Chris Bird

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Chris Bird

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@wordbirdchris

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copywriter

About me

I’m a freelance copywriter, and if I’m known for anything, it’s for making the complex simple.

I work with clients such as English Heritage, Carluccio’s, Orange/EE (since 2001), on everything from their global corporate social responsibility website to naming, and the BrandGym in Amsterdam, on client projects including the Heinz global brand manual and new brand positionings for Danone. I also work with architects, property developers and environmental engineers, and write for design events including 100% Design, Tent London, Home and Top Drawer.

What do I do? Brand positioning, tone of voice, ads, websites, marketing materials, newletters, writing workshops, straplines, press releases, vision / mission statements, articles, podcasts and awards submissions. I also blog at Looking Glass Language; tweet @wordbirdchris; and post arty shots on Instagram.

In 2012 my poem about Dylan Thomas appeared in 26 Treasures, a sumptuous book launched at the V&A, and in 2014 I took part in 26 Characters (which resulted in a book and an exhibition at The Story Museum, Oxford) and 26 Atlantic Crossings, which saw UK writers paired with visual artists in Canada and resulted in an exhibition in Canada and a book. In 2006 I collaborated with photographer Jo Vestey on ‘Encounters with Great Explorers’, a book of interviews and photographs launched at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington.

To find out more, visit my website, or connect with me on LinkedIn. I’m always interested in new projects, so it would be great to hear from you.

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Latest 26 images

Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
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Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley