Creative Partner & Founder
Chairman of the judges
Taxi Studio Ltd

Spencer studied at Somerset College of Arts & Technology before landing his first design job at Blackburn's Brand Consultants.

Two years later he left London and helped run a small creative agency near Bath with two of his closest friends (also ex Somerset College students).

Two years after that, on the Queen's Golden Jubilee, Spencer formed Taxi Studio with his pals. Their goal was to create an agency to rival the best in the world, albeit in a place they wanted to live.

Fifteen years on, Spencer and his team have a full trophy cabinet, an enviable client list and international recognition for their work. 

(Not bad for a bunch of would-be farmers.)


"The Drum Design Awards has quickly gained the attention and respect of the creative community. I’m delighted to be judging this year and I’m very much looking forward to seeing work that sets a fire under my feet."

Judging panel

Alan Dye

Co-founder and Creative Director
NB Studio

Dave Palmer

Executive Creative Director
LOVE Creative

Hana Tanimura

Senior Designer
Google Creative Lab, London

James Ramsden

Executive Creative Director
Coley Porter Bell

Spencer Buck

Creative Partner & Founder
Taxi Studio Ltd