I was raised in Adelaide, South Australia. I’ve always had an interest in creative art, drawing for up to 5 hours a day as a boy. So when I left school I spent 6 years studying graphic design and then majored in illustration to turn my skills into a practical trade. I spent 16 years working with some of the top agencies in Australia, contributing to many award winning campaigns. During my time in BMF – Agency of the Decade, I studied at Award School Sydney. While doing the course I came up with the idea for my ebook. Since then my ebook has been used by hundreds of students and creatives around the world.
Education and training
My formal qualifications include a BA in Design – Illustration, Associate Diploma in Graphic Design, Award School, Business Studies, various advanced courses on Photoshop plus regular short courses in advertising during my time at award winning agency BMF Advertising. I continue to spend many hours a week honing my creative advertising skills with online research into new technologies and design trends.
Clients I've worked with
Renault, Lion Nathan (XXXX gold, Toohey’s Extra Dry), Foxtel, Bpay, Weightwatchers, Elle Bache, OPSM, IKEA, Foxtel, Commonwealth Bank, Aldi, Lamb, Beef, Ty the knot, Providence Wealth, Rheem, Paloma, Urban Growth, Ideas Hatchery, Nurture Parenting, RISA, Aussie Home Loans, McDonald’s, Gillian Adams Day Spa, Wentworth Hotel, Novotel, Scouts Australia, Living Health, Netball Australia, Adelaide Fringe, Dairy Vale, Hyde Park Dental, The Clyde Hotel, Chunky Custard, Planet Square, stufly, Jai Sounds, Sastchi & Sastchi, Pulp, BMF, Corporate Express, Headmark, PPR.
I’m an owner / creative director of advertideas.com (Sunshine Coast) with a background in Advertising and Illustration. These days I’m primarily involved in branding and WordPress design. I enjoy bringing great communication to life with a balance of purpose and visual appeal.
As a working creative director, my projects require expertise in a number of areas
- Design & creative idea development 95%
- Brand management & strategy 80%
- Web, EDMs & social 70%
- Copywriting, proof reading & publishing 80%
- Illustration or retouching 70%
- Photography or art buying 60%