Owner & Managing Director
Simon has over 30 years marketing experience and has owned and run Capsule (formerly Zero Above) for over 10 years. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, he delivers strategic capabilities to every client project, having worked with leading organisations across the globe. Outside Capsule, Simon loves Cyclocross and yoga and is a passionate EV advocate. He’s also a Board Trustee for Green Light Trust, a Suffolk based charity for mental health and wellbeing.
Sakura is an Operations Director who moved from Canada with her family in 2019. She brings several years of marketing agency experience with her, focused on digital and content marketing campaigns and programmes. Making a project come to life is her favourite thing to do at work. When she’s not at the office, you’ll find her planning her next holiday, reading a book with her children, or listening to her latest favourite podcast.
Age: Teddie 1 year | Fred 12 years
Loves: Walks, water and cheese! | Strawberries
Teddie’s Fun facts:
Freds Fun facts:
Chris is one of our website developers. You can constantly find him coding and immersing himself in projects as well as maintaining the websites of our existing clients. A real lover of gadgets, Chris is known as our resident technical support and is always the first to try out the latest technology or new devices. He has even created a smart home, allowing him to change the lights or boil the kettle from his phone. Chris loves all things football and is a self taught guitarist.
Georgia is our Lead Website Developer with a fantastic knowledge of the WordPress content management system. A typical day for Georgia involves building and maintaining websites for all of our clients. Georgia has a bright and bubbly personality that is reflected through her work. Despite being a web developer extraordinaire, at the weekend she’s a dance superstar, having won the Over 21’s National Grand Finals in 2018 and starting her own dance school in 2020. Some say she brings a whole new lease of life to the kick-ball-change, all we know is that she’s a huge chocolate lover and adores her new pet kittens!
Kelly is one of our Graphic Designers and is a lover of all things print and digital. She considers ‘the idea’ to be the most important part of the design process, and enjoys using this ‘idea’ to stretch projects further and create a more coherent outcome. Outside of work, Kelly is very active; climbing, swimming and playing badminton most weeks. Luckily we know that we can keep her still at work with a packet of ginger nuts and a milky hot chocolate.
Jamie is our tech-savvy Digital Marketing Executive. He works hard to develop and build the social media presence of our clients. Outside of work, Jamie plays darts and hits 180s for fun. He loves photography and videography and has more clothes than he knows what to do with.
Age: 8 years old
Loves: Walks, toys and any food he can get
Mark is a print designer from Southend with 20 years experience as an art editor on a national magazine. He’s also a passionate photographer, regularly working on documentary and portrait projects in his spare time. Other interests include football, non-fiction and photography books, and family holidays, not to mention an addiction to crisps.
Lewis is an aspiring web developer who has recently joined the team. Whilst at the office, you can find him learning and taking on information from his peers. He sees web developing as a long term career and is eager to improve his skills. Lewis has a strong interest in football and likes to keep himself fit and healthy by exercising whenever he can. Other interests include spending time with family and meeting up with friends.
Mike is a Digital Marketing Manager with over 10 years of digital agency experience working with clients across B2B, B2C & Non-Profit sectors. His skills span the full spectrum of the digital marketing mix and he has a particular focus on delivering objective-led, data-driven results for his clients. When he is not immersed in a client’s Google Analytics or Google Ads account, Mike can be found on the golf course, cricket pitch, shredding in his home recording studio or enjoying days out with his wife and son.
Debbie is our finance and accounts administrator who has a background across a range of industries. You will usually find her managing invoices and taking care of customers’ accounts. During her spare time, Debbie loves gardening, walking her three dogs and looking after her chickens. Her favourite thing of all however, is spending time with her brand new baby grandson.
Besjona is our admin and marketing assistant. She is a recent graduate from the University of East London where she studied advertising. In the office, you will find her working behind the scenes keeping important documents and files in check. When she’s not working she likes going to the gym, reading, and traveling.
Eleanor is one of our Junior Designers and loves to bring ideas to life. She really enjoys coming up with new concepts and her favourite part of design is when an idea ‘clicks’ and all the possibilities are endless. Outside of work, Eleanor is a keen gamer and can often be found playing the latest pc games (It is no coincidence that her favourite games have a lot of design aspects!). She is also an animal lover and enjoys spending time with her cat, Casper, and puppy, Pixie.
Freya is a copywriter and researcher, who is near-obsessed with the hunt for the ‘perfect’ word. She writes social posts and longer articles for our clients, researching all the topics in depth to write the most informed articles possible. However, absolutely none of this happens without a strong hit of coffee in the morning! When she’s not writing copy, she’ll likely be writing about her most recent read, or cooking an extravagant meal for the family.
Age: 6 months old
Loves: Being the centre of attention
Age: 8 weeks old
Loves: Dreamies and pouncing on each other
Age: 9 months
Loves: Fetching sticks from water
Age: 9 weeks old
Loves: Sprinting up and down stairs
Discover what the power of Capsule marketing can do for your organisation today. Tell us your idea, challenge or opportunity and we can start curating the perfect approach. We do our best to respond immediately to requests.