Natalie Rodic Marsan

Natalie Rodic Marsan

Partner and Head of Marketing and Communications

Natalie got her start in social media back when MySpace was a thing, Facebook was just out of university, and Twitter had just launched at SxSW. Over the last 13 years she’s had the pleasure of working with many of the world’s biggest brands and agencies on all things social and community. This work has led her to understand what influences people to make decisions, what connects people to one another, and how brands and organisations can create a greater sense of purpose and belonging.

Natalie created some of the first social media playbooks for up and coming brands and multinational corporations and worked with a number of agencies to create their social departments and offerings.

Most recently Natalie was in charge of a portfolio of global, VIP accounts including Nissan, Sony Playstation, MSD, Tate Modern and Lego for The Social Element based in London. Previous to that, she headed up a team of social media and influencer experts for MRY with clients including Visa, Johnson & Johnson, BNY Mellon, and AT&T.

Prior to these adventures, Natalie received an MA in International Affairs, Media and Culture from The New School, which parlayed into working with international organisations including The World Bank and United Nations. And prior to all this, her career centred around the contemporary dance and theatre world in New York City following her BFA in Acting from the University of Austin.

Natalie has practised for the last 22 years and she’s a certified 200 hours yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance. She teaches near daily online classes in vinyasa flow, yin, yoga nidra and meditation.


BACKYARDbcn

BACKYARDbcn

Architecture and Interior Design Studio

The Backyardbcn collective was founded in 2016  by Narcís Font, Enric Ferrer and Roger Subirà to respond to an old concern about the search for new fields of exploration within the limits of the discipline of architecture.

Backyardbcn are focused on designing spaces from an experiential point of view, working in continuous collaboration with professionals from other disciplines, depending on the needs of the project and the needs the structure is to be adapted to.

Designing what a user feels is not possible within the conventional scope of an architectural project.  Plans, elevations and blueprints are not enough to analyze or explain sensations, rhythms, and movements. Therefore, BACKYARDbcn is developing new tools that push the limits of the conventions that serve to describe architectural spaces



ByAR

byAR

Creators of immersive AR & VR experiences

byAR create digital environments and experiences based on augmented reality and emerging technologies for museums, tourism venues, brands, retail stores, industrial entities and events.

Based on Storytelling techniques and always starting with the story,  they create Digital Environments, develop Applications, produce Content and design Digital Installations tailored to each project.

Since a digital environment needs to be contextualized and integrated into a larger design program, we integrated environment designers and technological, digital content production and space construction experts.

byAR have had the opportunity to create different and challenging projects- some of which are recognised with awards.



Eve Horne (THE MAGPIE)

Eve Horne (THE MAGPIE)

Musician, Entrepreneur, Activist

Eve Horne is a prolific talent who wears many hats: Chart-topping singer, songwriter, composer, studio-owner, production partner and activist for the underprivileged.

A graduate of the prestigious B.R.I.T school in the early 90’s. She went on early success as part of the Danish Girl Group JUICE with a #1 Christmas single, “Let Love Be Love” is still Denmark’s most popular Christmas song with over 7million Spotify and 1million Youtube views.

Returning to the UK, she studied Sound Engineering and Music Business, and then set up a recording studio in South London, supporting underprivileged youth and promoting female producers/sound engineers. Her community work won a National Business Award and an Enterprising Britain Award.

Eve recently founded Peak Music UK. Peak specialises in hands-on production workshops bridging a gap they have identified between songwriters and emerging music technology.  They also deliver songwriting workshops and retreats in the mountains in Italy.  She is also, (as if that wasn’t enough) a certified Specialist for Native Instruments she also delivers walkthroughs and industry tips at her PeakMusicUK Youtube channel here.

She has so far co-written songs with:

  • Paddy Byrne (Paloma Faith, Snakehips, Tom Grennan, Ella Eyre, Will Young, Olly Murs, Gabrielle, Sinead Harnett)
  • Mo Pleasure (Micheal Jackson, Janet Jackson, Bette Midler, Roberta Flack, Earth, Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole)
  • Peter Biker (Chris Brown, Pitbull, Usher, Monica, Craig David, Sugababes, Jay Sean, Jamelia)
  • Maria Christensen (Celine Dion, J-Lo, N-SYNC, Disney).

In 2018 Eve reformed JUICE, writing and releasing two singles.

In 2020 and in response to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests, following the death of George Floyd, she released debut solo single, the hauntingly beautiful cover of  Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’


Eve's haunting cover of the Kate Bush classic: 'Running Up That Hill'


Saul James

Saul James

Composer and Screenwriter

Saul is a prolific creative force with a significant body of work as a film composer, classical composer and screenwriter. He has worked with film directors & producers worldwide, scoring for award-winning short and feature-length films, documentaries, and TV.

To date, he has composed and produced music for over eighty such screen projects, working across many genres, including horror/slasher, romantic comedies, martial arts, drama, fantasy and war. His music has been used in productions by Swiss Films, Amazon, Sky (Sky Sports, Sky One, Sky Movies, Sky Arts, Sky Atlantic), Netflix, Channel 4, Seven Network (Australia) and through on-demand portals including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, Google, Youtube and SoundCloud.

