A team of working together to tell your story in a beautiful, engaging and lasting way.

Our story

We’ve been creating amazing books for fifteen years under the name Bounce Books. A few years ago, we realised that many of our clients wanted to tell their stories via other media as well. By the time we’d researched and written their book, we knew them inside out. We already knew which were the best images and where to find more stories. Because let’s face it: there are always more stories.

And so, in 2016, we founded Hyphen. All the elements with which Bounce Books had forged its reputation remained: understanding client needs, personable interviews, thorough research, engaging writing, careful editing and proofing, beautiful photography and design, and of course, detailed project management. But now we applied them to film, exhibitions and digital applications.

In 2019, Hyphen and Bounce merged into one business – Hyphen. You’ll still see the Bounce Books logo on the spine of all our books, because after all, a company that cares so much about history can’t lose its own. 

These days, no matter the best way to connect your community, we’ll help you do it. Well-told stories stand the test of time.

Our Team

Our team’s collective background in research, writing, design, film-making, photography and project management gives us the skills to listen, understand, interpret and communicate your story in a way that will resonate with your audience. And we love doing it!


Val Montagnana-Wallace

Director and General Manager

Neil Montagnana-Wallace

Director of Communications


Heather Shields

Project Manager


Kathryn Tafra

Editor and Proofreader


Rairu Rebolledo

Lead Designer


Nicolas Brasch



Maryrose Cuskelly 



Jacqui Ross



Jessica Atkinson


Mark Harrison


Taras Mohamed



Lola Black

Moral Support