Joyous Creative



Christina Newman

Creative Director

Christina studied Design at the University of Leeds, graduating with a BA(hons) in Graphic and Communication Design. She is a multidisciplinary designer but is particularly known for her quirky and colourful illustration style.

Before studying for her degree, Christina was a Director at the renowned Playbox Theatre in Warwick, where she trained young artists who have gone on to appear in Cirque du Soliel, Game of Thrones and London's West End.

In 2015, Christina started her own natural skincare business with 2 friends, which quickly gathered momentum, appearing on the shelves of Urban Outfitters within a few months.

Christina has 10 years experience in the creative industry, and has worked as lead creative on projects for both small and international brands. She is driven by her passion for creative problem solving, and is a firm believer that good design is both functional and beautiful. She is constantly inspired by her travels across the globe and thrives on new and interesting experiences, places and people.

Things that bring Christina Joy:


Tasty branding

Inspiration gathering trips to foreign cities

Her greyhound ‘Dizzy’


Mid-century furniture

Marmite on toast


Jess Hain


Jess’ background in design stems from a passion in performance. Whilst undertaking her degree in Theatre and Performance studies at Warwick University, Jess developed an interest in experiential design - exploring the possibilities of immersive experience through storytelling, messaging, environment and interactivity.

The power of analysis and strategised visual messaging is something that fascinates Jess, and the ability to apply this to commercial activity from an academic background ensures work doesn’t just look great, it is informed and influential.

From University, Jess advanced in the creative industry moving into Account Management across international and local brands. Coordinating and managing design teams across a wide range of projects for both print and digital, Jess was able to fuse her understanding and ability in creative and business. With her blend of creativity, analysis and relationship building, Jess is able to understand and extract our clients needs and objectives, striking the creative process from the start.

Things that bring Jess Joy:


Plants, all plants

A well bodied red


Treasure hunting at charity shops