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Inside Totem

Get to know how we work, who you’ll be working with and what it’s like to work here.

How we work

Our clients tell us it’s our personalised hands-on approach that makes the difference. With honesty, clarity and transparency at every step we will support you through every step of your journey. 

We hold ourselves to extremely high standards that are made possible with our tried and tested Magic 8 Methodology.

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Our people

Behind the fancy job titles are a team of amazing people – creatives, storytellers, event producers, streamers and big dreamers.

Alvaro
Fuentes

Senior Designer

Alvaro is a senior designer who works with 2D and 3D animations for bespoke AV installations and large-format MediaWalls. He also works as an editor and with onsite camera work covering events, filming sessions and interviews. He loves animals, music and tapas at all times of the day.

Favourite place
Iceland
Your favourite book
The name of the wind
Playing on repeat
Surprise Surprise
Favourite non-human
My two pet rats
What's on the menu
proper carbonara
Survival essentials
a book, a flute & ∞ pizza
Who or what inspires you
Insta photographers

Ross
Ewing

Technical Director

Ross joined Totem in 2018 bringing a broad range of technical skills and knowledge to build software. He has developed to production and maintained multiple cross-platform applications throughout the e-commerce, fintech and entertainment sectors. Managing cross-region teams, technical planning and coding are all part of his day to day. He believes that Friday is reserved for Tommy Bahamas and whenever possible jets to India to be with his friends and colleagues, biking through the beautiful Munnar tea mountains of Kochi.

Favourite place
Kochi, India
Your favourite book
The Phoenix Project
Playing on repeat
Porcelain by Moby
Favourite non-human
Marvin
What's on the menu
Hashbrowns
Survival essentials
More characters to resp..
Who or what inspires you
Caffeine!

Inês
Mendes

Director of Client Success

Ines has a passion for people, problem solving, and animals. That includes the dolphin at Sea World that bit her in 2002. With a background in Journalism and Politics, she is equipped to guarantee project success and manages video production, design projects and clients. In her free time, she enjoys long walks on the beach and travelling.

Favourite place
Ericeira
Your favourite book
LOTR
Playing on repeat
Bohemian Rhapsody
Favourite non-human
My dog
What's on the menu
Sushi
Survival essentials
Fishing Set and Knife
Who or what inspires you
Victoria Beckham

Giulia
Grasso

Production Director

Giulia has been working in the Video Production industry for over 12 years. Thanks to her organisational skills her career evolved into Company Operations and ‘capacity’ has been her favourite word since. Giulia has a real passion for anything techy, has watched every single TV series ever made, loves pizza and deeply cares for animals and the planet. Even though she moved to the UK 10 years ago, she has never had a pint.

Favourite place
Terni, Italy
Your favourite book
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Playing on repeat
Waiting in Vain
Favourite non-human
ALL ANIMALS
What's on the menu
Pizza
Survival essentials
Machete, Matches, Hope
Who or what inspires you
People's kindness

Ivan
Amaya

Web Manager

Ivan studied Visual Arts and has a background in Digital Media and web. He previously worked making digital infographics, designs and web projects for different clients, including international news agencies. He relocated to London to complete an MBA before joining the company. Ivan likes to be involved in different types of projects. He enjoys diversity across the world of Digital Media to the point of developing different personalities. He has an alter ego known as “The Baron”, a Father Christmas / Santa Claus type character who brings breakfast treats to the office on Fridays and also plays loud music in the evenings. He ate a triple hamburger once while watching an 80s Horror Film Marathon.

Favourite place
Live:Right Here Right Now
Your favourite book
Music Biographies
Playing on repeat
The Ecstasy of Gold
Favourite non-human
Cats
What's on the menu
Hamburgers (Classic)
Survival essentials
Film, Music & Guitar
Who or what inspires you
Authenticity
Photo of Sam Roythorne MD of Totem

Samantha
Roythorne

Managing Director

Sam has worked in the events sector for over a decade, co-ordinating and managing events in locations around the world including Singapore, Rome, New York and Birmingham. As Managing Director of Totem, she is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the business, delivering excellent services to our exceptional range of clients. In her spare time, Sam loves watching F1 and pretending Swindon’s ‘magic roundabout’ is in fact Eau Rouge.

