Soapbox began in 2008, with two people sharing a rented desk. We’ve grown since then but our goal remains the same – to provide top quality work and excellent customer service to all of our clients. You can find out more about our team members’ individual specialisms below.

John SchwartzFounder and managing director

Having built Soapbox up from a freelance design practice to a thriving communications agency, John divides his time between running the business, checking the quality of its outputs and keeping his hand in as a designer. John began his career in publishing, running Politico’s bookshop and imprint before becoming publishing manager and designer at the IPPR, where he began developing his approach to policy communications. He studied philosophy and politics at the University of Warwick.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7552 john.schwartz@soapbox.co.uk

Rachel BrayCreative director

Rachel is Soapbox’s creative director, overseeing all design outputs. In her own practice she is particularly adept in using typographic detailing to help guide readers through dense and complex texts. She is also interested in exploring the application of type as a design element in its own right – and in her spare time enjoys letterpress printing. After graduating with a degree in design for communication at the University of Reading, Rachel stayed on to complete a master’s degree in book design and joined Soapbox in 2009.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7559 rachel.bray@soapbox.co.uk

Tom HampsonPartner

Tom joined Soapbox as Partner at the start of 2012 and currently focuses on new business. He started his career running media communications, first at the political think tank Demos in 1997 and then at the PR company Hobsbawm Macaulay, where he worked with social issues clients. In 2002 he set up his own small communications and design consultancy, the Press Company, before joining the Fabian Society as Editorial Director in 2006 where he commissioned, edited and published the Society’s pamphlets and books and was editor of the quarterly magazine, ‘Fabian Review’. Tom read English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge.

+44 (0) 7802 331 841 tom.hampson@soapbox.co.uk

Angela WhitneyPartner

Angela is a Partner in Soapbox. After completing a degree in visual communication in her native New Zealand, she spent four years working as an in-house graphic designer for the Wellington office of an international charity and for a large Australian insurance firm. She became Soapbox’s first employee in 2008 and was head of studio until 2014 when she returned to New Zealand. She continues to be an integral part of the agency, working from her Antipodean home.

angela.whitney@soapbox.co.uk

Cormac BakewellPartner

Cormac is responsible for Soapbox’s editorial services, as well as pursuing new business for the agency. He is a punctilious editor and is equally at home drafting pithy report summaries or generating ideas and copy for marketing materials. He spent 10 years working in policy roles at the CBI and two national public bodies before retraining as a journalist and subediting for a variety of newspapers and magazines. He studied law and French at Queen’s University Belfast and holds a diploma in translation from Institute of Linguists.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7563 cormac.bakewell@soapbox.co.uk

Polly JacksonOperations director

Polly oversees the daily operations of the company, manages the finances, and generally makes sure that Soapbox is running effectively and efficiently. She has a background in studio and production management, a postgraduate diploma in financial management, and a diploma in HR management. She studied English and intellectual and cultural history at the University of Sussex, where her involvement in student politics ignited her interest in policy.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7560 polly.jackson@soapbox.co.uk

Robert HuntHead of web development

Robert is an expert developer with a strong passion for website performance and implementing new techniques. Having worked for a variety of clients including IPPR and Centre for Cities, and on projects endorsed by Google and Microsoft, his role involves providing senior technical support and guiding our web team on a day-to-day basis.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7566 robert.hunt@soapbox.co.uk

Autumn ForecastHead of studio, Bath

Soapbox’s resident classicist, Autumn has been with the company since its inception in 2008. Passionate about design detail and making policy content shine, she has worked on many high profile, award-winning publications. Autumn has been excited to work with NatCen on its renowned British Social Attitudes survey, and she regularly manages projects for other prestigious clients including Chatham House, Policy Exchange and IPPR. Autumn gained her Masters in Classics at University College London, having previously studied at King’s College London.

