Donya
Davis

Head of Design

Ketchum London

Donya Davis, a self-confessed bookworm, is now a part of the incredibly talented and growing team at Ketchum UK.

Donya Davis, a self-confessed bookworm, is now a part of the incredibly talented and growing team at Ketchum UK. Starting off her career as a brand manager to a tech startup, she then moved into the Programmatic Advertising space, before making the jump to the world of PR. Working in the PR industry for around 6 years, she understands the synchronicity that is needed within account management, the creative department and the clients. Before joining Ketchum, Donya headed up the in-house design team at Freuds. Over there she rose through the ranks, turning their in-house design team into a client-facing design studio, now known as @freudsid. Her recent work is the brand and identity for The Hamilton Commission report, Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport.

Favourite campaign of 2021 and why?

I’m not being biased in any way but Adobe’s Love the Journey campaign, featuring a love letter by British rapper Little Simz to her mother, was truly incredible. Tears were shed. Emotions were high. I felt that through my whole body. I, myself, wouldn’t be where I am today if my mum didn’t believe in me from the start. She doesn’t even truly get what I do, but she is with me every step of the way.

Who is your communicator of the year?

Munya Chawawa

Person of the year?

Anyone that survived 2021 with a smile still on their face.

Favourite comfort food?

Grandma’s Mac and Cheese, with a rum punch on the side.

Film you have watched more times than any other?

Maid in Manhattan. I’m not ashamed.

Song you can’t resist dancing to?

Juls – Soweto Blues (Featuring Busiswa and Jaz Karis)

Event you are most looking forward to in the next 12 months?

My son’s second birthday – as we’ll finally be able to have a party with all his close friends and family.