MEET THE TEAM

EMILY

EMILY

Design & Marketing Manager

Emily is a peoples person dedicated to her clients with a whole heap of passion and energy thrown in.

KEVIN

KEVIN

Lead Web & Software Developer

If you took a peek inside Kevin’s brain you’d see a million cogs all working on new innovative ideas on a daily basis.

KELLY

KELLY

Graphic Designer & Marketeer

Always with a smile on her face, Kelly immerses herself in every project and always goes that extra mile.

CHRIS

CHRIS

Website Designer & Developer

It can’t be said that Chris is the loudest in the room, but his voice definitely packs a punch in the development world.

TONI

TONI

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Toni will take your project and step it up a notch or two with creative flair and a sprinkle of individuality.

CURT

CURT

Digital Marketing Manager

Young entrepreneur of the year, Curt demands results from every project he works on and won’t stop until he gets them.
EMILY

EMILY

Design & Marketing Manager

Emily is a peoples person dedicated to her clients with a whole heap of passion and energy thrown in.
KEVIN

KEVIN

Lead Web & Software Developer

If you took a peek inside Kevin’s brain you’d see a million cogs all working on new innovative ideas on a daily basis.
KELLY

KELLY

Graphic Designer & Marketeer

Always with a smile on her face, Kelly immerses herself in every project and always goes that extra mile.
CHRIS

CHRIS

Website Designer & Developer

It can’t be said that Chris is the loudest in the room, but his voice definitely packs a punch in the development world.
TONI

TONI

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Toni will take your project and step it up a notch or two with creative flair and a sprinkle of individuality.
CURT

CURT

Digital Marketing Manager

Danny is your one-stop shop if you want to delve in to some random code and see how it all works.
EMILY HEWETT

EMILY HEWETT

Design & Marketing Manager

Emily’s background is as an art director in an award-winning direct response agency with a varied skill set in design, advertising, marketing, PR and web, working with a variety of clients – from blue chip companies to local charities such as HBOS, BT, Daily Mail, PC World Business, RSPB, Dulux and Lakeland to name but a few. Prior to that she took on freelance projects and worked in a fast paced agency creating national press adverts for car dealers.

 

In 2009 I am Emily Design & Marketing was born when she made the move from North to South and set up her own with a laptop on her dining room table, taking the skills from her previous role including organising and art directing photo shoots, selecting photographers and models, print and art buying, developing marketing strategies and presenting at client meetings and pitches and applying those skills to clients to offer impactful creative solutions that appeal to their target audience and achieve outstanding results.

The business has now grown to include a team of people and a wider network of complimentary businesses and individuals to enable her to provide a full service agency from the I am Emily office in Rochford, Essex. Emily enjoys the buzz of working on a new project and seeing a business grow and succeed knowing that her and her team have played a part in that success.

Emily loves to travel and see new places visiting and touring South Africa, America, India and Europe in her youth, although these days a simple sun bed on the beach is quite an attractive thought! She enjoys the gym, especially a good body pump workout and can be seen most days taking her beloved Sausage dog for a stroll. Emily’s two little girls are her pride and joy, they often come in to the office to do ‘work’ and share her love for Apple products after being exposed from a young age!

CHRIS ALLEN

CHRIS ALLEN

Website Designer & Developer

With a degree in Computer Science Chris has a love for all things digital. He is also a qualified teacher after passing his PGCE qualification and his knowledge and levels of patience are second to none, which makes him a valuable resource to the team.

 

Chris’ career highlights include building the first e-commerce website for BHS and providing search engine optimisation and user experience expertise to an international IT organisation ‘Nerds On Site’. Chris has passed the Google Analytics and Adwords Professional examinations and is a member of the British Computer Society. Having spent 4 years as a self employed IT consultant and over 8 years as a freelance website developer Chris brings a broad wealth of technical knowledge to the mix.

Outside of work Chris can be found with his head in a good book or watching a film, albeit a little interrupted by his two children. He enjoys visiting friends, museums and long walks, although climbing Snowdon for Chris meant getting lost and ending up on the wrong mountain! He has an interest in sporting activities such as baseball, triathlons, weight lifting and cycling and one day hopes to partake in much more.

KEVIN GORDON

KEVIN GORDON

Lead Web & Software Developer

Kevin specialises in digital and technology innovation, full stack development, product development, and bringing creative ideas to life in the form of Proof of Concepts. Kevin is classically trained in Computer Science at Warwick University and has a wealth of experience building small to massive applications, ensuring high levels of security and scalability. He’s extensive experience also includes building websites, and web experiences.

