our team

Rachael

Rachael, Manager

After 10 years of running Merseyside’s Creative Industries Business Fund and Visionfest, the UK’s largest visual art and design festival, Rachael joined Splinter in 2005.  In 2018 during a restructure, she and Sarah rebranded the creative design services and formed apt.creative.
An experienced company and project manager Rachael works hard to understand brand values, audience insights and business requirements and in doing so develops long-term collaborations. She is proactive in her approach ensuring apt. delivers work that people love whilst providing a headache free service.
Her skills include brand development, campaign management, focus testing, community engagement, copywriting, children and young people’s workshops, business development and account management.
She is a keen environmentalist and a bit partial to a cup of tea.
Sarah

Sarah, Senior Designer/Project Manager

Sarah has been part of the design industry since 1999, joining as a junior at Moonfish in Manchester before moving back home to join Splinter in 2003. In 2018 during a restructure, she and Rachael rebranded the creative design services and formed apt.creative.
Over this time she has gained a wide range of experience in design, branding, campaigns and project management.
She has creatively led, designed and managed projects for clients including World Museum Liverpool (NML), Denbighshire County Council, Tatton Park, City Surveys, and TravelWise Merseyside for Merseytravel.  Most recently Sarah has been working with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, Cheshire East Council and the BBC.
Sarah enjoys running outside of work, along with photography and adventures with her sons. She prefers coffee to tea if you are making….

an apt. team of creatives

Steven Johnson,
Illustrator

Steven is one of our go to illustrators as he has a
wide range of different types of illustration work
across many disciplines.
steillustrates.co.uk

Sophie Welton
Graphic Designer & Artist

Sophie is an experienced Graphic Designer
and artist who we have worked with often.
iamhuman-design.co.uk

Claire McCann
Illustrator

Claire is another of our favourite illustrators
as well as being a colleague at Splinter Studio.
nafftastic.co.uk

“We like to be part of our clients team, so that the briefing
and design process feels simple and familiar.” – Sarah