Über: Chloe began her design life working for a small agency in Nottingham. After a swift move to London she began freelancing at Zone in April 2010, and as of January 2011 became a fully fledged member of staff. She spends her time working on all things web and print for BT Vision.
Strange but true: Chloe had visited more than 20 countries before she was 11 years old – that's a lot of flying!
Über: Chris landed his current position at Zone via a three-month work experience spell with football merchandisers icons.com back in the heady days of 2007. As deputy editor of BT Vision, he now throws word-shapes at all manner of subjects, including the work of Tinchy Stryder, Marouane Fellaini’s hairdo and Thomas The Tank Engine.
Strange but true: Former England wicketkeeper Alec Stewart once swore at a 10-year-old version of Chris at a charity cricket match.
Senior account manager
Über: Emily joined us in 2011, having moved from a digital agency in Bristol. Her significant experience working with not-for-profit, local-authority and third-sector clients meant she was perfectly positioned to take up her role working across our Public Zone portfolio. Her passion for pro-social extends into her spare time, including completing fun runs and half-marathons for charities such as the Alzheimer’s Society.
Strange but true: Emily had a brush with fame at a young age by co-presenting the TV show Why Don’t You? when she was just 10 years old. Alas the pressure got too much and she decided to pursue a career out of the limelight.
Über: Emma joined Zone at the start of 2012 with a background in information engineering. She brought with her a flair for digital media design and development, a knack for teaching English to Japanese people and lots of photos of her cat.
Strange but true: Emma started her media career aged seven, when she appeared in an episode of the TV show Brum, teaching the little yellow car how to ice skate.
Über: Laura went into teaching after graduating from the University of York in 2003, but subsequently found herself flung headlong into the thrilling world of personal finance journalism where she spent four years writing sensible articles about mortgages, insurance and credit cards (but, sadly, rarely practising what she preached). She joined Zone in July 2011 and now edits the Coca-Cola corporate websites for Great Britain and Ireland.
Strange but true: During her MA year, Laura spent time tutoring the children of the rich and famous, and was once invited to spend the summer on a certain Russian oligarch's yacht as private teacher to his brood.
Senior account manager
Über: Sophia spent the first four years of her career post-university working on print and digital FMCG accounts for clients such as Wrigley, PepsiCo and Kallo Foods. Impressed with Public Zone’s full offering of research, content and IA, Sophia joined Zone in January 2012 to focus on charity projects. She has since managed various clients, including the Carbon Trust, the Scout Association and City & Guilds.
Strange but true: Often asked about the pronunciation of her ‘exotic’ surname, Sophia is proud to admit to her Ukrainian roots. It translates as ‘horse tax collector’. Maybe a future career awaits?