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Lindsay Rogers

Lindsay Rogers

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Lindsay was once fired from a magazine, perhaps because her communication skills extend far beyond a glossy page. In fact, she knows the phonetic and fingerspelling alphabets, is an absurdly fast typer, and always up for slightly inappropriate banter.

We mean the kind of banter that makes Lindsay laugh so uproariously that everyone in the studio stops what they’re doing to look over their monitors in astonished silence. We think it must be the same laugh that won over her imaginary friends Ali and Ixox when she was younger (it sure explains a lot).

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Tristan Velasco

Tristan Velasco

Co-Founder & Creative Director

With a bunch of time on ‘client side’, Tristan knew it was time to give full-time content creation a red hot go. He’s a lover of getting down to it, making a way and solving problems. Tris is all about creating cool stuff; written, typography inspired, hand drawn, painted or shot, he’s got the eye.

An early riser, soy flat white drinker and golf extraordinaire. Tris believes ideas come in many forms and that’s the complexity of our weird and wonderful brains.

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Philippa Jameson

Philippa Jameson

General Manager

When Philippa started her career in advertising she first worked with Nestle. She’s never gotten over her love of chocolate. First love runs deep.
To rival her love of chocolate is a love of France. Francophile. This Francophile appreciates saucisson, vineyards, the French language and (happily for us) putting together a cheeseboard par excellence. While an obvious bon vivant, she’s always up for a challenge. She’s jumped out of a plane, jumped off a waterfall, swung over the Nevis canyon and climbed a live volcano… all even though she’s terrified of heights. She has also run a casual marathon on the Great Wall of China (a place not known for its running-friendly surface). It seems the one challenge she hasn’t confronted was her childhood aspiration to be a DJ, which she “luckily” grew out of. But it’s turned her into the 80s pop trivia master that she is today.

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Bec Templer

Bec Templer

Finance

Bec is a self-titled ‘metal head’ with a penchant for motorbikes. Proper bikes mind you, not those silly little Italian nippers. Yup, welcome to the hardcore-finance era. If that wasn’t enough bite already, she’s also got a taste for vampire stories — but not Twilight — the proper grassroots stuff. But like any great thriller, there’s a twist, she’s got a softer side too — a proud dog mum of her mini dachshund Frankie. And rumour has it there’s another fur baby on the way…

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Catherine Tubb

Catherine Tubb

Creative Director

Cat moved to Australia based on the learnings from her childhood diet of Neighbours and Home and Away, taking the reality she encountered in her stride. After all, when you’ve lived at both ends of the Northern Line in London, you learn a thing or two about dealing with the unexpected! Once she got here she never looked back; Adopting two cats after working on a Nestle Purina X Animal Welfare League shoot, naming one of them after Coco Chanel, and subsequently starting a fashion label of her own, Mrs Kensington, from scratch. A weirdly logical chain of events when you think about it.

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Traci Chapman

Traci Chapman

Operations Manager

Firstly, we know you’re all thinking it, so we’ll address it up front. No, Traci Chapman does not have a fast car. But what she doesn’t have in wheels, she makes up on the basketball court with her very fast legs. Traci is an avid (albeit lapsed) basketball player, kitchen-knife aficionado and holiday-maker, having travelled and lived all over the world from Vancouver to Thailand. Digging deeper, we found Traci has also been to Ireland, where, unlike Mark, she has landed twice, but never left the airport. We suspect she was there to catch a very fast plane.

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Miguel Del Mundo

Miguel Del Mundo

Traffic Manager

Miguel is a musician and composer. A fanatical monster hunter — not a halloween pursuit, but a video game we’re informed — and avid book collector. But this story doesn’t end with a quiet read in the corner; Miguel also likes to spend his, presumably self-allocated time taking photos of things found in everyday life. When he does finally wind-down, he’s notoriously bad at finishing TV series, only having watched Blacklist & Dexter to completion.

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Charlie Roberts

Charlie Roberts

Senior Copywriter

The first thing to know about Charlie is that his dog is about 65% of his personality. The second, Charlie is half-deaf on one side, so legally can never be accused of ignoring anyone. Although frustratingly for him, this particular ailment doesn’t stretch as far as an extra parking sticker.

Other trivial points include a small obsession with seaweed, likely an internalised after-effect of his youth spent roaming Scottish beaches. And that he holds football coaching qualifications. Which in no discernible way helps his writing, but does mean he excels at laying out delightful cone displays.

 

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Natalie Wong

Natalie Wong

Design Director

Natalie prefers dogs to people. We know this is true because whenever we go out for lunch or drinks we’ll invariably turn around to find that Nat has somehow coaxed a dog into her arms. Luckily she has her own staffy to shower adoration on: his name is Percy – or Percival if he’s being naughty.

Nat travels for food and has had the very distinct pleasure of eating both tarantula and starfish. (She turned down the sheep’s appendage though.) It has been verified that she makes a mean chocolate meringue almond torte.

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Shea Bennett

Shea Bennett

Director of Video

Shea (pronounced like shea butter, not shay-ah as Tristan discovered on day one) spent a lot of time in Asia shooting fast cars and luxury brands and joined our team to capture and release killer shots. An avid lover of James Bond books as well as the movies, he enjoys the fast pace and vicariously living a scandalous lifestyle.

