About

I come from Perth, Western Australia – the most remote city on Earth. I graduated from university with a Bachelor of Arts in Design, a Class of ’98 hoodie and a 1971 Toyota Corolla. I have since sold the Corolla and currently live in New York, working at Droga5.

When not at work, I am either spending time with my little family of three, exploring Brooklyn, drinking coffee, surfing somewhere warm, or drawing aimlessly.

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RECOGNITION

CANNES
BRONZE  :  User Experience - ‘Anytime. Anywhere.’

EFFIES
SILVER  :  Beverages - ‘Cocktail Revolution’
SILVER  :  Small Budget - ‘Source Code’

CLIO
SILVER  :  Digital - Leagues - ‘Most Precious Metal’

ADFEST
GOLD  :  Interactive Video - ‘Anytime. Anywhere.’

LONDON INT.
SILVER  :  Digital Visual Design - ‘Paper Baron’
BRONZE  : Use of licensed music - ‘The Box’

THE WEBBYS
WEBBY  :  Best Visual Design - ‘Paper Baron’
HONOREE  :  Web - Weird - ‘One Buck. One Pluck.’
HONOREE  :  Online Film - Experimental - ‘One Buck. One Pluck.’
HONOREE  :  Web - Government - ‘Anytime. Anywhere.’
HONOREE  :  Interactive Video - ‘Anytime. Anywhere.’
HONOREE  :  Interactive Video - ‘Behind the Visor’
HONOREE  :  Entertainment - ‘Cocktail Revolution’
HONOREE  :  Digital  ‘Game of Odds’

ONE SHOW
MERIT  :  Branded Applications - ‘Paper Baron’
MERIT  :  Web Design Craft - ‘Behind the Visor’

W3 AWARDS
GOLD  :  Mobile Games - ‘Paper Baron’
SILVER  :  Website - Government - ‘Behind the Visor’
SILVER  :  Website Structure & Navigation - ‘Behind the Visor’
SILVER  :  Website User Experience - ‘Behind the Visor’
SILVER  :  Website Visual Appeal - ‘Behind the Visor'
SILVER  :  Online campaign - Employment - ‘Behind the Visor’
SILVER  :  Online campaign - Government - ‘Behind the Visor’
SILVER  :  Website - Employment - ‘Anytime Anywhere’
SILVER  :  Website Video or Motion Graphics - ‘Anytime Anywhere’
SILVER  :  Promotional Branded Content - ‘Anytime Anywhere’
SILVER  :  Microsite - Government - ‘Anytime Anywhere’

SPIKES ASIA
SILVER  :  Digital - Charity - ‘Homepage for the Homeless’
BRONZE  :  Film - ‘The Box’
BRONZE  :  Digital - Public Service - ‘Behind the Visor’
BRONZE  :  Digital - Public Service - ‘Anytime Anywhere’

YOUNGGUNS
BRONZE  :  Art Direction Campaign - ‘The Laminex Collection’

AWARD Awards
SILVER  :  Retouching, campaign - ‘Where Spring Comes From’
SILVER  :  Direct - Charity - ‘Homepage for the Homeless’
BRONZE  :  Art Direction, campaign - ‘Where Spring Comes From’
BRONZE  :  Direct - Community service & charity - ‘Source Code’
BRONZE  :  Interactive Film - ‘Anytime. Anywhere.’
BRONZE  :  Online Film - ‘Anytime. Anywhere.’
BRONZE  :  Digital Design Craft - ‘Anytime. Anywhere.’
BRONZE  :  Digital Direct Response - ‘Anytime. Anywhere.’
BRONZE  :  New Product Development - ‘Homepage for the Homeless’
BRONZE  :  Best use of existing music - ‘The Box’

PORTFOLIO AWARDS
GOLD  :  Digital - ‘Game of Odds’
SILVER  :  Social - ‘Week of Odds

ONE EYLAND AWARDS
SILVER  :  Photography - ‘The Cavalry Has Arrived’

IAB AWARDS
GOLD  :  Brand Destination Site - ‘Cocktail Revolution’

Australian Professional Photography Awards
SILVER  :  Advertising Photography - ‘The Cavalry has Arrived’
SILVER  : Advertising Photography - ‘Submariners are a Rare Breed’

Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards
BRONZE  :  Small budget campaign - ‘Source Code’

