A Secret Place produce words, visuals, moving image and events to the highest standard for clients keen to reach a discerning audience.

We can help you communicate the authenticity and integrity of your brand via a thoughtful, considered approach that is tailor-made for you.

We approach every project with clarity and simplicity, using our highly skilled network of contributors and collaborators and our belief in the value of a strong idea elegantly delivered.

Sam Walton Creative Director

Sam is the founder and Editorial / Creative Director of Hole & Corner magazine. He is also Creative Director of the Telegraph Media Group's Luxury magazine and has worked as an art director and designer with some of the UK's most respected publishing houses, as well as titles including Vogue, Frank, Elle Decoration and World of Interiors. He spent six years at the creative helm of Spring Creative (formerly Six), developing brand campaigns for global names such as Bally, Harvey Nichols, COS, Nicole Farhi, Vertu, Barbour and William & Son.

Mark Hooper Editorial Director

Mark is an award-winning editor and journalist. He has edited Hole & Corner magazine since launch and was previously Editor-in-Chief of Virgin Media's customer communications at Redwood. He has also been Editor of Channel 4's music website, Deputy Editor of i-D magazine and Associate Editor of Esquire and Arena magazines. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Wired and Wallpaper* and has also written for The Observer, The Independent, The Face, 032c and Fantastic Man, as well as a copywriter for various brands and advertising agencies.

Nick Watts Managing Director

Nick is an award-winning Producer/Director and the Managing Director of Hole & Corner. He responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed specialist factual output over the past two decades – including Spitfire Ace, which generated the most positive feedback Channel 4 had ever seen, and The Human Footprint, which moved the Daily Telegraph to say 'it is good to be reminded how enchanting a medium television can be at its very best'. He was previously Managing Director of Western Front.

Paul Underwood Art Director

Paul has 15 years’ experience working across art direction, design and branding for luxury, fashion and media clients including Target, Bally, Unilever, Diageo and William & Son, Ermenegildo Zegna, Alfred Dunhill, Aquascutum and the V&A Museum. He is Art Director of Hole & Corner magazine, having helped to shape the overall look for TWENTY6 Magazine in partnership with Tilly Hardy and was previously in-house at Links of London where he oversaw the brand’s campaign to launch their Watch range.


Creative Direction


Moving Image