+44 (0) 1225 303 390 autumn.forecast@soapbox.co.uk

Johanna SchwartzFilmmaker

Johanna Schwartz is an award winning documentary filmmaker. Her feature film debut, They Will Have To Kill Us First, was released theatrically in the USA and UK to universal acclaim: “Miraculously Hopeful” – The New York Times; “Essential viewing” – Dazed; “Full of direct poetic eloquence.” – The Wall Street Journal. She has produced and directed programmes for a variety of broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4 and The Discovery Channel. She also creates short form animations and film content for a wide ranging list of corporate, government and NGO clients from Sony and Toyota to the United Nations and the European Union.

johanna.schwartz@soapbox.co.uk

Anya PearsonPolicy communications adviser

Anya liaises between the Soapbox team and our clients, providing strategic communications advice and managing our projects. She has an in-depth understanding of the research and policy world, having previously worked as assistant editor at the Fabian Society and in editorial, campaigns and communications roles at the Runnymede Trust, NUS and University College London. Anya studied history and sociology at the University of Leeds, and gained a Master’s in History at University College London.

+44 (0) 20 7202 8656 anya.pearson@soapbox.co.uk

Sophie HallPolicy communications adviser

Sophie’s role entails bridging content creation with digital and editorial strategy and working with clients to ensure that they meet their communications objectives. Passionate about think tanks and research communications, Sophie has an in-depth knowledge of the challenges of creating impact in the policy world. Before joining Soapbox, Sophie worked at the Overseas Development Institute and the International Labour Organisation. Sophie studied History at the University of York and has a Masters in Publishing from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

+44 (0) 20 7202 8651 sophie.hall@soapbox.co.uk

Megan WestonSenior designer

Megan studied typography and graphic design before completing an MA in book design, both at the University of Reading. She is often involved with Soapbox’s infographic and digital work, but still enjoys revisiting her typographic roots by working on reports and longer editorial content.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7565 megan.weston@soapbox.co.uk

Anja PölkSenior designer

Anja works on branding and publications for our clients, combining an eye for typography, illustration and photography into strong conceptual designs with a clear message. She has a variety of design experience, with particular strengths in exhibition design and branding. She has worked with major cultural organisations in Berlin and London, and produced graphics and print materials for the OECD and German Green Party, among others. Anja studied visual communication and graphic design in Halle and Berlin.

+44 (0) 20 7202 8655 Anja.poelk@soapbox.co.uk

Stuart BrockwellLead front-end developer

Stuart graduated from Brunel University with a first-class degree in Multimedia Technology and Design. He mainly deals with front-end development, building websites by applying the latest web principles and technologies. As well as development, Stuart also has a keen eye for web design and is always keen to heighten user experience in new and existing projects for Soapbox.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7562 stuart.brockwell@soapbox.co.uk

Dan BarberSenior designer

Dan is an award-winning designer, with over 18 years’ experience on national newspapers and magazines. Before joining Soapbox he oversaw all design output for The Independent, which included leading the acclaimed 2013 redesign – winner of Design Week’s ‘Editorial Design of the Year’ award. Dan’s experience makes him a specialist in long-form editorial design: making in-depth copy easy to read, but also visually compelling. A highly conceptual designer, his work has been recognised in both European and international competitions, and featured regularly in the UK design press.

+44 (0) 2072028658 dan.barber@soapbox.co.uk

Farina Broadley-PedersenDigital production manager

Farina oversees all of Soapbox’s web and digital work, ensuring projects are of high quality, and come in on time and on budget. She has more than nine years’ experience in e-commerce and communications, and has managed web-builds for a number of major clients, including high-street retailers and FTSE 100 companies.

+44 (0) 20 7202 8653 farina.broadley@soapbox.co.uk

George TsolpakisLead digital designer

George has been working as a digital designer for more than eight years, which included a successful period as lead digital designer at the University of the Arts London. His approach to digital design is evidence based and user centred – keeping the user at the heart of the process, while meeting clients’ corporate and business goals. He is fascinated by systems and likes to explore how they apply to digital experiences. He has a love for all things typography, coffee, anime and theoretical physics.

