About Us

OUR STORY

Brickwall was started in 2005 by Jon Brichto and Alex Walker who decided to combine their film-making and marketing backgrounds to create a company that was as focussed on client outcomes as it was on creativity. After a lengthy and heated argument over a pint (or three) over what to call their new baby, they simply decided to combine their two surnames and Brickwall was born!

OUR ETHOS

We operated out of a friend's cupboard for a year before moving to Shoreditch in East London where we laid down our roots. Since then we have grown, both in the services we offer and the number of people in our team, but our core principle has remained the same: to provide our clients with a personal, creative and honest service. And it is because of this that our clients have become our friends and their friends have become our clients.

The Brickwall Team

Jon Brichto

Jon Brichto

Managing Director

Jon started his career in charitable marketing before founding Brickwall with university friend Alex in 2005. As Brickwall's sole producer for the first four years Jon was proud to have a cameo on all the company's films during this time. As the company has grown Jon has taken a more strategic role, overseeing Brickwall's expansion across digital channels and into new markets. He does however still take a very hands-on role in all our productions, helping to ensure that all are delivered on time, budget and to our customers' expectations. When not at work Jon can most likely be found battling pixellated super-villans with his two children, Solly & Eliza.

jon@brickwall.uk.com

Jon Brichto

Managing Director

Jon started his career in charitable marketing before founding Brickwall with university friend Alex in 2005. As Brickwall's sole producer for the first four years Jon was proud to have a cameo on all the company's films during this time. As the company has grown Jon has taken a more strategic role, overseeing Brickwall's expansion across digital channels and into new markets. He does however still take a very hands-on role in all our productions, helping to ensure that all are delivered on time, budget and to our customers' expectations. When not at work Jon can most likely be found battling pixellated super-villans with his two children, Solly & Eliza.

jon@brickwall.uk.com

Jon Brichto

Managing Director

Jon started his career in charitable marketing before founding Brickwall with university friend Alex in 2005. As Brickwall's sole producer for the first four years Jon was proud to have a cameo on all the company's films during this time. As the company has grown Jon has taken a more strategic role, overseeing Brickwall's expansion across digital channels and into new markets. He does however still take a very hands-on role in all our productions, helping to ensure that all are delivered on time, budget and to our customers' expectations. When not at work Jon can most likely be found battling pixellated super-villans with his two children, Solly & Eliza.

jon@brickwall.uk.com

Alex Walker

Alex Walker

Creative Director

A co-founder of Brickwall, Alex has been producing, directing and writing films for over a decade. He has been commissioned to create cutting edge music promos, corporate and charitable videos for a variety of clients including Channel Four, the NHS, and the Olympics. In 2008 he directed and wrote an hour-long music documentary, We Dreamed America, which played at SXSW and festivals ranging from Cambridge to Philadelphia and as far as South Africa. It was released on DVD by Drakes Avenue Pictures in October 2008. In the summer of 2011 Alex directed his first feature film feature, Fossil. The film was released by Verve Pictures in 2014. When not at work, Alex can almost always be found in his shed brewing his own beer - Banjo Brew.

alex@brickwall.uk.com

Alex Walker

Creative Director

A co-founder of Brickwall, Alex has been producing, directing and writing films for over a decade. He has been commissioned to create cutting edge music promos, corporate and charitable videos for a variety of clients including Channel Four, the NHS, and the Olympics. In 2008 he directed and wrote an hour-long music documentary, We Dreamed America, which played at SXSW and festivals ranging from Cambridge to Philadelphia and as far as South Africa. It was released on DVD by Drakes Avenue Pictures in October 2008. In the summer of 2011 Alex directed his first feature film feature, Fossil. The film was released by Verve Pictures in 2014. When not at work, Alex can almost always be found in his shed brewing his own beer - Banjo Brew.

