The team

Louise Stevens

With Talisman since: 2010

Louise is responsible for overseeing Talisman’s client services and marketing teams, leading strategic marketing campaigns for clients. She is a marketing and brand specialist, with over 10 years’ experience in both B2B and B2C financial communications for large institutions and start-ups. Louise is a passionate problem solver and an ambassador for going above and beyond for our clients, Louise always delivers on her promises and inspires the team likewise. Whether you are a new or existing financial brand, looking to generate leads or increase brand awareness on or offline, Louise and her team are well placed to advise.

Louise Stevens

Client Services and Operations Director

Sarah Stewart

With Talisman since: 2000

Sarah is responsible for the operations of the company, driving the team to achieve industry-leading work effectively. Sarah’s analytical and problem-solving ability makes her a true asset to both our clients and us.

Sarah Stewart

Commercial Director

Scott West

With Talisman since: 2005

The go to man for studio advice, Scott’s management approach means that there is no such thing as a silly question. With 20 years of experience in print, photography, typesetting and artwork, Scott leads a highly talented team of experts – setting the standards for quality, accuracy and timeliness on every project.

Scott West

Studio Manager

Russ Welch

With Talisman since: 2015

Lead Creative, Russ has the rare ability to turn what was once complex into imaginative and engaging. With 15 years and above experience working in senior design roles in the financial sector, his experience is invaluable in producing designs that express customer-benefits in an attractive and concise manner.

Russ Welch

Lead Creative

Kem Etele

With Talisman since: 2016

Kem has the talent to communicate, understand and solve a client’s problem effortlessly. Offering insight through her marketing and financial knowledge, Kem is the first point of contact for her clients. Her attitude to help a client and deliver means she makes for an excellent Senior Account Manager.

Kem Etele

Senior Account Manager

Chris Monteith

With Talisman since: 1992

Chris is a man of many talents. With skill-sets including digital animation, he has created client award videos that simplify the complexity of the message through visual effectiveness. Also experienced in typesetting and photoshop work within the studio, Chris is the go-to man for print projects.

Chris Monteith

Print Manager

With Talisman since: 2004

Richard has always had enthusiasm for new technology and over the past decade he has continuously developed his skills to include all things web and digital. His experience means that his technical skills are based on solid creative and organisational principles.

Richard Cowdery

Lead Digital Developer

Sarah Sullivan

With Talisman since: 2009

Producing purposeful design whilst meeting strict deadlines, Sarah brings to life the ethos of simplicity through her work by creating on brand designs that are visually impactful. With over 15 years of experience, Sarah combines her financial regulation knowledge with her eye for layout, ensuring that our designs are not only engaging, but essentially, practical.

Sarah Sullivan

Creative

Sara Turkes

With Talisman since: 2018

Working both agency and client-side as a marketer, she has the passion for understanding her client’s businesses and objectives, creating campaigns and solutions to help them achieve their goals. With a background in behavioural science, Sara’s strategy recommendations are driven by insight. This combined with her CRM knowledge guarantees that every marketing solution is both purposeful and effective. Having previously managed experiential and above the line campaigns for leading energy and financial services brands, she delivers exceptional and measurable integrated campaigns.

Sara Turkes

Senior Account Manager