- Sam England Founder and Project Manager
Sam is a Law graduate who specialised in commercial, intellectual property, and human rights law. He has extensive experience in community management having founded and run a number of online communities and content-driven websites in the past. Coming from a creative background, he also has an insight in to the arts, photography, journalism, and the media industry. As the founder and project manager he oversees the product, editorial, business development and sales teams.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07803 876 854
- John Hamelink Head of Product
- James White Lead Back End Developer
James is PostDesk's nocturnal Web Developer, Server Admin and occasional University Student. If something goes wrong it's most likely his fault.
- Kyee Lead User Interface Designer
Designer with a big heart for film and philosophy. Video game nerd, likes cats, design and nice people.
- Mark Parsons Lead Front End Developer
Mark is a Web developer from Cheshire, England. He specialises in Front End Development and often dabbles in Web Design. He has a keen interest in Football, Politics and watching really bad TV. If something goes wrong, he blames James White.
- Richard Tape Senior PHP Developer
Rich is known as 'The WordPress Guy'. He hails from sunny Manchester but is currently trying to emigrate to Vancouver, Canada. It was once said that if a washing machine had an API, he could hook it up to WordPress. He's still looking for a washing machine with an API. He's always right. Some say he's impossible to bribe, but some say that Haagen-Dazs Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream could be the way to do so.
- Kieran Allen Technical Consultant
Kieran likes to 'break stuff, optimise stuff, scale stuff, improve stuff and prod at security'. He's currently a PHP Developer at Miniclip
- Thomas Curtis Technology Contributor
Thomas runs his own Marketing and technology consultancy and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. After graduating from the University of Kent he spent five years as a web developer and technology advocate in the education sector. He loves to talk and write about technology regardless of platform, especially if it's an underdog.
- Sean Daisy E-sports Gaming Contributor
Sean started his writing career as a scriptwriter, before taking his hand to writing about video games; his true passion. He joined Destructoid.com in 2009 and quickly made a name for himself with his witty, incisive and innovative articles. As well as his editorial role for PostDesk, he has been part of Destructoid.com‚ Features team since May 2011.
- Zoë Ainscough Gaming Contributor
Zoë is currently studying music at university. A long-time fan of Iron Maiden, she is a musician and her instrument of choice is the drums. She is an avid PS3 gamer and advocate of Sony, her favourite games being Tekken and Uncharted. Based in Liverpool, she strong interests in gaming, music and football (Liverpool FC to be specific).
- Jack Bromley Gaming Contributor
Jack is a console obsessive, who spends an unhealthy amount of his time gaming. On occasion he breaks for reading, and loves to write once he's had his Weetabix.
- Mariel Hurd Gaming Contributor
Mariel is a PC and tabletop gamer 'who loves her miniatures more than her friends', and thinks the only reason to interact with living, breathing humans is so they can make half the models move. She spends half her time 'bitching about games', and the other half reading fantasy novels. Occasionally she even remembers to boot up Steam.
- Tim Bates Gaming Contributor
Tim is a student, is an English Literature at UEA. In his free time, he likes Video Games, Reading, Movies, and teaching himself Japanese.
- Sophie Harrison Culture Editor
Sophie Harrison is a self proclaimed social observer. When she's not busy people watching or reading the news she spends her time eating biscuits, drinking tea and studying for an English degree.
- Charlie Duff Culture Contributor
Charlie is community manager for BraveNewTalent.com. A journalist by trade, she loves words. She loves "Baking, making, stitching and touch-screens. Old cars, new gadgets, spinning wheels. Geeks, gin and The Good Life." If she's not on Twitter she's on her bike.
- Henry Mitchell Culture Contributor
Henry is a social Entrepreneur and founder of The 1 Month Project, a collaboration community created for inciting discussion on social, entrepreneurial and economic issues.
- Rebecca Magnus Culture Contributor
Rebecca is a freelance writer, business woman and patissiere looking to 'revolutionise the world through cake'. She takes a keen interest in Russian culture and politics, especially in the current climate.
- William Sisskind Culture Contributor
William has written articles for The Next Great Generation, works for the internet, and blogs on his personal website Socrates' Closet. He resides in New York State and visits the City often, where he dreams of 'curbstomping the homeless in duels to the death'.
- Lucas MccCartney Politics Editor
Lucas McCartney is a masters student in communication, with an interest in politics, social media and current affairs. He also works within Public Relations and Public Affairs and has a keen interest in political philosophy and ethics.
- Lawrence Serewicz Politics Contributor
Lawrence is an American living and working in the UK on ideas covering privacy, politics, and the American idea.
- Callum Jones Politics Contributor
Callum is a writer and blogger focussing on politics, economics and foreign affairs.
- Jane Watkinson Politics Contributor
Jane is a sociology graduate, currently undertaking an MA in politics. Jane keeps a regular blog, as a Green party activist, feminist and socialist.
- Jonathan Lavery Politics Contributor
Jonathan is a former Media and now Politics student interested in Politics and communication. With a keen interest in British and Northern Ireland Politics he's written extensively on this. Opinionated, and prone to ranting - he's one of the more vocal contributors on the PostDesk Politics team.
- Joe Anthony Politics Contributor
Joe describes himself as a 'moderate libertarian'. He's particularly interested in politics, current affairs and elections (both at home and abroad), where his main focuses are constitutional reform, civil rights, the state of society and electoral systems. He is also a secularist, and is interested in how religious institutions maintain influence in British life, as well as general atheist discussion. Among his favourite commentators is the late Christopher Hitchens.
- William Tildesley Hyperlocal Researcher
William previously worked with Young Cumbria, having organised 'Young Persons' Question Time' - the biggest and most successful political event of it's kind in Cumbria. He's been with PostDesk right from the start, and with a background in media production, he is currently heading up the community engagement side of PostDesk's hyperlocal operation - starting where he's based in Cumbria.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07805 513 805