Marine Studios

Associates include

Richard Houghton


Creative Director


Richard is the Creative Director of HKD. With over 30 years of experience working in museums and science centres. He specialises in conceptual organisation and the development of interactive exhibits. He is particularly involved in the creation of destinations for shared learning and social interaction.


# exhibit engineering

# space planning

# master-planning

# group interactives

# budget management

# CAD drawing

# innovative learning

# illustration

Kate Kneale




Kate has over 15 years experience of running a design studio and delivering complex multi-disciplinary projects from £20,000 - £2.5m. As director of HKD she manages teams of skilled architects, designers, managers, artists and researchers delivering projects which can be seen in the UK, Singapore, US, China and others.

# creative direction

# museum activities

# fundraising

# cultural planning

# production management

# art

# lecturing

Zara McKenzie


Project Director


Zara joined HKD in 2007 and has worked on over 30 museum and science centre projects in Singapore, Hong Kong and the UK. She is a trained illustrator and designer with a particular interest in materials and contemporary design. Zara brings both practical and creative skills to a project as well as experience of all stages of project development from concept planning to commissioning and installation.


# exhibit design

# project manager

# science content

# tendering

# fine art

# art exhibition

Paul Mumby


Art Director


Paul Mumby is an experienced graphic designer, he has worked as an art director, designer and graphic artworker in Hong Kong, China and the UK. 2007 – 2012 while living and working in Beijing and Hong Kong, his clients included for Time Inc. Input/Output, Edipresse Media, Circuit 25 and Caixin Media, Beijing.

# magazines

# branding

# art direction

# web integration

# infographics

# logo

# analytical design

Wei Wei X Chen


Project Designer


WeiWei is a talented multimedia designer who in his own words is addicted to new technologies. He is experienced at managing the delivery of an exhibit from creative concept planning to storyboard to detail design and final production.

# website

# multimedia design

# AV storyboard

# inDesign

# animation

# Chinese language

# projection mapping

Tania Filip


Project Architect


Tania moved from Venice, Italy to join HKD in 2015. She has since worked on numerous projects in UK and overseas.

Tania is a trained Architect with a specialist interest in museums. She is particularly concerned about how narratives and ideas are developed though space.

# 3D modelling

# circulation

# CAD drawing

# visualisation

# space planning

# Italian / French language

# landscape

Glenn Mellor


Project Designer


Glenn is a skilled project designer who trained as a graphic designer, this combined with his analytical skills honed at Law School means he absorbs complex information and distils it into compelling and unique designs. As a communication designer with strong practical skills Glenn ensures the seamless integration between exhibits, environment and graphic elements in a project.

# print

# animation

# graphic design

# Cinema 4D

# exhibit design

# 3D design

# environment graphics

Jenny Duff


Studio Manager


Jenny has recently joined HKD as our studio manager. She has over twenty years experience of working with arts organisations as an administrator and project manager. With a background in television production Jenny is used to managing all aspects of production including budgets, client liaison, picture copyright clearance and research.

# copywriter

# time management

# researcher

# budget management

# project manager

# administration

+44 (0) 1843282 210

Marine Studios, 17 Albert Terrace, Margate CT9 1UJ


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