Say hello to your team.

When you join a visual communication agency you must be not only highly skilled, but also be an excellent communicator. Our team have all got a proven track record in working with our clients to develop creative solutions to all their communication needs. We never stop challenging ourselves as we strive to find better ways to do what we do.

Bill Graves

Managing Director

Bill started his career in the Pharmaceutical industry where he developed skills in several areas. Initially in sales he went on to work in training and development. Producing training and development packages for some of the largest products in the industry. Worked with marketing teams to help produce specific competitor sales items. Worked with medical and legal departments to produce specific product packs. Finally working in management, where he recruited and lead successful sales teams managing and growing millions of pounds worth of business.

James Pearce

Commercial Director

Having been versed in the dark art of sales, James founded Tailwind with his business partner Bill in 2008. A lover of process and a stickler for detail, James' determination to have a happy client is a constant and key driver at Tailwind. Commercial Director only begins to describe James' involvement at Tailwind. Founder, motivational speaker and generally good egg, James is the person you didn't know was working on your job.

Aaron Howard

Creative Director

Aaron began his journey into the Media Industry in 2004. He studied for two years in Moving Image gaining a BTEC National Diploma at Bedford College before acquiring a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Television Studies at the University of Northampton. After leaving higher education Aaron then began work as a freelance camera operator/editor, Director and Producer. The highlight being a travel food documentary he directed and produced in Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro. Upon his return from the Balkans he joined Tailwind in 2010. Aaron has been the Creative Director of Tailwind since 2016, leading a team of talented creatives as we produce work for some largest brands in the UK and worldwide.

Tim Lewis

Director of Post-Production

Tim has been ‘fixing it in post’ since 2005. Having previously worked in the post-production department of at a broadcast company, Tim is proud to be Tailwind’s very first employee. A devoted cynic and keen problem-solver, Tim can always be relied upon to spot the pitfalls of any project, meaning that you, the client, won’t ever need to know about it. Tim has been in role as the Director of Post Production since 2016 and can be found worrying about your project in our Hoxton office.

Rob Collins

Senior Producer

Rob joined the company in 2012 after working with Tailwind as a freelance editor & camera operator shortly after gaining his degree in Media Production. Since joining Tailwind his role has expanded to Senior Producer with full responsibility of a project from it’s inception to completion. From the initial meeting with the client to generating a proposal, filming, directing, editing and delivery. Rob has honed his technical skills further to include graphic design, animation and website development.

Andrew Marshall

Video & Events Producer

Andrew studied Music Technology and Film Production in Staffordshire from 2006-2010 where he learnt a wide range of production skills. Post-University he worked freelance on a number of projects whilst also working as a front of house sound engineer in a busy music venue. After a few years as Media Technician at Bedford College where he honed his technical skills further and helped educate students on production techniques, Andrew joined Tailwind as a Video and Events Producer in 2017.

Lexy Anderson

Producer

With a previous background working in fiction film, documentary and advertising, Lexy studied Film Production at the University of Creative Arts, where she specialised in screenwriting and directing; these skills have since proven to be vital in the creative process here at Tailwind, where idea development and organisation are at the forefront of her projects. Since joining Tailwind in 2018, she has produced a number of social media campaigns and product-focused films, working closely with clients throughout their project. She values projects and clients that are creative, communicative and collaborative. As a Producer, Lexy oversees projects from start to finish, ensuring clients have a film they’re not only happy with, but also proud of. She operates from our London offices, regularly traveling for shoots and overseeing edits.

James Shaw

Filmmaker

James has complemented his 1st class honours degree in film production with years of industry experience as a filmmaker and photographer both on a permanent, and a freelance basis. With a versatile background showcasing visual content from outside broadcast to short films and music videos, your film is in a safe pair of hands.

Adam Gardener

Head of Events & Exhibitions

Adam started at Tailwind in 2017 having previously ran his own exhibition company for 12 years. He has organised successful events and serviced exhibitions across Europe. Currently head of events and exhibitions for Tailwind but also gets involved in sales and account managing in the video production side of the business where Tailwind is so strong.

Michelle Wright

Production Co-Ordinator

Michelle has over 6 years of production experience on shoots for some of the UK's biggest brands. From location sourcing, catering, to managing hair and makeup artists, there isn’t much Michelle hasn’t been involved in at Tailwind. Filming on location is challenging at the best of times, so having a Production Coordinator like Michelle in place is vital to the success on the day. It is Michelle’s aim is to allow the Creative team to do what they do best, without the logistics of the project getting in the way. She takes pride in making the work for the production crew and client as comfortable as possible.

Matt Bullard

Business Development Manager

Having spent much of his early career cutting his teeth at several successful New Business agencies, over the course of the last 20 years, Matt has worked with some of the largest multidisciplinary agencies in the UK, helping to develop and secure exciting new business opportunities for them.

Kelly Sambridge

Designer

Kelly is an experienced designer who is multi disciplined with a wealth of experience after over twenty years of working in different design areas, covering magazines, packaging, event signage, PowerPoint presentations, eshots, illustration, image manipulation/retouching, branding, stationery and training manuals.
Awesome projects
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Happy Companies
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Countries Visited
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Hours Edited
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