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Meet the Team

Kelly Castle / Senior Designer

Experienced graphic designer Kelly has worked for creative agencies in London and Kent with her skills focusing on digital design and user experience.

Whether it’s Park Run at the weekend or a gentle jog with her Labradors, Kelly’s running shoes get a lot of use. She loves Kent, especially Margate and is often making us envious of days out with her arty Instagram pics. She knows her music and is the one to speak to for tips when planning a trip to Ibiza!

  • Creative
  • Ibiza Trips
  • Indesign
  • Instagram Enthusiast
  • Photoshop
  • Print Design
  • Project Management
  • Running
  • Tea Making
  • Web Design

Miranda Chapman / Managing Director

The small boss! Miranda is a traditional marketing addict who thrives working in the digital space.

A lover of strategy, tech and all things Kent, she is (truly) happiest when she is helping businesses drive their marcomms successfully to their bottom line. When she’s not working Miranda spends most of her time with her family delving into Kent’s coastline and countryside.

  • Coffee drinker
  • Consultancy
  • Creative thinker
  • Digital
  • Marketing
  • PR
  • Public speaking
  • Strategy

Mark Ferguson / Developer

Mark joined PB in August 2017. With a decade of experience in web development, he brings a wealth of knowledge to our award-winning team of developers. From WordPress development to providing SEO insights, Mark make sure that the clients best interests are at heart.

As an avid West Ham fan, he adds to the already eclectic mix of football team supporters in the office so there’s sure to be a few debates or two! We’ve also found out that he has a one-year-old daughter who likes to keep him on his toes so we know he’ll fit in here nicely!

  • Badminton
  • Gamer
  • HTML
  • SEO
  • Web development
  • Wordpress

Steve Hill / Developer

Steve is our WordPress guru, primarily concentrating on front-end development and design and loves problem solving. He loves the dynamic community of the web dev world and enjoys being kept on his toes, learning new techniques and staying up to date with trends. He has been coding long enough to see the maturation of front-end development as a software discipline.

He spends his spare time with his girlfriend, exploring the great outdoors and crafting.

  • Beard
  • Coding
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • Web Design
  • Wordpress

Roger Hills / Founder & Chairman

The big boss. Roger has too many years experience, and counting! The founder of PB over two decades ago, he’s a large part of the work we do with our clients – they all benefit from his down to earth, practical approach to all things creative.

When not in the office he can be found on the golf course or enjoying football, watching Maidstone United (or Chelsea!)

  • Coffee drinker
  • Creative thinking
  • Design
  • Event Management
  • Golf
  • Project Management

Andy Holmes / Senior Developer

Andy started web design and development at the age of 11 using an online system called Homestead on super slow 56k internet speeds. Nowadays he works to a bit of a quicker speed and is PB’s Senior Developer. He’s also 42 % fluent in Spanish according to DuoLingo… so loves travelling.

One of PB’s football sufferers, and has followed Gillingham FC And Arsenal fan since he was five years old. In his spare time he’s built an online gecko genetics calculator for gecko breeders worldwide for fun and is currently working on creating games, with two on the side at the minute.

  • Coding
  • Drumming
  • Expression Engine
  • Gaming
  • jQuery
  • Laravel 5
  • Vue

Diane Mapes / Company Administrator

Diane is our Company Administrator and part-time office DJ. She’s always busy in the office creating job quotes and invoices, keeping budget sheets and occasionally organising social nights out!

Working part time hours so that she can balance career with being a mum, she spends her spare time in the cinema, theatre, being with her boys and Elvis, who ain’t nothing but her hound dog.

  • Admin
  • Financial control
  • Fluorescent clothing
  • Loud laughing
  • Office Mum
  • Social events organiser

Lee Winter / Head of Content

Former Editor, Lee has a sharp eye for content with a wealth of experience and is well respected in the industry. He brings with him impressive writing skills and a lot of communications and marketing expertise.

Our Welsh-Wordsmith and three times marathon runner, when not at work is busy working out how to get out running again. He is currently resting.

  • Beard
  • Communications
  • Copywriting
  • Creative thinker
  • Dog walking
  • PR
  • Running
  • Travelling
  • Wordsmithery

Zoe Emmitt / PR Account Manager

Zoe has been part of team PB since 2014. With almost 20 years of sector experience, she is valued by us and our clients for her strategic eye and marketing-led brain. She adds insight gained from in-house roles at Kent County Council and Orbit housing association, as well as having worked for some of the region’s best agencies. She may be an old timer (sorry Zoe!) but she embraces all things digital, especially social media.

She’s a busy lady outside work too, balancing family life with doing up her new house and planning her wedding! Any spare time is spent with her nose in a good book, catching up on TV dramas or going for a walk or run.

