Creativity (and happiness) is at the core of what we do,
and that can’t be achieved without a great bunch of hard-working
people. We are brand strategists, artists, comedians,
designers, copywriters, musicians, marketers and project
managers who work collaboratively to guide the
design and development of your brand.
Justin’s a hands-on kind of guy. He likes to work closely with clients, figuring out exactly what they need, and overseeing his team to make sure they get it. He’s passionate about top-notch work with personalised service, and founded the agency with that vision in mind, way back in 1997.
He believes that an enjoyable work place is an effective one – especially when it comes to creative thinking – and he’s worked to bring fun and positivity into every aspect of the business. Even the agency’s name.
With her broad experience, passion and bona-fide enthusiasm, it’s no wonder Erica fits right in. Experience-wise, she’s worked on all sorts of accounts across all sectors, with a particular interest in the corporate field.
Like most exceptional General Managers, she’s a problem solver at heart and finds amusement in the most mundane of activities – organising, gathering data and compiling results.
Other things that excite her include travel, yoga and her obsession with dogs, particularly the office mascot, Hurley.
Luke’s done most of what you’d expect from a top Creative Director. He studied at the Swinburne National School of Design. He’s had more than 10 years’ experience in the industry. And he’s spoken at the world-renowned Semi Permanent design conference.
But unlike other people in his role, Luke’s co-published a t-shirt magazine and received three ARIA nominations for best artwork.
If all that wasn’t shocking enough, his interests include Halloween, Christmas and collecting things like Masonic memorabilia and antique taxidermy.
After five years of living in Norway, Alice came to Grin with an international freelance background. She spent her time abroad working on magazines, advertising and illustration, and even ran her own screen-printing business.
When she is not in the studio, Alice fills her time creating things – making crocheted cacti, doing pottery, sewing and building furniture. That’s when she’s not out on the netball court, working in the veggie garden or in the park with her kelpies, Red and Ollie.
With more than 12 years’ experience within large and small design agencies, including some time running his own, Darren likes to mix a wealth of creative knowledge with a ton of technical know-how to make the tastiest design cakes. He is also quite the whiz at digital and web work.
When he’s not pushing pixels, you may find him annoying people on his skateboard, drawing tattoos or cooking a feast fit for a queen.
Feared by printers for his attention to detail, Ivan provides dependability at the last stage of the design process to ensure the best end-product.
‘Ivan the Terrible’ is also particular about personal tastes. When he's not scaring print houses, he’s testing waiters with his order of Lady Grey Tea (served at precisely 60 degrees, black with one sugar and in a glass, thanks) and freshly baked bread (that means still hot).
He also speaks fluent Slovak, conversational Czech and a smattering of French.
When it comes to design meeting production, Karl is our merger man. He’s reliable, persistent and painstakingly zealous.
Not content with being just a great designer, he has other talents and hobbies at which he excels. These include writing the greatest follow-up album of all time, adding to his collection of sci-fi art books, growing pumpkins and teaching his five-year-old daughter to do as he says and not as he does.
There is no denying Audrey’s enthusiasm and passion for her clients, delivering quality service and building relationships. Her infectious energy, coupled with a conscientious nature, ensures she gets the most out of the Grin studio for each client.
Like other millennials, Audrey has an unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter, T-Swizz, 90s nostalgia and taking photos of her food.
Olly has spent more than 5 years in ad sales across numerous publications, from travel and music to broader lifestyle titles. Though an SA native, work has taken Olly to New South Wales’ sunny climes, and now he finds himself in Victoria.
Outside of work he digs good music, good beer, good food, hanging with his dog Morty and watching Tony Modra highlights on YouTube (Go Crows).
Nikola joined the get lost team in 2012 in the hopes of spending her days reading and writing about the world, and putting her media and comms degree to good use. The plan worked. These days she writes for and assists in editing the magazine, oversees its social media channels and website and works with Grin Creative to create copy for a range of clients.
After three years working for a travel mag in the Big Smoke, Chloe left in search of pastures new in late 2016. After deciding Melbourne was her spirit animal she’s since happily settled, using the coffee capital as her throne from which to pen travel yarns. Get Lost’s licence to write about the globe’s most curious corners keeps her more than entertained and puts her travel knowledge and MA in journalism to good use.
When she’s not writing you’ll find her eating.
Sam started as an intern at get lost, and so impressive was her enthusiasm and understanding of what the mag is all about, we decided to keep her!
She’s written features, come to grips with our social media and penned copy for some of Grin Creative’s most important clients.
Client liaison is Hank’s forte and whilst he has an unfortunate resting B face it is no indication of his eagerness to please. He also has a shoe fetish.