alex@brickwall.uk.com

Alex Walker

Creative Director

A co-founder of Brickwall, Alex has been producing, directing and writing films for over a decade. He has been commissioned to create cutting edge music promos, corporate and charitable videos for a variety of clients including Channel Four, the NHS, and the Olympics. In 2008 he directed and wrote an hour-long music documentary, We Dreamed America, which played at SXSW and festivals ranging from Cambridge to Philadelphia and as far as South Africa. It was released on DVD by Drakes Avenue Pictures in October 2008. In the summer of 2011 Alex directed his first feature film feature, Fossil. The film was released by Verve Pictures in 2014. When not at work, Alex can almost always be found in his shed brewing his own beer - Banjo Brew.

alex@brickwall.uk.com

Matthew Hoad-Robson

Matthew Hoad-Robson

Creative Director

Matthew is a partner and award winning Creative director at Brickwall, with over fifteen years’ experience creating films, adverts, corporates and virals for a wide variety of clients including Nissan, NSPCC, Cancer Research UK, London 2012 and Greenpeace. Awards include IVCA Best Digital Communication Silver, IVCA Best Animation Highly Commended, Design Council Beyond 2012, and winner of Corporate Comms Magazine Best Use of Video 2014. Matthew has worked with agencies including LBi, FleishmanHillard, WCRS, McCann-Erickson, Havas and talent including Michael Sheen, Rutger Hauer, David Walliams and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard. When not at work or busy coming up with silly ideas, he can be found playing tennis. 

matt@brickwall.uk.com

Matthew Hoad-Robson

Creative Director

Matthew is a partner and award winning Creative director at Brickwall, with over fifteen years’ experience creating films, adverts, corporates and virals for a wide variety of clients including Nissan, NSPCC, Cancer Research UK, London 2012 and Greenpeace. Awards include IVCA Best Digital Communication Silver, IVCA Best Animation Highly Commended, Design Council Beyond 2012, and winner of Corporate Comms Magazine Best Use of Video 2014. Matthew has worked with agencies including LBi, FleishmanHillard, WCRS, McCann-Erickson, Havas and talent including Michael Sheen, Rutger Hauer, David Walliams and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard. When not at work or busy coming up with silly ideas, he can be found playing tennis. 

matt@brickwall.uk.com

Matthew Hoad-Robson

Creative Director

Matthew is a partner and award winning Creative director at Brickwall, with over fifteen years’ experience creating films, adverts, corporates and virals for a wide variety of clients including Nissan, NSPCC, Cancer Research UK, London 2012 and Greenpeace. Awards include IVCA Best Digital Communication Silver, IVCA Best Animation Highly Commended, Design Council Beyond 2012, and winner of Corporate Comms Magazine Best Use of Video 2014. Matthew has worked with agencies including LBi, FleishmanHillard, WCRS, McCann-Erickson, Havas and talent including Michael Sheen, Rutger Hauer, David Walliams and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard. When not at work or busy coming up with silly ideas, he can be found playing tennis. 

matt@brickwall.uk.com

Lee Austin

Lee Austin

Technical Director

Lee is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer with over 14 years’ experience in website development and has developed sites for large clients including in the automotive and medical sectors. Now Lee has focused on leading his team to create cutting edge websites using the latest technologies and techniques that deliver a better web experience across all devices. When not at work Lee can be found lifting heavy things, entertaining his two kids and dreaming about classic Porsche ownership.

lee@brickwall.uk.com

Lee Austin

Technical Director

Lee is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer with over 14 years’ experience in website development and has developed sites for large clients including in the automotive and medical sectors. Now Lee has focused on leading his team to create cutting edge websites using the latest technologies and techniques that deliver a better web experience across all devices. When not at work Lee can be found lifting heavy things, entertaining his two kids and dreaming about classic Porsche ownership.

lee@brickwall.uk.com

Lee Austin

Technical Director

Lee is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer with over 14 years’ experience in website development and has developed sites for large clients including in the automotive and medical sectors. Now Lee has focused on leading his team to create cutting edge websites using the latest technologies and techniques that deliver a better web experience across all devices. When not at work Lee can be found lifting heavy things, entertaining his two kids and dreaming about classic Porsche ownership.

