When you engage SemiStone Media to work on your project you gain the advantage of having immediate access to a fully integrated network of highly experienced senior consultants and their respective team members.

The benefits of this network business model are significant, not having the expense of running a central office complex keeps our running costs low, a saving we pass on to you through our extremely competitive pricing.

Another benefit that clients appreciate is that you will deal directly with whoever is working on your project, be it David for design requirements or Benedict for digital implementations. The removal of account managers from the communication process speeds up turn around times considerably and reduces our expenses further, again a saving we pass on to you through our competitive pricing structure.

David Marshall

Creative Director

David has been working in the design & advertising industry for over 25 years on client accounts that range from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, and since forming SemiStone Media in 2014 has been responsible for the rebranding of several multinational pharmaceutical corporations.

Prior to this, David was the senior designer at HHC Lewis (formerly Hall Harrison Cowley, owned by Saatchi & Saatchi). His primary role there for seven years was that of servicing the Emerson account (Emerson.com), a global corporation who feature in the Fortune magazine’s Global 500. The work involved a constant flow of ad campaigns for various divisions, including Rosemount, Micro Motion, Fisher and Bettis, which were both online and for print. As well as the ad campaigns, brochures and other marketing materials such as trade show requirements featured regularly in the work flow.

Before joining HHC Lewis David worked as a senior designer in several other design agencies, and his account experience includes: BBC, GlaxoSmithKline, Hampshire County Council, Hitachi, Minardi F1, Southampton Football Club, Big Wave Productions, Barratt Homes, Commerzbank AG, Co-op, The Hyde Group, Uriah Heep and Vosper Thorneycroft.

Key skills:

  • Branding
  • Logo Design
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Brochure Design
  • Exhibition Graphics
  • Interface Design
  • Video Production
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Illustration
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere
  • After Affects
  • Logic Pro

Benedict Francis

Head of Digital

Benedict was previously Digital Consultant for iTribe.co, CTO for Dash Digital, Head of Technology for Remarkable Group, Chief Technology Officer, Development Manager, Digital Director & Technical Consultant.

He is proficient in executive-level strategic development and hands-on mobile, technical, digital and design work, with over 17 years’ experience working in several Internet agencies at digital & technical director level and as a dedicated consultant. He has run three new media businesses over the past ten years on an employer & freelance basis & won Hampshire New Business of the Year award in 2004.

Projects delivered have been wide-ranging, including static Internet sites, content management systems, multi-channel content delivery systems, eCommerce platforms, bespoke software, digital strategy consultancy, international event video features, screensavers, mobile applications, and 3D modelling.

Benedict has the full technical & design ability to single-handedly deliver global facing projects – as well as initial consultancy, client liaison & project management required to deliver such work effectively, with a proven record in delivering high value, high return marketing toolkits for delivery to consumers, clients & marketing channels.

Key skills:

  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Ajax
  • CMS
  • MySQL Databases
  • Flash
  • VR/AR
  • Flex
  • eCommerce
  • XML, XSLT, XHTML,
  • Facebook Apps
  • Computer Hardware Installation & Repair
  • User Experience / Interface Design
  • Mobile Development & Payments
  • SMS / MMS
  • Digital Strategy
  • Project Management

Murray Sanders

Head of Photography

Prior to becoming involved with SemiStone Media, Murray Sanders had 30+ years of experience covering photographic assignments world-wide, much of this time being spent on editorial work for The Daily Mail, a national daily newspaper in the UK.

Over the course of his varied career, the diverse range of events and subjects range from photographing prime ministers, heads of state, celebrity personalities, authors, major commercial company ventures, historic anniversaries, Royal Horticultural Society features, studio based sessions, National Ballet portraiture, war zones including Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Kosovo, numerous & varied aerial photography assignments, The Olympics, Wimbledon and Live Aid.

There is no task too large or too complicated for him, and very important with regards the clients and personalities he’s photographed, he is extremely personable, leaving his subjects having had an enjoyable photographic session with a set of photographs that fit the brief in all aspects.

Stuart Campbell

Head of Audio

Stuart has an impressive track record regarding studio experience, having worked in many of the most prestigious UK studios such as Abbey Road, working on sessions with many well known names from the music industry such as Dave Ghrol and Ozzy Osbourne.

