Malcolm Gilbertson

Creative Director & Silverback Founder

With a wealth of industry experience and a passion for strong, functional design, Mal founded Silverback Studios in 2010. Whilst he manages many aspects of the business, as our Creative Director, his overarching responsibility is to maintain the highest of creative standards, helping our clients to develop their brands to their fullest potential, through the printed and digital design services we offer.

Background: BA Hons in Visual Communication; +20 years in the industry, as Designer and Creative Director.

Lucy Percy

Client Director

Lucy oversees the brand strategy and client management, developing and nurturing communications between our team and our clients; she ensures that every project is on brief, on budget and, most crucially, on brand – so that there is quality and consistency across everything we deliver.

Background: BA Hons in Graphic Design; +20 years as Account Manager/Director and new business development in London and Sydney.

Jarrett Owen

Digital Director

Jarrett oversees the digital side of our business – managing and liaising with designers and developers to achieve the best outcome for our clients. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in all things digital, Jarrett can be relied on to stay afoot of the latest web technologies and design trends in this dynamic and exciting environment.

Background: ND in Graphic Design; BA Hons in Interactive New Media; +15 years in the design industry at agencies in London and the South.

Nick Thomas

Senior Designer

Nick is a highly experienced designer, used to juggling multiple jobs. He has a calm, pragmatic approach, always focused on getting the best result for the client. His experience is wide and varied including print, infographics, marketing materials, large format advertising and exhibition design. He is just as comfortable designing websites and social media.

Background: BA Hons in Graphic Design; 20 years in the design and print industry.

Jake Harris

Digital Designer/Developer

Jake operates on the digital side of our business – in web design and front-end development as well as SEO and animation. Jake likes to push design boundaries to create something memorable and unexpected.

Background: completed an apprenticeship at Silverback; qualified in HTML, CSS, SEO, Javascript, iOS and Android.

Alex Rye


Creative, competent and adaptable, Alex predominantly works on branding and graphic design for print and production. She has a flair for bringing brands to life and is always keen to learn new skills, most recently 3D modelling and renders.

Background: BA Hons Graphic Design; several design-based internships. Academy Class Cinema 4D.

James Seymour


With a natural, creative flair, James’ strengths lie in branding and graphic design. He is also a keen photographer and always eager to learn new skills in a studio environment.

Background: BA Hons Graphic Design & Communication (University of Brighton); 3 year with an in-house design team for a pharmaceuticals company.

Stacey James

Office Manager

Stacey is our go to gal! The first point of contact for our clients. Approachable, likable and always cheerful; As our admin queen, she spends her day smashing through piles of admin and finances; keeping things ship-shape for her team and customers.

Background: MA in Theatre Direction, Degree in Performing Arts: she has been busy cultivating her creative mind. 15 years Event, Marketing, Office and Sales Management.

Want to join the Troop?

We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. So if you are passionate about design and have a creative flair, we’d love to hear from you – why not email us your portfolio or CV and tell us why you'd like to work at Silverback?

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