Favourite place
Orlando
Your favourite book
Impossible to choose
Playing on repeat
Tears in Heaven
Favourite non-human
Pogo, Cosmo & Nate
What's on the menu
Spaghetti Bolognese
Survival essentials
Phone, Book, Pogo
Who or what inspires you
Strong women

Jasmine
Berger

Broadcast Manager

Jasmine has a passion for editing, filming and live streaming and has been that way since college. Working previously with a live news station, where she edited and live streamed content. When not editing she likes to play games, arcade games and consoles alike. She is a Nintendo Girl at heart, when she isn’t editing or playing games, she reads fantasy novels like Terry Pratchett and draws. But most importantly she loves the Legend of Zelda and is currently collecting all the games!

Favourite place
Arcade
Your favourite book
Blart & HIVE
Playing on repeat
Cauterize
Favourite non-human
Squid & Octopus
What's on the menu
Pancakes
Survival essentials
Notebook, pen, multi-tool
Who or what inspires you
My plants

Bhavya
Agrawal

QA Lead

Bhavya is a quality assurance fanatic who loves to break an application to build a perfect one. A practitioner of continuous improvement herself, she like to incorporate quality standards in her work, also focussing on customer satisfaction and optimal team performance. Beyond work, she loves to organise family events, passionate of travelling and exploring new locations, believes in making great memories and ensures to connect with her parents in India everyday.

Favourite place
Mumbai
Your favourite book
Software Testing
Playing on repeat
Bollywood
Favourite non-human
Food
What's on the menu
Paani Poori / Ice Tea
Survival essentials
Food, Fire, Music
Who or what inspires you
My son

Togs
Dalton

Art Director

Togs has had too many years he cares to mention in the Design industry: working on high profile brands though-out his career including Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Royal Mail, Coca-Cola and has been part of numerous branding projects. Togs found his niche in animation and digital campaigns where he now remains as Art Director of Create. Famously never playing for Saracens, but a keen supporter, Togs runs, surfs and keeps fit so he can indulge in his other pleasure of cooking and eating great food.

Favourite place
India
Your favourite book
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Playing on repeat
Superman REM
Favourite non-human
My dog
What's on the menu
Indian
Survival essentials
Boat outboard motor map
Who or what inspires you
Sportsmen / women

Sam
Gallagher

Product Designer

Sam is a Product Designer, he is passionate about all aspects of design. Since graduating from the University of Brighton, he’s been involved in branding and web design projects at a digital media agency, before joining Totem in 2022. Sam enjoys musical theatre, comfy video games, and working his way through the restaurants of London to find the tastiest treats available.

Favourite place
Japan
Your favourite book
The Hobbit
Playing on repeat
Physical by Dua Lipa
Favourite non-human
Rufus the dog
What's on the menu
Sunday roast
Survival essentials
3 custard creams
Who or what inspires you
Princess Diana

Thomas
Millett

Graphic Designer

Tom has a passion for design and branding and enjoys devising interesting ways to connect brands with consumers. In his spare time, he creates music, attempts to write comedy and plays a lot of video games. At the age of 8 he received a Bronze swimming certificate, which isn’t that impressive to be honest.

Favourite place
Space
Your favourite book
Moonraker
Playing on repeat
Sam Fender
Favourite non-human
R2-D2
What's on the menu
Mac & Cheese and Red Wine
Survival essentials
Mac & Cheese and Red Wine
Who or what inspires you
Del Boy

Uma
Satkunam

Financial Controller

Uma is a seasoned finance professional with extensive experience in providing strategic financial support and setting up finance divisions across a range of businesses. Having worked in property, construction and retail for roughly 25 years she has expanded her skills into HR operations, and Project Management with a keen eye for problem solving and all things credit control! A keen badminton player in her spare time Uma also, having been born in Malaysia and exchanging those sunny climes for the not so sunny UK at a young age, enjoys sharing some delightful food with her family and friends.

Favourite place
Satkunam
Your favourite book
Awaken The Giant Within
Playing on repeat
Pocketful of Sunshine
Favourite non-human
Polar Bear
What's on the menu
Just love any tasty food
Survival essentials
Water, food, first-aid kit
Who or what inspires you
Mother Theresa
Meet the whole team

Working at Totem

We are all about delivering exceptional experiences for our customers, and it’s our people that make it all possible.

Learn how we look after them, what it is they like about working at Totem and why a career here could be just what you’re looking for.

You can also apply for a role or let us know you’re interested in joining us.

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Our team of specialists are ready to help you shape your perfect engagement ecosystem.

020 3886 2686
8 Hornsey Street
London
N7 8EG

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