+44 (0) 207 902 7569 george.tsolpakis@soapbox.co.uk

Ellen TaylorLead branding designer

Ellen studied Graphic Design, both in her native North of England and in London. She joined Soapbox with a Master’s in Graphic Design from the London College of Communication, and prior to this a first-class degree in Graphic Arts. Her work philosophy is based on thorough visual research methods using a cross-disciplinary approach. She is involved in a variety of different kinds of work at Soapbox in print, digital and motion graphics. Outside Soapbox she has a keen interest in wider visual culture and sociology.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7557 ellen.taylor@soapbox.co.uk

Jenny McCartenProduction Coordinator

Jenny oversees many of our digital and print projects, making sure they stay on-brief, on time and on budget, and generally making sure everyone is on the same page. She joined Soapbox in 2016, after several years managing design and animation projects in the e-learning sector. Jenny studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield and loves good print design, proper cups of tea and making lists.

+44 (020) 7902 7564 jenny.mccarten@soapbox.co.uk

Sharon MahDesigner

Sharon is a publications designer at Soapbox. She holds a law degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and practiced as a policy and research lawyer for several years. She fulfilled two life goals when she moved to London and retrained as a graphic designer at the London College of Communication, earning a postgraduate diploma in design for visual communication. Outside of work, she loves to travel, cook, and make handmade books.

+44 (0)20 7902 7558 sharon.mah@soapbox.co.uk

Graham MayDeveloper

Graham is a web all-rounder, able to switch between both design and programming tasks. His interests include user interface design, code optimisation and multi-device development. Graham previously worked as a designer and developer, creating e-learning courses. He graduated from Brunel University with a first-class degree in multimedia technology and design.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7567 graham.may@soapbox.co.uk

Dave CuvelotDesigner

Dave’s design work at Soapbox ranges across branding, publications and websites. He has worked for a number of design and communication agencies, and with major UK charities and government departments. Dave has a BA in Graphic Communication from the Cardiff School of Art and Design, and when he’s not thinking about design, nurtures a keen interest in the history of space flight.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7551 dave.cuvelot@soapbox.co.uk

Ian BlenkinsopLead editor

Ian joined Soapbox as editor in 2014, bringing a wealth of experience in both print and digital projects. He began his career in academic publishing, before moving into custom publishing at DK and Rough Guides, overseeing products and campaigns for major clients. He enjoys working with text to create clear, engaging written content, whether that ends up as a report or summary, an infographic or animation script. Ian holds a first-class degree in history from the University of York.

+44 (0) 1225 303 390 ian.blenkinsop@soapbox.co.uk

Fathima AsmatDeveloper

Fathima is an enthusiastic developer with a keen eye for clean, considered and creative code. She graduated from the University of East London with a first-class degree in IT and e-commerce. Fathima works on the back-end programming for content management systems, visualisation tools and PHP websites for our clients. She enjoys the problem-solving side of coding and is always trying to develop new, creative solutions.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7570 fathima.nazeeha@soapbox.co.uk

Sandhya KrishnaJunior Designer

Sandhya is an experienced designer, having worked on branding and identity projects at Ogilvy & Mather, Chennai, for several years. Following a history of art degree and a masters in graphic design, she pursued her love of typography and long-form publishing to study for a second masters in book design at the University of Reading, graduating with distinction in 2016. At Soapbox Sandhya focuses on print and digital publications, aiming always to produce design that is effective, aesthetic, appropriate and functional.

