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Who

Fair dinkum facts

Next place to visit?

Japan, hands down! Can’t wait to go someday!

Any party tricks?

Do people still have parties, I mean if they do holla at me!

Cats or Dogs?

Why not both? More animals the better I say! But I do have a cat and he’s the spawn of devil itself!

Tea or Coffee?

Coffee all the way! Unless beer is an option, then always pick beer.

Favourite movie?

Super Troopers

I was born in Adelaide, but grew up in Byron Bay most of my younger years. My first love was drawing. I would watch cartoons, read comic books and then try to redraw the characters. By the time I was in highschool I was making t-shirts, posters and really getting stuck into Corel Draw.

 

I moved on to study Computer based art and design at University of the Sunshine Coast, and began my career as graphic designer. I’d utilise my university projects for friends and family that needed a logo, website or packaging idea, to really get the feeling of working with a client. I was also understanding what it meant to run a business, doing freelance work and small print runs for my part-time work place, VideoEzy.

 

My first full-time gig, was at an in-house marketing group, for a retail company called ‘The Outdoor Furniture Specialists’ located in Brisbane. It’s here that I learned to grind…like REALLY crank out work and get a great experience in all advertising mediums. We worked with fifty plus franchises nation-wide and we would produce everything from the photography to catalogues and a tone of monthly campaign collateral, right through to point of sale experience.

 

After five years of that, I moved on to work for myself at Digital Visions. I’d slowly been working on the WordPress platform building sites for small to medium businesses through word of mouth. Networking opportunities opened up with various small agencies and suddenly I was able to take the leap. Providing branding, print and web development services, while creating recurring revenue through ongoing hosting services. This quickly became my most profitable years in both income, knowledge and technical ability, although being a very social person I slowly began to see this wasn’t going to suit me forever.

 

I finally got the urge to head down to Melbourne and get my feet wet in the creative capital of Australia. I landed a spot within a creative agency called KIK Group, where I worked on various design and development projects, gaining a lot of experience one on one with clients and presentation skills that have become invaluable. In March of 2017 I made the move to the UK, where I was working on the future of product sampling with incredibly smart and talented people at Gemsatwork. Working with brands from Lindt to Coca-Cola, The Body Shop to Innocent, and providing creative solutions, then streamlining the companies visual approach was a brand new challenge I hit head on. Building a marketing team and the highest customer return rate Gemsatwork had seen to date, were great results of taking this start-up to the next level.

 

Coming back to Melbourne and marrying my new wife, truly made the journey worth it! I currently work within a small team of creatives at Studio Jack in Prahran, working with clients from Melbourne Theatre Group, Opera Australia to working on establishing new events, such as Sydney Cabaret Festival and brands such as Nick Bracks.

 

Helping small to medium businesses clarify their messaging, whilst defining their brand style and website to drive sales and grow is what keeps me going. At the end of the day being a part of the journey to grow businesses is what I’m truly dedicated to and exploring creativity and storytelling is the icing on the cake. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to chat about design, life, or just have a good ol’ fashioned chin wag.