top of page

Meet The Team

STORYBOX is the creation of media and design practice Esem Projects.

We're supported by an experienced team of digital placemakers, community engagement specialists and content innovators. 

Screen Shot 2021-09-12 at 3_edited.jpg

Dr. Sarah Barns

Programs & Partnerships Lead

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

An urban innovation strategist and storyteller, Sarah brings a lifelong love of cities and creative placemaking to her work with STORYBOX. 

Screen Shot 2021-09-12 at 3.09_edited.jpg

Michael Killalea

Technology and
Design Lead

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Michael leads on Technology and Design for STORYBOX, with over twenty years' experience executing large scale creative programs and art interventions for a range of public and private clients. 


Leif Wilson

Events & Infrastructure Lead

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Leif leads AV delivery and events partnerships for STORYBOX, with extensive project and technical management experience in the events and media sectors. 


Piers Grove 

Content Strategy

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

A publishing strategist and producer, Piers supports STORYBOX in the execution of content partnerships and strategy across not for profit and clean energy sectors. 


Bill Dunbar 

Operations & Finance 

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Bill draws on extensive experience in infrastructure delivery and finance to support STORYBOX strategic planning and precinct partnerships.  

Claire Edwards_PS (2).jpg

Claire Edwards

Community Partnerships

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Claire is an experienced designer and place maker, with a passion for play-based community engagement and storytelling. 

Dance Makers Collective_edited.jpg


Start a conversation 

  • Instagram

Find us on Instagram

bottom of page