"David has been consistently excellent to work with. He pitches imaginative ideas, can handle any commission you throw his way and always files to word count and on deadline. Strong recommend."
Jamie Clifton Editor, Vice UK
"David is the voice behind PLATF9RM. He understood who we were, what we were about, and how we wanted to communicate to the world. He’s a pleasure to work with, always coming up with new and interesting content that has our members at its heart. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else."
Emilie Lashmar Membership Manager – PLATF9RM
"David is a very focused, hard working and versatile journalist who I have commissioned and worked with on a number of print titles including The New European and The Move magazine, as well as client content projects for TopMan, Enterprise Cars, Carling and Scotts Menswear. Topics covered have included investigative European drug news, travel, food, and music. I know if he comes up with an idea it will be an interesting and often unique one. Importantly I know if I commission him the work will be done to the best of his ability and resources within the time available"
James Brown Multiple award-winning Editor, Publisher, and Author
"As an Editor, dealing with David Hillier is always a total pleasure. His writing is delivered without complications or frustrations - not only does he have an enthusiasm and natural curiosity that makes for a great reporter, but he has tonnes of unique ideas and files accurate, clean copy on time, often going the extra mile by considering images and snappy, engaging ways to illustrated his words."
Harriet Gibsone Deputy Editor – The Guardian Guide
“I’ve been commissioning David for three years now, across editorial and commercial projects covering travel, film, fashion and festivals. He’s great to work with, reliable, and always puts his unique stamp on his work. He also never shirks a round at the bar, which is very important.”
Stephen Slocombe Editor Complex UK/ Hubrick
"David can always be relied upon to provide witty, insightful and relatable comment and informative reporting on an issue that he turns his hand to. Particularly within his specialist areas of event, festival and drugs journalism, he has a rare understanding, an ability to communicate difficult subjects with empathy and feeling, and a keen eye for new and interesting stories."
Dr Henry Fisher Policy Director, Volte Face
"David was a hard working and committed Music Editor for Sabotage Times. Not only did he commission excellent stories through a varied network of creatives and PRs, but he was one of our most valued writers, consistently providing poignant, funny and relatable pieces which drove traffic."
Tom Armstrong Editor – Sabotage Times/The Move
"When I first started work as European Editor at Fest300, David Hillier hit me with a constant flow of ideas which was a massive help at that early stage in the role. Since then he has been a consistent source of strong, inventive pitches and he is reliable, on the ball and very quick to turn copy around. On top of that he is an absolute gent as well, so full marks all round. Recommended!"
Marcus Barnes European Editor – Everfest
“In my time editing DiS, David has been a valued contributor. Whether I've expressly commissioned him to write something, or he's pitched his own ideas, his copy is always engaging, witty, and interesting. It's also usually on time, which is a rare thing these days.”
Derek Robertson Associate Editor – Drowned In Sound
In all the eons I've been commissioning David, I've always found him to be a top journalist with a nose for a decent story. He's thorough, reliable and has always had a shrewd and open take on the stories he's chasing. Swipe right.