The Team

Coming together when it counts.

Rich Pemberton
CEO and Founder

Rich is always on the hunt for remarkable. Schooled in the arts, he’s been an entrepreneur and creative communication strategist for over 20 years. With international experience, in Europe and USA, he’s worked for some of the biggest brands on the planet; in tech, E-comm, fashion, retail, hotel and leisure. He bailed on big agency life - the creative founder of Instinctif, and has been heads down working to build his own thing, his way, ever since.

Mario Muttenthaler
Strategic Marketer and Co-Founder

Mario is a senior level strategic marketer - and fresh-faced co-founder of Remarkably’s marketing services. Styled to the T (and a founding member and former Director of MR PORTER), he’s spent his time crafting and growing international brands in retail, tech, travel, and luxury fashion - and has an envious 20-year pedigree in e-commerce. He has a deep understanding of brand, customers, product and sales...and an insatiable thirst for the intrepid.

Tess Holmes
Design Director

Tess has over 19 years experience under her belt working across a variety of disciplines. She has significant experience of board-level creative and communication process development, and prides herself on being a strategic thinker, who can deliver to brief to craft something that is both strategic and creative.

Kendra Walker
Director of Learning & Development

Kendra joins us with over 20 years experience in Learning and Leadership Development. She’s super passionate about helping organisations develop their learning culture through creative collaboration and innovative learning solutions. Her philosophy is learning should be both purposeful and fun. 5 nouns for Kendra - Leader, consultant, facilitator, coach and curator.

Victoria Dew
Employee Experience Strategist

Victoria has 20+ years of business experience, including a specialist in global corporate communications, with a focus on employee experience and culture transformation. As a consultant, coach, facilitator and in-house practitioner, Victoria has worked in more than a dozen industries and sectors,  with diverse businesses;  from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Desray Preston
Senior Creative

Fairing from the  shores of South Africa, she’s on the hunt to explore, discover and challenge the status quo. She’s worked across 3 international markets. A self-titled ‘bit-of-an-odd -ball’, she has a real flair for problem solving, chasing sunrises and pursuing symmetry. She’s a restless spirit, asks the tough questions and cuts through the crap, finding creative ways to communicate and enhance brand experience. Oh, and she's a kick-ass talented designer too.

Shuma Talbot
Brand Designer

Shuma has been practicing design since 2003. Her career has taken her from the UK, to Dubai to Australia and some incredible places along the way. Her work has helped transform brands across multiple platforms, specialising in brand identity, environmental design and wayfinding. Good design to her is a bright idea, beautifully crafted.

Hailey Phillips
Art Director

Hailey is a globe-trotting designer who’s made her mark at international branding agencies in London and Amsterdam. With over 20 years’ experience, she’s worked her magic on a wide range of projects including brand identity creation and refreshes, campaigns, advertising, events, packaging...and even guerrilla marketing. Her superpower is her ability to keep smiling when a deadline looms.

Jamie Galbreath
Digital Designer

Jamie is an award-winning digital designer with a wealth of knowledge. He’s passionate about innovating through creativity, solving problems, and building brands. He has over 10 years’ experience working with a wide range of global brands, big and small.

Emeline Pobelle
Digital Designer

Emeline is a designer with over 9 year experience, specialising in UI/UX design. During her career she has worked for advertising agencies as well as tech and retail clients. In addition to creating digital experiences she has creative flair as a keen illustrator.

Ryan Hamilton
Senior Designer

Ryan is a multi-disciplinary designer who has spent his career building advertising campaigns, brand identities and marketing materials for global clients, working on award-winning projects. He is a versatile problem solver, adept at working alongside both internationally recognised clients and aspiring start-ups, but is most inspired by all things typographic, illustrative, animated, and unexpected.

George Brown
Digital Designer

Graduating in the midst of a pandemic, George’s creative career didn’t get off to the most conventional start. He has experience in building scalable multi-platform social media templates and optimising websites with smart CMS. He’s focused on creating powerful digital experiences for brands of all sizes. And he loves design that subverts and surprises, while staying user-centric.

Ikem Okagbue
Motion Designer

Ikem is an award-winning Motion and Graphic Designer with over 10 years of experience, working across multiple media for international brands. He is highly skilled in motion design, animation, art direction, compositing, conception, and storyboarding. His attention to detail and passion for creative thinking keeps him forefront of a constantly changing industry.

Jess Sauvary

For over 12 years, Jess has delivered hardworking words and ideas for big name brands, start-ups, creative agencies and just about everything in-between. She prides herself on her versatility - delivering smart, engaging work whatever the topic or medium. Sustainability has always been a passion and she’s well read on past, current and emerging trends, tech and news in this area. Based between East-London and the North East she can regularly be found with a paint brush or hammer in hand or hunting for beautiful, second-hand bargains.

