Meet our ambitious team of content writers and creatives:
Zach Greaves Director & Founder
Zach founded Artus in April 2018 after working in various marketing and sales roles, and more recently as a freelance blog writer for a Yorkshire agency. Completing his English Literature BA in 2012 developed Zach’s passion for the written word; it was only natural that it would take centre stage in his career! Zach carefully attends to his clients by taking the time to understand their vision and values; inspiration and aspirations.
He is passionate about creating completely tailored marketing and copywriting solutions, and strives to continually drive his clients’ success.
Harriet Ford Copywriter and Digital Marketing Executive
Harriet is a Leeds-based freelance copywriter. Having completed a BA in English Literature, she went on to develop her imaginative writing skills through studying for an MA in Writing for Performance and Publication and established an ongoing portfolio of creative writing.
She worked briefly as a casting assistant for one of Yorkshire’s leading agencies before joining the Artus Digital Marketing team as a Freelance Copywriter and Digital Marketing Executive.
Rachel Wade Copywriter & Digital Marketing Executive
Following a BA and MA in English, Rachel began a career in human resources for a heritage charity. She progressed into the marketing department specialising in communications, digital copy and social media management. Rachel then completed a CELTA qualification to become an EFL teacher in the UK and France, before deciding to settle in York and join the Artus Digital Marketing team as a Copywriter and Digital Marketing Executive.
Throughout her studies and career, Rachel has been a passionate writer contributing to print and online publications as well as producing short stories and two novels.
Francesca Winfield Freelance Copywriter and Digital Marketing Executive
Francesca is a Leeds-based student having just completed her BA English with Creative Writing degree, alongside working nights part-time in a bar. In February 2021 Francesca took part in Leeds Beckett’s ‘Women in Leadership’ programme, where she gained valuable insight into the experience of working in managerial roles as a woman in the professional world.
Francesca is currently working towards her MSc Management and Marketing degree, which offers a chance to work on a Postgraduate Market Research Project. She joined Artus Digital Marketing as a freelance copywriter and is continuing this role alongside her master’s degree.
Olivia Morley Copywriter and Digital Marketing Executive
Following a BA in English Literature, Olivia joined the Artus team as a freelance Copywriter and Digital Marketing Executive, before gaining the role on a full time basis. Alongside her degree, Leeds Beckett’s ‘Make It In Marketing’ programme established her passion for a career in digital marketing. Olivia’s inclination for writing motivated the launch of her personal blog, which acts as an ongoing portfolio of her writing.
Before joining Artus, she briefly assisted the social media team for a recognised clothing store.
Olivia is studying a Digital Marketing Level 3 Programme as part of her professional development through Artus.
Gideon Fireman Copywriter
Having trained for three years to be a journalist, Gideon started work in magazine journalism in London. He became a news agency reporter and then a radio news producer.
After five years as a business news editor for a US newswire, Gideon moved to Harrogate and worked in communications for household names in the energy, transport and retail sectors.
He has held senior roles in public relations, media relations, crisis communications and stakeholder engagement. In that time, he has won professional awards for his work.
He now freelances for Artus, providing clients with clear and concise content.
Paul Forster Freelance Copywriter
Having trained as and worked professionally as an actor and director, Paul is also a commissioned play-write, which includes writing a theatrical ghost hunt for BBC Radio 4 which went out as a live broadcast.
Paul currently has a plethora of income streams as a freelancer. He runs the highly successful Harrogate Ghost Walk, performs as a mind reader for weddings, parties and corporate events, hosts Victorian seances, whilst touring the UK with a number of mentalism stage shows as well as teaching drama to young people and working as a visiting lecturer at The Backstage Academy. Phew!
Paul also finds the time to work for Artus, providing his skills as a wordsmith to produce copy which communicates a strong story.
Helena Ball Copywriter and Digital Marketing Executive
Based in Leeds, Helena has just graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a BA History degree, whilst also working part-time at a cinema.
Recently she became a Digital Marketing Executive for a publishing company in County Durham.
Alongside these positions, Helena continues to grow her industry experience through her role as Freelance Copywriter at Artus, with hopes of studying a Master’s degree in digital marketing next year!
Ellie Robinson Copywriter and Digital Marketing Executive (Internship)
Having just completed her second year studying a BA in English Literature at Loughborough University, Ellie has joined Artus Digital to complete her DPS qualification as part of her placement year. Through studying both English and Media at an advanced level, Ellie has gained a passion for writing, both traditionally and within the digital age.
She is thrilled to be taking on the role of Trainee Copywriter and Digital Marketing Executive for the forthcoming year, giving her the experience needed to take into the final year of her degree.
Cathy Harris Freelance Copywriter
Cathy's passion for quality writing and the English language is exemplified throughout her career.
As a secondary school teacher (PGcert & QTS) specialising in English, she teaches how to deconstruct, analyse and use language to look for and create meanings and representation.
As a copywriter she gets to be creative and craft language to suit her clients' needs and goals.
As a proofreader she gets to apply the nitty gritty of language construction to texts.
Cathy graduated from Liverpool University BA Hons in Classical Studies in 2006 and had a range of jobs in education and Children's Services before completing her teacher training qualification in 2012.
Cathy has two small children, learns Spanish, volunteers at Leeds Women's Aid and is a brown belt in kickboxing (black coming soon).
Lucy Cole Copywriter and Digital Marketing Executive (Internship)
Having just graduated from York St John University with a BA English Literature and English Language Degree, Lucy has joined Artus Digital as an intern to gain experience in the industry whilst also working part time in retail.
Studying English at university allowed Lucy’s love and passion for the written word to blossom and she is excited to get a hands-on experience and an in-depth look at the digital marketing industry throughout her internship.