Our Team

We are a young and entrepreneurial team, full of spirit and ideas. As pioneers, we look for new ways to do things and to make a difference. Drawn from diverse cultures and places, we bring unique experiences and approaches, with each of us weaving a distinct strand into an all-encompassing whole.

Our team works together in a collaborative way; this enables everyone to draw upon not only their own strengths, but also the strength of others to contribute to a richer end result. If you feel that you would be a positive addition, take a look at our careers page here.

Key Members of Our Team

Meng Zhang

MENG was founded by Meng Zhang, an artist and businesswoman who has previously held leading roles with renowned fashion brands in many countries. Meng founded start ups and built businesses in both China and the UK. Meng was born and raised in China and made London her home.


Makie Kurata

Born in Tokyo, Makie first came to London to study Illustration at Central Saints Martins. She is a part of the MENG signature, and has been one of our artists in residence since the very beginning. Makie’s creativity can be seen in most of our prints. Ten years on from graduation, Makie continues to paint, illustrate and create her own art works.


Sarah Christophers

Born in Singapore, Sarah lived in many countries before returning home to England as a teenager. She has been part of our creative studio since the early days, helping to shape our marketing communication through defining our voice and bringing our identity and ideas to life through written storytelling.


Shreya Bhan

Born and raised in India, Shreya was trained at The National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi. She has been a core part of the MENG design & production team since she came to London and is involved in the entire garment making process, from design to delivery.


Suzanne Newton

Suzanne graduated from the London College of Fashion over 20 years ago and has been working as a garment technician for renowned names in the fashion industry ever since. She is a key member of our product development team, bringing her rich experience to all aspects of our garment technology and construction.


Elena Panagiotopoulou

Elena is from Greece and has been living in London for over 10 years whilst obtaining her PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience from UCL. Elena is now part of our research and innovation team, bringing her deep knowledge in psychology and human science to our related projects.


Kate Brinksman

Kate is from England but undertook her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. A keen writer, Kate joined MENG after returning to London, and now works in our marketing and research team on a wide spectrum of projects.


Jing-Yu Lan

An experienced designer, Jing-Yu came to London from her home in Taiwan to study for a Master’s degree in Illustration at Kingston University. Jing-Yu is now a member of the MENG creative studio, working on a wide spectrum of digital and product design projects.