+44 (0) 20 7202 8657 sandhya.krishna@soapbox.co.uk

Henrietta RossDesigner

Henrietta Ross

Henrietta began her career in marketing and communications roles within the public and charity sectors, before undertaking a postgraduate diploma in design for visual communications and an MA in contemporary typographic media at the London College of Communication. She also holds a BA in social and cultural studies from the University of Nottingham. Henrietta has a personal interest in the social role of design as well as the developing disciplines of service and transformation design.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7568 henrietta.ross@soapbox.co.uk

Žiga KropivšekDesigner

Žiga studied interactive communications at the University of Ljubljana before undertaking an MA in information design at the University of Reading. After a short career as a freelancer Žiga brought his design and communication skills to Soapbox, where he designs and typesets. Outside Soapbox, he writes and talks about information design and packaging and hopes, one day, to find a universal way of explaining the strange letters in his name.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7554 ziga.kropivsek@soapbox.co.uk

Sarah BunneyEditor and typesetter

Sarah joined Soapbox early in 2017 after beginning her career in academic journals publishing. Her time is split between editing and typesetting, and to both she brings a keen eye for detail and a passion for quality communication. Sarah has a BSc in International Wildlife Biology from the now University of South Wales and an MRes in the field of computational evolutionary genomics from Imperial College London. She no longer travels the world meeting dangerous creatures, instead spending time at home with her horse, her sketchbook and a good cup of (decaf) tea.

+44 (0)1225 303 390 sarah.bunney@soapbox.co.uk

Katja VodeFinance and Operations Assistant

Katja is an experienced office administrator, translator and ESL tutor, and she helps to keep the Soapbox office running smoothly. She volunteers as a translator with Amnesty International, and is always trying to keep up with the never-ending flow of new YA literature. Katja studied English Language and Literature at the University of Ljubljana.

020 7202 8654 katja.vode@soapbox.co.uk

Mariana YovchevaJunior developer

Mariana is working at Soapbox for a year, until Summer 2017, on placement from a digital arts BA at the University of Kent. She works across digital design and development, bringing her passion for interactive, attention-grabbing sites to the web team. She also enjoys traditional drawing and art.

+44 (0) 207 902 7567 mariana.yovcheva@soapbox.co.uk

John SchwartzFounder and managing director

Having built Soapbox up from a freelance design practice to a thriving communications agency, John divides his time between running the business, checking the quality of its outputs and keeping his hand in as a designer. John began his career in publishing, running Politico’s bookshop and imprint before becoming publishing manager and designer at the IPPR, where he began developing his approach to policy communications. He studied philosophy and politics at the University of Warwick.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7552 john.schwartz@soapbox.co.uk

Angela WhitneyPartner

Angela is a Partner in Soapbox. After completing a degree in visual communication in her native New Zealand, she spent four years working as an in-house graphic designer for the Wellington office of an international charity and for a large Australian insurance firm. She became Soapbox’s first employee in 2008 and was head of studio until 2014 when she returned to New Zealand. She continues to be an integral part of the agency, working from her Antipodean home.

angela.whitney@soapbox.co.uk

Robert HuntHead of web development

Robert is an expert developer with a strong passion for website performance and implementing new techniques. Having worked for a variety of clients including IPPR and Centre for Cities, and on projects endorsed by Google and Microsoft, his role involves providing senior technical support and guiding our web team on a day-to-day basis.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7566 robert.hunt@soapbox.co.uk

Anya PearsonPolicy communications adviser

Anya liaises between the Soapbox team and our clients, providing strategic communications advice and managing our projects. She has an in-depth understanding of the research and policy world, having previously worked as assistant editor at the Fabian Society and in editorial, campaigns and communications roles at the Runnymede Trust, NUS and University College London. Anya studied history and sociology at the University of Leeds, and gained a Master’s in History at University College London.

+44 (0) 20 7202 8656 anya.pearson@soapbox.co.uk

Anja PölkSenior designer

Anja works on branding and publications for our clients, combining an eye for typography, illustration and photography into strong conceptual designs with a clear message. She has a variety of design experience, with particular strengths in exhibition design and branding. She has worked with major cultural organisations in Berlin and London, and produced graphics and print materials for the OECD and German Green Party, among others. Anja studied visual communication and graphic design in Halle and Berlin.