lee@brickwall.uk.com

Kim Bond

Kim Bond

Programme Director

Kim is Programme Director at Brickwall, working mainly on our digital programmes. She has worked for almost ten years on the development and delivery of digital solutions, predominantly for the NHS and healthcare organisations, arm’s length bodies and the third sector, and is passionate about the impact digital innovation can have on the way organisations engage with their audience and present themselves, their products and their services. When not at work Kim can be found battling through the ‘terrible twos’ with her son and Boxer dog. 

kim@brickwall.uk.com

Kim Bond

Programme Director

Kim is Programme Director at Brickwall, working mainly on our digital programmes. She has worked for almost ten years on the development and delivery of digital solutions, predominantly for the NHS and healthcare organisations, arm’s length bodies and the third sector, and is passionate about the impact digital innovation can have on the way organisations engage with their audience and present themselves, their products and their services. When not at work Kim can be found battling through the ‘terrible twos’ with her son and Boxer dog. 

kim@brickwall.uk.com

Kim Bond

Programme Director

Kim is Programme Director at Brickwall, working mainly on our digital programmes. She has worked for almost ten years on the development and delivery of digital solutions, predominantly for the NHS and healthcare organisations, arm’s length bodies and the third sector, and is passionate about the impact digital innovation can have on the way organisations engage with their audience and present themselves, their products and their services. When not at work Kim can be found battling through the ‘terrible twos’ with her son and Boxer dog. 

kim@brickwall.uk.com

Jessica Henderson

Jessica Henderson

Strategy Director

Jess joined Brickwall in 2013 after working for ten years in communications and public affairs in Brussels at FleishmanHillard (where she used to be a Brickwall client!) and several leading think tanks. She caught the digital bug when organising "The Security Jam" - a collaboration between IBM, NATO and the EU that saw some 4,000 policymakers debate online in real time on transatlantic security issues. She has an MSC in project management and heads Brickwall's business and client relationships team. When not at work, she is most likely plotting her next travel adventure. 

jessica@brickwall.uk.com

Jessica Henderson

Strategy Director

Jess joined Brickwall in 2013 after working for ten years in communications and public affairs in Brussels at FleishmanHillard (where she used to be a Brickwall client!) and several leading think tanks. She caught the digital bug when organising "The Security Jam" - a collaboration between IBM, NATO and the EU that saw some 4,000 policymakers debate online in real time on transatlantic security issues. She has an MSC in project management and heads Brickwall's business and client relationships team. When not at work, she is most likely plotting her next travel adventure. 

jessica@brickwall.uk.com

Jessica Henderson

Strategy Director

Jess joined Brickwall in 2013 after working for ten years in communications and public affairs in Brussels at FleishmanHillard (where she used to be a Brickwall client!) and several leading think tanks. She caught the digital bug when organising "The Security Jam" - a collaboration between IBM, NATO and the EU that saw some 4,000 policymakers debate online in real time on transatlantic security issues. She has an MSC in project management and heads Brickwall's business and client relationships team. When not at work, she is most likely plotting her next travel adventure. 

jessica@brickwall.uk.com

Bea Holden

Bea Holden

Head of Production

After graduating from Kings College London, Bea worked as Content Manager for CultureLabel, working with iconic museums, galleries and artists before joining the Brickwall team in July 2013 as Production Manager. As Head of Production, Bea works closely with clients, guiding them through the production process from specification to project delivery. She also heads up the production team organising crew, coordinating shoots and working with our editors and directors to ensure that all our productions are delivered on time to happy clients. When not at work Bea can be found trying to persuade Jon to get a dog for the office.

bea@brickwall.uk.com

Bea Holden

Head of Production

After graduating from Kings College London, Bea worked as Content Manager for CultureLabel, working with iconic museums, galleries and artists before joining the Brickwall team in July 2013 as Production Manager. As Head of Production, Bea works closely with clients, guiding them through the production process from specification to project delivery. She also heads up the production team organising crew, coordinating shoots and working with our editors and directors to ensure that all our productions are delivered on time to happy clients. When not at work Bea can be found trying to persuade Jon to get a dog for the office.

