Simon wears many hats. With over 20 years industry experience he is comfortable playing creative director, designer, developer, photographer, strategist, and copywriter. Through his career he's helped to define a diverse list of industry leading brands such as Tourism Ireland, HSBC, Suncorp Group, Brisbane Festival, BIGSOUND, Thiess, Virgin Australia, Hyne Timber, The Ekka, and more. Award ceremonies aren’t his thing, but there have been a bunch. In between running the business you'll find him running after a 5yo and running round the garden (Gardening Australia is a guilty pleasure).
Alana’s passion for brand marketing saw her join the agency after 19 years on the client side. Alana has an inquisitive personality and is a natural storyteller. She is a strategic thinker that enjoys uncovering trends and using technology to simplify the customer experience. Alana has previously headed up marketing for Ekka, Queensland Ballet, Brisbane Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse. Yes, she loves the Arts. In fact, she even has a theatre degree.
One of the nicest guys in the business, James has over 12 years professional experience spanning a diverse list of sectors and international accounts. Having spent 3 years lecturing the next generation of design thinkers at international design college Shillington he understands design principles back to front. He has worked in-house at LaBoite theatre spearheading their marketing and events agenda, and had a stint in the UK helping Contiki to go digital as well as leading UK indie record label, The Playground, to launch a disruptive online platform.
Over a decade ago Blythe pushed her photography and videography career to one side to work as a designer. That experience is unique and invaluable in crafting memorable imagery for the brands we work with. Having come to Creature from Brisbane Marketing, she had been responsible for campaign and marketing activities for the South Bank and Roma St Parkland precincts as well as major events like Regional Flavours. Blythe is passionate about the local creative industries, although her true obsession is dogs... specifically the Brussels Griffon breed (yep, the ones that look like Ewoks).
Emily has come on board as a designer and designated plant waterer. Throughout her degree she developed a strong interest in typography and an eye for layout. With letterpress and screen printing skills, it’s no surprise she loves bringing hand-made elements to her digital projects. Much like the plants she's watering, she’s eager to help our client grow.