Between the hours of 12-2am you’ll probably find Shea with a breakfast burrito in hand, because yolo, he believes you can enjoy a breakfast burrito at any time of the day.

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Natalia Yusenis

Natalia Yusenis

Senior Account Director

Natalia is a cat person navigating life in a largely dog-driven office. In true cat-person form, she lives many lives, having once quit advertising to train in psychology and become a hypnotherapist. Not content with mind-control, Natalia is also very well read in Vedic astrology; making herself a closeted astrologist for family and close friends only. Now she’s back reading the room in agency land. You could say it was written in the stars.

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Drou Angelides

Drou Angelides

Senior Account Director

Spelt ‘Drou,’ pronounced ‘Drew,’ short for ‘Androulla,’ baptised as ‘Andrianna.’ Drou’s topsy-turvy naming conventions foreshadowed a lifetime of zany misadventures with equally far-reaching, confusing consequences. At the age of 8 or 9, she experienced a catastrophic food-poisoning incident courtesy of what she reasonably assumed to be a benign Filet-O-Fish.

As a result, she now suffers from an acute tomato sauce phobia and would prefer it if this vulnerable information is not circulated to her friends and co-workers or indeed via an extremely public work bio. However, this early brush with certain death has clearly imbued her with a fearless spirit: Drou has bungee jumped in Zimbabwe, sky-dived in South Africa, hiked for three weeks in the Himalayas and once sailed a hand-built wooden raft down the Amazon for a week in Bolivia.

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Jemma Parkin

Jemma Parkin

Senior Account Director

Jemma is a woman of fleeting hobbies, leading her to make some rather expensive purchases, that subsequently no doubt required a number of hasty online listings. There was the summer of Bondi surf love. Then it was the DJ decks. And coming soon, the fine-line drawing starter pack! One trendy piece that has stuck about however, is her pair of Oakley speed dealer running shades — some things never go out of style eh!?! The point is you can’t keep this one still, with her yeehaw country music spirit, and pathological need of exercise. Perhaps it’s something to do with the 4+ coffees a day? Food for thought.

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Hugo Freemantle

Hugo Freemantle

Senior Account Manager

Hugo, the diehard maroons fan born in Maryborough, QLD is not your average DJ. Winning a Red Bull DJ comp wasn’t just about the beats (hello free tickets to Splendour). This music maestro has an unusual Christmas tale too — one involving a car crashing into his family’s pool on Christmas Eve. Who needs a white Christmas when you can have a splash of excitement? Before Hugo became the life of the party, he spent seven years in the hotel industry. From hotel check-ins to managing client services, safe to say he’s mastered the art of making people feel at home.

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Kirra Poulos

Kirra Poulos

Account Manager

Kirra is the queen of synchronicity, from keeping complex projects moving seamlessly, to winning state championships in synchronised figure skating! But the seamlessness doesn’t end there; she’s also a pretty crafty seamstress, which comes in handy when you’re into cosplay — she’s won a state championship for that too BTW. And if that wasn’t a seamless enough transition, she also uses her cosplay when volunteering for charity events and fundraisers too. What a princess! Sleeping Beauty in fact, as she suffers from Trypanophobia (the fear of needles) — better watch those little pricks when sewing Kirra!

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Jemima White

Jemima White

Account Executive

As referenced by her friends, Jemima is an Iced-coffee addict and TikTok encyclopedia, though you might want to check the copy as apparently she hates spelling. Luckily for this die-hard Taylor Swift fan, you don’t have to be able to spell the lyrics to belt them out at 100 decibels! As a self-diagnosed shopaholic however, she might have to watch out for all that shiny Swiftie merch!

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Ceri Jones

Ceri Jones

Senior Producer

If spiders terrify you with their insistence on being present in your company, Ceri is the person to call on so that said spider can be released into a vicinity that is not your own. This makes her an asset in an office, and Australia more generally. Yet her first eighteen years of life were spent in small English towns – and London, where she hit the books at Central Saint Martins. With a fascination for the odd and macabre, her weakness is haunted houses.

She is unable to pass one without daring to enter, which may prove inconvenient at times. She is a proud parent to two rabbits, Ballet Slippers and Captain Willard.

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Chesca Ruta

Chesca Ruta

Design Lead

Don’t be fooled by the fancy-pants name, Chesca is all Yorkshire. She’s got the accent that’s as stuck on as the day she arrived in Australia. She’s also a massive tea snob — never without a proper imported Yorkie tea bag. That’s not a euphemism, as far as we’re aware… She’s also pretty handy on, well, pretty much anything. From design software, to up-cycling furniture; and more recently sewing. Her golf swing could use a little work however. So room for improvement.

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Becky Gillis

Becky Gillis

Senior Designer

Becky has two older sisters, 37 cousins and 17 aunts and uncles. Family get togethers must be frantic. And possibly the reason that Becky can eat three times her body weight at twice the advisable speed. This often results in a bout of hiccups so if you’ve got a weird hiccup cure we’ve got just the person to verify its effectiveness.

