MEET THE TEAM

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 Shaun Russell (Head of Publishing):

Shaun has a background in television production, marketing and journalism and has worked for ITV, Channel 5, GMTV and The Children’s Channel. He has excellent contacts throughout the media in both television and print journalism and possesses a keen commercial sensibility. Responsible for overseeing book production, he is also heavily involved in marketing.


Justin Chaloner (Camera Operator, Editor)

Justin previously worked in the education and charity sectors before pursuing a career in the media. “Before helping set up Candy Jar I had various roles including lecturer, fundraiser, youth worker and project manager. This gave me a valuable and unique insight into the challenges and pressures faced by those working in these sectors.

Retraining as a freelance cameraman and editor, I was able to draw on my experiences as I worked on productions related to these fields. I now have a wealth of experience working on video productions for small and medium companies as well as larger organisations.”


Richard Young (Partner and Senior Designer):

Richard’s career spans over 20 years in the web and graphic design industries. He has worked on many varied projects from one thousand page plus websites for education and estate agents (including Blackburn College, Reeds Rains, Your Move and Right Move) to one and two page websites for SME’s and sole traders.

Richard runs his own companies, NEDC and Tiny Turtle Illustration. He says he was born in the wrong decade, he’s married with two children, three dogs, a rabbit and horse and a garage full of Doctor Who merchandise and his sons Star Wars toys!


Will Rees (Editorial Co-ordinator):

Will is a graduate of Cardiff University with a degree in English Literature.

He has a background in multi-media sales and joined Candy Jar full-time after completing a work experience placement. He now has over three years experience in editorial positions, and in 2014  was lead editor of the award winning The Search for Mister Lloyd.


Lauren Thomas (Publishing Co-ordinator):

Lauren has now joined Jelly Bean Books full-time.

Having completed a BA degree in English at the University of Exeter, she is passionate about literature all things social media and has experience in online journalism, digital content and copywriting.


Freelancers

Terry Cooper:

Terry was born in London in 1969 and moved to the Welsh Valleys in 1980. After almost succeeding in the music industry supporting East 17 on tour around the UK, Terry went back to his artistic roots and worked for various film and television companies.

He has since graduated from the University of Glamorgan with a degree in Computer Animation and set-up his own CGI company, Strangetown Animation. Terry released his first book Kangazang: Remote Possibilities in 2008 as the beginning of a proposed trilogy.