Who we are
We’re deep thinkers and multi-disciplinary storytellers – we make films, podcasts, animation, illustration.
We obsess over formats and story structure.
We’re fascinated by attention and behaviours.
We believe in turning comms into culture.
Our team of strategists and makers have cabinets filled with Baftas, Emmys and Webbys. We work with a global network of talent located across India, Latin America, Europe and the USA.
Director / Full-time
Matt leads on operations and processes for the company, as well as exec producing projects for clients including BBC, PBS, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Wellcome Trust. Before founding Storythings in 2011 he worked for over a decade in senior digital roles at Channel 4 and the BBC, including roles as Head of Innovation at BBC and Head of Multiplatform at Channel 4. He also started the Public Media Stackproject, and will eventually one day finish his book about the history of attention metrics, which is actually way more interesting than it sounds. Matt also sits on the Board of Directors at Storythings.
Director / Full-time
Hugh is a strategist and executive producer who has been developing award winning online, video, and audio formats for over 25 years. He spent the first 15 years innovating in digital media at the BBC. Hugh writes the Storythings newsletter and Formats Unpacked. You really should subscribe. Hugh also sits on the Board of Directors at Storythings.
Director / Full-time
Director. Anjali has a background in digital media, strategy and innovation. At Storythings she works on strategy and exec production for clients including Experian and Nesta. She is passionate about diversity, equality and inclusion and is a co-founder of global women in tech network Ada’s List. She also writes the Other Valleys newsletter looking at creative and tech-related news from emerging markets. She has worked across India, the US and UK. She spends way too much time on the internet trying to figure out where we’re heading. There are bad days. Anjali also sits on the Board of Directors at Storythings.
Creative Director / Part-time
Darren looks after creative things and helps with production matters at Storythings. Prior to working with Storythings he ran his own company for 13 years making games, animation and digital things for companies such as BBC, Channel 4, Universal, Paramount and Disney winning a BAFTA, BIMA’s & a Games for Change award along the way. He once wrote a script that was recorded by Julianne Moore, but it was only phrases such as ‘head west’. Still counts though.
Head of Production / Part-time
Emily looks after all things production and operations at Storythings. Before joining the company in 2018, she worked at a number of art and literature organisations including Artangel and PEN International. Outside work she tries to keep her tomato plants alive, despite having no green fingers, and reads too much.
Operations Coordinator / Part-time
Emma supports the day-to-day operations at Storythings. Her background is in international development. Before joining the company in 2021, she worked at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) as Editorial Coordinator for a social science research programme. When not at work, she enjoys swing dancing, reading, karate and yoga.
Designer / Full-time
Eden makes artwork and manages websites for Storythings and our clients. She was the lead designer on Nevertheless Season 2 and Public Media Stack. She believes in sticking up for people and making sure people can see themselves in our work.
Audience Researcher / Full-time
Laura is Storythings’ Audience Researcher. Originally from Bucharest, she has worked for 16+ years to grow local audiences in contexts such as arts management, cultural strategy and film production. She is currently studying Psychology and Cognitive Science. She believes in the power of storytelling to shape our worlds. And that curiosity actually saves the cat.
Patricia Yaker Ekall
Writer/Editorial Lead / Full-time
Patricia writes, edits and curates a quarterly publication for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, a residency program for the world’s leading thinkers. She has ten years of experience working as a journalist and editor at HuffPost, Esquire, Art U.K. and the TLS. She was a Research Fellow for the British Council at the 58th Venice Biennale and is reading for an MSt in Literature and Art at the University of Oxford. As someone who’s spent much of her career being the greenest person in the room, Patricia is passionate about mentoring young creatives.
Editorial Assistant / Full-time
Chloe provides editorial support across Storythings, including the weekly newsletters and the ADP ReThink Quarterly. She has a background in film festivals and travel journalism and holds an MA in Visual Cultures. In her spare time, she loves to go bouldering and to kayak in the sea.
Editor / Fixed-term
Grace is a freelance journalist based in Berlin, where she’s written about business, tech and design for publications including Handelsblatt, Fortune, Wired and Quartz. She is the editor of the ADP ReThink Quarterly, a global publication about people and pay. Many years ago she co-founded an indie craft show and craft business conference back in Ohio, but now she only crafts for fun, not for profit.