Riyan Hago (She/her)

Editor and Bristol Operations Manager

Riyan works as Operational Coordinator and Assistant Editor at Arkbound,
Bristol branch. Having graduated with a BA in English and American
Literature and French, she is particularly interested in literature that
explores social issues and books written by underrepresented voices.
Through her role at Arkbound, RIyan hopes to help widen access to the
publishing industry and to make books more accessible to all

Kay Rafferty (She/her)

Project Coordinator

Kay is based in North Yorkshire & works remotely for Arkbound. She coordinates our volunteers, assists with book promotions & deals with general admin tasks. She also uses her experience in social media marketing to continue to build Arkbound’s social media presence across a variety of platforms. Through her role she is excited to offer opportunities to both authors & those interested in a career in publishing regardless of their personal circumstances & backgrounds. 

Steve Mcnaught (He/him)

Editor and General Operations

Steve has worked as an editor for Arkbound publishing and enjoys working on books that have powerful messages and turn stereotypes on their head, encouraging widespread positive change. He previously helped develop the Writing Within Walls programme and participated in journalism projects run by the Council of Europe.


Perla Llosa Hernández (She/her)

Crowdbound Coordinator, Promotions & Volunteer Coordinator

Perla is the Crowdbound coordinator of our crowdfunding platform that helps authors raise funds for their projects. She also manages general book promotion and coordination of Arkbound volunteers. After completing the Masters in Architecture from Glasgow School of Art, she decided to pursue her interest in publishing. As a result of her creative background, she is very passionate about design and marketing, as well as being involved in environmental initiatives and promoting books which cover important social themes.

Romy St John (she/her)

Glasgow Operations Manager

Romy works at the Glasgow branch of Arkbound, overseeing delivery of operations there. After completing her Masters in Global History in Berlin, she has worked in various fields, including heritage and educational travel. Creating opportunities for learning and creative expression has always been central to her work and she is excited to continue creating such opportunities for underrepresented communities in publishing at Arkbound.  

Tasmin Briers (She/her)

Lead Designer

Tasmin is a Belfast-born, Glasgow-based Graphic Designer. Having studied Communication Design at the Glasgow School of Art, she has focused her practice on book design since graduating her MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier. 

Tasmin has experience with designing the covers and interiors of multiple book titles, with a keen eye for detail and love of experimentation with new creative concepts.