Music is not his only output; he has recently finished the drama/thriller screenplay “The North Wing”, an independent feature film currently in development. He has also written a six-part drama TV Series, a second feature-length film and is writing his first play and a suite of other projects on spec.

As a classically trained composer, he studied at the London Conservatoire The Royal College of Music, gaining a scholarship under David McBride, Joseph Horovitz and the late Philip Cannon. During this time, he won the Joan Wellor Memorial Composition Competition Prize. His compositions include works for orchestra, a commission for The London Ballet School, performed at the Cochrane Theatre, London and a one-hour, full-scale oratorio for orchestra, chorus and soloists. Saul also conducts most of his live performances.

Current projects in 2020/21 include a suite for orchestra and solo soprano, a new feature film soundtrack, and other screenplay adventures.


Narcis Font Juan

Narcis Font Juan

Architect and Experiential Designer

Innovative Architect and the Professor of the Master’s course in Interior Design at Barcelona’s prestigious IED school of Barcelona. Narcis Font Juan has been pushing the boundaries of experiential design within commercial and residential projects since 2004.

He has worked with architecture studios in Paris and Barcelona and has developed his own work in collaboration with architecture firms Atelier Jean Nouvel (Paris), Coll-Leclerc Arquitectos, ADD + Bailo-Rull, Pujol Arquitectura and El Equipo Creativo (Barcelona).

In 2016, with partners Enric Ferrer and Roger Subirà, Narcis founded BACKYARDbcn, a studio dedicated to exploring the limits of design within the discipline of architecture.


Jeannine Mellonby

Jeannine Mellonby

Motion Designer & Director

Brands Jeannine has produced work for include:

MTV LOGO
CHANNEL 4 LOGO
COMEDY CENTRAL LOGO
CHANNEL 5 LOGO
DISCOVERY CHANNEL LOGO
DISNEY LOGO

With almost 20 years of experience designing and directing motion graphics for broadcast, Jeannine Mellonby’s client list is as impressive as her multi-award-winning portfolio. Having worked with every major broadcaster in the UK, across a huge range of projects, on every platform, her adaptability, impeccable design and strong work ethic have kept her in constant demand.

Built upon a solid foundation of 3 years in house at MTV as senior designer, Jeannine has gone on to freelance for all the Viacom channels, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Channel 5. Other notable clients include Discovery, Sky, UKTV, Channel 4, Red Bee, Disney, ITV and more. Working independently or in collaboration with other creatives, her commissions include packaging and promos, refreshes and channel architecture, logos and branding, on-site brand implementation and print.


Jeanine’s showreel


M@lo

M@LO

Musician, Composer, Producer

Malo is a vocalist, guitarist and composer and has had extensive experience performing nationally and internationally in several genres. He has also produced sound design and written scores for more than 35 stage plays.

Malo has spent the past several years focusing on composing music for commercials, TV and film. His output spans all genres, including modern orchestral, EDM, classic rock, hip-hop, r&b, horror and southern blues/rock. He has been asked to compose for numerous TV shows such as America’s Next Top Model, Black Ink Crew, Bring It, Is OJ Innocent the Missing Evidence, Just Jillian, Mob Wives, Monica the Medium, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Real Housewives of Dallas, Real World Seattle Bad Blood, Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters, Short Game and Sweet Vicious.

He has performed both live and in the studio with numerous successful artists and producers such as acclaimed producer Doc McKinney, Shaheed Muhammad (Tribe Called Quest), Raphael Saadiq, Nas, Stokley (Mint Condition), The Black Crowes, Soul Asylum, Chaka Khan, Sheila E, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Dead Prez and Andre Cymone.


David Robinson

David Robinson Cofounder and Creative Director

David Robinson

LuzidLab Co-founder and Creative Director

Brands David has produced work for include:

MANCHESTER CITY LOGO
MANCHESTER UNITED LOGO
NHM LOGO
NESTLE LOGO
TITANIC BELFAST LOGO
WEMBLEY STADIUM LOGO

Co-founder of LuzidLab, David is responsible for the collective’s creative output. David began his design career working in print before moving into exhibition and event design. He later focused on visual identities and digital experiences in a wide range of sectors from museums, galleries and cultural, to technology, education and fashion. Thanks to his multidisciplinary approach and the broad pool of creatives he oversees, LuzidLab has the potential to deliver limitless solutions.

Well-known for his Zen-like calm during the pressures of running multiple creative projects (a result of his lifelong passion as a practitioner and teacher of Kung Fu), David is a firm believer that a path of continual self-improvement will result in the very best work, a motto he lives by 24/7.

Some of the projects David has worked on: BT, Wembley, Tate, Natural History Museum London, Titanic Belfast, Barcelona FC, Liverpool FC, Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, England FC, Nestle, La Caixa, Sant Pau, University of Catalunya UOC, BAE Systems, Intel, Activision Blizzard, Dow Jones, Royal Academy of Arts RA, Hirshhorn, ArtScience Museum Singapore, National Palace Museum Taiwan, Buckingham Palace London, Guinness Storehouse Dublin, National Gallery London.

MANCHESTER CITY LOGO
MANCHESTER UNITED LOGO
NHM LOGO
NESTLE LOGO
TITANIC BELFAST LOGO
WEMBLEY STADIUM LOGO