+44 (0) 20 7202 8655 Anja.poelk@soapbox.co.uk

Farina Broadley-PedersenDigital production manager

Farina oversees all of Soapbox’s web and digital work, ensuring projects are of high quality, and come in on time and on budget. She has more than nine years’ experience in e-commerce and communications, and has managed web-builds for a number of major clients, including high-street retailers and FTSE 100 companies.

+44 (0) 20 7202 8653 farina.broadley@soapbox.co.uk

Jenny McCartenProduction Coordinator

Jenny oversees many of our digital and print projects, making sure they stay on-brief, on time and on budget, and generally making sure everyone is on the same page. She joined Soapbox in 2016, after several years managing design and animation projects in the e-learning sector. Jenny studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield and loves good print design, proper cups of tea and making lists.

+44 (020) 7902 7564 jenny.mccarten@soapbox.co.uk

Dave CuvelotDesigner

Dave’s design work at Soapbox ranges across branding, publications and websites. He has worked for a number of design and communication agencies, and with major UK charities and government departments. Dave has a BA in Graphic Communication from the Cardiff School of Art and Design, and when he’s not thinking about design, nurtures a keen interest in the history of space flight.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7551 dave.cuvelot@soapbox.co.uk

Sandhya KrishnaJunior Designer

Sandhya is an experienced designer, having worked on branding and identity projects at Ogilvy & Mather, Chennai, for several years. Following a history of art degree and a masters in graphic design, she pursued her love of typography and long-form publishing to study for a second masters in book design at the University of Reading, graduating with distinction in 2016. At Soapbox Sandhya focuses on print and digital publications, aiming always to produce design that is effective, aesthetic, appropriate and functional.

+44 (0) 20 7202 8657 sandhya.krishna@soapbox.co.uk

Sarah BunneyEditor and typesetter

Sarah joined Soapbox early in 2017 after beginning her career in academic journals publishing. Her time is split between editing and typesetting, and to both she brings a keen eye for detail and a passion for quality communication. Sarah has a BSc in International Wildlife Biology from the now University of South Wales and an MRes in the field of computational evolutionary genomics from Imperial College London. She no longer travels the world meeting dangerous creatures, instead spending time at home with her horse, her sketchbook and a good cup of (decaf) tea.

+44 (0)1225 303 390 sarah.bunney@soapbox.co.uk

Rachel BrayCreative director

Creative director

Rachel is Soapbox’s creative director, overseeing all design outputs. In her own practice she is particularly adept in using typographic detailing to help guide readers through dense and complex texts. She is also interested in exploring the application of type as a design element in its own right – and in her spare time enjoys letterpress printing. After graduating with a degree in design for communication at the University of Reading, Rachel stayed on to complete a master’s degree in book design and joined Soapbox in 2009.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7559 rachel.bray@soapbox.co.uk

Cormac BakewellPartner

Partner

Cormac is responsible for Soapbox’s editorial services, as well as pursuing new business for the agency. He is a punctilious editor and is equally at home drafting pithy report summaries or generating ideas and copy for marketing materials. He spent 10 years working in policy roles at the CBI and two national public bodies before retraining as a journalist and subediting for a variety of newspapers and magazines. He studied law and French at Queen’s University Belfast and holds a diploma in translation from Institute of Linguists.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7563 cormac.bakewell@soapbox.co.uk

Autumn ForecastHead of studio, Bath

Head of studio, Bath

Soapbox’s resident classicist, Autumn has been with the company since its inception in 2008. Passionate about design detail and making policy content shine, she has worked on many high profile, award-winning publications. Autumn has been excited to work with NatCen on its renowned British Social Attitudes survey, and she regularly manages projects for other prestigious clients including Chatham House, Policy Exchange and IPPR. Autumn gained her Masters in Classics at University College London, having previously studied at King’s College London.

