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.
Anna’s background is a stewpot of experiences. From writing about her travels around Australia and interviewing celebrities like Tina Arena and Daniel Ricciardo, to editing Australian Rules Football magazines, scrutinising bottles of wines and reviewing cars on racetracks, there’s not a lot she doesn’t know (or so she’ll tell you anyway).
This eclecticism carries into other areas of her life. She’s half-studied a fashion degree and often creates and re-creates her clothes, and she loves any kind of travel experience that will end with a muddy car or a totally new cultural perspective. She’s a fiercely proud Leo and given the chance, sharing horoscopes would be on every meeting’s agenda. She loves kale chips as much as she likes ice cream, owns hundreds of pairs of shoes but wears the same three on rotation, and yoga is as vital to her routine as sleep is to a toddler. We’re convinced she has shares in Uber Eats, but she tells us she’s just disorganised, which we’d say has something to do with the amount of time she spends scrolling through travel and fashion images on her phone.
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.
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.
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.