When Did It All Happen?

It all started when this budding superhero graduated from Wellington Polytechnic School Of Design in 1985 with a Diploma in Visual Communication Design. He was employed immediately at one of Wellington’s top advertising agencies.

Listed below is an abbreviated overview of his history.


2 Years. Working on accounts including IBM, Bank of New Zealand, General Motors, Watties and Colgate Palmolive.


1 Year. Art Director on all major accounts including Mitsubishi Motors, New Zealand Dairy Corp, and Caltex.


1 Year. Sole Art Director on Girvan Corp, Citibank and Marshalls Mercedes-Benz.


2 Years. Art Director, Production Manager and Finished Artist. Working on accounts such as  ABC TV, Perisher Smiggins and Mitsubishi Electric.


Graduated in the top 5 of 120 students.


1 Year. Art Director on Air New Zealand, OPSM, Whitehall Laboratories and Sega Games.


1 Year. Art Director. Accounts included NRMA, Australian Army, Kwik Kopy, Civil Aviation Authority, J. Farren-Price Jewellery,
IMB Building Society and Sydney Buses.


Doing work for various Ad Agencies including Clemenger Direct.


3 Years. Senior Art Director and Associate Creative Director on all accounts including Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, HCF, Mercedes-Benz, Zurich Insurance, NSW Lotteries, Energy Australia, Telstra and Iomega. During this time I was extensively involved in both strategic work and new business development, actively growing the company from a fiscally challenged business into an extremely profitable one.


1 Year. Senior Art Director, working on accounts such as IBM, American Express, Fuji Xerox, Macquarie Bank, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts,
Readers Digest and David Jones.


1 Year. Senior Art Director, working on Commonwealth Bank, AGL, Compaq, Greenpeace, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé and David Jones.


1 Year. Senior Art Director. Started in May 1999. Working on accounts including NSW?TAB, MicroSoft, Compaq, Telstra and Dairy Farmers. Also playing a major role in the new business wins of Telstra T2 and the Northern Territory Tourist Commission.


Initially working for agencies including: Mojo, Clemenger, Quadrant, Logan Meo & Walters, Peter Sexty Design, Blue Cat Marketing, Sin Design, Market Focus, Wells Ads, and some others.
Working on accounts including SunWater, Mirvac, Telstra, Golden Casket, Queensland Government, Emergency Services, Qld Cancer Fund, OnTime 24 Copy Centres, Royal Pines Resort, Qld Tourist Commission, Subway, Suncorp Metway, Petrac, Urban Properties, The Glades and Southport Sharks ARFC.

March 2007 on. He now has his own client base including: Essential Brands Group, Cartwright Euro Motor Group, NICHE Small Luxury Hotels, Blyss Personnel, SunWater, Live Theatre Productions, Silver Fern Group (USA), Ezywalker, Vanilla Group, QLive Enterainment, MJZ Enterprises, Perry Prestige Catamarans and Alan Barnett Motor Yachts, to name but a few.

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