Mike is a founding partner of String and Tins, a record collector, northerner, synthesiser buff and over-the-mountains cyclist. His work has been awarded at D&AD, Cannes Lions, Ciclopé, Creative Circle and MASA. Highlights include Ancestry “Together Forever”, where Mike coaxed singing performances from a cast of non-professionals on set, his work on Under Armour's Cannes Grand Prix winning “Michael Phelps” and Adidas "Haters".
Will is a founding partner of String and Tins and an accomplished sound designer / composer / ex-chorister / trombonist / mediocre pianist, with a healthy love of modular synths and granular / spectral plugins. His sound design and music on films such as Vue Cinemas’ pre-film ident / Audi Birth / Guardian Three Little Pigs, has been awarded at Cannes, D&AD, Ciclopé, The British Arrows, Kinsale Sharks, Shots, MASA, LIAs and The One Show.
Rachel is our brilliant Managing Director. With nearly 20 years of Agency production experience, she has produced some of the biggest and most complicated productions including the Emmy nominated Amazon Super Bowl commercial for 2020. She is all about the craft, the detail, and the people. In her spare time she can be found digging the garden, watching documentaries and meditating. She is also a trained Life Coach.
Joe is a creative director, sound designer and composer with nearly a decade under his belt in London's top studios. He has been awarded at Pro Max and Creative Circle with a raft of nominations along the way. A classical & jazz trained guitarist, he can be found hazing out with his guitar pedals or contemplating the universe with like minded zen mates over a cup of strong coffee.
Eimear is our most excellent Production Manager. As well as being a music and mathematics graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she is a (very) Irish fiddle player / lover of disco / feminist / yogi / who has been known to compose, and on occasion, sing. She can mostly be found at the cinema or in art galleries pronouncing words such as ‘c’mere to me’, ‘wagon’ or ‘grand’.
Lawrence’s sound design and music features on some of our biggest campaigns - internally he’s known as ‘The Law’ for good reason. His background in physics and maths combined with his musical creativity, bring a unique perspective to the studio. Creative director Lawrence contributes as a mentor in the industry and occasional lecturer at Birmingham City University, and has worked on sound design for a ton of fringe theatre shows to boot!
Adam is an award-winning creative director / sound designer / composer / vinyl enthusiast, with multiple audio disciplines under his belt. From cutting tape or producing up-and-coming artists, to working with Hollywood's biggest talent, Adam is comfortable in any studio situation. His work has been awarded at Creative Circle, BTAAs, Kinsale, and Clios. In his spare time, he's either pursuing his passion for film music, drumming, or binging Netflix.
Culum is a multi award winning sound designer, composer and electronic music lover. His previous life as an actor brings a wealth of skill when he is directing talent and his sonic creations have been awarded at Creative Circle, Kinsale, Eurobest and Shots. He loves nothing more than to noodle away on his synthesisers and whip up some homemade ravioli. Preferably not at the same time.
Jim is an accomplished sound designer & composer whose work on Bose and Michelob shows just a little of what he can do. He’s a beat-maker at heart, with a background in producing commercial music for major-label artists, and has recently completed the score for the feature-length documentary ‘Chasing Perfect’ on Netflix. He has a fondness for wonky beats, ambient music and writing raps whenever possible.
Kaspar is equally happy capturing fx in remote locations, as he is crafting tracks in the studio, in addition to making sure String and Tins' tech infrastructure works a charm. He has contributed sound design and original music to a number of String and Tins projects. He is a synth and drum machine lover who makes music under the pseudonym Broka when he’s not telling people to reboot.
Laura-Leigh is a pocket-rocket Aussie singer/producer and lover of all things music, tennis, quoting Friends/Disney and harmonising to radio ga ga. From singing to The Pope when she was 12, appearing on “The Voice Australia”, studying performance & songwriting in Sydney and the Frost School of Music in Miami, Laura-Leigh has swapped the beach for Big Ben and can’t seem to stop eating Weetabix.
Charlie is a folk music loving cyclist who is fondly known as 'The Vegan'. He can easily be recognised as the tallest member of our team of producers. Music and sports are big passions - he has a love of strange and wonderful instruments from around the world and is our in house ‘banjo and mandolin guy’. Although he’s a boxer with a mean jab he's an all-round friendly giant.
Bred by bears in frosty Russia, Alina came to terms with endless British rains and opened up a special place in her heart for Lady Grey tea. She joined our production team after getting a 1st class Masters in Jazz Vocals (she’s often found writing songs on our piano after a day of chasing pencils). Proud owner of the company's loudest laugh, Alina is a funk loving hug-extraordinaire who’s always up for a challenge.
Olivia or Liv for short not only has incredible production and music supervision skills, she has an MA in Stand Up and regularly wrote and performed sets including the occasional comedy song! She has a love of soundtracks, documentaries and enjoys a bit of quizzing. Tuning into Only Connect and Mastermind to test her knowledge against the clock!
Adam works as our tech assistant and runner by day and produces Hip-Hop and DnB tracks by night. He has DJ-ed extensively in the Bristol club scene, supporting The Sugarhill Gang, LTJ Bukem, and other notable bass-heavy acts. When he’s not cooking up beats for his live shows, you can find him cycling across town or somersaulting into a swimming pool!