Roger is an entrepreneurial leader with 18 years’ experience in the development, marketing and design of brands. He’s worked with a number of large blue-chip clients as well as a series of exciting new start-ups. Roger is also a passionate rugby fan, and a big hitter when it comes to connecting people, growing brands and creating opportunities.
An award-winning creative director and keen surfer (albeit, at 45, a silver surfer), Martin is used to directing exceptional creative teams. His 20 years’ experience spans everything from branding to packaging to communications, so he can ensure clients’ brand stories are coherently told and as beautifully executed as his cutbacks and hang tens on the waves of North Devon.
Known in the office for his way with words, Jim’s description of his job is beautiful and intricate: ‘adding up’. After a hard day’s work, he likes nothing better than breaking into crooner classics down the pub. Jim’s also seen the Loch Ness Monster, a prime example of his attention to detail.
Bringing a touch of Latin flair to the agency, half-Colombian, Spanish-speaking Ed has had 10 years’ experience in branding. A human whirlwind of strategy, planning and writing, Ed has a passion for growing and nurturing Aesop's storytelling culture.
A former British Offshore Powerboat Champion, Stephen’s calculated risk-taking was by no means limited to the sea. He’s been director, advisor and investor at various marketing and technology companies and was also chairman of the Marketing Society. These days, the only water hazards he comes across are on the golf course.
Paul has a long and impressive … background in integrated marketing, having been a client services heavyweight for brands in the automotive, booze, mobile, consumer electronics, travel and leisure industries. Paul's led a number of award-winning creative campaigns over the past 15 years, and he authored an award-winning IPA Effectiveness Award paper. In fact, the only area where he's a bit of a lightweight is drinking; one pint's usually enough.
Robbie has worked at a senior level within a number of the most respected London brand consultancies. He has extensive experience working for an impressive variety of blue-chip clients including Saudi Arabian Airlines, Royal Canadian Mint and Allianz. He also bears a suspicious resemblance to 70s TV detective Eddie Shoestring. Go figure.
Jet-setting Steve spends a lot of his time travelling between London, Berlin and Dublin. When he’s not globetrotting (or winning agency baking competitions), he’s using new technologies and media opportunities to create eye-catching communications.
Drum and bass producer Dan loves the variety and unpredictability of his job at Aesop. Although he likes his beats broken, his creative output is very much consistent – a quality reflected in the excellent portfolio he's built up over the past 8 years.
Snowboarder and piste artist Tom has specialised on booze brands (both personally and professionally) for over 8 years. His all-time hero is Nelson Mandela, who he's met several times whilst working on a series of concerts to raise awareness of HIV / AIDS.
After working at advertising and design agencies in his home city of Bogotá, Colombia, Gabriel hopped across the pond to get a taste of London agency life. He's a Federer lookalike, and the comparison doesn't stop there: his keen eye and creative thinking will no doubt win trophies soon.
A creative through-and-through, Harriet is well versed in the arts of design, cooking and tea-making. Not only has she been shortlisted for the Penguin Design Awards and featured in the D&AD Student Annual, she also created the world’s first scarf graph based on the FTSE100.
Richard has vast experience of creative artwork, retouching and print production and has developed his phenomenal attention to detail over 16 years in advertising. Aesop's resident fitness fanatic was a semi-professional boxer for ten years and we think he's a knock out.
Part writer, part strategic thinker and part bedroom DJ, Tom loves the fact that he gets to tell stories for a living. When he’s not sea fishing off the coast of East Devon, he’s coming up with bright ideas and crafting concise, lively copy.
Henry’s advertising career started at the tender age of 6 when he starred in ads for Euro-Disney and Heinz. After a dabbling in Marine Archaeology (in a quest to become Indiana Jones of the sea), he invented an app, worked as an account exec for Grey in New Zealand, then as a planner back in London. His middle name is Valentine, and luckily for us this strategic lothario is around for more than one day a year.
Sneaker freak Lorna has climbed Kilimanjaro and scaled the heights of integrated marketing for the likes of Heineken, Pernod Ricard, Molson Coors, Virgin Media and Gala Bingo. She believes in keeping it real, particularly if the only way is made in strictly the jungle, brother.
Well known for her phobia of chickpeas, Danii’s a talented, award-winning creative with an eye for detail. When she’s not lining things up to make sure they’re evenly spaced, she’s producing striking designs for a wide range of media.
Adding her own unique brand of traveller chic to the agency, Bertie's a talented number cruncher who joined Aesop after an 8-year stint in entertainment PR. She's the proud mummy of Ploutos, the agency's new system that keeps the financial department running smoothly.
Having grown up in Berlin, Jess is a fluent German speaker, beer drinker and dirndl wearer (Google it). Her client-side experience at Kimberly Clark and Rohde & Schwarz has helped her gain a deep understanding of the intricacies of storytelling for major brands.
Fair-weather city cyclist Nick previously worked as a business development consultant, helping young and well-established agencies tell their stories in more compelling ways. Out of work hours, you're likely to find him on a 5-a-side pitch (dribbling) or in a beer garden (potentially also dribbling, depending on the amount of ale he's imbibed).
'The Hearninator' spent his first summer after university working as a contract exploration geologist in Liberia. After enduring a whole host of ore-ful rock puns, he free-fell into a job in the Extreme Sports Channel's social media department. A surfer, jazz drummer and snowboarder in his spare time, James is passionate about solving clients' problems and making creative work better, brighter and boulder.
A born storyteller, James' clients have included The Economist, KPMG, and The Body Shop. He's made films for the BBC and Channel 4 and his latest book, The Alphabet of the Human Heart, was a number 1 bestseller, knocking a Rolling Stone off the charts.
Cut our moustachioed maestro of all things digital and he bleeds binary numbers. Mark launched his first digital agency when he was 19, back when people still referred to the information superhighway, and is as excited by how emerging platforms change behaviours now as he was then. A little known fact about Mark is that auditioned to be the Milky Bar Kid as a child.
After getting a degree in photography, musical fan Ellie spent some time down under where she picked up her Ozzie twang. Phones and guitars aren't the only tools she's handy with though: Ellie loves assembling flat pack furniture because it appeals to her creative (and slightly OCD) side.
A legendary Greek born into slavery over 2,500 years ago, Aesop was the original storyteller. He was strikingly ugly, so wouldn’t look out of place in the office the morning after an agency night out. He’s most famous for his fables: concise stories that contain wise moral messages.
Renowned for his hedonistic lifestyle and foul temper, Terrance is a cherished yet somewhat intimidating member of the Aesop team. When he’s not in rehab, he’s milling around the studio, drinking triple espressos with an empty look in his eyes. No-one’s quite sure how old he is, but he claims he once got into a fight with Winston Churchill.
American rock chick Joni is a marketer with over 25 years' industry experience. She's worked on a multitude of major brands including McDonald's, Tyson and Abbey, and developed the marketing strategy for the legendary Coca-Cola Christmas campaign. Joni is also a trustee for the Willen Hospice and is on the area board of Young Enterprise.
Adventurous James contributes an array of production skills (as well as an array of colourful trousers) to the Aesop team. After working at the BBC as a researcher and assistant scriptwriter for documentaries, his passion for video production led him into corporate film and communications. James also runs an elephant charity, so he'll never forget if you promise to donate.