Lisa Hiller-Garvey has lived and worked in South Asia, the Pacific, and Europe for the past 13 years. She has devised and led numerous UN communication efforts, often in crisis response situations.

With academic qualifications and practical experience in journalism and professional communication, she has sharp writing skills and her work has been published in Australia, the United Kingdom, Asia and Europe.


Macarena Aguilar is trained as a journalist and holds an MA in development studies. She has worked for the past 14 years with a range of international humanitarian and development organisations in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia as a communication and advocacy expert.

Macarena has managed emergency response communication efforts and designed longer-term multimedia campaigns on a range of topics. Her ability to broker partnerships around creative communication initiatives has been a key element of her work.


Nigel Hiller-Garvey has more than 28 years field experience in development throughout the world, and has spent the last seventeen years working as a video editor and cameraman. Nigel has filmed, edited and produced numerous videos for United Nations and non-government organizations on topics including: governance, health, and crisis recovery.

Prior to Small World Stories, Nigel worked with non-government organizations as a trainer and project manager. Nigel has qualifications in video documentary production, editing, video sound production, and engineering.


After studying Media and Communications Claire has worked in media production across various roles in the Television Industry.

Claire has worked across News & Current Affairs, Lifestyle, Factual Entertainment and Documentary for public broadcasters, commercial networks and independent production companies.


Lesley is a storyteller in work and in life. She relishes the chance to collect experiences and skills in her toolbox that she employs in her work with the UN. For many years, as a writer and journalist,

Lesley has leapt at the chance to listen, photograph and film the voices of people she meets, mainly in Southeast Asia and, more recently, West Africa.


Edwina has trained for five years in Visual Media and Photography, and has been working in the Education and Private sectors for the past six years for universities and cultural / natural history establishments.

She also freelances as a Photographer, Video Editor, Animator and Multimedia consultant.


Katrina is a social media expert with experience in both the public and private sectors. Katrina specializes in developing social media strategy, best-practice and engagement that support organizational efforts to achieve their goals.

She holds qualifications in both public relations and international politics, and began her career in Environment and Climate Change communications.


Richard Edkins is a film maker and artist working with video, sound, photography and other media. Recently his documentary, Black Swan Story, was broadcast on Channel 4 (UK).

Richard holds a Master of Arts and also teaches Media Production and Media Arts in higher education settings. Find out more about Richard,


Karen Bristoll is a photographer who specializes in public relations and press photography. Her work has been published in a range of newspapers and magazine across the United Kingdom.

Karen has a passion for all visual mediums and often collaborates on film projects. She works with a range of clients in the public and private sector and, whenever she can, hits the road to capture the wider world on film. 


Ana Urgoti Aristegui has worked on development and humanitarian issues in more than 35 countries since 1995. Monitoring and evaluation is her main area of expertise, having conducted evaluations in Vietnam, Bolivia, Liberia, Central America, Haiti, the Philippines and Mozambique for a range of actors.

She has wide experience in capacity building processes. As an adult trainer she has helped develop many training packages for the humanitarian sector.


Maria José Ciller is a graphic designer with more than 15 years experience. Most of her professional life has been dedicated to developing social awareness campaigns in the environment and education sectors.

Her working tools are clarity, simplicity and creativity for messages to have a greater impact and trigger social mobilization.


Anna Chmielewska is a graphic designer and web developer. Travelling through Europe, Asia and the U.S. for 6 years, she was developing her skills working with agencies and freelancing.

She has an eye for details and cares about the content she’s working with. Over 80 satisfied clients and counting. Find Anna at


Rebecca is a creative communications specialist, a former journalist and an experienced sustainability professional.

Over the past decade she has managed communication projects throughout Australia, Asia and Latin America for international brands and development organizations including the United Nations, the Global Environment Facility and WWF.

With her expertise in human centered design and storytelling, Rebecca is passionate about delivering exciting communication solutions that inspire lasting movements for change.

When she is not in the office, Rebecca spends time in nature with her camera and running shoes.


Dave Arnold is an award-winning, Sydney-based filmmaker who brings a wealth of international experience gained across a variety of commercial and independent productions.

Just as comfortable behind the camera as he is in the editing suite, Dave’s versatility, combined with his distinctive visual and narrative-driven style, has contributed to a dense portfolio that ranges from advertising to television, documentary and news.

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