 

Kevin runs the boutique web design agency ‘Digital Technology Labs’ and collaborates with Emily and the rest of the team on many of the website development and build projects.

He has worked at the highest level in a variety of industries including working with the likes of Ford Motor Company, Worldpay, Pivotal Labs and Imagination. He loves the challenge of working with big and small organisations and taking an idea, or creating an idea and bringing it into life. The creative process is what Kevin is truly passionate about.

In Kevin’s spare time he let’s his creativity flow around writing music and playing guitar, drawing, sketching and painting. He is also a big fan of travelling, often finding himself somewhere exotic; enjoying the delightful local culture and cuisine.

KELLY HUTSBY

KELLY HUTSBY

Graphic Designer & Marketeer

Kelly started out after college designing CAD playgrounds and fitted classrooms for a national playground equipment company, before heading back into the classroom herself to study Visual Communication at Middlesex University.  After gaining her degree, she worked on the Marketing Team of a British Speaker Manufacturer for five years involved in organising and setting up exhibitions including The Gadget Show Live and Bristol Sound & Vision as well as art-directing photo shoots, advertising and print and online material. Here, she progressed from Junior Designer to Lead Designer, whilst taking on Freelance work to build her skills.

 

Since 2015, Kelly has focused on her freelance career full-time, which has seen her split between corporate design and marketing, and designing and creating beautiful wedding stationary. Feeding her passion for working with ideas, copy and proven marketing strategies alongside creating tactile pieces and getting her hands dirty with letter pressing. This varied skill set means that Kelly is focused on creating design that works, whilst always being mindful of the final execution.

Outside of the daily grind Kelly is a bit of a foodie, she loves Masterchef and quite fancies herself as the next Jamie Oliver and can be found working off that love of food in a spin class, jogging down the sea front or relaxing in a yoga or meditation class. She is a die hard Game of Thrones fan, a total typography geek and loves getting out and about seeing new places and travelling. If there were more hours in the day Kelly would definitely fill them!

TONI ROBERTS

TONI ROBERTS

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Since graduating in 2011, having studied at both Chelsea College of Art and the University of Essex, Toni has worked as a freelance designer and illustrator, putting to use a vast range of practices to create work ranging from striking on-brand brochures to elegant hand illustrated infographics.

 

Being a creative ‘all rounder’ allows Toni to have a broad scope of practices and mediums within her creative arsenal, and it’s this range of skills that has afforded her many opportunities for collaboration alongside fellow artists, local designers, agencies & businesses, as well as such established companies, charities and events as the BBC, YMCA, SUBvert Magazine, IdeasTap, the Save Leigh Library campaign and Leigh Folk Festival, as well as many more.

Toni is committed to producing work that conveys a clients’s vision in a way that is engaging and robust, whilst being mindful of their key demographic. With this, many of her passions lie within developing her productive skill set to further this commitment, be it keeping up to date with current trends, or honing her artistic abilities.

Her love for all things visual also works its way into her leisure time too; if she’s not designing, you’ll find her scribbling into the pages of a sketchbook, doodling in Photoshop, or taking Instragram-worthy photos! She devotes many hours a week walking her oversized puppy dog, as well as being an avid weight lifter and general exercise aficionado – all of which burns off those naughty extra calories consumed through her passion for cooking up world cuisines. Outside of this she finds nothing more comforting than a good book, a mellow blues soundtrack and a strong cup of coffee.

CURT HEMS

CURT HEMS

Digital Marketing Manager

Curt Hems started his first business at the age of 19. Since then, Curt has enjoyed four fruitful years in start up businesses, which includes the ownership of a business that now employs 25 staff and continues to grow from strength to strength. Curt’s natural ability and determination to succeed was recognised by the FSB Awards, who showcase local businesses and entrepreneurs. Thanks to his success thus far, Curt was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the East of England category in recognition of his entrepreneurial abilities.

Curt brings a huge amount of experience of marketing and business development to the table. He has worked with a number of household names in the past to great acclaim, and his forward-thinking attitude has helped him to build an incredible track record despite his youth. As a result of this wealth of experience, his newest venture in digital marketing has provided outstanding results that draws from his extensive understanding of business and marketing.

JOIN THE TEAM

If you are an experienced freelancer with capacity to take on some new and exciting projects and work with these lovely people and our extended team of industry professionals then send over your CV with a little bit about why you think you’d be a good fit and we’ll take a look.