Thinking
made
visual

Who we are

Genium is an innovative, full-service creative agency with an impeccable track record of delivering outstanding outcomes to diverse clients spanning the commercial, public, private and social sectors.

An encounter between Martin and Shimon – two creative spirits from the worlds of film and design – resulted in the founding of their collective dream – an agency dedicated to communicating overarching branding solutions. Genium was born from a passion for worthwhile causes and exciting products. The pair embarked on combining their talents to build and grow an agency dedicated to visualising unique, captivating, and powerful messages.

What we do

A market leader in creative strategy and design, Genium’s consultancy process leads to the development of strategies and content for all areas of media including interactive films and digital marketing; website development and design; graphic design; print materials; online games; direct mail; exhibitions and radio and TV commercials.

genium team

  • Martin Kerem

    Director and Founding Partner

    Martin is a multi-award-winning director and producer of documentaries; children’s TV; dramas; corporate films and commercials, whose creativity and passion led him to set up Genium. With invaluable experience and a unique vision, gleaned from working on a multitude of prestigious projects for the BBC and Discovery Channel, Martin is dedicated to communicating the message and values of organisations, products and brands.

  • Shimon Speigel

    Creative Director and Founding Partner

    As co-founder of Genium, Shimon has over 20 years hands-on creative experience with 3 London agencies and marketing consultancies. Creating award-winning projects, Shimon built a reputation for evoking emotions and telling stories through crafted design, photography and film. He has created campaigns, brand solutions and guidelines for many high profile clients including Hilton and Tesco, and consistently delivers exceptional results for Genium’s clients.

  • Lara Cooper

    Marketing & Strategic Communications

    Lara has over 16 years of experience in marketing and communications. Following her degree in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University, Lara was a graduate trainee at advertising agency Bates UK, moving on to the Central Office of Information (COI) to run high-profile government campaigns. Lara was Campaigns Director at Media Trust, and a strategic communications advisor within the Department for Education and the Department of Health.

  • Juliette Dumas

    Research & Administration

    Juliette helps Genium with research, planning and project support. She has a B.A.(hons) in Film Studies and an M.A. in Art Management as well as two years of experience producing music videos, short films and promotional videos. Juliette is also fluent in French. Her background enables her to assist the team on their many projects as well as support them in the office. In her spare time, she likes to draw portraits, review films and play basketball.

  • Jessica Horton

    Designer

    Jessica is a multidisciplinary designer with a keen eye for detail. Her superior graphic design and digital skills cover print, branding and web design. She worked in the B2B publishing industry with clients including HSBC and Rolls Royce, before making the move into a creative agency. As a Member of the International Society of Typographic Designers, Jess maintains a keen overview of the industry at a high level. In her spare time she plays softball in the GLSML.

  • Ollie Brown

    Designer

    Ollie is an exceptional graphic designer with a creative flair and a meticulous eye. He has a passion for new media and print and his background in screen print and illustration brings a fresh perspective to every project. In addition to working for Genium, he runs a screen print studio and directs workshops for underprivileged young people. Ollie loves nature and when he’s not in his studio, he can be found hiking, climbing or camping.

  • Dan Coe

    Web developer

    Dan specialises in designing and building Websites, Facebook Apps & Fan Pages, WordPress, Flash, Games, Content Management Systems, iTunes LPs and many more. His specialist skills include XML, SEO, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Unity 3D and iPhone Development. Dan’s work with major brands includes Universal Music, Red Bull, Royal Mail, Waitrose, Walkers and Xbox. When his eyes are not glued to a monitor he can be found enjoying snowboarding, surfing and photography.

  • Alex Mallinson

    Motion Graphic Animator

    Alex is a CG artist and animator with 14 years’ experience in compositing; video game graphics; digital illustration; photography and graphic design. He created the effects for an award-winning Cannes Cyber Gold Lion viral advert, and built the memorable BBC2 Tesco Invasion of Denmark sequence for Armando Iannucci’s Time Trumpet. He has created animations and imagery for the BBC; Channel 5; MTV; Sega; Sony and Timberland, amongst others.

  • Sharon Lyons

    Administrator

    Sharon has extensive corporate experience and has worked across various sectors including over 10 years at PWC, managing, training and organising international clients. Sharon has a BSc (Hons) in Information & Communications, and her IT background as a web designer and developer, and a Global Web Trainer, allows her to keep a trained eye on every project at Genium. Sharon’s downtime is rare – but she tries hard to fit in her hobbies, cooking and yoga.

Partners, not clients

At Genium clients become partners. Close relationships ensure
clear and effective communication, and outstanding results