We are Flint – is a communications agency founded in response to growing polarisation and the rise of political extremes.
We are troubled by the failure of experts on both sides to engage with the public, and the retreat of meaningful, well-informed perspectives from across the political spectrum.
Ultimately, we want to see people better engaged with the decisions and policies that affect them. Which is why we use data, strategy and design to build powerful campaigns that get big ideas heard and understood.
We work with international NGOs, think tanks, and universities to more successfully connect them to the general public – to craft policy ideas into human-shaped stories, and breathe life into them.
Tom Hashemi, Communications Strategy
As a teenager he took extremist websites offline… before turning his fingers to more constructive habits. Today, Tom’s expertise lies in helping experts communicate more effectively.
Formerly at Edelman, Reputation Leaders, and Black Swan, Tom’s clients include Unilever, PayPal, Toyota, Norton Symantec, Labour, European Climate Foundation, Stimson Center, Centre for Social Justice, Texas National Security Review, and War on the Rocks.
Tom holds a BA(Hons) in Middle Eastern Politics from the University of Manchester, and an MA in Terrorism, Security & Society from the War Studies Department, King’s College London.
Katie Mihailovits, Creative & Design
After graduating from law school, Katie saw the light and decided to solve brand issues rather than contractual ones. She is a campaign-focused creative with over 10 years experience.
With previous roles at Portland Communications, Den Creative and Business in the Community, her clients include Qatar, UBS, Nestle, Novartis, Novartis Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Crown Estate, and the London School of Economics.
Katie holds bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Leeds and a law conversion course from BPP Law School. She also teaches the part-time design course at Shillington College.
Aidan Muller, Digital Strategy
Aidan is a journalist-turned-strategic communications and digital expert, majoring in political affairs. He has been a digital advisor in Government, including Number 10, where he helped introduce social media.
He was previously an Account Director at Edelman, where he led strategic digital and social media campaigns for brands like GE, Chevron, Shell, Symantec, Energy UK, and the EU’s Climate-KIC. And in the last few years he has helped lobbying firms define the practice of digital public affairs.
He holds a BA(Hons) in Politics and Modern History, an MA in Political Development from Manchester University, and the CIPR Diploma in Public Relations.
Katy Murray, Account Management
When Katy isn’t managing our key accounts, you can find her sketching strangers at life-drawing class.
Katy spent five years in the non-profit sector, most recently as a Communications Manager with charity consultancy New Philanthropy Capital. She holds a BA(Hons) in Ancient World Studies from UCL, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychosocial Studies from Birkbeck.
Tim Moots, Communications Research
Tim has been conducting communications research for three years, specialising in politics, social media and Internet culture. What he doesn’t know about memes and military strategy isn’t worth knowing.
He is also a PhD researcher at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.
Becca Warner, Brand Strategy & Copywriting
Becca is a copywriter, strategist and audience insights specialist – which means she gets to the bottom of what audiences want, and how to communicate it. Her clients have ranged from the likes of Google, Facebook and the BBC to smaller startups like Escape the City and B Corp.
She holds a BA in English Literature and Language from Oxford University.
Frog Morris, Web Development
Frog is an artist who can code. He’s a front end web developer specialising in HTML, CSS, WordPress, and animation. Since 2003, he has built hundreds of websites for businesses large and small. Meanwhile, his artwork has been displayed at institutions like the Royal Academy & Whitechapel Gallery.
Tom Pitcher, Web Development
Tom is a full-stack web developer and consultant with expertise in PHP, Ruby, Python, and C++, and frameworks including Rails and Laravel. He makes it his business to do the invisible stuff that means everything just… works. His clients have included Newsweek, AcclaimWorks, and Treovi (a startup that challenged Expedia).