I’m Marc Thomas. I currently work as Creative Director at Small Joys. Here’s a history of my work in reverse chronological order (for your benefit):


At the end of 2013, I lost all but one of my journalism clients due to budget cuts.

Accepted some small web development freelance jobs. Discovered that I was quite good at this.

Worked with BEAR  to build out the Schools Challenge for the English Cricket Board. A lot of fun. What a great agency.

Founded Small Joys – a creative communications agency with some friends. Our first project is for Visit Wales.

Brilliant year. Mostly learnt that I didn’t have to call myself a journalist anymore. Assumed title Creative Director.

Probably one of the best career moves I’ve ever made.


Wrote Connected: The power of modern community with Hannah Waldram and Ed Walker. It was published by The Guardian in September.

Began working with Cardiff School of Medicine on their in house blogs. Writing profiles of academic staff in the Department of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Critical Care Medicine.

Spent 10 days at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama covering the World Stage Design festival and interviewing incredible artists and stage designers from all around the world.

That year, also contributed reports to Monocle 24 and Offscreen Magazine.


Founded Plastik Content which bring the success of the Plastik Magazine model to publishing community based magazines for clients like Cardiff School of Art and Design.

Authored WordPress for Mere Mortals which was published in September by Rockable Press. It hit #42 in the Amazon Bestseller List for Tech and Science.


Graduated from Cardiff School of Journalism, one of the best journalism schools in the world, with a postgraduate diploma in Magazine Journalism.

Founded Zero Core Magazine with Jen Long and Adam Chard. It is distributed nationally once a quarter.

Spent a lot of time writing about design and culture. I have written for Monocle, The Guardian, Offscreen Magazine, Smashing MagazineThe Line of Best FitZero Core MagazineWpTuts+Tuts+ Premium (forthcoming) and more.


If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to send me an email or tweet me (@iammarcthomas).