Having danced for eleven years she is r-e-a-d-y for any costume party that requires sequins, sparkles and feathers. She has paraglided off the Alps but remains terrified of heights.

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Anna Kwakye

Anna Kwakye

Junior Designer

Anna is a massive germophobe. You could say that she was ahead of the covid times, or you could just wash your hands thoroughly before shaking hers. Right, now that’s out of the wa… oh wait, hang on, she’s also an entomophobe, fructophobe and ornithophobe.

But it’s not all running away from germs, bugs, birds and berries, Anna’s a Love Island devotee, with a horrible sense of direction — lucky ‘you can’t find love, it finds you’, as they say. She’s also a thrifty lass with her fashion choices, happy to spend the weekend picking through vintage stores; can you imagine the germs those second-hand garms have seen though? That doesn’t stop Anna getting those surgically clean hands on them, because, “faaashun daaarling”.

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Lauren Barrett

Lauren Barrett

Junior Producer

When asking her loved ones for weird facts about her for this very bio, someone responded to Lauren, “You’re from Armidale”. Rude! But also…? Kinda funny.

In Armidale, she rode horses, competing in dressage and hack. (We’ll save you the Google: hacking is a kind of competitive horse presentation.) A chronic binger of Netflix, she’ll cross over into free-to-air if it involves anything MasterChef. Lauren also happens to love a cheese platter… We don’t hire cheese lovers on purpose, they just end up here somehow.

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Joel Stylis

Joel Stylis

Senior Motion Designer

Balding Joel, his words not ours, can make anything move. Rich worlds for detailed explainers, clever animations that make the complex simple… he could probably get Nanna out of her chair if you needed him to. But there’s more to this sneakerhead than just video motion. He also harbours a burning fear of dirty fingernails. Which is a tough gig when you have two dogs to pick up after… square that one motion man!

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Isabelle Coury

Isabelle Coury

Motion Designer & Illustrator

Did you know there are 196 countries in the United Nations? Well, Issy does. And she can recite them by heart in under six minutes (she’s working on reducing that down to five, because, you know, underachiever over here). Issy also has two (metaphorical) stomachs, her main course stomach and her dessert stomach, because her sweet tooth is really something to behold. But it’s not the only sweet thing about her. She’s also a major foreign film aficionado, anything from Iranian dramas to Soviet cinema, both of which, incidentally, are on the UN list.

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Simon Le Couteur

Simon Le Couteur

Strategy Consultant

Simon’s been in branding for more than 25 years, and while he’s learnt a lot over the years, he just can’t stop seeking out more. This pursuit of knowledge leads him to buy, on average, 10 or more books per week. And if that wasn’t enough literature, he’s also an avid Economist reader. The learning doesn’t end when papercuts put him out of action either… switching to documentaries, just to wind down you know.

All a bit intense so far, but there’s a softer side to this Strategist. He’s a big family man, which drives his other guises as a cooking enthusiast, Lego construction aficionado and Freshwater beach regular.

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James Horan

James Horan

Senior Editorial Photographer

Say hello to James, photographer and human database of great places to eat and drink. This makes him useful on far-flung shoots, apart from his ability to take natural, modern images that evoke the personality of his subjects.

He’s snapped for big brands and big names like, well… ever heard of this guy, Barack Obama? Yeah, he sounds vaguely familiar to us too. James loves lifting weights but if he’s not working you’ll likely find him in the ocean.

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Rowena Clarke

Rowena Clarke

Photographer

Despite her passion for all things’ photography related – Rowena is not a fan of Nickelback’s ‘Photograph’. But then again, nobody is. She does however enjoy The Cure’s ‘Pictures Of You’ and ‘Hey Man Nice Shot’ by Filter.

Rowena’s fascination with photography started when she saw her grandfathers wartime photographs of his time riding camels in Egypt – and has gone on to be published by titles such as The New York Home Observer and Cosmopolitan Bride. We often like to ask Rowena to look at our photographs…because every time we do it makes us laugh

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Gary Peace

Gary Peace

CX Strategist

Gary shows all the grey hairs of a long career designing consumer and brand experiences for leading brands across UK, Europe, and APAC. As a strategist, he has won numerous local and global awards across multiple disciplines and is an expert with post-it notes.

In stark contrast, he’s never won anything in his hobbies of cycling, surfing and swimming. All of which he describes himself as enthusiastic but ultimately untalented. Originally from England, he now lives on the Northern Beaches with his two daughters and a cat (called Dave).

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Celina Siriyos

Celina Siriyos

Consultant Senior Copywriter

Do you have a pop cultural memory that cannot be Googled? Celina’s is a Gregorian chant version of ‘Ghetto Supastar’ which she heard in a Sanity near the turn of the millennium. She is unsure now if it was just an elaborate figment of her imagination or a stroke of genre-crossing genius that cannot be unearthed by the internet.

In the time between (supposedly) hearing this song and the current day Celina has managed to: kill a litany of plants, learn Japanese book-binding, and become a writer. She loves turbulence but is terrified of amusement park rides.

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