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Penny Gambitsis

Senior Talent Agent

Call 027 351 6211

Penny works autonomously across a client book of 35 agencies, seeking strategic advice from The Pond’s directors where needed.

Since joining The Pond in 2015, Penny has rapidly grown her role and now operates as a genuine strategic partner with our clients, working collaboratively with the team to secure the ultimate ‘best fit’ for every role.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Management, a desire to make everyone happy, and a thoroughly can-do attitude.

“Agencies must often be able to scale up their human resources at a moment’s notice to meet tight deadlines with maximum creative grunt – and that’s where The Pond comes in handy. We’re amazing at fulfilling fast-turnaround briefs from our database of top creative, digital, and marketing talent,” says Penny.

“We’re incredibly loyal to our clients and we take real care of our candidates. Creative professionals strongly identify themselves with what they do – we really get that. So we help them manage their expectations around workflow and offer career advice where appropriate to help them maximise their potential.” 

Outside work, Penny is a creative soul who previously flirted with the worlds of acting and photography before finding a niche in recruitment.

Penny is the positive, professional, and understanding person you should contact when you need just exactly the right person to tackle your most critical briefs.

My Creative Side

Dabbled in performing arts at university. My doodles of hearts and flowers may yet make me famous. I also did media studies and journalism if you consider that to be creative.

Best Known For

Playing Alice in Alice in Wonderland when I was 10 years old, which involved singing 10 solos to a crowd of 500 people. (All modesty aside, I’m still, to this day, world famous at Tauranga Primary School.)

Passionate About

Ridiculously early morning exercise, drinking superior red wine, and writing long ‘to do’ lists.


Locations: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington

Email: [email protected]

Contact Phone Number: +64 9 373 3791 or 027 351 6211

Contact Me

Full Time Roles

  • Creative Artworker
  • Auckland
  • $60 - $70k
  • Full Time
  • Live
My client, a well-known and reputable Auckland packaging and design agency, is on the lookout for a top Art Worker / Mac Operator with experience in packaging.  This role is working in an intensive role with a great team focused primarily on packaging design and production across several large and i...
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  • FMCG Packaging Designer
  • Auckland
  • $80 - $100k
  • Full Time
  • Live
My client, one of New Zealand's leading FMCG packaging agencies, is on the hunt for a super talented senior designer to add to their growing team. This candidate will be required to lead brand and packaging design projects. They will report to the Creative Director but will be expected to take a lot...
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  • Office / Studio Administrator
  • Auckland
  • $45k - $48k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Are you a super efficient Office Manager or Studio Administrator and looking for a change? Keen on a role to really make your own and passionate about great design?  My client, a successful brand and packaging agency, is on the hunt for a Studio Administrator to join their growing team. This is very...
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Posted at 11:45am 04/09/18


Looking for your next move?  We are on the hunt for talented and experienced Account Directors looking for FREELANCE AND FULL-TIME.   Experience and a passion for digital would be a bonus!! Get in touch with me today - [email protected]   

Posted at 3:16pm 29/08/18

Niche skills

Need a specialist creative for a one-off project?? Not only does The Pond have talented Designers, Writers, Digital gurus, Marketing Specialists and Client Service, we also hold some portfolios for a few pretty incredible specialists. Think Augmented Reality, Visual Effects (VFX), App design, Stop Motion, Character Animation, Strategy AND the list goes on...  Think we may have something you need? Get in touch! And if we don't have it, you can be sure we will find it...

Posted at 2:39pm 21/08/18


It seems to be a bit of a general trend across the industry of late, but we too are finding the supply of digital talent a bit of a challenge - all our talent is well and truly booked! Whether you're a budding junior Digital Designer, a world-class UX specialist, or anything in between - WE WANT YOURegister today, we would love to meet you!

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