Who we are

We are a small, multi-talented bunch of designers, photographers, developers and project managers who have been producing high-quality design, websites and imagery for over a decade.

Our ability to cover so many skills within our team makes our workflow smooth and keeps our costs down. We are approachable, passionate and straight-talking.

From the very beginning we take the time to fully understand your industry, to understand your point of difference, and to come up with solutions that make you stand you out and improve your business. In practice this results in long-term relationships with clients whose brands we love as much as our own.

We work as confidently with small start-ups as we do with multi-national corporations, with our experience across sectors including travel, property, pharmaceuticals, finance and retail.

Niels van Gijn

Niels worked for a number of design agencies around the UK before heading off to Botswana to manage a camp in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans with Emma. After driving back to the UK overland, he set up Silverless with the aim of working with like-minded clients who wanted to spend time developing quality brands and marketing.

Emma van Gijn

Marketing director
Emma worked for almost ten years in marketing for luxury travel companies before joining Silverless. Emma is account handler extraordinaire; the brains behind our marketing campaigns, branding, art-directing lifestyle photoshoots, general quality control and oracle of style.

James Ansell

Web development director
With over 15 years in the creative industry, encompassing design, motion graphics and future technologies, James has grown with the trends, science and theory of this fast-moving web to lead the development team for Silverless. James’ intelligent take on new projects, his zen-like calm, and his knack for making things sound simple reflects in innovative and clear sites.

Chris Henham


After completing a degree in Advertising, Chris won an internship at the renowned New York Magazine in Manhattan. Since then, Chris has worked for a number of UK-based design agencies, where he fully embraced his passion for all things print. A pixel-perfectionist, Chris brings a professionalism and structure to the team that we now can’t live without. Chris is innovative, quick, meticulous and cool!

James Paterson

Photographer & Film-maker
With 15 years experience creating industry-leading photographic and editorial content for a broad range of commercial brands, magazines and other publications, James brings an imaginative and commercial mind to every project he works on, be it stills, film or copy.

Chris Mitchell

Senior developer
Chris has over 16 years experience in both design and development. Starting out in print design in the late 90s and not stopping since. Having worked in many countries around the world, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge about many different elements of design through to development for websites and other web-based applications.

Dawid Stasiak

Front-end developer
Dawid has been honing his clean-cut developing skills since 2009. Completely unflappable, Dawid has a knack for understanding clients’ needs before they do. His abilities go far beyond HTML5, CSS3, JS etc. with an eye for design and a handy knowledge of Photoshop that puts the rest of us to shame.