Meet the team

Since 2017 we've been working with businesses, charities and people like you - generating ideas and designs that help you to craft a better world.

Leadership team

Ed Garrett

Managing Director & Founder

Having worked in the creative industries for over 15 years, and in business development and recruitment roles for nearly 10, Ed brings a unique blend of creativity and commercial expertise to The Discourse.

Ed founded the agency (formerly Garrett Creative) in 2017 and continues to run the business – leading on strategy, growth and design effectiveness. His work prior to the agency in electronic music has given him a breadth of creative and marketing knowledge.

Isabella Cheung

Creative Director & Co-Founder

The driving force behind our creative team, Issy continues to take our agency and the organisations we work with to new heights through her love of visual communication and branding.

A coveted D&AD New Blood Award winner, Issy has worked with brands across the UK and Asia. She specialises in brand strategy, research, design and activation, and brings a level of expertise and drive to the team that continues to be invaluable.

Creative team

Justine Viot

Website & UX Designer

Born in France, Justine graduated in UX/UI Strategy & Design at L’école de Design Nantes Atlantique. She joined The Discourse in the summer of 2021, from day one she has elevated our web design offering and built upon our user-led approach to design.

Miya Heap

Marketing & Analytics

Arriving at The Discourse in summer 2023, Miya has split her time between the agency and her studies at University in Sydney. Specialising in content writing, campaigns and data, the natural marketer in her has been thriving in both theory and practice.

Beatriz Leonardo

Illustrator & Animator

Currently residing in Lisbon, Portugal, Beatriz’s speciality is bringing together her varied skills and blending areas of creativity, whether that’s mixing analogue and digital design, music and visual art, or small and large-scale prints.

Ben Menter

Graphic Designer

A lifelong Bristolian, Ben is one of our most senior designers. Specialising in graphic design, print management and large format, he comes to us with years of experience designing for businesses, record labels and the 3rd sector.

Mahalia Curtis


Mahalia works tirelessly on brand voice and content writing for our clients. She’s an incredible copywriter on the page and in a campaign, and draws on her own experience in art history to bring the right balance of creative and commercial content.

Elvien Daru

Brand Designer

One of the most talented brand designers we’ve met, she brings a signature style of beautifully drawn, colourful and modern designs to the agency. Her focus is on branding and logo design, and her unique approach is an instrumental part of our work.

Work for us

Be part of a tight-knit, international team that’s supporting independent brands and changemakers – and enjoying a healthy work life balance while we’re at it.