creative collective

Here you’ll find our freelance friends – trusted professionals who are experts in their field.

By working together we are able to offer a wide range of services for
your projects and campaigns.

aYSHA haQ

marketer PARTNER

Key Skills:

Marketing strategy and planning, website development and management, content delivery and social media, leadership, training and skills development.

Key Experience:

Aysha is the Founder & Director of Osphere Marketing & Training Agency. With experience of working with clients such as Google, BT, Network Rail, UKEdChat, Leeds City College she specialising in managing client relationships with delivering results in both the marketing & education sector.

designer

Rachael Nichols

Designer

Key Skills:

Graphic design, illustration, information design.

Key Experience:

Rachael is a graphic designer, illustrator and inventor of great ideas. She has a knack for interrogating ideas and discoveries and turning them into visual assets that bring concepts to life. Rachael has worked for a number of award-winning PR and advertising agencies and is also skilled at a range of digital too, including: web design, hand-coded HTML email, social assets and digital illustration.

Rachel sarah

photographer & videographer

Key Skills:

Photography, videography

Key Experience:

Rachel specialises in outdoor videography and photography - mainly landscape and adventure sport/activity based, as well as in the wellness and lifestyle niche. Her favourite project so far has been for travel brand, Flashpack, in Peru - where one of her trip photos made it into Forbes' best travel photos of 2019, as well as some other publications.

photographer

rick bebbington

Filmmaker and Photographer

Key Skills:

Filmmaking, Photography

Key Experience:

Rick specialises in filmmaking and photography, particularly in the areas of sports, fitness and outdoor adventure. Before working freelance, Rick spent four years managing a studio for a major national retailer and as such has experience working on not just the execution, but also the effective planning and distribution of visual media. Rick's video production company, Finale Studios, work across a number of sectors creating content that helps brands such as Quorn and The PFA communicate internally, and with their audiences.

Stephanie Staszko

PR Specialist

Key Skills:

Consumer PR, media relations, PR strategy, product placement, digital PR, press release writing, press release distribution

Key Experience:

Steph is a freelance PR specialist , she creates and implements public relations campaigns for clients primarily in the consumer space, particularly in the tech and outdoors niches. She has fantastic contacts with consumer press and consistently gets clients online coverage on national news websites, magazines, blogs, Youtube channels, TV and radio stations. This year alone she has had coverage with Red Magazine, Gizmodo, The I Paper, Hello!, Express, Daily Mail, Metro and man more.

pHIL COWLEY

oFFLINE MARKETING SPECIALIST

Key Skills:

Offline Advertising – Radio, TV and Out of Home media formats

Key Experience:

Phil and Root One Advertising use expert planning and educated buying to recommend the correct media and buy it at the very best rate to fulfil your advertising requirements, saving you time and money. Whether it is radio, TV or out of home advertising, even leaflet distribution, they would recommend the most effective campaign based around your brief. Root One works with local, regional and national clients, even international clients, but at the heart of it all they are a Northern based agency and proud of it.

social media expert

Kumba DAUDA

Social Media Manager

Key Skills:

Organic and paid social media management, copywriting, graphic design, digital strategy

Key Experience:

Kumba specialises in supporting brands grow a prominent digital presence particularly with a focus on copywriting and social media management.

designer

sienny theo

brand identity designer

Key Skills:

Branding, design, brand strategy, packaging design

Key Experience:

Sienny specialises in strategic and intentional branding for small businesses. Before being self-employed, she worked with the United Nations as a part of their communications team and several other NGOs and start-ups.

animator

lindsey deschamps

illustrator & animator

Key Skills:

Illustration, animation

Key Experience:

Lindsey loves working with fun, colourful brands to bring them hand-drawn artwork & animation that represents their hands-on, tactile products or services. Her favourite projects so far have been animated illustrations for organisations with a good purpose, artful brands, and DIY home decor content creators.

portrait photographer

Jessica Howell

Photographer

Key Skills:

Portrait, product, documentary and event photography

Key Experience:

Jess works primarily with small businesses, start-ups and individuals and she has a keen interest in those living and working in the North of England. Jess loves seeing people 'at work' so has developed a relaxed documentary style of photography to capture working shots and portraits with the main aim of ensuring clients feel comfortable in order to be confident in sharing and promoting themselves and their work.