+44 (0) 1225 303 390 autumn.forecast@soapbox.co.uk

Sophie HallPolicy communications adviser

Policy communications adviser

Sophie’s role entails bridging content creation with digital and editorial strategy and working with clients to ensure that they meet their communications objectives. Passionate about think tanks and research communications, Sophie has an in-depth knowledge of the challenges of creating impact in the policy world. Before joining Soapbox, Sophie worked at the Overseas Development Institute and the International Labour Organisation. Sophie studied History at the University of York and has a Masters in Publishing from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

+44 (0) 20 7202 8651 sophie.hall@soapbox.co.uk

Stuart BrockwellLead front-end developer

Lead front-end developer

Stuart graduated from Brunel University with a first-class degree in Multimedia Technology and Design. He mainly deals with front-end development, building websites by applying the latest web principles and technologies. As well as development, Stuart also has a keen eye for web design and is always keen to heighten user experience in new and existing projects for Soapbox.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7562 stuart.brockwell@soapbox.co.uk

George TsolpakisLead digital designer

Lead digital designer

George has been working as a digital designer for more than eight years, which included a successful period as lead digital designer at the University of the Arts London. His approach to digital design is evidence based and user centred – keeping the user at the heart of the process, while meeting clients’ corporate and business goals. He is fascinated by systems and likes to explore how they apply to digital experiences. He has a love for all things typography, coffee, anime and theoretical physics.

+44 (0) 207 902 7569 george.tsolpakis@soapbox.co.uk

Sharon MahDesigner

Designer

Sharon is a publications designer at Soapbox. She holds a law degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and practiced as a policy and research lawyer for several years. She fulfilled two life goals when she moved to London and retrained as a graphic designer at the London College of Communication, earning a postgraduate diploma in design for visual communication. Outside of work, she loves to travel, cook, and make handmade books.

+44 (0)20 7902 7558 sharon.mah@soapbox.co.uk

Ian BlenkinsopLead editor

Lead editor

Ian joined Soapbox as editor in 2014, bringing a wealth of experience in both print and digital projects. He began his career in academic publishing, before moving into custom publishing at DK and Rough Guides, overseeing products and campaigns for major clients. He enjoys working with text to create clear, engaging written content, whether that ends up as a report or summary, an infographic or animation script. Ian holds a first-class degree in history from the University of York.

+44 (0) 1225 303 390 ian.blenkinsop@soapbox.co.uk

Henrietta RossDesigner

Designer

Henrietta Ross

Henrietta began her career in marketing and communications roles within the public and charity sectors, before undertaking a postgraduate diploma in design for visual communications and an MA in contemporary typographic media at the London College of Communication. She also holds a BA in social and cultural studies from the University of Nottingham. Henrietta has a personal interest in the social role of design as well as the developing disciplines of service and transformation design.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7568 henrietta.ross@soapbox.co.uk

Katja VodeFinance and Operations Assistant

Finance and Operations Assistant

Katja is an experienced office administrator, translator and ESL tutor, and she helps to keep the Soapbox office running smoothly. She volunteers as a translator with Amnesty International, and is always trying to keep up with the never-ending flow of new YA literature. Katja studied English Language and Literature at the University of Ljubljana.

020 7202 8654 katja.vode@soapbox.co.uk

Tom HampsonPartner

Partner

Tom joined Soapbox as Partner at the start of 2012 and currently focuses on new business. He started his career running media communications, first at the political think tank Demos in 1997 and then at the PR company Hobsbawm Macaulay, where he worked with social issues clients. In 2002 he set up his own small communications and design consultancy, the Press Company, before joining the Fabian Society as Editorial Director in 2006 where he commissioned, edited and published the Society’s pamphlets and books and was editor of the quarterly magazine, ‘Fabian Review’. Tom read English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge.