Key skills:

  • Original Music Composition
  • Multi-track Recording & Mixing
  • Unique Sound Design for Film & Gaming
  • Voiceover, ADR & Foley Recording
  • 7.1 & 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Mixing
  • Radio Advert Recording, Editing & Mixing
  • Location Recording
  • Mastering

David Marshall

Creative Director

David has been working in the design & advertising industry for over 25 years on client accounts that range from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, and since forming SemiStone Media in 2014 has been responsible for the rebranding of several multinational pharmaceutical corporations.

Prior to this, David was the senior designer at HHC Lewis (formerly Hall Harrison Cowley, owned by Saatchi & Saatchi). His primary role there for seven years was that of servicing the Emerson account (Emerson.com), a global corporation who feature in the Fortune magazine’s Global 500. The work involved a constant flow of ad campaigns for various divisions, including Rosemount, Micro Motion, Fisher and Bettis, which were both online and for print. As well as the ad campaigns, brochures and other marketing materials such as trade show requirements featured regularly in the work flow.

Before joining HHC Lewis David worked as a senior designer in several other design agencies, and his account experience includes: BBC, GlaxoSmithKline, Hampshire County Council, Hitachi, Minardi F1, Southampton Football Club, Big Wave Productions, Barratt Homes, Commerzbank AG, Co-op, The Hyde Group, Uriah Heep and Vosper Thorneycroft.

Key skills:

  • Branding
  • Logo Design
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Brochure Design
  • Exhibition Graphics
  • Interface Design
  • Video Production
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Illustration
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere
  • After Affects
  • Logic Pro

Benedict Francis

Head of Digital

Benedict was previously Digital Consultant for iTribe.co, CTO for Dash Digital, Head of Technology for Remarkable Group, Chief Technology Officer, Development Manager, Digital Director & Technical Consultant.

He is proficient in executive-level strategic development and hands-on mobile, technical, digital and design work, with over 16 years’ experience working in several Internet agencies at digital & technical director level and as a dedicated consultant. He has run three new media businesses over the past ten years on an employer & freelance basis & won Hampshire New Business of the Year award in 2004.

Projects delivered have been wide-ranging, including
static Internet sites, content management systems,
multi-channel content delivery systems, eCommerce platforms, bespoke software, digital strategy consultancy, international event video features, screensavers, mobile applications, and 3D modelling.

Benedict has the full technical & design ability to single-handedly deliver global facing projects – as well as initial consultancy, client liaison & project management required to deliver such work effectively, with a proven record in delivering high value, high return marketing toolkits for delivery to consumers, clients & marketing channels.

Key skills:

  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Ajax
  • CMS
  • MySQL Databases
  • Flash
  • VR/AR
  • Flex
  • eCommerce
  • XML, XSLT, XHTML,
  • Facebook Apps
  • Computer Hardware Installation & Repair
  • User Experience / Interface Design
  • Mobile Development & Payments
  • SMS / MMS
  • Digital Strategy
  • Project Management

Murray Sanders

Head of Photography

Prior to becoming involved with SemiStone Media, Murray Sanders had 30+ years of experience covering photographic assignments world-wide, much of this time being spent on editorial work for The Daily Mail, a national daily newspaper in the UK.

Over the course of his varied career, the diverse range of events and subjects range from photographing prime ministers, heads of state, celebrity personalities, authors, major commercial company ventures, historic anniversaries, Royal Horticultural Society features, studio based sessions, National Ballet portraiture, war zones including Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Kosovo, numerous & varied aerial photography assignments, The Olympics, Wimbledon and Live Aid.

There is no task too large or too complicated for him, and very important with regards the clients and personalities he’s photographed, he is extremely personable, leaving his subjects having had an enjoyable photographic session with a set of photographs that fit the brief in all aspects.

Stuart Campbell

Head of Audio

Stuart has an impressive track record regarding studio experience, having worked in many of the most prestigious UK studios such as Abbey Road, working on sessions with many well known names from the music industry such as Dave Ghrol and Ozzy Osbourne.

Key skills:

  • Original Music Composition
  • Multi-track Recording & Mixing
  • Unique Sound Design for Film & Gaming
  • Voiceover, ADR & Foley Recording
  • 7.1 & 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Mixing
  • Radio Advert Recording, Editing & Mixing
  • Location Recording
  • Mastering