Handy Penknife Ltd. was formed in 2017 to allow our Managing Director, Matt Dillon, to invoice for myriad freelance work as a designer, consultant and media producer. Matt has since been joined by a handful of associates that wish to make their creative, organisational and technical skills available for hire.
The company was named in honour of Matt’s late grandfather, Peter Dillon. Peter instilled in all of his children and grandchildren the importance of carrying a “handy penknife”, the various attachments of which could be employed to solve almost any minor problem in daily life; Matt thought this made an excellent mission statement for his first limited company and christened it accordingly.
The company’s logo features Peter’s distinctive hair and glasses, which barely changed throughout his entire adult life and which are still instantly recognisable to his family to this very day.