Meet the team
Our award-winning team of strategists, creatives, technical gurus and client service specialists bring together a wealth of brand building experience.
We work as one team. Every Escapee is as influential and important as another. We all play a part in delivering success for our clients and ourselves.
Guy NicholsonCreative Lead
Guy has more than 20 years experience as a leading creative across a vast spectrum of brand activation and visual communication.
Specialising in brand definition and development, his areas of expertise include identity, illustration, off-line brand experience and digital.
He has worked for many national and international clients in the pharmaceutical, food and drink, sport, entertainment, marine and financial service sectors, to name a few. Some of the brands he has worked on include British Olympic Association, Sunseeker, Motorola, Hampshire Cricket, Daler Rowney, Barclays, Kenwood and Pfizer.
Guy is a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers.
Marketing and Account Manager
Emily CoeMarketing and Account Manager
Marketing and Account Manager
With over six years of experience in the marketing and events industry, Emily has worked for variety of high-end international brands, on both digital and print campaigns. She has worked with both B2B and B2C clients and has worked both agency and client side.
Emily started off her career at a small design agency, working within a variety of sectors, ranging from hospitality to interior design. She has since worked in-house on marketing strategies and the implementation of marketing and event plans. She has worked for a broad range of high profile clients including Lime Wood Hotels, Thames Valley Business Park, Cecil Wright Yachts, The Horticultural Trades Association and National Gardening Gift Vouchers.
A graduate of the University of Portsmouth, Emily has a BA (Hons) in Photography.
Ian MumfordCreative Director
Ian is a brand strategist and creative with over 17 years experience in building brands and delivering creative communications. He leads on all strategy, identity and activation output, specialising in brand definition, transformation and multi-channel experience.
He has worked locally, nationally and internationally in the mobile communications, oil and gas, transport, property and financial services sectors to name a few. He has worked on some of the worlds leading brands including BP, Motorola, Laithwaites Wines, Bombay Sapphire, The AA, Allianz and Serco.
Ian has a first class BA (Hons) in Visual Communication from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.
Jacqui SanwellOperations Manager
Jacqui has 35 years of experience working for local, national and global businesses, 15 of those years have been with the Escape.
Jacqui’s focus is on the profit and loss of the business so all things financial are part of her daily diet.
Originally starting in international sales support with Vickers. Jacqui later moved into a domestic sales environment with Apple and then DEC. Here Jacqui became the first co-ordinator to be recognised for billing over £1million for a specific product line due to her “small-print” knowledge of the contract. Deciding to change direction Jacqui then took on the role of managing a smaller local business that was “making a loss”. Within 3 years the debts were gone, suppliers and customers were happy and the business was in profit.
Industry experience includes manufacturing, health, consultancy, marketing, IT and print production.
John PikeSenior Creative
John is a strategic creative with over 8 years of industry experience. He specialises in brand definition and digital communication with skills covering conceptualisation, brand identity, user interfacing (UI) and user experience (UX).
He has worked for many local, national and international clients in the recruitment, housing, oil and gas and managed services sectors to name a few. He has worked closely with brands including BP, Stopgap, Infinity Motorcycles, Serco and Vivid (Previously Sentinel HA).
John has a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.
Lucy WalkerAccount Director
Lucy has over 7 years of specialist digital experience working both agency and client-side, helping brands to achieve and exceed their online goals.
Having managed a brand’s in-house digital strategy, as well as leading a team of account and project managers in a fast-paced agency environment, Lucy has project management and leadership experience across the hospitality, leisure and lifestyle sectors.
Previously working in London, Lucy swapped the commute for the green fields of Hampshire in 2017 where she now heads up account strategy at The Escape.
She has worked with local, national and international brands and continues to build on her experience with a wide range of clients including Bombay Sapphire, Vivid Homes and Serco.
Lucy is a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner, has a foundation degree in Art & Design from the University of the Arts London, and a BA in History of Art from the University of Leeds.
Rob JonesManaging Director
Rob has over 23 years experience working in the creative services industry. He started his career as New Business Development Manager at a print and design company, eventually leading to a decision to 'escape'…. and the rest, as they say... is history.
Rob oversees the day-to-day running of the business, works closely with the account management team and is responsible for sales, marketing and new business.
Throughout his agency career, he’s applied his business acumen to household brand names including Bombay Sapphire, Warner Bros., Symantec, Time Warner, DHL, Guinness Trust, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Breast Cancer Care, ITW and Serco, to name a few.
Tom HopkinsFront-end Developer
Tom is a front-end web developer with 3 years experience. Tom works closely with designers and the full stack/backend developers to create new and interesting web applications, pushing forward The Escape digital experience proposition with each project.
Tom has worked on brands such as Warner Bros., RedRock Consulting and The Benyon Estate to name a few.
Collaborating with designers, he excels at implementing the tiny interactional details and animations that make a website come to life. Tom also ensures each design is the best it can be viewed on a large range of devices and browsers, allowing customer's web applications to reach their audiences and be effective and impactful digital experiences.
Tom has a BSc in Computer Science from University of Kent, Canterbury UK.
Tomasz KwiatkowskiSenior Developer
Tommy is a full stack developer with over 9 years experience creating web applications and websites for brands like Regus, Avensure, Fosterdenovo, Infinity Motorcycles and Warner Bros.
Tommy specialises in building secure and well optimized back-end systems. He also has a passion for creating dynamic user interfaces with interactive components. Tommy is a master when it comes to attention to detail and prides himself on his 'right first time' approach.
Tommy has a BSc in Engineering with a specialisation in Information Technology from the Katowice Institute of Information Technologies, Poland.
Head of Commercial Services
Zoe PedersenHead of Commercial Services
Zoe has over 12 years experience across brand, marketing, communications and digital. Primarily working agency side, Zoe has handled a diverse account portfolio, looking after the likes of adidas, Monster Energy, The Body Shop and Protea Hotel Group. As a Client Services Director, and then Client Strategy Director, Zoe lead a client services department with a team of 6 Account Managers, drove international new business development and headed client strategy for an award winning digital performance agency in Cape Town, South Africa. Zoe has a Bachelor degree from the University of South Africa and holds an Advanced Diploma from the Red & Yellow School of Marketing. Zoe is also Google Analytics certified.
Zoe has recently swapped her view of Table Mountain for the lush green countryside of Hampshire and brings with her years of experience, infectious energy and a passion for clients, brands and marketing.
Daniel PoulterJunior Designer
Dan is a junior designer, coming straight from uni, with three years of education in the field of graphic communication, learning everything from editorial design to UI design (web design) and with some freelance experience on the side, working with a graphic design agency in Guildford called treacle media. Dan has a broad skill set in editorial design, brand identity and web design as well as a BA Honors in graphic communication, specialising in brand identity and web design (app design), at the University of Creative Arts, Farnham.
UX & Brand Creative
Ally PerryUX & Brand Creative
Ally is a Brand & Web Creative with over 5 years of industry experience. He is multi-disciplined with expertise in both online and offline formats but specialises in creating digital journeys and simplified User Experiences (UX) through the development of intuitive visual systems. He has worked with a variety of clients nationally, internationally and briefly worked down under in Australia. He has worked with clients in the manufacturing, sport, hospitality and entertainment sectors with brands such as Waterstones, Acal, Adama, Marriott and KSA to name a few. Ally has a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, Animation & Interactive media from Surrey University.
Jemma DormerProject Manager
With over 5 years design agency experience, Jem initially started her career as a Digital Designer, working across various brand and digital communications. She has previously worked closely with numerous well-known brands such as Sky, BP, BBC, and William Hill – to name a few. Jem has an eye for detail and organisation and after deciding to change direction slightly, she has joined The Escape as our Project Manager. Jem brings a passion for all things digital and will be working closely with the studio team to deliver great projects and user experiences. Jem has a first class BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Coventry University.
Big, loveable fur ball
HarleyBig, loveable fur ball
As big dog at the Escape, Harley has ten years experience of chilling out in design studios. He prides himself with his skills of sitting on peoples feet, blocking doorways and calming down the studio. All the stress goes away when Harley's in the farmhouse. His interests include sleeping, broccoli and Ian's lunch and following dad (Guy) around.