bea@brickwall.uk.com

Bea Holden

Head of Production

After graduating from Kings College London, Bea worked as Content Manager for CultureLabel, working with iconic museums, galleries and artists before joining the Brickwall team in July 2013 as Production Manager. As Head of Production, Bea works closely with clients, guiding them through the production process from specification to project delivery. She also heads up the production team organising crew, coordinating shoots and working with our editors and directors to ensure that all our productions are delivered on time to happy clients. When not at work Bea can be found trying to persuade Jon to get a dog for the office.

bea@brickwall.uk.com

Lauren McDonald

Lauren McDonald

Production Coordinator

Lauren joined Brickwall in 2014 as part of the production team. Before this she worked at D&AD, helping to organise thousands of entries as part of the prestigious D&AD Awards, as well as assisting in the production of the D&AD Annual. She graduated with BA (hons) Illustration in 2010, has worked in various art galleries around London and loves all things creative. At Brickwall she works closely with the production team on all film, animation and print projects and drinks a lot of tea. When not at work she likes watching good films and bad TV.

lauren@brickwall.uk.com

Lauren McDonald

Production Coordinator

Lauren joined Brickwall in 2014 as part of the production team. Before this she worked at D&AD, helping to organise thousands of entries as part of the prestigious D&AD Awards, as well as assisting in the production of the D&AD Annual. She graduated with BA (hons) Illustration in 2010, has worked in various art galleries around London and loves all things creative. At Brickwall she works closely with the production team on all film, animation and print projects and drinks a lot of tea. When not at work she likes watching good films and bad TV.

lauren@brickwall.uk.com

Lauren McDonald

Production Coordinator

Lauren joined Brickwall in 2014 as part of the production team. Before this she worked at D&AD, helping to organise thousands of entries as part of the prestigious D&AD Awards, as well as assisting in the production of the D&AD Annual. She graduated with BA (hons) Illustration in 2010, has worked in various art galleries around London and loves all things creative. At Brickwall she works closely with the production team on all film, animation and print projects and drinks a lot of tea. When not at work she likes watching good films and bad TV.

lauren@brickwall.uk.com

Jack Wilson

Jack Wilson

Developer

Jack recently joined Brickwall straight out of college where he studied Accounting, Maths, Computing and IT and is the newest member of the development team. A coding "whizz kid", Jack specialises in using Umbraco CMS and Microsoft technologies to convert designs into fully functioning websites that are not only great to look at but are fast and easy for clients to manage themselves. When not at work Jack can be found riding his long board.

jack@brickwall.uk.com

Jack Wilson

Developer

Jack recently joined Brickwall straight out of college where he studied Accounting, Maths, Computing and IT and is the newest member of the development team. A coding "whizz kid", Jack specialises in using Umbraco CMS and Microsoft technologies to convert designs into fully functioning websites that are not only great to look at but are fast and easy for clients to manage themselves. When not at work Jack can be found riding his long board.

jack@brickwall.uk.com

Jack Wilson

Developer

Jack recently joined Brickwall straight out of college where he studied Accounting, Maths, Computing and IT and is the newest member of the development team. A coding "whizz kid", Jack specialises in using Umbraco CMS and Microsoft technologies to convert designs into fully functioning websites that are not only great to look at but are fast and easy for clients to manage themselves. When not at work Jack can be found riding his long board.

jack@brickwall.uk.com

Ben Pelhan

Ben Pelhan

Junior Creative

Ben is a London-based American. With love his only loyalty, he followed his partner to the UK by way of Ethiopia where he worked as a Rapporteur for the UN Economic Commission for Africa, a Videographer for a Nike Foundation-funded project, and a Marketing and Web Content Consultant for an Agriculture Development NGO. Before moving to Ethiopia, Ben worked in education, communications, and video production in the US. When not at work, Ben writes and performs poetry; this passion led him to found a poetry tour and documentary project that took place in the United States.