CAXTON
BEST  :  Art Direction - ‘Where Spring comes from - Orange‘
BEST  :  Rich Media - ‘Source Code’
BEST  :  Illustration - ‘Where Spring Comes From’
BEST  :  Retail - ‘Connect Furniture’

ADMA
SILVER  :  Effectiveness - ‘Source Code’
BRONZE  :  Digital Direct Response - ‘Source Code’
BRONZE  :  Campaigns - ‘Get a Guernsey’
BRONZE  :  Travel & Entertainment - ‘Get a Guernsey’

MADC
SILVER  :  Online Advertisement - ‘Source Code’
BRONZE  :  Digital Innovation - ‘Source Code’
BRONZE  :  Non-Traditional Campaign - ‘Get a Guernsey’

EXHIBITIONS

What we do is secret (Group Show)
2016 – New York

Museum of CocaCola (Permanent Collection)
2016 - New York

Showcase Launch Exhibition (Group Show)
2011 – Showcase Gallery, Sydney

Urban Art Throw Up (Group Show)
2011 - Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne

Shelved (Group Show)
2011 - Dear Patti Smith Gallery, Melbourne

12x12 Exhibition (w. Jae Copp, Ghost Patrol, Miso, James Hancock + more)
2008 - Ambush Gallery Sydney & No Vacancy Gallery Melbourne

Valentines Day Exhibition  (Group Show)
2008 - MARS Gallery, Melbourne

Love & Crossbones (Solo Show)
2007 - Rosie Gallery, Melbourne

King Brown Issue 3 launch (w. Anthony Lister, Kill Pixie, Numskull, Mephisto Jones + more)
007 - China Heights Gallery, Sydney

Mural - Domed ceiling and Stairwell (solo)
2007 - Little Creatures, Perth

I miss you like my left arm (Solo Show)
2007 - The Clarendon, Melbourne

Mural - Ombak Indah Dining Room (w. Yok)
2007 - Sumatra, Indonesia

The Rant (Solo Show)
2007 - Caz Reitop's Dirty Secrets, Melbourne

King Brown Issue 2 launch (Group Show)
2007 - Per Square Metre Gallery, Melbourne

No-one Buys Art Sober (Solo Show)
2006 - Southern Cross, Melbourne

Elevator - a series of spontaneous exhibitions
held in elevators throughout CBD (Solo)
2005 - Melbourne

Passion Pop Art (w. Yok & Cluglife)
2004 - King St Arts Centre, Perth

Rothco Chair Art  (Group Show)
2003 - Dublin, Ireland

Rothco Mural (Solo)
2003 - Dublin, Ireland

PUBLICATIONS

Kiss the Past Hello
100 year Anniversary of the Coke Bottle

200 Best Illustrators Worldwide,
Luerzers Archive Annual, 2010

FWA.com Shortlist
‘Homepage for the Homeless’

Gizmodo Site of the Day
'The Paper Baron'

Luerzers Archive, Issue 03
2009

The Work
2009  

A Picture's Worth
2009

Iniciativa Colectiva magazine
Jan 2008

We Are The Image Makers
Aug 2007

Brain Magazine (France)
Oct 2007

EXPERIENCE  

2013 (ongoing) - Droga5 New York
Ad Age Agency of the Year: 2016
Ad Age Agency A-List: 2013-2017
Adweek Agency of the Year: 2014
| 2016
Creativity Agency of the Year: 2015 | 2016
Cannes Lions Independent Agency of the Year:
 2015 | 2016
Fast Company World's Most Innovative Companies: 2013 | 2017

2008 - GPY&R Melbourne
Gunn Report - World's Top 10 Agencies 2013
Cannes - 
Australian Agency of the Year 2012
Gunn Report - World's Top 50 Agencies 2009

2007 - Clemenger BBDO Adelaide

2005 - The George Agency (Publicis), Melbourne

2003 - Rothco - Dublin, Ireland

2002 - brainCELLS, Perth

2001 - Ogilvy & Mather Sydney

2000 - The Shorter Group Perth

1998 - Market Creations Geraldton

EDUCATION : 
Curtin University (BA design) 

REFEREE : 
Ben Coulson (Regional Chief Creative Officer Y&R)
+61 0411 202 271
ben.coulson@gpyr.com.au