M&C Saatchi


The Brief

MC Saatchi Merlin are a talent management company based in Soho, London. They specialise in ex-athletes who have moved into the mainstream media, but also have international supermodels such as David Gandy on their roster. The agency has changed it's talent focus slightly over the last 3 years and re-appointed Kota to design a website refresh after we created their previous site in 2014. Our team were challenged with designing a dynamic portfolio based platform that showcases the spectrum of talent managed by MC Saatchi. The new focus moved away from the existing editorial style design and towards an ultra-modern, fresher look that was more attractive to a younger demographic.


Talent Agency




Web Design

Web Development



The Approach

This portfolio website was designed for users to be able to find profile pages swiftly using filtering functionality, showcase the great imagery of the individuals, and for users to be able to easily enquire to the necessary talent manager within MC Saatchi Merlin. The News section needed to be engaging and easy to regularly update in the Content Management System. Alongside the website, we also created a dedicated platform that offers exclusive concierge services for each talent. This ‘Black Book’ platform serves as a recommended retailer service which is categorised and can be accessed by the talent at any point. We also support MC Saatchi Merlin with brochure design and ongoing promotional artwork. This platform was awarded an Honourable Mention on the site Awwwards.

"We love the guys at Kota. They are a joy to work with, but are extremely professional and talented along side it. They’ve transformed our online presence brilliantly, not only once, but twice over the last 4 years!"

Kirsty Borras

PA to Richard Thompson, CEO

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