ben@brickwall.uk.com

Ben Pelhan

Junior Creative

Ben is a London-based American. With love his only loyalty, he followed his partner to the UK by way of Ethiopia where he worked as a Rapporteur for the UN Economic Commission for Africa, a Videographer for a Nike Foundation-funded project, and a Marketing and Web Content Consultant for an Agriculture Development NGO. Before moving to Ethiopia, Ben worked in education, communications, and video production in the US. When not at work, Ben writes and performs poetry; this passion led him to found a poetry tour and documentary project that took place in the United States.

ben@brickwall.uk.com

Ben Pelhan

Junior Creative

Ben is a London-based American. With love his only loyalty, he followed his partner to the UK by way of Ethiopia where he worked as a Rapporteur for the UN Economic Commission for Africa, a Videographer for a Nike Foundation-funded project, and a Marketing and Web Content Consultant for an Agriculture Development NGO. Before moving to Ethiopia, Ben worked in education, communications, and video production in the US. When not at work, Ben writes and performs poetry; this passion led him to found a poetry tour and documentary project that took place in the United States.

ben@brickwall.uk.com

Sasha Langford

Sasha Langford

Junior Creative

Sasha joined Brickwall in 2016 - she studied Illustration and since graduating has worked in advertising, film and as a freelance animator and illustrator. An animated film she made won the BFI Future Film Best Documentary Award in 2013. She moved up to London from Brighton a year ago and is interested in all things creative. At Brickwall she enjoys drawing storyboards and designing characters and backgrounds for animations and other projects. When not at work Sasha can be found at the cinema, riding a bike through Regents Park or eating lots of Mexican food. 

sasha@brickwall.uk.com

Sasha Langford

Junior Creative

Sasha joined Brickwall in 2016 - she studied Illustration and since graduating has worked in advertising, film and as a freelance animator and illustrator. An animated film she made won the BFI Future Film Best Documentary Award in 2013. She moved up to London from Brighton a year ago and is interested in all things creative. At Brickwall she enjoys drawing storyboards and designing characters and backgrounds for animations and other projects. When not at work Sasha can be found at the cinema, riding a bike through Regents Park or eating lots of Mexican food. 

sasha@brickwall.uk.com

Sasha Langford

Junior Creative

Sasha joined Brickwall in 2016 - she studied Illustration and since graduating has worked in advertising, film and as a freelance animator and illustrator. An animated film she made won the BFI Future Film Best Documentary Award in 2013. She moved up to London from Brighton a year ago and is interested in all things creative. At Brickwall she enjoys drawing storyboards and designing characters and backgrounds for animations and other projects. When not at work Sasha can be found at the cinema, riding a bike through Regents Park or eating lots of Mexican food. 

sasha@brickwall.uk.com

Lewis Collins

Lewis Collins

Web Designer

Lewis joined Brickwall in 2016 having moved back to Leeds from London. A graduate of Graphic Design Lewis has worked on many design projects across web and print as part of internships and freelance projects. At Brickwall Lewis works as part of our digital team creating beautiful and accessible website designs. He is a lover of Hip-Hip and special addition trainers, and when not at work Lewis can be found skateboarding and planning his next tattoo.

lewis@brickwall.uk.com

Lewis Collins

Web Designer

Lewis joined Brickwall in 2016 having moved back to Leeds from London. A graduate of Graphic Design Lewis has worked on many design projects across web and print as part of internships and freelance projects. At Brickwall Lewis works as part of our digital team creating beautiful and accessible website designs. He is a lover of Hip-Hip and special addition trainers, and when not at work Lewis can be found skateboarding and planning his next tattoo.

lewis@brickwall.uk.com

Lewis Collins

Web Designer

Lewis joined Brickwall in 2016 having moved back to Leeds from London. A graduate of Graphic Design Lewis has worked on many design projects across web and print as part of internships and freelance projects. At Brickwall Lewis works as part of our digital team creating beautiful and accessible website designs. He is a lover of Hip-Hip and special addition trainers, and when not at work Lewis can be found skateboarding and planning his next tattoo.

