So why the creative industry?
It’s no secret that the design and development world is a crowded place, filled with very talented people. So why create a home for myself here? It’s pretty simple really; I’m a creative both in nature and skill set, so the career was a natural progression. More than just this though, I saw early on in my career that there were a number of things in this industry that I could contribute toward in a positive way, and so that became a key goal of mine.
The design and marketing world is my playground. Whether it’s strategy, branding, designing and building websites, reaching people through social media, or any of the thousand things in-between, I love getting to help people and businesses tell their stories. It’s about more than just the pretty picture, it’s about making something that really works. I’ve had the joy of working in a range of roles, both in-house and agency, as a creative and within management, and this experience lead me to deciding to go out on my own. That venture has gone from strength to strength, resulting in Signal Boost Creative Ltd.
I have a passion for not only creating great work myself, but also empowering juniors within my industry to do the same. Whether this means preparing them for the realities of industry and the challenges that can bring, supporting and encouraging them through existing projects, or aiding directly in their professional development, I’m a firm believer in paying it forward. My work within Signal Boost has allowed me to do this, both in mentoring juniors within client’s businesses, to providing teaching at a tertiary level.
These years of running my own business have seen me work across lots of industries, including film promotion, marketing for manufacturers, brand development and strategy for technology companies, social media for beauty companies, and many more. This has been both from an external perspective and also as an internal contractor where required.
With recent world events being what they are, and as a result seeing much of the business world sitting in limbo, I am looking at opportunities both for expanding Signal Boost’s customer base, and for moving into permanent employment at a senior level. I am interested in lead creative, creative director, and senior designer level roles in Auckland, New Zealand.
My commercial skills and experience include but are not limited to:
- Graphic Design
- Website Design
- Branding and Strategy
- Creative and Team Management
- Project Management
- Front-end Website Development
- Print Production
- Video Production
- Social Media Strategy
Outside of work I am also a musician, performer, and my dog’s biggest fan. I’m a pragmatic go-getter, and I apply this to all areas of my life.
If you would like to know more about my work history, please feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile.