Specialist storytellers

Brandwalk is a talented collection of strategists, graphic designers, animators, videographers, copywriters, event managers and digital designers.

Meet the team

Our specialist storytellers help you find your story and make it matter to people through visual identity, digital and real-world experiences.

With our personal commitment, clear thinking and creative expertise, we believe in the authentic story behind your brand.

Rob Salmon

Founder & Managing Director

“I love working with leaders and brands which have a strong sense of purpose and can inspire real change in their world.  Brandwalk was set up to help them on that journey.”

Founder of Brandwalk and former FTSE100 communications director, Rob has built a reputation for clear strategic thinking and honest advice which makes him a valued adviser to executive teams.

Rob has spent many years working with teams in the engineering, utility, finance and technology sectors, including Mastercard, Severn Trent, Yorkshire Water, Shell and Royal & SunAlliance.

Tom Walton

Head of Design

Our Head of Design Tom is a chartered Brand and Industrial Designer, with over 15 years’ experience designing and leading creative brand, product, spatial, packaging and graphic design projects.  Tom has worked on projects for some familiar top-tier companies, including Mastercard, Cadent Gas, Coca-Cola, Jaguar Land Rover, Unilever, P&G and many more, and has a passion for disruptive and sustainable design. Tom is director of multiple business including his family farm, and also with a keen interest in property development, furniture making and hands-on tasks, he is not one to shy away from a challenge.

Neil Livesey

Head of Digital

We often have clients come to us with complex problems with technologies they use that are not quite working to their maximum potential, I relish simplifying these solutions and building bridges that make the tech work for our clients allowing them to  stay at the top of their game.

Over 20 years experience working in building bespoke web solutions, applications, server solutions, and in the early days even interactive CD-Roms.

Working with key stakeholders at companies such as Shell, Diageo, GSK, Metro Digital and Thompson Scientific.

Sarah Cobley

Account Director

“I am passionate about helping clients put their vision into reality, taking an initial concept and working together to deliver campaigns and projects that engage customers, employees and stakeholders.”

Having worked in the Events industry for almost 10 years Sarah has worked on large- and small-scale events from planning through to operational delivery covering corporate conferences to sporting events such as Royal Ascot.

Prior to this Sarah worked within the IT software world account managing an international blue-chip client base including Ford, Boeing, Banco Santander and Exxon Mobil. Sarah is best known for efficiently and reliably managing and delivering complex projects whilst building long-term client relationships.

Kevan Kelsey

Senior Graphic Designer

“Understanding a client’s product or service, getting inside the minds of their target audience then creating a compelling proposition is my passion.”

With over 30 years experience in the design Industry, Kevan has led a team of 12 to deliver distinctive creative to meet every brief from fully integrated campaigns through to Brand development.

Kevan has worked across a wide range of clients including RBS, NatWest, Legal & General, LV=, ASDA, Virgin Money, Scottish Widows, AXA, Aviva, MoreThan, Tesco, Duetsche Bank, VW and Nottingham Building Society.


Josh Fairburn

Digital Media Designer

I love taking an idea from concept to a finished product. Working mostly in animation I love that you get to see your work come to life!”

Josh started his career working in video production working on site to record interviews and documentaries. After discovering a love for the graphics side of video production he moved fully into that discipline and hasn’t looked back.

Now after working for many years in graphic design Josh has a wide range of skills, from still graphics to animation and 3D work. He has worked for Clients such as Mastercard, Cadent Gas and Balfour Beatty.

Marcus Efstratiou

Senior Copywriter

Marcus Efstratiou is an award-winning copywriter and brand language expert. Over the past decade, he has helped give voice to some of the world’s biggest and boldest brands, including Nike, Sony, Shell, Virgin Media and many more organizations and startups.

Chris Lane

Lead Designer/3D Graphics

“I love to take challenging briefs and use my skill set to think outside the box and implement a successful, well resolved solution. Working closely with clients, I enjoy delivering a wide range of briefs from event organization and design to graphic design support “

Chris is a multi award wining designer who has won awards for his designs from the likes of Nestle, Taylors of Harrogate, RSA and most recently a finalist in BOAT International’s young designer of the year 2020. Chris achieved a degree in Product design, but since leaving university has homed his skills in other sectors such as graphic design, animation and project management.

Greg Beardsell

Director, Audible Branding

Born in Yorkshire and raised on a healthy diet of church choirs and brass bands, Greg Beardsell is a conductor, composer and presenter.

He conducts a wide variety of ensembles, from concerts of massed choirs of thousands of children to recordings of professional ensembles at Abbey Road studios.    Greg works with Brandwalk composing unique audible brands and soundscapes for our clients, including corporate and brand video soundtracks.

Ruth Caladine

Research Specialist

Ruth is Brandwalk’s research specialist, designing, executing and interpreting research projects for our clients.  Ruth’s projects are many and varied and include desktop research, field research and customer and employee focus groups.