So, this is us...

Doing what we do...

Pocket Creatives is built on 15 years of experience in the visual and creative industries. Run by co-owners Steven, Haider and Lauren, we epitomise the blend of youth and experience. We love producing great video and photography, and we like to think that it shows in the work we deliver.

So why would you want to work with us?

What matters

We rate creativity and quality of service incredibly highly. It’s always our aim to create the best quality of work while building professional relationships and earning trust.

For the many

We’re privileged to have built this company through working with both small businesses and startups through to some of the largest companies in the UK, it’s our goal to stay competitive and offer a service that’s tailored to fit YOU.

We want to help you stand out

Our visuals say more, louder, and travel further. We want to stay true to the saying that an image is worth a thousand words… and counting!

There’s a time and a place for product images isolated against white backgrounds, and we offer those as well. But to get the best from us, we want to make use of locations, props, styling, and models as they all help to tell your story for a greater visual impact.

We’re consultative

Our consultation process is easy and within a few short questions, we can understand more about what you’re looking for and how we can best provide our services. We own all of our own equipment from camera kits to edit systems so we’re able to provide the full creative service conveniently and easily.

We understand urgency!

We always aim for a fast turnaround as standard. We know how important it is for you to have it done yesterday and capitalise on the now. Getting your material in front of your audience at the right time is so important, particularly in today’s trend and time-driven world.

We always put our clients first

You’re more important to us than anything.

We wouldn’t exist without you, we know that, and we’ll do our very best to make sure that you’re always happy and you want to work with us time and again.

We’re affordable

Every client has different spending power.  Photography and video should be for everyone, living in an increasingly visual word, your visuals should help you compete and stand out.

We’re flexible, adaptable and versatile

We’re multi-sector experienced and unashamedly diverse. We’ve chosen to remain flexible so that we can respond and rise to different challenges.

Our varied skills allow us to work across food to fashion, beauty to jewellery, products, public events and corporate conferences. Having experience in one area directly influences our ability in another.

We champion young talent

Fresh ideas, energy and drive, and a sense of ownership and responsibility, guided by experience… at your disposal.

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So this is us…

We have an extended family of talent behind us as well, from additional creatives to actors, presenters, stylists and voice over artists.

Steven Mayatt

Creative Director

Haider Romero Perez

Creative Director

Lauren Hodge

Production Director

Nick Blair Pocket Creatives Videographer
Nick Blair

Camera Operator

Karolina Majka at Pocket Creatives
Karolina Majka

Marketing

Tony Hulse Pocket Creatives Photographer
Tony Hulse

Photographer

Cameron Whiting

Editor

Billy Stephens

Editor

Our Clients

We have worked with a huge variety of clients, from crowdfunders and startups through to more established and large businesses. We love that mix, and being entrusted with the visuals for clients of any size is extremely satisfying.

We’ve found ourselves to be a great fit working directly for an end client, and also for working with agencies for their clients.We can become an external part of their internal team where they may not have video as a speciality in-house but offer it as a complimentary service.

Through our different connections, we’re very proud to have worked with Tesco, Philips, Co-Op, Holland and Barrett, Costa Coffee and James Read Tan and many more emerging names that you’ll get to know very soon.

Our Story

Pocket Creatives launched in the winter of 2017, formed as a limited company following the team working under the name of SMC since 2015. Pocket is seen as the next step in our evolution.

Steven’s professional history started in broadcasting, supporting mainstream television programmes such as BBC’s Watchdog, Crimewatch and Horizon and leading a 10-person team running 24/7 to make this happen.

But production was always the passion, and he burnt all the hours in the day running a small, innovative corporate video production company alongside called Screensaver which could boast clients such as Tower Bridge, the Museum of London and the National Portrait Gallery. This paved the way to progress full time into the production world and merged into Tailwind Media into 2010.

For 6 years, Steven oversaw the production team, making impressive in-roads into the UK corporate video market, working with some of the country’s biggest names. Highlights would include a huge campaign for Arcadia; helping to update the internal communications video magazine for electronics giant Philips, working with pop star Olly Murs on the Pringles 25th birthday online adverts, and overseeing a multitude of projects for Tesco, Currys PC World and Groupon to name a few.

2015 saw the creation of SMC, after Steven wanted to take a different direction, and adding photography to his offering. Haider Romero Perez and Lauren Hodge were invited to join, bringing a wealth of skill, enthusiasm, and drive and within 2 years have become co-owners of the newly incorporated Pocket Creatives.

“SMC provided a wonderful opportunity to meet new business owners and establish ourselves in new markets, offering new services and building a friendly and creative business where we’re building long-term working relationships with our clients. Pocket Creatives couldn’t have been launched without the faith and trust shown in us by our clients, and we look forward to growing alongside them over the years to come.”

Steven has consistently delivered high quality, interesting photographs for multiple story-telling/people centred projects. He instinctively knows how to keep an audience engaged through a series of images that really tell a story.

He goes out of his way to get to grips with the brief and is professional, reliable and friendly. But more importantly, he has the vision to get the most out of every opportunity - whether it's an unexpected environment or a straight forward corporate head-shot.

I don't hesitate in recommending him and hope to continue to work with him in the future.

Dominique Mallion Philips

As a start-up business who have a strong emphasis on our brand, top quality is vital, but so is affordability - they ticks these boxes, adding further value through their excellent ability to support our on-going social media strategy.

Above all, successful working relationships are built on trust, commitment, passion and flexibility, Steven demonstrates these key components across everything that he does.

Tanya Robertson The Dressquerade Company

Steven and his team are fantastic. They have worked with us and our members on a number of filming and photography projects.
They’re professional, thorough and deliver exceptional results.

Will Beresford FoodStars UK

Steven and team did an excellent job creating our video on a very tight timeline. He communicates clearly, answered all of our questions and kept us updated during the entire video shooting process. Overall, we are very happy with the outcome of our video and highly recommend Steven’s services to anyone.

Marco Massaro AuraGlow

Steven and his team were very patient with my little superstars! My cats are photographed every day by customers and it can be very tricky to get them looking at the camera, as the usual sounds, clicks and toys don't work for them like other cats - they've seen every trick in the book! The only way to get a really great shot of my guys is to have a bond with them, and for them to trust you. Steven put in extra days to put the cats at ease and make sure he got the perfect photos, and we're really delighted with the results: cheeky Alice, smug Donnie and wide-eyed Wookie. They're all there, being themselves and looking fabulous!

Lauren Nixon Lady Dinah's Cat Cafe

Steven has been critical to helping expand our portfolio of imagery for our £30 million construction programme in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. Steven has covered a variety of events for us, including family fun days, official openings and helped build our stock image library. The imagery has been used in the press, award nominations, on our website, social media channels and in other marketing material for our programmme. After each booking, the photographs are available quickly, via a handy online link for us to download and use.
I'd thoroughly recommend Steven's photography as a reliable, flexible, professional and friendly service.

Natalie Davidson Kingston Council