Meric Pine
Film Maker

Meric Pine is a multi-disciplined creative, with great experience across a number of global brands, specialising in leading moving image projects from initial brief through to final implementation.
Conceptually strong and precise in execution, maintaining a strong awareness of emerging visual trends and technical advancements, producing considered, high-quality responses to our briefs.

Sarah Knight
Operations Consultant

Sarah has an international background and 15 years’ experience in design and branding. Her adventures have taken her to New York, Dubai, Singapore and now the UK with global brand consultancies. She began her career in design and transitioned to client services, managing key client projects through all phases. She is instrumental in creating solutions at Remarkably to ensure effective ways of working and teams thrived in their roles.

Gala Lok
Project Manager

Gala hails from New York City where she has spent her career working in operations and communications across a handful of different sectors. With a mind for meticulous organisation and a few arts degrees to draw from, Gala approaches her work efficiently and creatively. She is currently based in the UK and will make a Gantt chart for just about anything.

David Witt
Senior Project Manager

Originally from Detroit, David has been doing digital project management for 15 years, He has vast experience in developing websites, Scrum Master to diving into databases and web analytics platforms. Having worked within corporate, charity and retail sectors, David has embraced working on a variety of projects including small to large web builds and digital transformation projects. He has a passion for all things sustainable and is an advocate of principles for reducing our carbon footprint and digital waste.

David Magadan
Content Producer

David is a content producer with an eclectic background - and strong opinions about Mexican food. With a sharp eye for detail and a love of creative problem solving, he’s worked internationally across several industries and companies.  Currently based in NYC, he’s in training to increase his walking speed to ‘true New Yorker’ level.

Zoe Simmons
Impact Manager

Zoe has 25 years’ experience of managing teams and marketing - with 15 years at a major studio, working on over 400 films. She’s a lifelong charity supporter - and loves to combine her fundraising and commercial skills to advocate for change. When she gets a spare moment, you’ll find her in the countryside with her family and their Golden Retriever, Max.

Joey Tabone
Sustainability Climate Emergency Director

Joey is the founder and CEO of sustainability consultancy, As an urban and social geographer, he specialises in the impact that cities and people have on the climate and natural environment. He’s the driving force behind collaborative projects that link business prosperity to enhanced sustainability, improved social justice and positive action.

Sal Burtt-Jones
Sustainability Strategist

Sal is a passionate sustainability specialist, start-up mentor and B Leader, who is focused on driving revenue whilst reducing negative environmental and societal impact. With a background in business development and marketing for global organisations in media and tech, she is especially interested in business model innovation and utilising circular economy strategies for change. Sal lives by the sea in beautiful Whitstable, where she can be found year-round sea-swimming and campaigning for clean water.

Gayle Catlin
Senior Marketing Manager

Gayle has over 15 years’ experience in both agency and client-side brand marketing roles across a wide range of sectors including entertainment, telco, travel and fashion retail. She is passionate about creating purpose-driven brand experiences. Gayle is a keen storyteller and has  developed and executed multi-million-pound marketing campaigns including earned, owned and paid media.

Thomas Oben
Performance Marketing Manager

Tom comes with over 11 years experience in digital marketing including SEM, paid social and display advertising. Having worked across a wealth of different industries from banking, e-commerce, tech to retail, his speciality is online lead generation, helping businesses grow and deliver ROI from their marketing budgets.

Jai Patel
Customer Insight and Research Specialist

Jai is a Consumer Insight and Research Consultant with over 18 years experience of working with brands to effectively bring them closer to their customers and understand their evolving needs. She loves working collaboratively create bespoke, innovative research solutions, and as an e-commerce and luxury specialist, Jai has an impressive portfolio of brands to her name.

Claire Tranter
Learning Consultant

Claire has 25 years as a Learning and Development consultant, designing and delivering leadership development training for face-to-face and virtual learning experiences. Her passion is helping people learn and develop to improve their performance, support their teams, and grow their business. For Claire it’s all about facilitating impactful learning experiences to bring out the best in her delegates.

Kay Nayland
Learning and Development Manager

Kay is passionate about all things development, especially how to create the right environment for people to learn and grow. With 14 years experience in Learning and Development, 4 of which she specialised in leadership development, she loves enabling, inspiring and supporting people to be their best and bring their magic every day.

Paula Snyman
Finance Manager

Paula, graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a Bachelor of Economics degree. Her work experience has predominantly been in London in Operational Roles in various Top Tier Investment Banks, fuelling her travel expeditions far and wide. After exploring South America and some and work experience in Australia, she returned to Cape Town where she opts for flexibility and work-life balance.