Bubbling with creativity, this team of brand experts enjoy exploring design possibilities from initial concepts through to final completion. With a combined wealth of educated communication skills and professional experience, as a team they have a passion to see Catch The Fire’s brand continually flourish.

To keep things progressing with excellence, we need you and your ongoing creative expertise. As Catch The Fire ambassadors, you too are also part of the team.

We are here to inspire, coach, equip and support you. Feel free to reach out and ask us questions by emailing branding@catchthefire.com

 
 
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Ben Jackson

Brand

Ben is a creative thinker who is motivated by communication excellence. Instinctively strategic, Ben challenges existing norms by bringing fresh creative solutions. 

Originally from England and with a wealth of design experience, Ben lives in Canada with his wife Sarah and three gorgeous girls, River, Emily and Sophia. Ben’s creativity extends to the kitchen as a home chef, cooking impeccable and delicious recipes for those he loves. 

A few of his favourite things: Communication; hosting friends and family; delicious flavours; worship; and God’s presence!

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Jo Smith

Brand

Jo is an intuitive conversation starter and enjoys intentionally connecting and asking questions [a little cheeky and rather challenging at times] to help identify brand, bring movement and build culture.

Originally a designer, educator and life coach from England, Jo lives in Canada with her husband Russ and four precious poppets, Ella, Gracie, Judah and Olivia. Together they wholeheartedly explore a life of wholeness, making wonderful memories along the way. 

A few of her favourite things: Typography; the colour red; chatting over a lovely hot cuppa; stickie notes; and running!

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Jon Long

Communication

Jon is a resourceful problem solver and with a passion for marketing has an incredible gift of getting things done, especially when it comes to reaching tight deadlines. 

Despite being a true Canadian, If Jon could live on a cruise ship somewhere hot, he would. Married to Melissa and a dad to three wonderful young children, Ethan, Benedict and Juliette, Jon enjoys living a culture of teamwork makes the dream work.

A few of his favourite things: Can do attitude; efficiency; fun; cooking exquisite meals; and squirrels!

 
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Marcott Bernarde

Design

Marcott is a phenomenal designer who diligently thinks through all the communication scenarios, ready to design much needed solutions. Her passion for typography and typesetting shines through her creativity. 

Born in the Philippines, Marcott relocated to Canada with her family at the young age of 11. Married to Steve, together they enjoy cooking up a storm with a mix of scrummy Asian flavours [to be truly honest, I think Marcott is the motivated taste tester].

A few of her favourite things: Pizza; coffee; butter; socks; and being an auntie to her niece! 

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Samuel Nudds

Design

Sam is a design extraordinaire who contributes innovative, intuitive and beautiful solutions with excellence. His attention to creative detail consistently shows that he truly does care in every step of the design process. 

Sam is married to Sarah and although both from England they have a passion for adventures, travelling and actively making a difference in Africa, where Kenya is their second home.

A few of his favourite things: Family; working out; coffee; sushi and music!

 
 

Our wider creative team

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