Meet the Troop

We’re a team of design, digital and strategic specialists with so many years of experience between us, that we’ve developed an instinct for knowing what’s right for your brand and how best to work with you as a partner, giving your brand strength and exceptional results. We can just sense it.

When your brief comes in, we select the perfect Troop members for the project, and they’re your dedicated team throughout.

Immediately I felt that Silverback knew what we were about and what we were trying to achieve.

Sue McKinney

Head of Marketing, IBMG

Malcolm Gilbertson

MD & Creative Director

Creative leader and brand guardian, maintaining the highest creative standards to help brands reach their fullest potential. Revels in the challenge of breaking the norm through powerful, intelligent design whilst working in collaboration with his clients and beloved Troop. You’ll find him walking his dogs in the wilderness or having fun with his family and friends. Favourite toy as a child: Gonga, the gorilla!

Jarrett Owen

Head of Digital

Digital Director who’s the bridge between the designers and developers, so they work seamlessly together, getting the best results for your brand. The 3 things he loves in life are luckily the 3 things he’s really good at: code, poker and hanging out with his daughters – which means, you’re in winning hands.

Nick Thomas

Head of Design

Senior Designer who loves getting his teeth into a new brief – with a calm, pragmatic approach that means he’s focused on working with the Troop to create great work for you. Never one to follow convention, when not walking his cat Simba on a lead, he can be found (or not) travelling the world and riding his motorbike off-road.

Claire Leach

Account Manager

Our super-focused Account Manager with bags of experience in the media industry. Claire truly brings the best out of every project she’s involved in. Kind hearted and fun, she enjoys caring for her animals, watching films and listening to awesome live music – rock on!

Alex Rye

Designer & Print Manager

Highly-skilled designer who’s a black belt in organisation – she has a file for everything. Creative, competent and adaptable, she brings brands to life in all sorts of ways, from knockout graphics to creating the perfect print spec. Loves a bit of sword fighting, and a lot of milk in her coffee.

Kieran Viney


A multi-faceted designer, with an infectious enthusiasm and a passion for truly creative, thought provoking design. You’ll often find him making a noise about something, whether it’s through his love of music, the latest addictive video game, or last nights football result!

Maria Ritta Razook

Account Executive

Super organised, social and fun-loving Maria has a natural flair for writing, including creating personal fashion and beauty blogs. She loves making personable relationships and commits to helping others achieve their best. You’ll find her in her happy place – the gym… with her cheese and onion crisps!


Join the Troop

Passionate about design with a creative instinct? We’re after rule-breakers, convention-shakers and down-to-earth team-makers. Get in touch so we can see if you’ll fit into our talented Troop. Email us your portfolio, CV and tell us why you’d like to work at Silverback®.

Hey, let’s see what we can do together