, as well as working cross-functionally with other departments and providing creative direction and support to the global leadership team.  

What is your greatest success so far? 

Successfully making the transition from in-house designer running one small function to design director, leading an international team of designers to deliver an engaging new visual identity.

What makes AlphaSights unique? 

You might mistakenly think it’s a very corporate environment, but that’s really not the case. It’s a vibrant, exciting and social workplace with a clear career path for anyone who wants to grow and develop quickly.

What are you passionate about?

Beyond the obvious love of design in general, my passions centre around football (especially AFC Bournemouth) and books (anything by John Niven or Martin Amis). And generally boring people silly by harping on about how much better music was when I was growing up, while at the same time bemoaning the lack of decent guitar bands these days (where have they all gone?).