lewis@brickwall.uk.com

Lucy Ryder

Lucy Ryder

Designer/Developer

Lucy has been a graphic and web designer/developer for eight years and has worked for a mixture of agencies and private clients in Leeds, joining Brickwall in 2012. Lucy is a passionate designer-developer with a life-long love for all things design and the latest technologies and trends within the web world.  She has a (some say unhealthy) obsession with paper and ink and all areas of printed graphics. She balances her focus on creating beautiful design, which also delivers on performance and usability – whatever the job spec. When not at work she can be found out on her bike or on a dance floor grooving to old house music.

lucy@brickwall.uk.com

Lucy Ryder

Designer/Developer

Lucy has been a graphic and web designer/developer for eight years and has worked for a mixture of agencies and private clients in Leeds, joining Brickwall in 2012. Lucy is a passionate designer-developer with a life-long love for all things design and the latest technologies and trends within the web world.  She has a (some say unhealthy) obsession with paper and ink and all areas of printed graphics. She balances her focus on creating beautiful design, which also delivers on performance and usability – whatever the job spec. When not at work she can be found out on her bike or on a dance floor grooving to old house music.

lucy@brickwall.uk.com

Lucy Ryder

Designer/Developer

Lucy has been a graphic and web designer/developer for eight years and has worked for a mixture of agencies and private clients in Leeds, joining Brickwall in 2012. Lucy is a passionate designer-developer with a life-long love for all things design and the latest technologies and trends within the web world.  She has a (some say unhealthy) obsession with paper and ink and all areas of printed graphics. She balances her focus on creating beautiful design, which also delivers on performance and usability – whatever the job spec. When not at work she can be found out on her bike or on a dance floor grooving to old house music.

lucy@brickwall.uk.com

Alex Mann

Alex Mann

Database Architect

Alex is a highly experienced database architect who specialises in data warehousing and complex reporting solutions. She has worked for many large clients in the automotive and educational sectors. When not at work Alex is a full time mum with two daughters and likes to dance and climb...but not at the same time!

alex.mann@brickwall.uk.com

Alex Mann

Database Architect

Alex is a highly experienced database architect who specialises in data warehousing and complex reporting solutions. She has worked for many large clients in the automotive and educational sectors. When not at work Alex is a full time mum with two daughters and likes to dance and climb...but not at the same time!

alex.mann@brickwall.uk.com

Alex Mann

Database Architect

Alex is a highly experienced database architect who specialises in data warehousing and complex reporting solutions. She has worked for many large clients in the automotive and educational sectors. When not at work Alex is a full time mum with two daughters and likes to dance and climb...but not at the same time!

alex.mann@brickwall.uk.com

Leah Vaughan

Leah Vaughan

Producer

Leah Vaughan joined the Brickwall team in 2013 as a freelance producer.  For more than ten years, Leah has worked as a Broadcast Journalist and Television Producer - both in London and in Canada, where she grew up - covering the diverse worlds of sport, entertainment, and news and current affairs.  Leah has covered the Royal Wedding, the birth of Prince George, the BAFTAs, the Brit Awards, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the London 2012 Summer Olympics.  When not producing, Leah can usually be found running up and down the Thames.

leah@brickwall.uk.com

Leah Vaughan

Producer

Leah Vaughan joined the Brickwall team in 2013 as a freelance producer.  For more than ten years, Leah has worked as a Broadcast Journalist and Television Producer - both in London and in Canada, where she grew up - covering the diverse worlds of sport, entertainment, and news and current affairs.  Leah has covered the Royal Wedding, the birth of Prince George, the BAFTAs, the Brit Awards, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the London 2012 Summer Olympics.  When not producing, Leah can usually be found running up and down the Thames.

leah@brickwall.uk.com

Leah Vaughan

Producer

Leah Vaughan joined the Brickwall team in 2013 as a freelance producer.  For more than ten years, Leah has worked as a Broadcast Journalist and Television Producer - both in London and in Canada, where she grew up - covering the diverse worlds of sport, entertainment, and news and current affairs.  Leah has covered the Royal Wedding, the birth of Prince George, the BAFTAs, the Brit Awards, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the London 2012 Summer Olympics.  When not producing, Leah can usually be found running up and down the Thames.

leah@brickwall.uk.com