Our quirky creatives each bring a unique set of skills to the team, from branding and graphic design to animation and web development.
Scott founded the company in 2010 and rules it with an iron fist. A dab hand in all aspects of design from print to video and web development, he’s first and foremost the ideas man who manages the creative chaos and keeps everybody motivated (usually with rousing speeches, blackmail or pizza).
He has unreasonably large slippers and wears a size 13 shoe.
One of Kensa’s founding fathers, Rich studied Graphic Design at University College Falmouth which is where his passion for all things Cornish started. Nowadays Rich is involved in all aspects of running the business and somehow, no matter the deadline or crazy request, he always has a smile on his face.
Rich likes nothing more than enjoying a fine ale, his current favourite is Betty Stoggs which is (not coincidentally) brewed down in Cornwall.
With a background in Fine Art and a keen eye for detail, Jess’ creative flair brings a unique perspective to any creative challenge from carefully crafting a brand to storyboarding an animation. She’s also a highly organised efficiency machine and expects no less from the rest of her design squad!
A born and bred Shropshire girl, in her spare time Jess loves venturing into the great outdoors – often with a sketchbook in hand!
Our resident wordsmith, Adele is supremely organised and interested in all things digital marketing. She also likes Gin.
Adele didn’t write this.
As a long-term admirer of art, Kat chose to apply her creative streak in a more practical way by studying Graphic Design at Uni. A potent mix of talent and years of experience has helped forge her into something of an expert in all things layout and composition.
Kat is a keen collector (or hoarder) of lip balms and funky water bottles, her favourite being named Frost (the shop named it, not her … or so we’re told!)
Chloe studied visual communication design at university following a lifelong love of all things art and design. She has a keen eye for all things layout, from web designs to editorial work and is a perfectionist when it comes to typography – it’s all about getting the right typeface for the job!
When she isn’t planning and drawing her next lino print, Chloe is mixing up her favourite homemade cocktail, and baking or cooking something new for family and friends.
A talented digital and print designer, Nik was drawn to Kensa because of the range of weird and wonderful projects we tackle. He started drawing at an early age, though rumour has it the main reason he chose a design career was to “avoid having to wear a shirt and tie all day”.
A fount of random facts, Nik was once on the gameshow Tipping Point – and he won! When he’s not designing you’ll find Nik rocking out to pop punk.
A musician at heart, Ben discovered his love for directing through recording his own music videos. Years later his favourite part of the job is being on location, liaising with clients and overseeing shoots.
Ben is an avid cap fan and currently owns 20+ of them! Hats off to him!
With a long history of working with WordPress, an encyclopaedic knowledge of code and a background in UX design, when Luke approached Kensa we almost snapped his hand off! He juggles everything from responsive themes and bespoke builds to complex database solutions – all with a cheeky smile on his face.
Luke can often be found in his favourite tattoo studio adding to his impressive collection (he’s at 50% body coverage and with no sign of slowing down!).
Lydia has been an artist from a young age. Studying Product Design at University, she moved on from decorating her mum’s walls (yes she did do this!) and fell in love with branding.
Lydia is a keen gardener and has a healthy collection of 14 house plants.
The second Jess on our team, her love of design comes from drawing mermaids at three years old (although nowadays her glitter usage has decreased… slightly). A natural born illustrator and super quick study, she’s learning on the job while finishing her studies in graphic design.
Jess first came to Kensa aged just 15 for work experience and we’ve not been able to get rid of her since.
Our adventure-loving Web Developer originally wanted to become a Palaeontologist but, luckily for us, ultimately decided combining his natural aptitude for computing with a love for art and design was probably a more pragmatic career choice.
Stu has backpacked across 5 continents, jumped out of planes, bungeed, white water rafted some of the biggest rivers in the world and tipped over the occasional cow.
After attending a University open day (that turned out not to be an open day, more wandering aimlessly around classrooms) Ki found his love for animation somewhat by accident but hasn’t looked back since. He’s a natural perfectionist and specialises in character animation.
Ki taught himself to backflip from a bunch of Youtube videos! (He is much braver than us, and we do not advise you to try this at home).
Arguably the most travelled member of Kensa, Keir found his love for film-making during a stint at sea, working as a photographer on a cruise ship. Part of his love for video is figuring out how to make even the most subdued of subjects into “cinematic masterpieces”.
Keir is an all round film buff and Marvel fanatic, often joking that he still hasn’t grown up despite some of his crazy adventures.
A skilled animator, Dan originally studied Graphic Design but soon became fascinated by the world of 3D and motion design; he just couldn’t help but look at his finished artwork and wonder ‘how much cooler it could be if it moved’. Countless hours of Youtube later, he’s a real pro at it.
Dan is a keen gamer and can often be found in front of his PC keeping up with the latest video game releases (probably getting more ideas for his next project).
With her background in business administration and naturally bubbly personality, Laura fits in well at Kensa. When she’s not keeping an eye on the finances, Laura is on hand to answer queries, help our clients, and generally make sure everyone is happy and the office runs smoothly.
Laura is a true Pinterester – when she’s not searching for her next craft project, she can be found baking sweet treats that she (sometimes) brings in to share with the rest of the team.
He began editing as a way to share his work online, but Mike soon found a passion for visual effects and now excels in both 2D and 3D projects. His favourites are ones where he can add some extra magic.
Mike has based many important life decisions (moving out, studying in the UK or jumping off a cliff in Scotland) on rock, paper, scissors losses.
A passionate camera enthusiast, Jon loves anything with a lens. Skilled in both video and photography, Jon is an excellent addition to our creative team, enhancing client shoots with his artsy skills.
Jon pushes himself to the limits in all aspects of life and is an active cold water swimmer!