+44 (0) 7802 331 841 tom.hampson@soapbox.co.uk

Polly JacksonOperations director

Operations director

Polly oversees the daily operations of the company, manages the finances, and generally makes sure that Soapbox is running effectively and efficiently. She has a background in studio and production management, a postgraduate diploma in financial management, and a diploma in HR management. She studied English and intellectual and cultural history at the University of Sussex, where her involvement in student politics ignited her interest in policy.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7560 polly.jackson@soapbox.co.uk

Johanna SchwartzFilmmaker

Filmmaker

Johanna Schwartz is an award winning documentary filmmaker. Her feature film debut, They Will Have To Kill Us First, was released theatrically in the USA and UK to universal acclaim: “Miraculously Hopeful” – The New York Times; “Essential viewing” – Dazed; “Full of direct poetic eloquence.” – The Wall Street Journal. She has produced and directed programmes for a variety of broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4 and The Discovery Channel. She also creates short form animations and film content for a wide ranging list of corporate, government and NGO clients from Sony and Toyota to the United Nations and the European Union.

johanna.schwartz@soapbox.co.uk

Megan WestonSenior designer

Senior designer

Megan studied typography and graphic design before completing an MA in book design, both at the University of Reading. She is often involved with Soapbox’s infographic and digital work, but still enjoys revisiting her typographic roots by working on reports and longer editorial content.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7565 megan.weston@soapbox.co.uk

Dan BarberSenior designer

Senior designer

Dan is an award-winning designer, with over 18 years’ experience on national newspapers and magazines. Before joining Soapbox he oversaw all design output for The Independent, which included leading the acclaimed 2013 redesign – winner of Design Week’s ‘Editorial Design of the Year’ award. Dan’s experience makes him a specialist in long-form editorial design: making in-depth copy easy to read, but also visually compelling. A highly conceptual designer, his work has been recognised in both European and international competitions, and featured regularly in the UK design press.

+44 (0) 2072028658 dan.barber@soapbox.co.uk

Ellen TaylorLead branding designer

Lead branding designer

Ellen studied Graphic Design, both in her native North of England and in London. She joined Soapbox with a Master’s in Graphic Design from the London College of Communication, and prior to this a first-class degree in Graphic Arts. Her work philosophy is based on thorough visual research methods using a cross-disciplinary approach. She is involved in a variety of different kinds of work at Soapbox in print, digital and motion graphics. Outside Soapbox she has a keen interest in wider visual culture and sociology.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7557 ellen.taylor@soapbox.co.uk

Graham MayDeveloper

Developer

Graham is a web all-rounder, able to switch between both design and programming tasks. His interests include user interface design, code optimisation and multi-device development. Graham previously worked as a designer and developer, creating e-learning courses. He graduated from Brunel University with a first-class degree in multimedia technology and design.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7567 graham.may@soapbox.co.uk

Fathima AsmatDeveloper

Developer

Fathima is an enthusiastic developer with a keen eye for clean, considered and creative code. She graduated from the University of East London with a first-class degree in IT and e-commerce. Fathima works on the back-end programming for content management systems, visualisation tools and PHP websites for our clients. She enjoys the problem-solving side of coding and is always trying to develop new, creative solutions.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7570 fathima.nazeeha@soapbox.co.uk

Žiga KropivšekDesigner

Designer

Žiga studied interactive communications at the University of Ljubljana before undertaking an MA in information design at the University of Reading. After a short career as a freelancer Žiga brought his design and communication skills to Soapbox, where he designs and typesets. Outside Soapbox, he writes and talks about information design and packaging and hopes, one day, to find a universal way of explaining the strange letters in his name.

+44 (0) 20 7902 7554 ziga.kropivsek@soapbox.co.uk

Mariana YovchevaJunior developer

Junior developer

Mariana is working at Soapbox for a year, until Summer 2017, on placement from a digital arts BA at the University of Kent. She works across digital design and development, bringing her passion for interactive, attention-grabbing sites to the web team. She also enjoys traditional drawing and art.

+44 (0) 207 902 7567 mariana.yovcheva@soapbox.co.uk