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Art Director
8-12 years Experience
Tauranga, Auckland

Represented: 27/02/20


I am a creative thinker and designer living and working in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. I have over 10 years experience working throughout brand, digital and advertising agencies in England, Australia and NZ. Starting off as a designer, working in digital and progressing into art direction has given me a unique understanding and set of skills that help brands connect with their audience.


Advertising Art Direction Concepting Design Direction Digital Design Graphic Design Packaging Print


Illustrator CC InDesign CC Photoshop CC

Recent Employment

Creative Partner / May 2018 - Present / We are Society.

We are a group of straight-talking thinkers, designers and writers who create clever communication that develops more business for brands.

Art Director / Aug 2016 - Mar 2018 / WAVE Creative Communications Agency

I joined Wave when I moved home from Melbourne with my wife. Being their first art director hire my focus was to push the conceptual thinking and execution of the agencies creative. Working with a team of designers and copywriters we worked together on the importance of insight, idea and execution. Once we conceptually articulated the response to the brief we rolled out the design to create clever clear communication.

Art Director / Sep 2015 - Feb 2016 / Saatchi & Saatchi

During my time at Saatchi&Saatchi my focus was creative thinking and articulating our messages through both written and visual execution to solve business problems. I worked alongside some of the most creative and strategically focussed minds in the Australian ad industry to deliver clever innovative ideas.

Honours & awards

Distinction Packaging AGDA Awards 2019
Silver design award - Packaging Best Awards 2019
Silver design award - Business communication Best Awards 2018
4th best direct campaign in the world - The Big Won Report 2015
direct category - Cannes Lion 2014
Gold winner - Mobius 2014
Gold - Clio Sports 2014
 integrated - Caples 2014
First class honors Bdes 2010 Massey University
Silver design award - Student 2009


Massey University

Bachelor of Visual Communication, Graphic Design, First Class Honours

2006 - 2009


Studied Visual Communication and Graphic Design


Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Graphic Design Level 4, Graphic Design


Creative. Digital. Marketing. Recruitment.