Lexie hADLEY

gRAPHIC & wEBSITE DESIGNER

Key Skills:

Branding, website design

Key Experience:

Lexie is a branding specialist and WordPress website designer who works closely with passionately-driven creative entrepreneurs. The focus at her design studio, ThaiFolk, is on authentic and intentional design - none of that extra fluff found there!

Lauren Talulah Smeets

Influencer MarketER, Social Media Expert + small business coach

Key Skills:

Influencer marketing: consisting of everything (and not limited to) Influencer outreach, Campaign Management, Reporting and Strategy. Social media management, Content creation, Influencer & small business coaching

Key Experience:

Lauren has a number of years experience within the retail space, in particular within influencer marketing as not only an influencer herself but also managing and running campaigns for giants such as Amazon Fashion, Coty and most recently Diageo drinks. She's also run social accounts for brands such as ASOS. In addition to this Lauren has used her extensive years of experience in the industry and working with small businesses to now coach those who are self employed and influential people on social media.

shannon walker

Digital PR & Brand Storytelling Consultant

Key Skills:

Digital PR Strategy, Brand Community Outreach, Influencer Engagement, Brand Partnership, Inclusive / Cultural Campaigns, Content Marketing, 360 marketing support, Brand Communication

Key Experience:

Working with renowned luxury brands such as Liberty London, Jimmy Choo, Elie Saab and Cartier to name a few Shannon has developed multi disciplined skills in brand communications. Specialising in Digital PR, Shannon enjoys supporting brands to push their boundaries and adopt modern methods of marketing to build relationships with their consumers whilst reaching commercial goals.

web developer

daNNY pENROSE

WEB DEVELOPER

Key Skills:

Website development, Web application development, Ecommerce, WordPress, Umbraco, Backend dev - .NET C#, PHP & Frontend dev - React, Angular, Blazer, HTML5, SASS, LESS

Key Experience:

Danny is a passionate, ambitious leader and strategic web developer with a strong commercial focus. A web developer since 2007, in his last role as 'Head of Digital' for a sales and marketing business he single-handedly built and maintained a London stock exchange website (C#, Umbraco, WCF). Danny completed many WordPress development projects including large Ecommerce stores and oversaw web development and digital marketing projects for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Shell, Lotus Cars and Linde Material Handling.

ben harrington

email marketer

Key Skills:

Email Marketing, HTML, CSS, Email Strategy, Email Deliverability, Dotdigital, Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, Klaviyo, Bronto, Email Marketing Design, Automation, CRM

Key Experience:

As an email marketing specialist, Ben has over 12 years experience working in a variety of industries with both B2B and B2C clients locally and internationally. Experience in all things email including; design, build (html), automation, build, strategy, segmentation, reporting and management. Ben also has a diverse collection of email marketing platforms he has worked on that include; Mailchimp, Dotmailer (dotdigital), Active Campaign, Send Grid, Bronto, Sharpspring, Aweber and Send in blue to name a few.

Dan Cody

SEO & Content Marketing Consultant

Key Skills:

Technical SEO, Off-page SEO (Link Building), Content Marketing Strategy, Content Creation

Key Experience:

Daniel is a seasoned SEO and content marketing professional with nearly a decade working in digital. He is currently a marketing consultant, and Editor in Chief at No Majesty, an online lifestyle and culture magazine based in London.

Isabel Hopkins

Market Research Consultant

Key Skills:

Quantitative research, Qualitative research, designing research programmes and analysing / interpreting data

Key Experience:

Isabel has worked with a range of clients - notably Royal Mail, EDF Energy, Heinz, Goldman Sachs and Barclays - but also a range of smaller, start up organisations and media agencies. Her experience lies in market research to inform decisions, whether it’s concept design, product development, web usability / UX or ad testing. Isabel is able to work in an agile way to fit different budgets and glean insights needed for wise decision-making.

mian aziz

Web analyst

Key Skills:

Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Data Studio, On page SEO, Paid Google and Facebook Campaigns.

Key Experience:

Mian has experience in tracking Google Ad and GTM events in Google Analytics. He has tracked and analysed for CambridgeiSOFT & Hills & Hikes travel agency. He also gives consultation regarding SEO.

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