  • Copywriting
  • Creative Writing
  • Latte lover
  • Marketing
  • Mum
  • PR
  • Social Media

Mike Smith / Director of Creative & Digital Services

Mike has nearly 20 years experience in the graphic design industry covering multimedia, advertising, digital and print design, exhibitions and digital strategy. Using strengths in UX, Digital Media, Branding and project management, Mike heads up the creative and digital arm of Pillory Barn leading a strong team of talented designers and developers. When not working, he spends most of his time at home and with his family, watching films or exercising at the gym.

  • Coffee drinker
  • Creative
  • Design
  • Digital
  • Gaming
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Print Design
  • Project Management
  • Running
  • Web Design

Kareena Ross-Cumming / Senior Designer

Kareena joined us at the start of 2017. Holding over 10 years combined marketing and creative experience her strengths lie within brand identity and communications.

She’s a creative thinker with the design skills to match and is a wiz at vector artwork. Kareena is at her happiest spending time with her lovely kids. Often found down the gym, she likes to relax in front of a good film, opting for sci-fi epics and classic romcoms.

She’s also no stranger to a Snapchat filter – at the moment it’s all about Orchid!

  • Brain Stormer
  • Creative thinker
  • Design
  • Gym goer
  • Illustrator
  • Marketing
  • Print Design
  • Web Design

Coralie Pilté / Digital Services Lead

Working as a content and social media executive for four years, Coralie has developed her digital expertise as a freelancer before joining team PB in 2018. She has a passion for compelling video and social content.

Outside of the office, she loves exploring the Kent countryside and experimenting with new recipes, when she’s not listening to music or meditating on her yoga mat.

  • Digital Marketing
  • French
  • Music enthusiast
  • PR
  • Social Media
  • Storyteller
  • Tea drinker
  • Travelling
  • Video
  • Yogi

Julie O’Connor / Operations Director

A strategic planner and queen of negotiation, Julie has worked in the marketing and media sector for a decade.

Managing corporate and commercial accounts for numerous global businesses, Julie works across Pillory Barn’s entire client portfolio. With bags of energy and an eye for detail she’s behind numerous high profile business events in Kent. Brightening our days with her singing, Julie likes to cook tasty feasts for her family and is currently busy picking modern country interiors for her new home!

  • Communications
  • Decorating addict
  • Detail
  • Marketing
  • Negotiation
  • PR
  • Prosecco

Emily Marmara / PR & Content Assistant

Emily joined Pillory Barn in May 2018 from a London PR agency specialising in hotels, restaurants and spas. She supports the team on a range of different client projects with content writing, PR and social media.

In her spare time Emily enjoys trying out new recipes on friends and family and visiting some of the best restaurants that London and Kent have to offer. Emily also loves travelling to new European cities, she’s already ticked off Prague, Porto, Riga and Naples in 2018!

  • City break lover
  • Cook
  • Copywriting
  • Creative
  • Foodie
  • PR
  • Social Media

Sam Wise / Designer

Sam joined the Pillory Barn team in May 2018 bringing experience and solid foundations working in the arts and design industries both across the county and in London. In his free time, Sam follows his passion for music and film. Having composed for independent film and Channel 4 and also producing animations in both the corporate and creative industries. Enjoying the occasional social media video project!

If he’s not doing that, he is enjoying the coastline of his hometown of Herne Bay, with family and friends.

  • Creative
  • Design
  • Digital
  • Photoshop
  • Print Design
  • Social Media
  • Web Design

Charlotte Wright / Senior Designer

Charlotte has been with PB since April 2019, working as a Senior Designer delivering innovative and engaging solutions across brand identity, print, packaging and digital media to a varied client base and her strengths lie in digital design and branding. When not working, Charlotte likes to relax in front of the telly (cider in hand) with a good crime drama and has apparently “completed Netflix”.  She also assists a hair and make-up artist with her clients for weddings and enjoys experimenting with special effects make-up and body paint. Charlotte also enjoys traveling and has spent more than 10 years abroad attending local schools.

  • Creative
  • Creative thinking
  • Design
  • Digital
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Make-up Artist
  • Netflix
  • Photoshop
  • Print Design
  • Travelling

Josh Potter / Account Executive

Josh worked at a London consumer Press Agency for 4 years before joining Pillory Barn. He has experience of traditional PR, event planning, social media management with a strong focus on creative thinking and pushing the boundaries of client briefs. In his spare time he enjoys playing drums and dog-walking in Kent. The rest of the time you can find him in Whitstable enjoying the harbour views or out with friends.

  • Communications
  • Creative thinker
  • Dog walking
  • Drumming
  • Event Management
  • PR

Hannah Rose / PR & Content Assistant

With a background in creative writing and publishing, Hannah has a keen interest in social media and crafting the English language. She thrives on creative projects and has a hawk-eye for detail, both written and visual. If she’s not swapping her mac for metal and competing in powerlifting, you’ll find her nestled in an independent coffee shop buried in a good book.

  • Bookworm
  • Communications
  • Copywriting
  • Creative thinker
  • Creative Writing
  • Event Management
  • Social Media

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